Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Daisy of a Day!

Well this is a daisy of a day!  I found out in the wee hours of this day that my Poppies card (see previous post here) was selected as one of the Fab 4 on the Play Date Cafe Challenge!  I'm so thrilled about the recognition of my work - it took me all of two seconds to get the logo posted on my blog (see left column under awards!)  Thanks to the Play Date Cafe design team and especially Julie Ranae who led the challenge for the team.  I'm very grateful!

Now on to today's post......  This is the second card I've done using the new Friendship Jar stamp set from Papertrey Ink.  I love this set - there are many more "accessories" from the Friendship Jar Fillers set to use with the jar so you'll probably see more in the coming weeks. 

For this card, after stamping the images with Palette Noir Black ink, I colored the image using the new Pebbles Metallic Cream Chalks. That was my first time using this medium and I loved how silky smooth they go on and I like the metallic finish. Hopefully you can see the sparkle that they give in these photos.  I used the applicator provided as well as a blending stump I had for the tighter areas. These chalks provided a subtle color that I really wanted for this image. 

To finish off the card, I layered the image panel on Not Quite Navy cardstock and then on So Saffron - both from Stampin Up.  The base white cardstock is from Papertrey Ink.  The punches for the edge designs were Stampin up and Martha Stewart. 

Thanks so much to all of you that take the time to visit my blog and comment on my work. I truly appreciate that - it makes for a daisy of a day and puts a smile on my face!


Heide said...

Way to go Sharon!!!
I am so happy for you, you do make the most beautiful cards! Don't forget to put this one up on SCS, for the way to use it, which is to use yellow today. This card is so fresh and fab. Congrats on making the FAB 4!

Renkata said...

oh that is so elegant card. Great colours.

Dawn B. said...

Woohoooo.. But I am not surprised at all.. This card is fabulous.. I love the shading you did.. It really makes your image pop.. Great colors for a card too. Have a fab weekend..

Barbara said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love your watercolouring!

Debra said...

Hi I love your card. I just got the same set of stamps on Friday. I've only played around a little. My problem is getting the colors right with the Copic markers. I like your idea of using chalk. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card.


Anne said...

What a terrific card! I love this set, I've been needing inspiration, and you just did it. Thanks, for the inspiration!

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi sharon

this is beautiful
you have did a great job ....and coloring

greetings karin