Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Skipping Stones Designs ~ Sketch #152

******Sorry for the delay!  We've had spotty internet and power here in northern Virginia due to the hurricane!******

Hi everyone!  It's Tuesday and that means another Skipping Stones Designs sketch!  Today we're working on Sketch #152 from from fantastic Jen Del Muro! 


Before you look at this card, I have to assure you that you do not need glasses:)  I went for a soft look and that was really hard to capture in the pics (keep looking at the buttons, lol!)  I wanted to give the bird flying off into the distance more of a hazy look, so those stamped images are actually under vellum.  I'm still not sure about this design, but I am happiest when I'm trying something new:)  The images are from Dandelion Dreams, Breathtaking Butterflies, and Timeless Textures.


And just for fun, I did up another card!  I've been on an ink blending kick lately, and the SSD stamps from Dandelion Dreams really lend themselves to this technique.    



I really hope that you stop in and play along with this week's sketch on the Skipping Stones Designs Blog!  One lucky winner will be picked at random to win a free SSD stamp set!  Don't forget to check out what Miriam is up to today (she's playing along at SSD as guest designer for October too)!  This has been a wonderful month playing along with the SSD gang:)  Heather and Katie and all the SSD DT have been so wonderful!  It's been a pleasure!

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

14 comments:

  1. JJ, Love the bird in flight! Lol , about the buttons. Beautiful cards love the blending on the second one.

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  2. Love your use of vellum on the bird card, very creative!

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  3. Ohhhh your ink blending is pretty!!!

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  4. Such pretty cards. I'm glad you told about the vellum--I thought I needed new contacts. Your ink blending is beautiful.

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  5. Gorgeous JJ! Love how these turned out. My favorite is the second one. It's been so fun to guest with you this month!

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  6. Glad you're okay out there in all that crazy weather. Really scary stuff. At one point they were forecasting Sandy might hit Bermuda. Seeing what she's done to the US I think there would be nothing left of us if she had hit us!

    As for your cards I love the "in motion" effect of the birds - it's gorgeous! Love your inking on the second one.

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  7. So happy your okay after Sandy. Your cards are gorgeous! Love the soft feel you created with them...I think I will try and play along =)

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  8. So glad you're all ok!
    I think the first card is really neat - I can imagine the headaches trying to photograph it! Love that rich pink colour :)
    And the second card makes me want to practice blending! And you've got it on a one-layer card...I would have a big pink thumbprint on there for sure ;) those silhouettes really are perfect to showcase the colour!

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  9. These are GORGEOUS! You are rocking the SSD stamps! Love seeing these in your hands! SSD is near and dear to my heart! :)

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  10. This is beautiful! I love the ombre shading on the second one!

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  11. Wow beautiful JJ! I love the bird in the different shades - it gives so much movement to them and the ink blending has me dreaming of a warm sunny day - a sweet escape - THANK YOU!

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  12. Yep, I was reaching for my glasses, what a different card for you! I LOVE that you try out new things ... what a great way to learn and just have fun. Great post, JJ! Hope you're doing well after Sandy : )

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  13. JJ.....Both of these cards are just amazing! I absolutely love the birds flying "away" and how you stamped them under the vellum! Thanks so much for being one of our guest DTs this month at Skipping Stones!

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