Blushing Guava

Well, I finally got a chance to take a break and stamp for a few minutes. Hooray for stamp time! :) Thanks to enabling from Amy and Shannan, I finally broke down and bought a few CHF backgrounders, so I knew I wanted to use the Lined Paper one with this week's mojo sketch. I started by cutting blush blossom and groovy guava card stock for the back panels. I then taped them together and stamped the background in groovy guava so they would line up when I separated them. Next I sponged the outer edges with a little groovy guava ink. The two image panels use the new Lizzie Anne Designs Far East set. I ink the branches with a black marker and then used a Fantastix brush tip marker filled with groovy guava ink to color in the leaves and then stamped onto Classic Cream cardstock. Next I highlighted the image with a light grey marker and then painted a mixture of Diamond Glaze and Dazzling Diamonds on each of the leaves.

The second panel I started by stamping the solid blossom with Blush Blossom, then stamping again with the swirly blossom over the top in Groovy Guava. Next I stamped the swirly blossom again in Versafine Onyx Black, but offset it just a hair to give a little depth to the image. I colored around all the edges with a light gray marker, and then sponged both panels with blush blossom and then groovy guava ink. The sentiment comes from the Heartfelt Phrases set, and is stamped in groovy guava and then offset and stamped again with Versafine Onyx Black. The ribbon is SU! Cream taffeta that I colored with a Copic marker. For the finishing touch I added some swirls to the opposite corners with the big swirl stamp from the TCP Polar Holiday set. What a mutt this card turned out to be - four stamp companies on one card front! LOL!

Okey dokey, that's all for now folks. If you'd like a chance to win Father Figure or Great Expectations, be sure to check out Shannan's blog this week! ;)

19 comments

  1. oh....MY....GAWD!!! I LOVE guava!! this is simply DEVINE!!! umm.....WOW!!!

    squirrellyshirley

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  2. Fun sketch Julee! I'll have to try this one tonite! I love your sample, isn't that bg the best??? Awesome card! MWAH!

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  3. Halo.. Im Felice.. Nice to meet you all... thks for creating a nice Sketch. =)

    The Design is so great , very NICE card!!

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  4. Yeah for enabling each other! Don't you {[[[heart}}}} your lined background? I love how you used it for an elegant look instead of whimsical like I do. I'll have to give the elegant look a try! Glad you got to play finally today. Maybe I will too!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  5. Angela (SCS monkeymama)April 29, 2008 at 5:55 AM

    I love how this all came together! That lined paper bg is way cool! Love the colors and the swirls, too!

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  6. OMG You got the backgrounders already?? This is fabulous! And thanks for the plug!

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  7. This is incredible. So beautiful.

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  8. Wow...this is really different...totally cool!!!

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  9. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love it....WOW. Joan

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  10. Holy Moses, is this GORGEOUS Julee!!! That is totally my fave color, and I am just amazed at this card - beautiful, girl!

    *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  11. Oh my heavens! This is just beautiful! Wowza! gorgeous, gorgeous! TFS :)

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  12. Good grief!! This is fantastic!!! I wish I had half your talent. Amazing!

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  13. LOVE the sketch Julee!! I LOVE ALL of the fun images on your card & your design is so neat!!!

    Can't wait to play, Jennifer :)

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  14. Beautiful card, Julee! I just broke down and ordered the lined paper backgrounder yesterday. Can't wait to play... love what you've done with it. :)

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  15. Gorgeous! Love your new backgrounders...course you got the one I've been drooling over! You make it look so good too!

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  16. This is oh my goodness card!!!
    Love the colors and the sketch is fabulous!!!

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  17. This is absolutely stunning to say the least. What a punch to start the day. It definitely has my mojo running and I haven't had coffee yet.

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  18. This is absolutely beautiful Julee (but then again...your creations are always divine)! I just love all the subtle shading/sponging going on along with your layout! Thanks for the inspiration as always!

    Linda

    BTW, you've been tagged!

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  19. beautiful card! i love your sponging.

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