November 7, 2008

Bloggers Challenge - Meets TJ Blogstravaganza

Another Friday....Another Bloggers Challenge....I've also combined this post with my daily TJ Blogstravaganza post - be sure to stop by Pat's Blog to see what she and the other TJ DT members created today!

This weeks challenge is The Same But Different




For my project, I decided to use the same stamps, same layout, same card stock, but changed my coloring medium.

On this first card, I stamped my images from PaperTrey's Boards and Beams in Black Archival, then colored using the Marker Water Coloring Technique from a past issue of the TJNL. To add a little dimension to my focal image, I stamped my windows and doors from Home for the Holidays on a separate piece of watercolor paper, cut them out and adhered them to my base. I stamped the icicles with a Glue Pad, and lightly applied my DD Glitter.


For this second card, I kept the card stock and stamps the same - but for my medium, I colored with Shimmerz Paints. You can't see the shimmer in the photo, but IRL, it sure does sparkle. Shimmerz are great for adding some bling to your Holiday cards!
















Here's a close up of the image painted with Shimmerz



Looking to purchase Shimmerz? You can order them from The Rubber Cafe - and receive FREE Shipping on all orders through November 14th, just enter Coupon code TJSHIP at check out.


Be sure to check out what the other players created for today's challenge. If you'd like to play along, simply leave a link to your creation on this post, or if uploading to SCS, use keyword BC72.


Have a great weekend!

Details:
Stamps - PaperTrey Ink - Boards & Beams, Home for the Holidays
Ink - Black Archival, Glue Pad, Markers
Card Stock - Watercolor, Red, Black, Chocolate Chip
Other - Aquapainter, Shimmerz

22 comments :

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great challenge Lisa! Luv what you did with the stamps.

StampingSelene said...

Great Challenge Lisa and awesome job! I don't know if I can pick a favorite. I love them both! The image of the house is awesome too!

Chrissy D said...

Ohh this is wonderful! Love this! TFS!

Kerry D-C said...

oooh! I love them both!! But the first card really sparkles and I can't resist that! ;)

Lisa said...

Love that house! I'm partial to the lighter one. So festive! Makes you want to go visit that one for a holiday party!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Both are fabulous Lisa. I just LOVE Boards & Beams...I need to use it more, especially since I have the holiday addition too! I especially like the one with all the sparklie effects...it really drives home the sparkle of the season. Tremendious job with the challenge!

Ida P. Krause said...

Great job Lisa...It's neat to see different techniques used. I really like the sparkle on your first watercolored card.

Kristen said...

Lisa,
your cards are wonderful. Parts of the house actually look like their lite up. Really nice job. I love the stamps.

Barb Hardeman said...

These are both so deightful, Lisa. I love the bling on the first one, looks like those Christmas lights that hang down. The second one has such warmth in how you used the Shimmer Paints on the image. Great job...

Connie Paxman said...

Wow thanks again for wonderful cards and showing us different mediums..Love all of them.
connie paxman

Dee Jackson said...

I luv both cards!! beautiful coloring! The shimmmer adds so much.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

These are wonderful Lisa! Love all of the sparkle! :D

Nikki Bond said...

These turned out amazing! Love those images! {SMILES}

Marcia P said...

Oh I love this image. Great job on this one Lisa!

Sheryl said...

Great challenge, Lisa--love both cards. Great stamp set too!

Lisa Bohler said...

Excellent, Lisa! Love that image and you've done a great job with coloring all of those details! The glitter really adds a sense of magic!

Claudia said...

I just LOVE the sparkle on the first card!

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

They both turned out so pretty! Great idea to use different mediums...

Patti Chesky said...

So pretty!! I think you're convincing me to buy some Shimmerz.

Lori said...

These are both beautiful, Lisa.

Jeannette Swain said...

I don't know which I like more. They are both fabulous!

Robin Merriman said...

These are so pretty, Lisa. I love the "lights" on the first card!

 
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