Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Another first!

So, I finally decided to swallow my 'fears' and enter a card in one of the Gina K. Designs Stamp TV challenges. I opted to try Jessica Fick's sketch challenge. Jessica even included the dimensions in her directions, so aside from not having square Nesties, the card went fairly quickly!

Rupa Shevde's "So Grateful" pumpkin image was what I chose for the center section. It is stamped on white. As usual, my Kooh-I-Noor Colored Pencils were my coloring tool. I then stippled the white space around the pumpkins with Marvy Terra Cotta Ink. Instead of buttons as an embellishment, I chose to use Gina K's "Friendship Blooms" set. I took the tall vase, stamped just the tall mum twice, colored it, cut it out, and adhered the two mums with pop dots.

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The four square pieces of background DP are from "Sunlit Summer" Downloadable DP, found in the "Freebies" on the Stamp TV site. If you've never been to this site, you need to go! There are several sets, and believe me, these downloadable papers are beautiful!

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It's been a pretty quiet day at Patti J.'s place! I went into town late this a.m., had lunch with a good friend, and a bit later, I actually found the Martha Stewart Edge Punch set I've been looking for at Wal-Mart! Thanks oodles, Shirley for the heads up!!! They had the Loops, Scallops, and Spider Web sets - $20 for both punches! I got the loops - felt they'd be more versatile. If you have been searching, you might want to try Wal-Mart. FYI: At our particular store, these were not with the other M.S. Punches - they were down the sewing row near the Cropodiles.

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Hope you have had a good day! Thanks for stopping by - See you soon!

Patti J.

~My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance!

14 comments:

Danni said...

What a neat card!! You did a great job!

Brenda said...

Patti this is fabulous!!! I am so glad you gave a StampTV challenge are try, Good Luck.

Theresa Momber said...

Yay! It's beautiful, Patti! I'm glad you entered. Good luck!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

LOL! My idea of cleaning a room is sweeping it with a look of scorn and disgust!!!

Great card, Patti...I don't know why you'd ever be afraid to enter any challenge. You rock, my friend. You put so much of your wonderful self into each card, it shines through.

Hugs,
Lisa

Maria Matter said...

Patti, this is beautiful! I love pumpkin images...pumpkins and squirrels are my favorite fall 'things'! lol

These are yummy papers too....a really great card!
take care
blessings, Maria

Crystal said...

Beautiful card Patti!!!! LOVE the pumpkins!

Pat said...

Oh Patti this card is fabulous and i hope you win, you are so talented!
Sorry i haven't been here much and i miss your cards but as you know i have been busy.
Well done on this great card!
Hugs xx
Pat

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

so very gorgeous, I have never enter a card for a magazine publication...I have been wanting to do that, it is not fear as much as it is finding the time...beautiful card, have a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

Lisa Foster said...

WOW Patti! This is beautiful! Excellent pumpkin coloring! Love it!
Hugs,
Lisa

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Patti!! Love that pumpkin!! Way to go entering for the Stamp Tv Challenge. You go girl!!

Oh, I have big blog candy up for my birthday!! I would love you to enter it. You are such a faithful Christian friend and I would love you to have a chance to win.
hugs,
Chris

Connie said...

I love the card that you did, and really glad that you "took the plunge" and entered it in over at Gina K. I'm so glad Gina started the Stampin' TV, I've learned a lot from her.

Cat said...

Great card, Patti! Perfect for Fall!

Fran, said...

Great card.
Cheers

Curt in Carmel said...

Why on earth would you have any fear! You are wonderfully talented and it is about time you realized that! Your card is gorgeous. . .the papers, the image, the coloring . . just gorgeous! Best, Curt