Sunday, August 24, 2008

Shades of Green!

Good Morning,
I am so far behind on my swaps!
I made these 2 cards for our shades of Green swap, although I only need one! LOL! Green is my favorite color in all the world. I love all colors but Green signifies Peace, tranquility and new birth. It just relaxes me!

The top card is of course a House Mouse Design Gruffie Bear called Party Preparations VR1005
on Lime Green cs. The background behind the image is a Glossy green cs made with Gold Pearl-Ex powder & PPA (Perfect Paper Adhesive).

Both of these cards are my very first attempt at using my Prisma Pencils with Gamsol (Oderless Mineral Spirits). I think they came out pretty good, except for the balloon. It was harder to get the color to blend well on that one. Just means I need more practice in larger areas. I was also thinking of stamping something in the balloon, like Happy Birthday or Celebrate!

This House Mouse Image is called "Make a Wish" #HMGR1011.
Also done on Lime Green c/s, run through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots Folder. The dark green piece was cut with scalloped decorative scissors and I didn't like the way the corners came out, so I punched them with my new corner rounder.
Then just under the image is this gorgeous Background paper, which you can't see how shimmery it is in the photo. I don't know who makes it, as it was gifted to me in a swap. If you know, I would love to know. The Happy Birthday Stamp is from an old
Hero Arts set called "Calligraphy Message Stamps". They may have been discontinued by now, as I bought them in the early 1990's.
Thanks for stopping by! Now I will go try to get some more done today to share with you! Hugs Lori



Lori it looks like you've been coloring with OMS for years! Both cards are wonderful and love the green.

Carolyn Bounds

Your cards are wonderful!!! From the looks of things, you don't need any practice with the Prismas and OMS...looks like you have mastered it!

I love your idea about stamping a sentiment on the balloon. How cool would that be?!?! It would make the stamp so much more versatile. If you have some of those tiny stamps, you could even put a seasonal image on it. You always have the best ideas/tips.

I look forward to seeing what you have in the works;o) Have a great week, Mama Cheez!!


Stamp by the Light of the

Cute cute!! Love the dry embossing!