Friday, September 2, 2011

Heidi Blankenship Guest Designer Challenge At Joan's Garden

Good Morning Ladies,
I went over to Joan's shop yesterday with my mom and sister. Of course we came home with some wonderful things. My sister's grandson went with us and had a grand time sitting by the pond and looking at the fish. He is four. He was such a good kid. I'm sure he has lots to tell about the pond. I don't even think he knew he was at a stamp store. LOL
Here is my take on this challenge at
Check it out.
The challenge is to stamp on patterned paper to change the look to fit your project.

 For my card I used the new paper pad from Joan's. It is Bo Bunny of et cetera collection. This is a wonderful pad of antique looking paper. I stamped this patterned paper with a La Blance stamp. To stamp with I used archival ink in the colors of sepia and coffee. Also purchased at Joan's yesterday. Below you will see the paper before it was stamped with the La blance stamp. I used my spellbinders to cut out a solid piece of cardstock and a piece of the La Blance paper. The bird stamp is also a La Blance stamp from yesterday's purchases at Joans.  I stamped the bird and flowers with the coffee ink. I then colorized the image with Tim Holtz distressed ink and cut and dry pen nibs by Ranger. Make-up sponges were used with the distressed ink to colorize the background. A ribbon was applied at the bottom for a finishing touch.
Here is the paper before stamping...

This paper is cool on it's own...but with the stamping ...Wow!
Here is the paper side by side with the card. I kept this card simple to show off the technique.
Of course I picked up many other things at Joan's. You will see these used in the near future on my blog.
Thanks for the challenge Joan!
Off to create....
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog


melody2542 said...

I love this card. The colors are so soothing. Pretty bird stamp too!! Nice job Lori.

Joan Fricker said...

Lori, I love it. Great job on changing the look and I love your bird.

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens Summertime Challenge and it was great seeing you all again,.


Beetique said...

I would love to make some cards like this!