Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Holy Guacamole Batman.... she did it... in 1hour 45 minutes!!!!

Ha. Can you guess what that's all about?
Momo (www.madebymomo.blogspot.com) posted her challenge on her blog so I thought I'd try to enter a card.  I ruminated all day about what I would do... what stamp I'd use, what techniques I'll pull together into my masterpiece... and HERE IT IS... (drumroll.....)

AND.... the best part is... it took me 1hour and 45 minutes, including coloring the image. That's 3 days, 4 hours and 15 minutes less than NORMAL.

Everyone usually puts their card recipe however I'm really bad about that so I'll do the best I can.  The sentiment came from a Michaels' clear acrylic stamp set I got.  The image was from an old Stampin' Up set featuring a dragon.  The coloring was done by Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits (a la The Queen Marlene at www.disguisedasagrownup.blogspot.com).   The ribbon... hmm. I think it was part of a $1 pack at Michaels.  The light green paper was run through my Cuttlebug to make a scaly appearance.  (I took the photo of the card at night and I find that it washes out the color.  I will try to re-post the photo later
UPDATE: The photos are now re-posted). 
A close shot of the Prismacolor pencil shading

A closer shot of the background paper
I'm exhausted.  This was quite taxing.  I need to go lay down....  (Don't know how all you guys do it on a daily basis).

Oh... and on a side note:  Nicole (http://canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.com) put up her video to show how she colors in her images with her Stampin' Up pens. I have been waiting since July to see this.  I hope to try it with my Marvy pens (I don't have SU pens).  But alas, if I simply cannot duplicate the art... I have my Prismacolor pencils.  I like the image they create as well.
Lastly, if you have hung in long enough to read all this babbling, don't forget about Nicole's bloghop on Saturday!!!!  Just click on the link to her blog above and you can bookmark her site.  Bookmark Marlene's too.  You'll enjoy it, trust me.

Tonight, I went to the local market (Sprouts) and picked up Taramatasalata by Krinos (in a jar).  It's a Greek type cavier dip.  I ate it with some blue corn organic chips from Trader Joes.  It's my new thing.  If you don't have Krinos in your market (which I completely understand), go to a Greek restaurant. It will probably be under the appetizer part.  Have it with some fresh warm pita.  (eyes. rolling. back. into. head).

Off to watch Glee...


  1. Well, aren't you the little card making diva these days?!! A card made THAT quickly that looks THAT terrific!! You go, girl!!!

    (pssst....that episode of Glee yesterday wasn't my favorite)


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