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Monday, April 20, 2009
Happy Monday Everyone!! I hope everyone had a great weekend! After being in bed with migraines over the weekend, boy do I have a lot of catching up to do. I am feeling much better today and for that I feel truly blessed. Now it is time to stamp, stamp, stamp to catch up. Spiral Whisper has a few new releases that are to be previewed tomorrow that I have not yet got to since I received the images when I had my migraine. No Mojo or anything when I have a migraine, I am afraid. I guess tonight I will be stamping the night away. Enough of that....on to my creations for today.

The first card is one that I made for several challenges since I did have a lot of catching up to do (LOL!). I used the sketch from Mojo 83, the technique from today's Technique Lover's Challenge: Gesso Resist. (You can find the tutorial here) for my main image panel, the OCCC and challenge to use something recycled (magazine article that I used for the Gesso Resist Technique, leftover ribbon that wasn't enough for a bow, and DP from my scraps) and CT0409 (Go green, I not only used the color green, I used recycled items as well), and lastly Saturday's Inspiration Challenge IC176 from the Skeem Shop website. I use the Birds in Flight stampset from Inkadinkado for my resist. After I primed the magazine with gesso, I stamped the bird in flight with versamark onto the magazine and embossed it with clear. Then I sponged around over the image in sage shadow, certainly celery, river rock, baja breeze and taken with teal. The I embossed another bird on white paper with white embossing powder, sponged it with the different greens listed above, and then cut it out to layer on my image. The bottom panel under the image is sponged with baja breeze and rolled with a retired flower wheel in taken with teal. The punch on the border is EK Success. The dp background behind the image panel is two scraps on Parisian Breeze paper (edges are hidden under the layers) that were distressed and inked with taken with teal.
CARD 1 Recipe
Stamps: Inkadinkado Birds in Flight, (Sentiment was typed on the computer and printed out), SU Flower Wheel
Paper: Taken with Teal Cs, scraps of dp, white cs scraps, SU Parisian Breeze Scraps
Accessories: Magazine, Gesso, white and clear embossing powder, ribbon scraps, hodgepodge hardware, pearls, prima flowers. textile embossing folder, Bosskut Flourish, MS three leaf punch, EK Success punch

Card #2 is an image from Our Daily Bread Designs called Children of the Lord. I made this for a friend who just adopted a little one from Guatamala. I used the Limited Supply Challenge from Friday (LSC216) to use one wheel (flower wheel), One sentiment ( Matthew 18:5, ODBD Children of God), one image (Our Daily Bread Designs image from Children of God), and one embellishment (ribbon). I used my favorite designer paper for SU- Parisian Breeze, Chocolate Chip CS and white CS.


Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Children of God, SU Flower Wheel (retired, name unknown)

Paper: SU Parisian Breeze, Chocolate Chip, White

Accessories: Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder, American Crafts Ribbon, Sewing Machine

Thanks for visiting and again for leaving me your wonderful comments!! I hope to do some blog hopping later tonight after I do some more stamping. I am in withdrawal after not blog hopping over the weekend and seeing all your fab creations. Tomorrow I hope to share some new and old releases from Spiral Whisper. Have a great night!!!


Amy Sheffer said...

I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better, Chris! Your cards today are as beautiful as ever! Great job with the technique challenge on the first - love that flower combo! Love what you've done with the ODBD stamps on the second - great ribbon choice!

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!!! Now these are so gorgeous!! I really love all the beautiful details you've put in that top card!! TFS!!

Connie said...

These are wonderful, Chris!! Love the flower with the flourishes on the first card, and the ribbon with the image on the second card is just perfect!

Danni said...

Oh migraines are the worst! Hugs!!
Gorgeous cards, as usual!! Simply gorgeous!

Michelle - transprntbutterfly on SCS said...

absolutely gorgeous! Sorry about the migraine! (hugs)

Michelle daydreams505 said...

I love both of these cards. The first one has so many of my favorite colors and the second one is just simply beautiful. :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow your cards are gorgeous.

Jackie said...

Your cards are beautiful as always Chris and the designs are awesome! fab work & tfs!!!

my5bratz said...

these are both fab but I just LOVE the layering, images and EVERYTHING about the first card :0)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

These are stunning Chris!!! Love both of them with the soft blues! The first one is amazing with its layout and stitching and I love that border punch!! So sorry you have been suffering with migraine - I know what that's like and it's not good. Hope the worst is over now! {hugs}

Riet said...

Wowww Chris,what a neautiful cards,l love the colour.

Hugs Riet.x

chelemom said...

Both of them are beautiful! The first one is my all the layering you did!

Maria Matter said...

Hi Chris, so glad to hear you're feeling better!
The 1st card is gorgeous with all your lovely details, love the colors too!
The 2nd card is also gorgeous, such a beautiful image! A great adoption card idea!
take care
Blessings, Maria

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

WOW Chris! These are gorgeous. I love the 2nd one. That image is awesome!


Stamp and Smile said...

SO darling both of your cards! I love the colors and you sure added some fun details with your embellies! The stitching is awesome!! SUPER EYE CANDY Chris!! Smiles... :)

Silli said...

OMG, Chris, your card is so beautiful. I love the colors, I love the LO, I love the cute flowers... Great work... Hugs from Silke

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Two beautiful cards Chris, Wow, you've done an awesome job with all the stitching on your first card, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Heather said...


Your cards just literally make my jaw drop every time I come to your blog!!! Wow lady you have major talent at picking papers and embellies and shapes that just totally make gorgeous cards!!!

I love the first card to pieces!!! Teal is one of my favorite colors!!!


Angel said...

Hi Chris! Stopped by to see what you are up to. Sorry you've had migraines. I KNOW what you've been feeling. They've been coming and going here too. Your cards are SO pretty! Love the gesso resist! Your stitching is perfectly beautiful! Where did you find that flourish?

Nicola said...

These are both stunning Chris - your layout and textures on 1st card are awe inspiring and 2nd card is so serene.
Nicola -x-

America said...

Both are such gorgeous cards. Love all your details. tfs :)

Silke said...

Chris - both cards are awesome!!! I especially like the fist one!!! Fab take on thnhe recycling and other Challenges!!!

Thank you for adding the OCCC *theme* to your card :) Hugs ~S~

Shirley said...

Both cards are just breathtakingly beautiful, Chris!


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