Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Here's to Your Roof!


I made this card for the Sketch challenge on Split Coast - I used a beautiful new set by Waltzingmouse Stamps called Irish Blessings. I just love this cottage on the hillside and all the wonderful Irish Blessings Claire included in the set. I colored the image with copics and it and the sentiment are up on foam dimensionals.

I clear embossed shamrocks on the bottom black section but it doesn't show up very well on the picture. Here is a close up of them - it's a subtle little look but you can really see them IRL!
And look - I have a picture of the Copics that I used - isn't that impressive! Just like the big guys!!! ok - I'm over myself now.....

So I'm loading this from my lap top - I'm still having issues with my PC after downloading Internet Explorer 8 - even though I then went back to a restore point prior to downloading - I now have no favorites icon on my toolbar and all my favorites are gone (or inaccessible) and I cannot load pictures onto SCS (Horrors!!!) thank goodness I have my laptop or I'd be having a nervous breakdown!

Thanks for coming by today and listening to me rant and rave! I'm teaching at the Stamping Around weekend in Farmington, CT this Friday and Saturday - so I may not be around until after the weekend - but you never know!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: Irish Blessings
Paper: PTI: White, True Black, Ocean Tides
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark Watermark
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, copics, foam dimensionals

12 comments:

~amy~ said...

gorgeous Julia...I love it!!!

Curt in Carmel said...

Julia, you did a fabulous job with this set! I love everything about this card! Great job! Best, Curt

Lauri said...

Beuatiful! Just a gorgeous card!!! and I love your copics display!!! I really hope to buy some in the fall..until then I will sneak borrowing my daughters!!! Sorry you are still having problems with your computer! I am hesitate to put the followers widget back on my blog...see you tomorrow night! It will be so cool to meet you in person!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh Julia, I just love this card. Your design and coloring is perfection.

Lauren said...

This is so pretty! I love the image and the simplicity.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a truly stunning creation!! I love the beautiful scenery!! Fun sentiment too!!

Hope you have a great time this weekend!! ;) HUGS

Claire Brennan said...

This is stuning Julia, fab colouring and I LOVE the subtle embossing!!

jdmommy said...

Julia, I just love this Irish cottage! I'm so glad you showed a close up of the embossed shamrocks..they really didn't even exist ini the first photo! Have a great time in CT.....just couldn't see my way clear to join you....this time! Hugs, Anne.

Anne said...

Fabulous card my friend!! What an awesome way to showcase that stamp set, it's so unique and versatile!! You go girl!! I so feel your pain about the PC problems!! I finally got fed up and converted to a mac -- heaven I tell ya!! No regrets and not a single issue, virus, snag etc. since day one!!

One4Joy said...

(((((hugs))))) Julia,,,oh, I feel your pain! Love the card with the wonderful hues and your Copic colors. Have a wonderful weekend...

I second Anne's comments, it Mac for this girl, too!

deifen said...

Great card!!Love the embossed shamrocks -nice and subtle!Great blessing too - in Irish these old sayings are known as "seanfhocail" (pronounced shan-uckle) meaning old words-you should do a google search for them as some of them are really clever!
Dei x
p.s thanks for your kind words on my blog :-)

Sharli said...

Wonderful card Julia! I love that stamp set - I'm still trying to NOT buy it! But it's calling to me . . .