Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Neighborhood Shower

Here is my second card for the day. My mojo is returning, at least I think so, I just don’t sit there staring dumbly at the desk thinking what do I do, what do I do?. (I repeat it just in case my conscious can’t here me.) This time I went with an all new sketch website to me Stamping 411 sketch #196, I’ve never participated here before, and the sketch lit up a light bulb in my pea brain, so I had a beginning. As a matter of fact I can also enter it in the Spotted Canary Spring challenge at SCS and the Green challenge at Spotted Canary.

When I saw the sketch, I thought of using some of my stamping wheels for the image. My box of wheels is on the very top shelf in my stamping room, and I have sort of hurt myself, I don’t know how, unless it was lifting something way to heavy and twisted something, but my left leg where it joins at the hip is making it hard for me to walk, especially if I sit for very long, and the wheels being on the top shelf meant I had to climb my little three step, ladder. Since I am home alone, I didn’t think this was a very brilliant idea, so I looked in a box of stuff I had stamped and colored before, but never used, and low and behold there was a stamped and colored image from the SU Neighborhood jumbo wheel. I would have climbed up there on a six foot ladder, but didn’t feel like carrying one up two sets of stairs. I had a hard enough time putting a sock & shoe on that left foot this morning. It has probably taken me twice as long to make the two cards today, because I get up every so often and walk around, or rather limp around. Enough about that.
As I stated earlier the main image was stamped from a SU Neighborhood jumbo wheel, since it was done a while ago, I don’t know what ink I used, but if I were to guess, it would be jet black Stazon. It was colored with prismacolored pencils, and I went over it with goo gone today, just to try and blend it some more. I went over the windows with a Versamark pen and embossed with detail clear ep, for a window glass look. The image was cut to size and layered onto a green that matched the grass. I considered using the MS grass border punch, but the grass looked like it needed to be mowed, it was way too high. I started looking through my dp for some paper with sky and clouds, instead I found clouds and rain in a DCWV Spring Stack, it worked for me. I would have preferred a more bluish tint, but I can’t have everything…….from the looks of this sky the people in the houses better get to safety a tornado may be coming. Since the dp had gray for the outlines, I used a gray layer behind it, three gray brads and a silver wired ribbon. The bow was made on a bow easy. I know my mojo is returning, because the ideas were popping….clear ep on the windows, white liquid applique for the clouds, and stardust stickles on the raindrops. For the sentiment I used the SU set Teeny Tiny Wishes, for your shower just seemed like it belonged there. I used a Marvy Uchida punch, quotation cloud balloon, and cut off the pointy part so it would look more like a cloud, stamped the sentiment in onyx black versafine, sponged the edges with dove gray Stazon and popped it with foam dots.

Thanks for stopping by and I’d love to hear your comments.


  1. Cute way to use the sketch! Love the row of houses... Thanks for playing!

  2. I'm so glad you found us at Stamping 411 :) I love the dsp for the shower theme, and the puffy clouds are the perfect touch!! Great job with the sketch!


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