Thursday, May 14, 2009


Whimsy Cards - Page 038

I am running a little behind with my post today! Yesterday my hubbie surprised me by taking me out for lunch! It was amazing. We went to an Italian Restaurant and ate a leisurely and very delicious meal together! We adore our children but it is pretty difficult to have “normal” conversation when they are around! So yesterday was just heaven!

My card today is for the “A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge” which is “buttons galore”. Well I am not sure this constitutes “galore” but this is my entry. I have used my favorite Whimsy Kids Stamps “Emma with Umbrella” and I went for a vintage feel. I colored her with distress inks. Would you believe that I only used four different inks? It is true. I used Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Brushed Corduroy. I find it very relaxing to water color. It takes a lot longer than Copic coloring but that is part of the fun! I tried to keep the card simple. The white cardstock was run through the cuttlebug with my swiss dots folder.

  • Stamps: Whimsy Kids Collection, SU Best Yet Sentiment
  • Ink: Stazon Jet Black
  • Paper: SU: Sahara Sand, Whisper White
  • Coloring: Distress Inks
  • Embellies: SU Buttons, Twine, Ribbon from local sewing supply store
  • Tools: Nestabilities Scallop Circles, SU Ticket Corner Punch, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by. Tomorrow I will have my card for the Fridays Sketchers Challenge to show you!

This card is available to purchase. Please contact me if you are interested!


Christine Riley said...

What a beautiful card! I love the image and the colors and embossing. So pretty.
Hugs, Christine :)

Anonymous said...

AWWW!! This is so precious!! Your colors are just gorgeous!! Beautiful coloring!!

Angie said...

Its absolutely gorgeous,
and I hear you about the conversation side of things, we have the same problem with 3 boys,
I love them dearly tho and wouldnt be without them

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Wonderful card, Jeanette, lovely colors.

Riet said...

Wowww Jeanette,what a beautiful card,l love the stamp and colours.
So beautiful papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Karen said...

Beautiful cards over the past few posts (seem to have missed some). All are gorjus.

Love Karen xxx

Connie said...

I really love the way the colors turned out! Another beautiful card.

strawberry fields said...

Lovely soft colours.
A beautiful creation
fiona x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Just beautiful Jeanette! Love the vintage feel and the soft colors. Those distressed inks look fabulous, love your coloring! Great layout too, very clean and fresh! :)

Sammie said...

These are very unusual colours -I certainly haven't seen them anywhere else. How imaginative and creative -they look great on the image.

Christi said...

This is wonderful! What a sweet image!


Good evening Jeanette, this is such a lovely card hunny, love that image and the delicate colours you've chosen.

Oh hunny its lovely to have time out with your husband. I know exactly what you mean, i love my children too, but there are things you sometimes want to talk about without little ears flapping! i think its important to spend time alone as a couple. I love meals out with my hubby, but then again i love meals out!!!

Have a lovely evening hunny, hugs Linda x

Kim Piggott said...

Such a lovely card Jeanette!
kim x

Carole said...

Wonderful card Jeanette, your colouring is awesome...only four colours...that's amazing!
Carole x

Jacque said...

Jeanette, she is just lovely in those sepia tones...your coloring is gorgeous with those inks...Hugs..Jacque

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wonderful coloring, wonderful card!


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