Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sweet -n Sassy Release Sneak Peek

Good morning!  Are you ready for a sneak peek of one of the fabulous stamp sets that will be released at Sweet -n Sassy Stamps tomorrow?  This card was made with the soon to be released Melody of Love stamp set.  I decided I would use the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge for this week while I was at it, and WOW!!  Was this ever a great sketch to work with!!  There's still time if you'd like to play along.

This image was a dream to color with my SU inks and an aquapainter/blender pen.  I used one of my Cuttlebug embossing folders on the half circle, and some thin mulberry paper around the edge of the circle to frame it.  The stitching was done by hand using a scallop pattern around the circle, and straight stitch with french knots at the corners for the image frame.  I gave everything a spritz of burgundy and artichoke ink with my color spritzer tool, and distressed the edges with a healthy dose of Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink.  The moss colored taffeta ribbon was gathered by fraying one end of the ribbon, and then pulling on a couple of the center threads to make it ruffle.  I finished the card off with some Prima flowers, and pearl accents.  I have special plans for this card, so I pulled the sentiment from the Trees of the Field set, which is also from SNSS, and placed it in this little antique book plate. 

Be sure to get on over to the Sweet -n Sassy store tomorrow, where you can buy this great stamp set, plus 5 of the other releases all for only $40.00!!  Thanks for stopping by today, and I wish for you a day filled with blessings and happy stamping!! 

Love ya,


Sandy said...

Just an AMAZING card! I love all the extra elements on the card to give it the warmth that it does. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Gorgeous detail too!

Nancy said...

Oh Lorie,
This card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
I knew it was your card as soon as I saw it on the SNS Blog thumbnail on my blog. No Name necessary!!! Your coloring is amazing!!!

Lisa B said...

OOOOHHH Lori this is gorgeous! I would just love a little speckly of your crafting brain so I could come up with something like this!

Boy I gotta email you a funny story!

Happy New Year!

Kathy said...

WOW I seen this on the SNSS blog and just had to come and tell you how gorgeous it is!!! I am in love with this card!!! All the elements you mixed are pure perfection and the shabby look of it is stunning!!! AND your coloring WOW this is a perfect card!!!

Anonymous said...

This is an absolute stunner. I love the image and your coloring ~ WOW!

It's just so beautiful - just like you :)

kadie said...

Lorie, this card is FANTASTIC!! It's a cornucopia of delight, with so much to take in. Wow. How do you keep one uping yourself?? :)So so gorgeous and the distressing really ties everything together perfectly. HUGS

Leah said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lorie! I love all the details and your coloring is amazing!

Stampin Mindy said...

This is STUNNING! Beautiful coloring and stamp I love all of your details this card is AMAZING!

Catherine said...

This is pure eye candy, Lorie! It is soooooo rich and gorgeous! The texture & dimension are just mind blowing. Beautiful, elegant and love the warm colors. Mahvelous, darling!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness! This card is STUNNING, Lorie! Your coloring is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love everything about this card!!!

Darsie Bruno said...

This is just stunning! I absolutely love the vintage look to it!

The Archiving Angel said...

Lorie~ this card is so elegant.
You really did a fantastic job.
So pretty.
The stamp is great, I have got to get it.
Happy Crafting!

dj1952 said...

Wow! What a beautiful job. I love this image. I really hope I can get this one. You do a gorgeous job with your coloring.



Chrissy D said...

Ohhhhh WOW!!! Absolutely beautiful!

Jennie said...

This is so stunning! Just love the colors and the design. A very dramatic looking card :o)

Anonymous said...

Oh MY, Lorie -- this one just takes my breath away!! Such amazing coloring and detail. WOW!!!

Janice W. said...

Stunning! You put so much love into your work. The painting, the stitching, amazing!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Okay, Lorie, that's it... I want to be YOU when I grow up! This is breath-taking!!!!