Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Back to the Grindstone...lol

Good Tuesday Morning!
Well it's the first day of school...still not sure if I want to laugh or cry....ugh!
I loved the freedom I had all summer to do what I wanted, when I wanted....now it's back to a routine. I know I said last year that I wasn't going to volunteer so much....ummmm ya....right! Let's see how long that lasts ;)
This week I was able to play along with the Try a New Technique Challenge on SCS. I was thrilled that I had time in the morning before heading out to shop. This one was called Black Magic. Basically what this technique called for was stamping a lined image onto dark cardstock with either white or vanilla craft ink. Then using your Prisma Pencils and Gamsol(odorless mineral spirits) you colour your images. (You dip the pencil directly into the OMS and then colour) Super fast and super easy! I think it's a fabulous technique and I'll be sure to use it again real soon!
Stamps: A Little Bit of Happiness; Cardstock: Old Olive, So Saffron, Choc Chip, Haiku DP; Inks: White Craft; Accessories: Prismapencils, Gamsol, Choc Satin Ribbon
Yesterday Storage Unit, Inks & More released 6 new fantastic stamp sets! Since I was on vacation the last two weeks of August I didn't have a chance to participate in the sneak peeks but not to worry...I'll be sharing them throughout the next couple of weeks!
Here is a card I made using the Leaf it to Me set. I was going for a nice clean and simple design. I stamped the apple barrel twice and popped it up on little dimensionals. I'm loving the texture of this Core'dinations cardstock. It adds so much to a simple card, don't you think?

Stamps: Leaf it to Me; Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Core'dinations in Chocolate Mocha and Cardinal, Scenic Route DP; Inks: Memento Black, Creamy Caramel; Accessories: Copics, Dew Drops, Quickie Glue Pen, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!
I'll see if Chloe will allow me to snap a picture of her this morning before school...if so I'll share it with you all.

26 comments:

Shelly said...

Neat cards, I love the fall colors.

MichelleInBoise said...

It's freezing this morning....and you have fall pattern cards....the seasons must be changing for sure...

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just beautiful, Dawn!

Rhonda said...

Great cards Dawn! I love that Black Magic technique. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

You amaze me with the amount of cards you produce and they are all just beautiful...I love the way you used the Black Magic technique..I read about it, but wasn't much interested until I saw the way you did it...Thanks! Susan

Tanis Palmer said...

Fantastic cards, Dawn! I love what you did with the black magic technique!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your cards Dawn.

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Beautiful cards. Love the one with the boy and the apples. I so love bobbing for apples, and it is fall time~

Kelly Schelske said...

Love the Black Magic Dawn!! Both cards are absolutely fantastic!! Have a wonderful day:-) Kelly

Catherine said...

Dawn, both cards are just adorable and i never thought of using that set for that technique..very pretty!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Love your gorgeus black magic card! Awesome with the fall colours and new DP! The apple card is perfect in red with the baubles...too cute!

Julia said...

Beautiful colors!! Great job on the Black Magic.

Alexandra said...

These cards are rockin' Dawn, I just love that sweet little boy with the hay in his mouth - LOL! Totally adorable!

Hope Chloe at least lets you take her pic, Kayla hated every minute of it, teehee - but I did it anyway!
*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

corinnesomerville said...

Summer goes by wayyyyy too fast !!! It was a good one...just not long enough :)
Great cards, girlie !! Love that Haiku DP !!

Bethany Paull said...

Love your black magic. Great use of that new dp.

Lori said...

Your black magic card turned out great! Love the fall colors you used. Hope Chloe's first day of school was a good one!

Julie Masse said...

Love that first one especially - the colors are so fallish and pretty! :)

Maria said...

I know what you mean about summer and having the time to be free but I've noticed that I get really lazy during the summer and sort of waste the time I do have.

With my kids back in school, I am forced to get up early so my day starts earlier now and I seem to get more things done.

I'm lovin' both your cards, especially the papers that you've used and the pretty color combos! Love what you did with that black magic technique. I have to try it out one day!!

Maria

Deborah said...

Way cool technique! I must give that a go! Love your card! The boy and the apple barel is adorable! Hang in there witht the new schedule! Hugs, Deb

Jennifer Love said...

What a neato technique! I've seen lots of cards lately with that technique...still too scared to try it myself. LOL (dumb, I know.)

And that little guy with the wheat in his mouth. OMW SO FUN! Great cards today. :)

Christina Fischer said...

Your black magic card is beautiful -- those images are perfect for the technique!

How cute is that little guy with the apples?!? Love it! :)

Jackie Pedro said...

Your technique card is beautiful!

I love the fall colors on the second card!

Lauren (mytime) said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOO Cute!! Love the layouts and the paper, oh and the embellies!! Adorable Dawn!

shel9999 said...

That Black Magic is a very interesting technique. I love what you did with it! Very cute little apple boy too!

Donna said...

pretty black magic card - that little boy sucking on the straw is cute

Rose Ann said...

The first card is so pretty, and the second is so cute!! I love all of your Dew Drops, and your fantastic papers!!