Thursday, January 7, 2010

CCEE Sketch Challenge

I'm so excited to let you know that our CCEE group is stamping again after a 2 month break. There have been some changes though. First of all, 4 members have left for various reasons (Cindy Motherway, Carolyn King, Dawn Lusk and Deb Mills). Although they will be very missed, we know where to find them in the stamping world. :o) With their absence, we decided to add two new members. Joanne Grzelak, and Shirley Quarry! Two kind and wonderful stampers. We've also moved to Thursdays since Monday was a little hectic for some team members.

This month Cindy Haffner has provided a month of sketches. We hope you'll check our CCEE Stampers Blog each Thursday and participate with us. We'd love to see where your creativity takes you.

Now, for the card I created for this year's first CCEE Challenge.

I stamped this darling Penny Black image, called Heart Garland, with Versamark onto watercolor paper, and embossed it with Detail Black ep. I then watercolored it with Tombows. The sentiment is from Flourishes Gerbera Daisies set, and the charming paper is from My Mind's Eye Life Stories Collection.

The border was made with the SU! Scallop punch, and the image is framed with Spellbinders' Labels 3 Nestabilities die. All the edges were ink distressed with Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo Ranger Distress inks.

Finally, I added some ribbon (SU! and American Craft), a Rusty Pickle Button, and some Maya Road Heart pins.

Just a little reminder that Michelle is having some Sales and Specials over at Stamper's Dream to make room for new product after CHA. Here are just a few of the items on sale: Spellbinders, Prismatics, JustRite, My Mind's Eye, Whiff of Joy

That about sums this baby up!
Hope you're having a fabulous week.
I'm fighting the flu...HARD. So hopefully next week goes smoother.
Happy Stamping my friends!!!




Stamps:
Heart Garland (Penny Black), Gerbera Daisies (Flourishes)
Paper: Life's Stories Collection (My Mind's Eye), Kraft (Prismatics), Watercolor
Ink: Versamark, Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo
Accessories: Labels 3 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Tombows, Ribbon, Stick Pins (Maya Road), Border Punch (SU!), Sewing Machine, Dimensional Tape (Scotch)

28 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Hi Tosh, I love your sweet card, your stitching sets your card off so nicely. Hugs Cindy xxoo

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Goodness, girl, I LOOOOVE your coloring on that bear! Sorry you're fighting the flu and I hope you feel better soon. :)

Michelle said...

This is just the most perfect card! That sweet little bear image is colored perfectly! I love it with the Life Stories dp, and all the special details you've added.
Hope you're feeling better soon, my friend...because I'm going to see you at CHA in just TWO WEEKS! Woo hoo!

StampOwl said...

this is adorable .... get better soon

Joanne (jojot) said...

take care of yourself.....you gotta go healthy to CHA so you can share all the GOOD and NEW stuff....lol

now...your card is beyond adorable...it has your signature 'warmth' and just made me smile

Nikki Schmaltz said...

First, I am so stinkin' jealous of your amazing sewing on that labels die! GEESH! This card is just a warm and fuzzy creation. I would be so happy to get this. Your coloring is so fabulous. I know I say it time and again...you are AMAZING! PS. love the life stories and I hope you get feeling better. Sending warm fuzzies to you!

Sandra said...

love, love, love it!
Wonderful Tosh!
Sandra

Iren said...

Wow what a wonderful and cute card!!!

Hugs

Cook22 said...

Loved this - the image, colours and colouring, lovely little pin and ribbon fixing...

Melissa Sauls said...

Holy Toledo, this card is just drop dead gorgeous!!! Your coloring is just perfection and love that distressing! Clearly I need the Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. And you gotta tell me how your stitching is sooo perfect! I can't stitch a straight line to save my life...let alone the stitching you did on the labels 3 die... JAW DROPPING!

Shawne said...

What a sweet and beautiful card, love the warmth and sponging!

Betty Wright said...

So rich and beautiful, Tosh! Adorable and fabulous!

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful card, adorable image, love it!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my is that ever the cutest little guy, love it!

Mercy said...

oh, tosh...i adore this! amazing coloring and distressing...just beautiful!

Kristin Pinter, Crossroads said...

Wow, you are SOOO talented! Such an inspiration...

Anna said...

As usual... awesome!

Ida P. Krause said...

Oh My Gosh this is just so precious and adorable. Absolutely fabulous job with the coloring.

Peggie said...

Hi.. I love your picture out your living room window. It looks like you live near Hemet,Ca. am I right? lol We lived in Riverside Ca. for 38 years . I love your work and thank you for sharing with us. Peggie in Las Vegas :))))

Mrs.Ipema said...

Your ARE a dear friend...hope you are feeling better. Once again, I love your creative touch and attention to beautiful detail.

Our Little Inspirations said...

when you start with an adorable image like this, you've just got to create a fantastic card....and you did! I love the colors and beautiful distressing!!

Yvonne Hagane said...

My goodness, this is so ADORABLE!! Your coloring is superb, and as always your details ROCK!
Love this card!!

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - this is so adorable :)!!! Your coloring is amazing - Tosh!!! Love it all!!! Hugs ~S~

Christi said...

This is wonderful!!!

Rose Ann said...

This is so adorable, Tosh...and your coloring is gorgeous!! I love all of your perfect stitching, and your pretty heart pins!!

wannabcre8tive said...

I love this adorable card. Your stitching is just perfect.
Hope that chicken soup is working and you are feeling better.

Merry said...

How cute is this card...great colouring.

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

This is absolutely adorable! I just bought this stamp at a local stamp store!! What a darling card!! Thanks for this inspiration!

 
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