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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!



  1. This is beautiful. Love your ribbon placement and colors!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. 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 to see your work...keep it up.

  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,

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

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

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

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


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