Sunday, March 22, 2009

More from SNE and Shower Shots

As promised - here is another project that we made at the Stamp New England Weekend. (see my post below for more info on the weekend) This beautiful set was designed by Cindy Lawrence and uses Whipper Snapper Stamps - Blossoms and Butterflies and Friendly Expressions. I had gotten this watercolored at the weekend but not put together but I was able to finish it up today.

We used reinkers and aquabrushes to color the petals and envelopes - I didn't do too well on mine - I always seem to add too much color and so don't get that wonderful shading other people can achieve. I definately need some practice on it! We were given extra blossoms stamped to color and cut out so we could layer them over the first stamping. We used sponge daubers on the edges with Soft Sky ink and layered the plain ovals onto scalloped ovals. For the card on the left - we used a copic marker to color the middle strip of the ribbon - boy did that work nicely!And then we all got a clear box from Gina K Designs - to slip our cards and envelopes into and we made a belly band to go around the box. The smaller flower was white which we again colored with a copic - how great does this whole thing look!!! I'm going to send this to my dear Aunt Edie who just turned 90 today - she likes to send notes to people and she always appreciates getting cards that I stamp - she will just LOVE this set!
I had mentioned that I had to leave the weekend a little early in order to attend my niece's wedding shower so I thought I'd share just a couple of pictures of it.

Here is bridesmaid, Jenn, future bride Katie, her sister Christy, and bridesmaid Amanda.
And here is the gift I gave her - This is a really neat basket carved out of a tree trunk that I got at the Brimfield Fair last fall. I like to give unusual gifts that they will remember came from their wedding. whenever they use it. (guess this fits the bill!) Katie's wedding colors are Ripe Avocado and Strawberry Fizz. She and I also made her Wedding Invitations, seating cards and program using these colors from Papertrey Ink. We did some computer printing and some stamping. I forgot to take pics before she took them all home - but hope to take some later to post.

This is the card I made for them as well as a case of personalized notes (you can see my post on them here). The card uses Verve Visual Anniversary Birds set, the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.
I still have 2 more projects from SNE to finish - so check back to see them!
thanks so much for coming by!

14 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

I think you did an AMAZING job colouring your images! I'm not very good at shading but it shouldn't let you stop trying! They turned out beautifully!

I LOVE that basket you found last year...what a COOL gift!

~amy~ said...

What fabulous projects Julia!!!!

Joan Ervin said...

My, oh, my, Julia...what awesome projects!!! I love the beautiful red flowers you colored and the the cards you made for your niece are beautiful!!! I love the carved basket, too....such an amazing gift!!!

jdmommy said...

The projects are wonderful, Julia! It seems you had a FAB time, and even though your time was cut short, you accomplished so many fun things! Speaking of fun, the shower for Katie seems to have wrapped up the weekend with another great time! I love that basket! You are amazing, to be sure, GF!!

Bev said...

What a great basket! Like the colors she chose, very pretty. tfs

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Your cards are just beautiful! I love the suprises you always have for us!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What really fab projects Julia!! IT sure looks like your had a wonderful weekend with lots of fun! :)

Ila said...

Your projects and cards are Gorgeous!!....Thanks so much for entering my blog candy...Good Luck!!..(terrific blog!!)

dpkennedy said...

I LOVE that tree trunk basket! I love unusual and eclectic gifts! Awesome! I saw the class/cards on Cindy's blog...man am I jealous! These are gorgeous Julia!

Anne said...

Wow Julia! So much to comment on here! What fun you must have had! Love that card set, and I think you just sold a whole slew of the clear boxes for GinaK!! Those are awesome. I love that you can color the flowers and ribbon to match with copics. I had heard of that before, now that I see it I will be using that tip for sure!! Can't wait to see the rest of your projects!!

And finally, that wooden basket! It's awesome! My sister and I found someone selling those at a craft market and snagged a couple to give as gifts too, I think they are the greatest!

You are an amazing Aunt, niece and crafter!! Lucky us!

Hugs,
Anne

Cindy Lawrence said...

Julia, it was WONDERFUL to meet you last weekend! Thank you so much for the sweet little backpack gift! It is sitting proudly on display in my studio. :) You did a fabulous job coloring your images, and the shower gift and card are fabulous! Love that fun color combo, and the basket is awesome! {{hugs}}

debb said...

Wonderful cards and projects. Looks like SNE was a blast! debb

Kristine B. said...

Oh WoW!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!! (and I'm not just saying that, heehee) Your creations are truly inspiring and just blow me away. You're so talented!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh my word! LOOK at what you made your niece!! Holy cow...I want to get married all over again so I can get me some of these! WOWSA!