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February 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Gram...and a few updates

Happy Wednesday!  Hope you're staying warm!  DH and I got the driveway cleared yesterday afternoon, then watched it slowly get covered over.  Thankfully we didn't get as much as they expected and awoke this AM to find it blown in drifts, at least today it's the light fluffy stuff and if the winds continue, it should just keep blowing off the driveway...Fingers crossed!  We had an Earthquake here in IL around 4AM, about 50 Miles North of us, everything here is fine, haven't heard of any damage that way, hopefully all is okay.

Sadly, my Gram is no longer with us, I think of her often, especially today on her birthday.  I know she would be proud of my accomplishements and can feel her watching over me.  I created this card with her in mind.  I used the Happy Birthday set from Our Daily Bread Designs, it's such a beautiful image filled with flowers I know she would have loved.  I started out using the Marker Wash Technique, but once I "washed" the color, it was a little too light for my liking, so what's a girl to do....I used a SAMJ and restamped the image over the first image, then colored using the Marker Watercoloring Technique, added some Soft Suede to the edges, then pulled it in with an Aquapainter.  I added Rock Candy Stickles to the Watering Can, and covered all the remaining colored areas with a Clear Gel Pen for some added shine.  The layout fits this weeks CPS sketch.

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs
Ink - Black Archival, Markers, Soft Suede
Card Stock - Stampin' Up! Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Black, Watercolor
Other - Basic Grey Scarlett Letter, Aquapainter, Distress Tool, Kaiser Black Half Pearls, Rock Candy Distress Sitckles, Clear Gel Pen

Remember the Altered Jewelry piece I posted earlier this week using the Ice Resin?  I'm thrilled to let you know I'll be participating in the Ice Resin Blog Hop on February 15th - 19th.  If you have Ice Resin and would like information on joining the hop be sure to contact Jen.

You might have also noticed some changes in my blog format.  In an effort to "unclutter" my sidebars, I've moved some things to the top of my blog.  Since Blogger now allows for pages to be added to blogs, I've been able to relocated some of my documents.  When you click on those links, it will take you to the new pages, from there you'll be able to get back to my main blog page or to the other pages I've added.

Have a creative day!


Billie Dee said...

A very beautiful card! I love how shiny and sparkly it is. Your grandmother would be very pleased.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Gram and I just love it! I'm sure she's doing the HD for all your achievements, and she sends her luv!

Liz Williams said...

Love this pretty card, and I look forward to following you on that blog hop. Your work is incredible.

Basement Stamper said...

Lisa, this card is beautiful! I love the sparkle of it. Glad all is ok there with the earthquake and snow.

Adair said...

This is beautiful, Lisa! It sounds like you and your Gram were close. Isn't it wonderful to have been able to have that special relationsip? Have a great day!

Karen W said...

This is gorgeous, I love that set also, use it for so many purposes.

Danni said...

Love this card! I have that stamp set on my wishlist, it's so pretty!
Love your blog re-design too, very nice! I didn't know blogger let you add other pages now, might have to check into that!

Vickie Kertz said...

So glad I came to your blog for the close ups. Very Pretty. TFS

Connie Fossenier said...

What a beautiful thought to make this card for your grandmother...
I really love what you did with the rock candy stickles..and pulling of colors..
Stay safe and hope there are not more earth quakes near you.
connie paxman

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous- your colors are wonderful-your Grandma would love this- who wouldn't! Was your Grandmother also artistic??? There is so much talent in your family.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am so sorry about your Gram Lisa! I am sure she is real proud of you!!

This card is stunning!! I love your coloring of that ODBD image!! Gorgeous card!! You have such talent!

Linda Beeson said...

It is neat that you still like to remember your Grandma this way. Love the card and how you used the CPS sketch.

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