Thursday, April 9, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You and Mojo Monday

Yep, this is me using sketches again. Not sure what I would do without them!!! I just love how they make me think outside of my own box.
This first card uses more of the Hero Arts stamps that I have been playing with. You can tell I love them!!! I took my inspiration for the layout of the images from this weeks 2 Sketches 4 you Laura's sketch #23. The card base is a deckle edge card from and I added color to that deckle edge by rubbing it with a Fluid Chalk stamp pad.
The woodgrain pattern stamp is stamped with black ink on Silver Stardream Metallic cardstock from One thing I am discovering with this woodgrain stamp is that it changes with the color of paper it is stamped on and the color of ink you use. How cool is that??? The Japanese doll and the flowers are all stamped and embossed so that the black is more intense and the middles of the flowers and the little flowers on her dress are accented with White Slick 3-D Fashion paint by Tulip. Plus I added a flower to her hair with that paint too.
AND - can you see my BRAND NEW stamps from Verve?? Oh how I love these. I knew I had to have that butterfly the minute I saw it but I also just love the scripture verses that they have used on their stamps. This is my first time playing with Mojo Monday Blog and I loved how different the sketch is. The card base is a wonderful, yellow/gold Stardream Metallic cardstock by This metallic cardstock just goes perfectly with the patterned papers, etc.
You can see that I didn't completely glue down the butterfly so that the wings are standing up a bit. I also attached it to the card with foam tape for some dimension.
A couple hints on what I did with the butterfly.
I stamped it with black ink on White Cryogen Curious Iridescent cardstock from I have mentioned before how wonderful this is to stamp on and the emboss on.
I then cut out the butterfly and sprayed it with two colors of Memories Mists spray by Stewart Superior. I love how intense their colors are and I didn't even have to work to color this image.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Cardstock – Cryogen White Curious Iridescent, White deckle edge card and Silver Stardream Metallic cardstock/
Patterned paper – Adirondack/Poppy Collection/SEI
Clear stamp set – Four Dolls and WoodGrain background/Hero Arts
Versafine black stamp pad and Clear embossing powder
Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Clearsnap
Copic Markers
White Slick 3-D Fashion paint – Tulip
Rhinestones – Me & My Big Ideas

Cardstock – Cryogen White Curious Iridescent and Gold Stardream Metallic/
Patterned paper – Flutter/Heart Attack collection/We R Memory Keepers
Clear stamp set – Four Dolls/Hero Arts
Versafine black stamp pad and Clear embossing powder
Black Slick 3-D Fashion paint – Tulip
Circle and scallop circle punches – Papershapers/EK Success
Rhinestones – Darice
Fancy label – K&Co.
Memories Mist sprays/Stewart Superior


Laura Davis said...

Stunning work Linda! I just adore those stamps:) Thanks for playing!

Mary said...

Love that verse too! TFS!

~dawne said...

Love both of your cards Linda...especially love the Japanese girl. I've been looking for this set myself:)

moralia said...

LOVE your cards!! The first one is utterly fabulous! That stamp is sooo sweet!! Would put a smile on anyones face to receive that! :)

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Linda these are awesome cards! Love all the paper piercing and layers of your cards.

sam said...

cute cards, love the one with the butterfly!

Ewonne said...

Your cards are just gorgeous!!!

Diana said...

so cool Linda. Love the cards! I have that wood grain stamp too.

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous cards, Linda! Love the woodgrain on the first. Awesome take on the mojo sketch on the second. And look at you go with the Verve -- woohoo!! Love it!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Love love them.. thank you for sharing the instructions and the little tips...Awesome butterfly

Pamela said...

Great cards! Love your work!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Beautiful cards! That butterfly and the techniques you used an it are just stunning!

ellen s. said...

Beautiful cards! that butterfly just blows me away

DebW said...

Beautiful cards as always!! TFS!!

shimelle said...

your cards are gorgeous! i love every stamp you've chosen. :)

Cathrine said...

Beautiful! Love the butterfly.

debb said...

Oh these are so beautiful- love that butterfly- I sense Spring!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colours and background on the first and the butterfly on your Mojo sketch card! I too love sketches ;)

cheryln said...

what cute cards! love them!