And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

More Morning Glories!

Happy Saturday to you my friends!  We've been having some glorious weather here...very mild for winter.  On Thursday the groundhog informed us that we will have six more weeks of winter, but with the weather we've been having, I prefer to think that Spring is right around the corner!

What a wonderful release party Thursday evening!  If you've not had a chance to check out the new clear stamp sets, hop on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps store and check them out...fabulous flowers and butterflies, roses, Cocoa, and Rhubarb, cute little girls, and a versatile mix and match sentiment set all about YOU!  I've been having fun with the new Morning Glory set and used it for The Sweet Stop sketch for this week!

Creative Nugget:  I love these gorgeous morning glories and stamped them repeatedly on the three different panels.  They were then colored in with my copic markers and cut with different sized nesties.  Each panel was layered onto True Black and several extra flowers were colored and popped up for dimension.  The background was done with alcohol inks and I loved how it turned out.  I put several drops of Lettuce, Wild Plum, Stream, and a small drop of gold onto a felt applicator tool and started dabbing onto a piece of glossy card stock.  When the piece of card stock was completely covered, some blending solution was added to the felt pad and dabbed over the colors to blend them.  The background you see on the card was the result!  All of the morning glory panels were layered onto the background following the sketch design.  This was then adhered to a piece of Select White and a True Black card base.  I cut the shank off the back of the button and added it, some lace, and a sentiment to finish the card.  I hope my mom likes it as it will be given to her for her birthday next week!

And the Christmas version!

Check out the ever-so-talented Sugar Babies and join us at The Sweet Stop this week!  We love to see what you create using Korin's wonderful sketches!

Sugar Babies

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful weekend!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Morning Glory (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Birthday Basics (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Lettuce, Wild Plum, Stream, and Gold Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Ranger)
Paper:  True Black, Select White (PTI), Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Glossy White (SU!)
Accessories: Square and Rectangle Nesties (Spellbinders), Word Window Punch (SU!),  Lace (The Paper Studio), Kaiser Pearls, Button (PTI), Clear Jelly Roll Pen (Sakura), Copic Markers YG17, YG21, YG25, V000, V05, V06, V09,BG10, BG49, BG53


Shannon White said...

Goodness Miss Cathy! This is just GORGEOUS!! 8-) I love your Beautifully colored Morning Glories! And your custom created BG is Fantastic! Wow! I LOVE how it turned out the colors are just Amazing! I am definitely going to have to five those alcohol inks a try! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Hope you have a Terrific weekend Lady! 8-)


Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Cathy! The images are so pretty and the colors are awesome. Wow! You sure know how to use your stamp sets! Your Morning Glory card is just awesome. :o)

Robyn Oliver said...

Two beautiful cards Cathy, I love how you repeated the Morning Glory flowers- stunning colours

Shelby Goolsby said...

GORGEOUS!! I love the colors you used Cathy and your coloring on the morning glories is beautiful. I love the Christmas card too such pretty papers and beautiful image.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Hey Cathy!! Love the gorgeous colors of those flowers. And you're a total ROCKSTAR doing a Christmas card too!!

So sorry it's been so long since I've stopped by...I hope things are good with you!!


Chrissy D said...

Cathy - I love the technique you created with the Alcohol Inks - GORGEOUS background and the shadowing of the cards is fabulous. On your Christmas Card - I love that you made a gorgeous Christmas Card too- FABULOUS! Have a great week!

Ginger said...

Your card is gorgeous!! I think the background is stunning! The way you used the 3 panel sketch was clever! You did a great job!

Janice M said...

Beautiful cards Cathy! Your coloring of the Morning Glories is AWESOME!! Think I might need to get that stamp!