Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lawnscape distress challenge

I'm not very good at using distress inks...I just never seem to do it so I don't get much practice. However, I love the why is it that I don't do it more??? Sigh, one of life's mysteries!!

I was pretty excited when I saw the Lawnscaping challenge theme AND knew I had time to make a little sumthin' up for it! I made the base card using a chocolate cardstock then took white cardstock and layered on 2 shades of rose and one shade of green distress inks (victorian velvet, tattered rose & bundled sage), blending them untill I got a nice soft background. I added some slpatter on top of that using my favorite ink...vintage sepia Versafine.

For the focal panel I started with cream cardstock and scored the four panels. After folding the scored lines I sponged on Vintage Sepia Versafine and stamped the flowers using the same distress inks I used to make the background. To finish it off I sponged more of the rose distress inks onto the four panels. For the ribbon, I layered a pretty shade of grosgrain ribbon with the crocheted chocolate ribbon...just love the effect I got doing that.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Chickies are like bacon...

Yes, you read that right, Chickies ARE like bacon...everything is better with bacon or Chickeis in this case!

DeNami January Blog Hop

Are you ready for a wonderful blog hop?? DeNami Designs has done it again...what a GREAT theme and I'm really excited to be a part of it.

Here's all the info you need:
Just follow the links in the posts to hop along and visit everyone. If for some reason you get off track you can head over to the DeNami blog to get back on track. DeNami Design is giving away two $20 gift certificates to two randomly picked people that have left comments along the hop, you have till February 13th @ 11:59pm PST!! So be sure to leave everyone a little love….we bloggers live for your comments and besides, who wouldn’t be excited about the possibility of winning a DeNami Design gift certificate??

You should have arrived here from the awesomely talented Emily Keaton...what a way to start off a hop, hunh...Super yummy!!

In signing up for this hop I didn't realize just how hard of a time I was going to have with the theme...I was thinking it would be a piece of cake honestly. Well, that was until I pulled out my stash of chickies and had to pick just one...what an impossible task!!!!

I finally decided to revamp a card I made a while back...This one's much better by the way, I never was happy with the other card. I wanted to see just how many chickies I could fit on one card...Hmmm, maybe Chickies aren't like bacon, maybe they're like can't have just one? (great, I'm officially hungry now lol) I added citrone glitter to each chickie and filled in certain parts of the chickies with crystal lacquer. To finish it off I wired  a cute little tag with the sentiment and chickie prints to the bow.

I hope you liked my little creation...don't forget to leave me a comment and comments along the way to be entered for the prize drawing. Now then, off you go to visit with the other Tenia, Tenia Nelson (her spelling is cooler isn't it.). I can't wait to see what she has come up with...her work is always amazing!!