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Jan 3, 2008

Park Bench Divas


I still had my Rubber Romance girls out from the card I made yesterday, so instead of starting over completely I decided to choose another one to make a card with. :)


I like to think these girls are sitting on a park bench chatting while their kids are in the park playing. :) They may be a little over-dressed for that, but in my world that is what they are doing.


I used the colors of the Stella Ruby Basic Grey patterned paper as a starting point and colored the girls around that color palette. I used Watercolor Wonder crayons and an aquapainter to color them in. I supplemented just a little bit with a couple Prismacolor pencils and blended it with stumps and gamsol. After coloring, I went in my Spica clear glitter pen and highlighted a few things like the purse handles, her flower pin and some streaks of golden blonde hair. I stitched around the focal panel as well as the patterned paper panel with my Janome sewing machine. YES, I STILL love that thing! :) I made the little sentiment panel with my NEW Spellbinders petite oval set. I cut with the scalloped oval and then embossed with the smooth oval. Unlike the "older" oval set from Nestabilities, this one is actually a truer oval and works well with sentiments. The older Nestabilities oval is more like a wonky circle than actual ovals to me. NOT that I don't like those also... I DO like them and own them, but the newer petite ovals will be my go to set for sentiments and other small, narrow things. :) The little flower brad is out of a pack from the Target dollar spot. If you go check now, they should be in there. :) They are pretty neat. You can *kinda* see the silver brad part under the tinted, clear flower but other than that I think they are pretty cool. I messed with the ribbon placement no less than 5 times. LOL I am still not 100% sold on where it ended up, but decided to live with it since hubby was ready to go to bed and my stamp room is a room off of my bedroom. LOL I used a simple layout with minimal layers because the image is so large that it doesn't leave a lot of room to play with.
  • Stamps: Rubber Romance park bench divas, AMuse sentiment (Elzybells line)
  • Paper: regal rose, chocolate chip, watercolor paper, Stella Ruby Basic Grey patterned paper
  • Ink: Stazon timber brown
  • Accessories: watercolor crayons, aquapainter, Spica clear glitter pen, Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, stump, Janome sewing machine, sponge, petite ovals Nestabilities, clear pink flower brad, satin ribbon, dimensionals


Tomorrow, I think I will pull out my new AMuse stamps and see what I can come up with!


Tonight, I need to finalize my order for the new SU catalog. I have some Christmas money burning a hole in my pocket! LOL I have been obsessing about it for days, but I just can't decide what to get! Tonight is the night... I feel it! LOL


I hope you all are having a wonderful day! :) HUGS to all of you!


Jody

13 comments:

  1. mollymoo951 (Melissa)1/03/2008 6:11 AM

    This is beautiful. Love your ribbon placement and colors!

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  2. I love this - this is one of my favorite Rubber Romance images, and the colors you chose are so pretty!

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  3. Gorgeous - you did a great job with the coloring and I like the ribbon placement!

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  4. love this image. The stella ruby paper is the perfect touch and love the ribbon. another amazing card!

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  5. Great card Jody!!Love your coloring!!!

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  6. Listen lady -- A Muse can wait! You have a Bella card to make pronto!

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  7. Love this, by the way! Fabulous, like everything you do.

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  8. Sheila Pavelec1/03/2008 10:22 AM

    Love, love, love. I went to Target last night, but had hubby with me cuz I just had a hysterectomy...I grabbed the mailboxes...but of course I didn't have a chance to see the other goodies. Love those brads. Wonder if I can get him to go back....awwwwwwwwwww probably not. But anyway....love to see your work...keep it up.

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  9. Love this! I just got my first RR images as a RAK and I'm scared to use them because they are so cute!!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Many Blessings,
    Melissa

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  10. Jody..in my world that's what they're doing too...funny! a little over dressed but i think they look so adorable. Love it!

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  11. Gorgeous!! I love your card, rubber romance is my favorite too!! nice layout, amazing coloring, and I love the stitching!!

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  12. Super cute Jody! You always do such marvelous things! Want to come to my house to stamp sometime soon???

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  13. Jody, this is gorgeous. I especially love the ribbon edges!

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