Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Homemade Jam

I just got my Fruit Collage which was a special stamp set The Angel Company was offering during the month of Mom picks wild raspberries and strawberries from a farm every summer and makes jars and jars of homemade jam. She is of that wonderful era that when she visits someone, she brings them a little something. And, if someone visits her house, they also leave with a little something. I can see making her some nice tags to decorate her jelly jars! But I couldn't wait to play with this set and I thought of this week's Friday Sketchers challenge right away. I spritzed the stamp and then colored directly to the rubber with watercolor crayons and then spritzed once more. I got two nice images from this technique without having to reink or respritz. The papers are an assortment of sale packages - the charcoal grey from Big Lots, the red from Costco My Minds Eye and the green from a Prisma cardstock package marked down at Michaels.

So...I got my catalogs today!! woot woot! I ended up having two cards published...that means I have a TON of rejects to show you in the following days but honestly, I think they are nice so be sure to stop back and see them (please!).

I have a card on page 71 and then this is the one I really liked that made it in!

The colors in the actual catalog look much better...between scanning, cropping and reposting, it's lost a bit of it's umpf! Perhaps if you click on it, it gets bigger. Thanks so much for visiting!!


Silli said...

hello Chris, your card is beautiful. I love the "waterlook"...Hugs and happy day... Silke

Laurie said...

Chris this is so pretty! I would have never thought to "ink" up that image that way! I love the colors you chose!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at FS.

Ingen said...

What a beautiful card you made with the watercrayons! And how cool that your card made the catalog :D

Barb said...

I LOVE THIS! Great technique, and the whole card is just lovely!

Congrats on making the catty!

Kim said...

Congrats Chris on making it into the new catty... I love this one, It's so pretty!

Risa said...

I never would have thought to do that technique on a collage stamp! I use it on bold solid images but on the collage image, WOW! Beautiful cards Chris. By the way your catalog card is my favorite in the whole book. You ROCK girl.
Inky Hugs

Kim said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!! Love the watercolored look!