Saturday, November 22, 2008

New Rubbah!

What an awesome mail week - lots of new images to play with! This sweet little giraffe is from a NEW stamp company: Our Craft Lounge. Have you heard yet? SCS old-timers Cambria Turnbow and Joy Kennedy have teamed up to bring us Marianne Walker's (of Copic marker fame) drawings to use in stamp form. The first collection of images is fantastic, and I'm super excited to see what comes next! You can read more about how the company started here.

I used Jen del Muro's Sketch for You to Try for my layout. Be sure to visit Jen at i{heart}2stamp, so you can see the sketch, Jen's sample, and guest designer Becca Feeken's sample. Check out what the rest of the SFYTT posse has cooked up - I love these girls!!


All are welcome to play along. Remember to use keyword: SFYTT if you upload to SCS.

I stamped the giraffe on some of Gina K Designs' new Pure Luxury card stock. Holy smokes, as soon as I took a piece out of the package, I knew I was holding something special. The surface is silky smooth, the weight is nice (it's available in 80 pound and 120 pound - I tried the 8o-pound here), and it works beautifully with Copic markers, which I used for my coloring today. All the pretty papers are from a K&Co/Brenda Walton pad that I found at my local Jo-Ann's. One thing you can't see well, if at all, in the photo, is the subtle shimmer I added with a clear Spica pen. The giraffe is completely coated, but I also edged all the dp panels and the white image panel with a thin line. The touch of sparkle looks really nice IRL.

This next card is my sample for the challenge at Our Creative Corner this week:

Denise Marzec, our November host, has created an awesome sketch! You'll find the sketch, a sample from our guest designer Jami Bova (so glad to have you, girl!), as well as samples from the OCC team on the OCC blog. To play along, link up your sketch creation as a comment on the blog. If you upload to SCS, remember to add keyword: OCCC.

The lighthouse image is from a to-die-for set from Cornish Heritage Farms called "Beacon of Hope." I adore lighthouses and ocean-theme images, and this set is full of them. Not to mention some really touching sentiments. I'm expecting to get lots of use out of this one. I stamped on watercolor paper, colored with an aqua painter and Stampin' Up reinkers, then embellished with some navy grosgrain, rope twine, distressing, piercing (of course), and Antique Brass brads.

Have a great weekend!

: Tree-mendous Love (Our Craft Lounge)
Paper: SU Certainly Celery, Prismatics Island Mist Medium, Brenda Walton Small Wonders Boy dp by K&Co
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; Spica glitter pen; various ribbons from my stash (sources unknown); SU rhinestone brads, silver brads, filigree brads, paper piercer, and dimensionals; sewing machine; flowers by Daisy D's and Prima

Stamps: Beacon of Hope (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Paper: SU Night of Navy; Prismatics Medium T
awny card stock; Granola dp by Basic Grey; Canson watercolor paper
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, SU Night of Navy and Creamy Caramel, reinkers for coloring
Accessories: aqua painter, edge distressing tool, antique brass brads, dimensionals, sponge daubers, paper piercer, rope twine, 1/2-inch navy grosgrain


Dawn Easton said...

Oh wow Amy, your first card is so adorable and the colours are awesome!
Your second card is the watercolouring and that image is fantastic!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Both of these are AMAZING, Pickler! The first one is just so sweet -- you really made that little giraffe even cuter (didn't think that was possible), and you're making me miss my sewing machine sooo much! And the second is stunning -- beautiful watercoloring and I love the rope embellishment.

Libby Hickson said...

Your OCL giraffe card is so adorable, I love him in blue! But your second card - WOW - completely breathtaking!! I actually gasped when I scrolled down to it on the OCC site! :D

Anonymous said...

Your giraffe is so adorable, I can see a little of the shimmer....

And that second card, Amy....WOW! Stunning! Absolutely beautiful!

Toni K said...

Adorable cards! Love that little giraffe. Great colors and trimmings on the giraffe card!
Love the lighthouse card too. Awesome!

Jackie Pedro said...

Both of your cards are amazing! I love that little giraffe and the lighthouse is beautiful!!

Have a great weekend!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Both cards are amazing Amy!! The first card is adorable and I just LOVE the fun design and darling paper! The card you did for Our Creative Corner is gorgeous! Your watercoloring along with the detail are just amazing!!

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy those NEW goodies, Jennifer :)

Amy Rohl said...

Wow, two beauts! Love the softness of the sweet giraffe card and your stitches, and the coloring on card #2 is just gorgeous!

Have a great weekend!


Cindy Haffner said...

Amazing as always Amy, have a wonderful week-end.

Gretchen said...

Both of these cards are fabulous! I really like the lighthouse one. What a beautiful set (thanks for the link!) Have a great and creative weekend!

Bonnie said...

OMG!!! I just came upon your blog and put you in my favorites right away.
I LOVE your style on all of your creations..You do Beautiful work!!!

Anonymous said...

Awww, I love that little giraffe!! Adorable!!

Punkydoodle Papers said...

I just love that giraffe! How sweet is he! And WOW what a beautiful lighthouse! I just love lighthouses! The coloring is AMAZING!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, Amy, your cards are the BOMB! That giraffe card is so sweet - I adore the wonky stitching. The lighthouse card is so rich and vibrant - just breathtaking.

Catherine said...

both cards are so pretty, your first one...oh so cute, i'm loving that giraffe and your lighthouse card is so beautiful :)

Have a great weekend.

Jodi Collins said...

These are both GORGEOUS Amy!!! I can't wait to get my Craft Lounge stamps!! LOVE these!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Amy, these are both FABULOUS!!! I love the colors and papers on the top one...and the second one is STUNNING!! You are SO GOOD!!

Jami said...

Wow! That little blue giraffe is the cutest, I just love the papers and that fun stitching around it!!! And your OCC card blows me away - the colors are so deep and rich, and that rope is just perfect!!
hugs, Jami

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh Amy, the little giraffe card is darling! I love the image, your layout and colors ~ so cute!!!

Your OCC card is SO beautiful! You work is ALWAYS amazing!!!

Jessica said...

First time to your blog. Your cards are gorgeous! love them!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Bea-U-tiful!!!!!! Your work always leaves me a little breathless...gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh I LOVE the stitching and ribbons on that first card completely precious!

and the lighthouse is just stunning with those deep blues and rich.

Christyne said...

Your little blue giraffe is SO adorable! And I just LOVE that lighthouse scene! TFS.

Conniecrafter said...

The first card is totally darling, love the stitching and the layers of ribbons.
The lighthouse is just awesome, lovely coloring, and the papers compliment it so well!

BA said...

hi amy!
this is fantastic!
xoxo BA

Denise Marzec said...

Oh my gosh, that is THE cutest baby card...AWESOME! Beautiful OCC card too, Amy!! I love all your cards. You never cease to blow me away!

Stamp and Smile said...

Both cards are AWESOME!! I enjoy the first card with the ribbons and sewing... thank for sharing! :)