Friday, July 16, 2010

SU Loot!

I spent yesterday morning reorganizing my SU colors and as soon as I filed away the last scrap, my doorbell rang--UPS with my SU order!  Yippee!!  So of course I had to sit down and start playing!
I think this is my favorite card of the bunch.  I cut out a Nestability Label One from copy paper and used it as a mask to stamp the Elements of Style flowers in River Rock.  Then I used the negative of the mask to stamp the flowers in Soft Suede.  I watercolored them using Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, and Wild Wasabi inks, then sponged over the whole thing with River Rock.

This one gave me fits trying to get a nice image using Misting with Markers technique for this week's ResQChallenge (well, probably last week's by the time I post this). Either I didn't spritz it enough or I would spritz too much or I would spritz too much on one section and not enough on another.  Definitely need more practice!  I used Ruby Red and Old Olive markers on PTI Rustic White.  The image and sentiment are both from Just Believe.  The red is Cherry Cobbler--such a yummy color!  It's on a kraft card base that I stamped repeatedly with another image from the same set in Versamark.  And I love the pattern so much I did another card with it:
Who knew River Rock would make me like Soft Suede?  But it did and I do!  I used Soft Suede ink for all the stamping, then cut out the label from River Rock and adhered.  The sentiment is from PTI Mixed Messages.

Tech Tip update: First of all, I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't know that middle-click-link-to-open-in-new-tab trick.  I read about it on a geek website (lifehacker--go ahead and add it to your google reader now.  I'll wait) and they started the article with "Everybody knows [about this trick]."  Really?  Everybody?  Anyway, Maria and Charlene were also introduced to the scroll function, which happens when you click the rollerball when the pointer is not on a link.  And my real-life friend Laura said on a Macbook, it's command + click on trackpad to open the link.  Did you know the elevators in Apple stores do not have call buttons or floor buttons?  They just open on every floor every time.


Emily Keaton said...

Ooooo! I love new loot. And new SU loot is so much fun! Your new creations look awesome. Lucky you to have Elements of Style now. Have {more} fun creating up a storm!!

Angela said...

Cute stuff! You got great new loot! Mine came in yesterday (which kind of makes up for my inability to order new Papertrey), and I'll be playing soon!!

Crafty Creations said...

What a great bunch of cards!! I'm glad you had a lot of fun w/ your new loot!!
Funny to read the other tricks people have found out about these computers :)

I DID find my American Crafts paper in Home goods! $8.00/set (they sell for $20 at 2peas) but they didnt have the solid colors - so that's what I'll have to invest in - but I'm still way ahead of the game w/ that score of a purchase :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

Lovely creations Meg! OOOH! I like the Soft Suede-River Rock combo - will have to try it sometime. I need to do more stampin'!

Happy Weekend!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Love all of your cards, Meg! super sweet! :)

Emily Leiphart said...

I love all the soft, soothing colours of all three cards! I need to work on repeating images to create stunning backgrounds just like yours.