Sunday, February 21, 2010
We just returned home today from sunny California; boy~~ was it nice to get away from the cold and snow. Brian had a business trip and I tagged along. While he was working, I was reading, sitting in the sun, or shopping. What luxury & I really needed a break from work! Yesterday, we went to Huntington Gardens and Museum (in Pasadena). We saw one of the few remaining Gutenberg bibles and a few famous pieces of art such as 'Blue Boy" by Thomas Gainsborough & Pinkie by Thomas Lawrence. We walked in the Japenese Gardens~ oh, how beautiful!
I am happy that I got home early enough to play the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS because one of my favorite ladies, Judi Rose (aka jovialjudi) was our FS. I chose this card of Judi's to case. I kept the basic design and the Swiss dot CB background. I changed the image, the colors and sentiment. I used both sponging and the spritzer tool for the background. In onder to achieve the white border around the dog, I used my clear dog stamp and held it in place (like I was stamping but without the mount) and sponged and spritzed away. I like this look and it is a lot easier than making a mask.
Stamps: Dogs, Round Frames (Inkadinkado)
Paper: Soft Suede, Basic Black (SU!), White (neenah), DP- Doggie Words (Paper Studio)
Ink: Soft Suede (SU)
Accessories: Small oval punch, 3/4 circle punch (SU), Oval and scallop oval nestabilities (Spellbinders), white pen (Signo), sponge, Spritzer tool, Cuttlebug
Have a great week!