Sunday, July 6, 2008

A Summer Snowman and a Shadowed Bloom

I made this Magnolia snowman card using Lauren Meader's Saturday Sketch seen here.
I just LOVE Magnolia stamps and this snowman is just so cute!! I used Prismacolor markers to color him and I paper pieced his scarf by stamping the scarf on the designer paper - cutting it out and attaching it over the image stamped on the white card stock

Paper: white: PTI, DP's - Basic Grey: archaic, The Paper Company: Starburst Translucent
Ink: onyx black Versafine
Accessories: foam dimensionals, Prismacolor Markers
I made this second card for the featured stamper challenge over at Split Coast. I had not visited Teneale's gallery before and she has some lovely cards there! I decided to CASE this pretty card. The things I changed: different stamp used, different colors of ink, ribbon and brads - I kept the design the same.

I used a flower from the new Plant Prints set from Artful INKables and stamped it once then again, a little to the right, without re-inking to give the shadow effect.

Kristin is offering 10% off all her Artful INKable stamp sets for the month of July - so be sure to check it out! Might as well save money while you're buying some fun stamps right??!!

We are enjoying our last day at the lake today - Here are a few pictures from our week here.

DH Kent and neighbors work on the lake right-of-way clearing the path and placing the boulders they pulled up against the road area to help stop soil erosion.

We got a scenic ride to the Marina on Kent's cousins Party Barge where we got some delicious ice cream.

A mother duck and her 6 ducklings come up on our cousins lawn every evening to pick up some easy food dropped from her bird feeders.
Thanks for coming by and have a great Sunday!

Stamps: Artful INKables: Plant Prints, Basic Salutations
Paper: White: PTI, Sage Shadow & Blue Bayou - SU
Ink: Blue Bayou: SU, onyx black Versafine
Accessories: foam dimensionals, brads: Making Memories, ribbon: Michaels


peanutbee said...

Cool cards, Julia! That Magnolia snowman is cuuuute!

Ahhhhh, the lake looks so relaxing and pretty. Looks like the type of place we'd really enjoy! Hope you enjoy your last day and have a safe trip home.

LeAnne said...

Cutie patootie snowman card, and your FS card is beautiful!! Very nice "shadow" effect.

Joan said...

I love your little snowman card. He is so cute!!!! Joan

Jennifer Muraoka said...

Such a nice card. How absolutely adorable is that snowman? And I love the double stamping on the flowers. Beautiful as always!

wendyp said...

Oh my! That little snowman is too cute!!!! Awesome card!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Beautiful cards Julia!

Denise Clark said...

Snowmen melt my heart and this one is truly adorable. Great card!


dpkennedy said...

Hi Julia! Great cards...that snowman is so cute! Great coloring! Love your pictures...ah the lake, one of my favorite places to be! I am going to catch up on all the posts I missed over the last 2 weeks-can't wait to see all of your great projects! Have a great day!

nitestamper said...

Great sketch, julia !!!!!love the cute adorable snowman !!!!tfs:)

Kim said...

What a beautiful card!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWZa, Julia, awesome coloring job!!! Love this Magnolia card!

Marie-Josée Trudel said...

Hello Julia!
Your shadow card is beautiful. I want to thank you for your comment on my blog. Happy to discover yours!