Ok, so much to share today.
First of all I went shopping and got the most adorable set of A Muse stamps at AC Moore, I used a coupon so they were cheap. Then I went over to Joanne's and got a mega scalloped square, yet another corner rounder (I have corner rounder issues) and some natural sea sponges. I was SURE the sponges were gonna combine with ink and make the coolest background but it was a total flop. Let's not talk about that anymore.
Then mail came and the mailman came up with two packages. One was HUGE, my blood started racing and I tackled him at the door (stamping room has a great view of the street). Alas it was for Brian. His message board does RAK's too and he has no idea what it is but the guy who sent it is "his Sherri" (ie, super good online friend) so it's sure to be good. I bet it's presents for me anyhow I mean MY birthday is coming up, not his!! haha, I'm kidding. It's HUGE though! And a TAC paycheck was in there too. Thanks to my TAC customers! *wink* Oh I almost forgot my other package WAS for me. It was my Viva Las Vegastamps order! I got two cool flamingos and adhesive for my prize box for next month!
So you know I had to stamp! I went and got all the past Split Coast Sketch Challanges and printed them out. I'm trying to do at least one of them a day until I've done them all! This is to get me out of my funk where all my cards look the same. (to me at least) I did go through and cross out 15 that I felt I just could not work with. So if I am posting a Sketch Challange I will post a link to that challange too so you can see.
This one is for SC29. Which I just found when I got you the link is by none other than Asela! Doesn't that not suprise you, the first one I pick is by one of my very favorite artists! Ok, I used the new A Muse stamps, I put the bird on the trunk, he didn't come that way. I drew the clouds and grass. It's all colored with prismacolor markers. Now this is very crazy, I have to give Asela MORE credit on this card than just the sketch! You see those little dohickies the words and crystals are on? Well I'm sure you think they used the SU word window punch. I love that punch but can't bring myself to buy it, (although what a great birthday present that would make?) Well remember when Asela told us how to make a cool lable with our scalloped square punches? LINK Well I just cut one notch closer in and BAM! it's just like the word window punch.
This card is for SC02. This stamp is Hambo and the little extras are from the SU Crab & Co. set. (Don't make me tell you again to get this set!) Colored with prismacolor markers. I don't really deal with embelishments and the sketch called for one, which is why I put the little cut outs. :)
This one is for SC07. I used one of my brand spankin' new Viva Las Vegastamps flamingo stamps for it. The "Hello!" is an old Hero Arts stamp, one of the first I ever bought. I colored with prismacolor markers and added some stickles and glossy accents by Ranger on it. As I colored this I was actually a bit jealous of this bird! I mean he's reading and in a laying around on the beach and he has pink lemonade! But then I remembered I'm stamping and he's not.
Why do I always think flamingos are boys?