Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Lights On!!

We have electricity! Woohoo! It came back on around 4pm yesterday. There are still so many people without power -- please say a little prayer for all them! I have a new appreciation for the things I take for granted -- like flipping a light switch and being able to see! Since my stamping table is in the basement with no natural light, it was impossible to stamp anything during the day, and the night was definitely out of the question! Needless to say, I have a lot of catching up to do!

Here is a card I didn't get to upload before the power went out. I made it for Jen del Muro's Sketch for You to Try. The challenge this week is to combine the sketch with a Stamping Bella image. I've been wanting to ink up Lattebella for quite a while, so this was the perfect reason! I colored with Copics and sponged the edges of the image and sentiment panels with River Rock ink. I tied natural hemp twine through SU! clear buttons for the trio of embellishments. The patterned paper is from the Archaic 6x6 pad by BasicGrey.

I didn't yet get a chance to play today's ATS Challenge, but I wanted to give you the details so you can play along! It's a color challenge -- if you don't have the new SU! In Colors, just substitute something similar! When uploading to a gallery, use keyword ATSDTC18. I'm hoping to get my sample done today! :)

Thanks so much for visiting today -- I always appreciate it when you stop by! Have a great day!

Bella Card Recipe:
Stamps: Lattebella, sentiment (Stamping Bella) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), River Rock (SU!) Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White (SU!) Paper: Archaic 6x6 pad (BasicGrey) Other: Ciao markers (Copic); clear buttons, natural hemp twine, vintage brads, stamping sponge (SU!); dimensional foam, glue dots


Dawn Easton said...

Yah! You are back!

Your Bella card is super cute Christina!

Alecia Wolfford said...

YAY for electricity!! We were without it for 4 days after Ike hit Houston, UGH!!!

Totally cute card, just love that sassy chick!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Glad to hear you can resume life as normal! CUTE card! I love the frayed hemp tied through the buttons! That is a great detail!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Glad your lights are on. Love the Bella's blouse and your twine in the buttons. Too cute Christina!

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

this is awesome, christina! i'm so glad your power is back on and ya'll are ok! he missed us for the most part here in the Ft Worth area!! we just got a bunch of springlike rain! :)

Anonymous said...

So cute! I just love Lattebella! Great selection of patterns/colors!