Monday, August 6, 2012

Merry Monday #27 and Addicted to Stamps

We have a new sketch for Merry Monday this week.  It's so good to have you back Lesley!

I've enjoyed using this Christmas Blessings set.  There are so many possibilities.  You'll probably be seeing it a lot more.

This time I inked the stamp with my SU Markers.  I stamped the image with Crumb Cake and colored the flowers with Pink Pirouette. Then I swiped some Raspberry Ripple ink on a clear mount block and picked up the color with a blender pen to add some contrast along the edges of the petals.  Not my best painting job but the pearls in the center disguise that I hope.

The colors were a SCS Color Challenge last month.  I really love these colors together.

I used the Large Scallop Edgelit to cut the design piece and a piece of Raspberry Ripple.  I love this color.  It's right up there with Cherry Cobbler in my book!

And I used my new Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack template to add a little more pizzazz to the scallops.  This piercing design is so perfect for this edgelit!

A Delicate Designs Embossing folder added some texture with the scallops and a leftover piece that had been embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder added a little more texture.

The Addicted to Stamps challenge this week is to "Make Your Mark".  We are to use markers on our cards.

The colors were a SCS Color Challenge last month.  I really love these colors together.

And here's Lesley's fantastic sketch.

I hope you will join us at Merry Monday this week.  This is a great sketch with lots of possibilities.  I've seen the rest of the DT cards and they are fantastic!  Be sure to visit them for a treat.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Christmas Blessings, Petite Pairs
Ink:  SU Markers (Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Raspberry Ripple)
Paper:  Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple
Other: Large Scallop Edgelit, Delicate Designs & Vintage Wallpaper EF, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Piercing Tool, Basic Pearls, Corner Rounder Punch (non SU)

I'm really behind on visiting you and commenting.  We went to visit my Dad last week.  He's in the Veteran's Home in VT and I hadn't seen him for a year.  It was a bittersweet visit.  I'm glad that they take such good care of him, but he is declining and our visit seemed to upset him.  At 91 his routine is better for him than a visit.  Besides that we had 2 cancelled flights on our trip and spent as much time in airports as we did with him.  I did enjoy seeing the Green Mountains again though.  They are my first home and will always make my heart swell.  I was so blessed to have a wonderful childhood in a beautiful place, and a wonderful, loving Dad.

I hope to get caught up with visits and commenting this week.  I have a class on Wednesday that I need to prepare for.  Maybe after that I can get back in the swing of things.

I'm so glad that you stopped by and that you continue to visit.  "See" you soon.



Benzi said...

Very pretty, Bonnie. I like that sketch and the top, scalloped panels. Beautiful image.

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie, what a gorgeous card with such a pretty image and beautifully coloured love the great design too. Thank you so much for sharing with us at ATS and good luck.


Cynthia said...

Gorgeous card! I love those scallops--the repetition of them is so eye-catching. Beautiful colors too.

jimlynn said...

This is so pretty Bonnie. LOVE that embossed panel on there and of course the gorgeous image. Colored to perfection too! Very nice.

Carole said...

Thanks for the visit and your kind comment.Challenging trip to see your Dad,yet you'll be glad you did. He served his country and offered you a wonderful childhood. It's special to know your blessed. Not everybody feels that. Be well. Carole

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! I have had my eye on this set since the new catty came out but have not gone after it, yet! Your card is so pretty with the colors and how you colored the poinsettia's! Love the pearls centers and all the embossing! Can't wait to see what else you create with this set!:)

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card Bonnie, this image is beautiful. I love the textured panel.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Glad you're home safe and sound, Bonnie, but I'm sorry your trip was exhausting and frustrating (flights) and that it was bittersweet seeing your father. It sounds as if you have beautiful memories to override the current situation that you're all going through.

Your poinsettia card is scrumptious!

Debbie Henderson said...

Super coloring, lovely scallops and the embossing adds so much "richness" to your card!

Mikki said...

Bonnie, I love the way you colored this image. What a great technique and the embossing folder goes perfectly with this beautiful card along with the perfect touch of pearls!!

Kylie said...

Lovely layout and colours. Love your use of markers. Thanks so much for playing along at ATS xx

Susan said...

I'm sorry to hear your visit with your Dad was so sad and difficult. My Dad is approaching 90 and it's getting harder and harder.

I love your card - the scalloped edges are a great touch. And thank you for all your kind comments on my recent cards on SCS! Much appreciated!

Valerie said...

Fabulous Christmas card Bonnie, beautifully coloured! Thanks for playing along with us at ATS
Val x

Marybeth said...

Bonnie this is such a gorgeous elegant Christmas card. That tag on the front looks beautiful with the two colors.

Aileen said...

This looks so delicate and soft.

Aileen x

Karen Aicken said...

Oh wow Bonnie - this is SUCH a pretty card. Love your take on the sketch.
cheers, Karen

Lesley said...

So pretty! Love your colouring too Bonnie!

Anonymous said...

Bonnie, this is so pretty. I love your use of the new Edgelits and the paper piercing looks great. A beautiful Christmas card.

LeAnne said...

Lovely Christmas card...that image is beautiful and the embossing adds just the right touch!

Bev Gomez said...

Hi Bonnie, thanks for your nice comments on my card. I love your card too and that set was one of my first to buy from the catalog.
Hugs, Bev

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Ooh this is gorgeous! x