Monday, January 26, 2009


. . . not really a million - but there are lots of opportunities out in blog land to win some GREAT stamp n scrap prizes (known in blog land as "blog candy".) I will be adding links to my sidebar to the various blogs as I become aware of contests going on so make sure to check the sidebar for some seriously great candy. And don't think it's impossible to win - I won THREE different contests in December!!!!! and I'm the person that NEVER WINS ANYTHING!!!! Some of the sites ask that you add a link to your blog - but if you are not a blogger, leave a comment anyway and mention that you don't blog. Some of the ladies will be nice enough to let you play along anyway. Other blogs just ask for you to leave a comment to enter. Easy peasy!

I participated in a sketch/blogsite challenge yesterday - but don't LOVE the card - so I'm not posting it today. Instead I went back into my gallery and found a card I made in January 2006. At the time I created it, it was my favorite card I had ever made. Looking at it again today, it is still one that pleases me.
I used a now-retired Stampin'Up! stamp set called "HEAVEN SCENT". It is a very old-fashioned, elegant stamp set that I still own. I colored the stamp with markers in Orchid Opulence, Eggplant Envy, Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke then lightly spritzed with water before stamping the image on the vellum metal edge tag. The technique for the background is a faux linen technique in which I used Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel inks and then distressed and sponged the edge. I used another stamp from the same set and colored it, spritzed it with water then stamped the image twice without reinking. The ribbon was made with an old piece of Mulberry Spring Roll. To finish I used bronze cording to tie the metal edge tag to the ribbon.

Hope you enjoyed your visit today and don't forget to check out the blogs offering candy.


1 comment:

Yosha said...

This is fantastic! I LOVE the soft look.