Saturday, July 5, 2008

Chit Chat

Hello! I am catching up on a couple SCS challenges this week. I chose the sketch and way to use it challenge to use a scoring tool. I don't have score pal (yet) so I used my Fiskars scoring blade to do the trick. It might be hard to see in the picture but I added to lines of scoring around the edge of the top and middle panel. I rubbed a sponge with choc. chip ink over the top to help it stand out. The hedgie and caterpillar were stamped twice on watercolor paper and colored with my fabulous pearlescent watercolors that are available from MFT for the unbelievable price of just $5.95. They give a wonderful shimmer to the image! I added Crystal Effects to the furry part of the hedgie and to the caterpillar and flowers.

On to other news. I may not be back to blog land for about 2 weeks. I am leaving on Saturday to go to Illinois where I will be spending a few days with my wonderful Mother-in-law and then on Wednesday I am heading up to Chicago where I get to attend the CHA Convention. I am so stinkin' excited I can hardly stand it. I am taking a Copic marker class on Thursday with Kim from MFT and Michelle (Flaxychick) ...the thuding sound you hear is the glorious sound of name dropping!!! On Friday SCS is holding a cupcake reception for SCS people in town for the convention, here comes one more name, hosted by Jenn Balcer. Since I am going to be gone for over a week I have to get my house in order. I have a thing about coming back to a clean house. Also, my kids really want attention while they are out of school, you know going to the pool and movies. They are seriously cutting into my stamping time:)

Thanks for stamping by!



pescbrico said...

Beautiful! I love the dimension on it! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

LOVE all the name dropping and I love your card! I bet you are gonna have an awesome time!!

Sandra Smart said...

Hope you have an awesome time Laura! Will miss your posts while you are away.

Carrie said...

Have a wonderful time! I will miss your posts, but can't wait to hear all the fun stuff you see and do:)

Jena said...

What a cute card - those little creatures are adorable! Love the flower and photo hanger in the corner - too cute - TFS! Have a great trip!

kat said...

Stopped in to comment on your card and now I see you are going to CHA... You are a lucky woman!!!

Love all the details on your card... hardware on the picture corner, flower tucked behind, color peaking from underneath the focal image.... It's a beauty!

morningglory said...

L U V your card. What stamps did you use? Have a great time at CHA, it is a BLAST.

Silvergirl said...

Hi Laura!

I just had to post a quick comment to say HEY! It was great meeting you at CHA and I hope you had a fantastic time.

Lisa (Silvergirl) with CHF