Jun 30 2009

Asian Artistry

Today is the last day to order from the Occasions Mini Catalog and any of the retiring Stamp Sets, Decor Elements or Accessories.  Don’t miss out…once they are gone…they are gone.  See the lists HERE.

So tomorrow at 12:00 N starts a new catalog!  I’m excited to order some new things…already have my list waiting to be put into the system!

This was one of the Hostess stamp sets that I was able to preorder as a demonstrator.  It is a five piece Level 2 hostess set, Asian Artistry.  I loved the clean lines of this set!  I started out with the thought that this would be my Control Freaks swap, but the pieces just didn’t come together as smoothly as I like!  I’m happy with the card, it just didn’t say WOW to me…it also didn’t use any of the new In-Colors and I wanted to make sure I used some of them for this swap.  So…this is in the "reject" pile.  (You’ll see another one tomorrow!)

I used a Watercolor Wash technique for the background I learned from the Technique Junkies Newsletter.  I stamped the grass and dragonfly stamps in Chocolate Chip Craft over top of the technique.  I also added a little Mellow Moss color to the dragonfly with my marker.  This I layered onto Chocolate Chip cardstock and used my Spiral Punch along the right side.  In the background on the Mellow Moss, I stamped the flower stamp from this set randomly with Mellow Moss, then I ran the layer through the Big Shot with the Texturz Plate Kit #4.  I distressed the edges with my Cutter Kit and added more Mellow Moss to the edges.  I wrapped some Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon around this layer before adhering it to the Blush Blossom layer on the base.  In the top corner, you can see I also stamped the flower stamp in Blush Blossom for a tone-on-tone look.  This card turned out a Shabby Chic kind of look…definitely not my usual design preference!

Hope you have a wonderful day!


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Jun 30, 2009 - 11:06:07

That is one good lookin’ reject Connie! Thanks for sharing! Love all of the amazing things I am seeing from the Control Freak Swappers. I was wondering how one becomes part of your uber talented group? Thanks!

Jun 30, 2009 - 09:06:41
cookie said:

absolutely gorgeous… very simple yet classy…. you are soooooo creative…. thank you for sharing….