Tuesday, June 14, 2011

~ Clear and Simple Stamps Group Challenge ~ Background Tweets

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Hello Tweets! the CSS design team's June project is with the awesomely cute set Tweet Notes... creating backgrounds with stamping.

And I have never been so brave with stamping before now. Usually my cards consist of just a teeny little stamping bit, or simply the sentiment in vintage sepia / smokey grey ink. The last few weeks, I've learned to pull myself out of my creative rut and LEARN TO STAMP!! ha.

For this card, I twisted the vines on the stamping block before inking with olive ink and stamping onto the cream cardstock. The leaves were filled in with a simple color pencil. I don't know WHEN I'll ever take the plunge and get some copics --- perhaps never. Pencils must suffice.

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The vines were accented with pearls, and the flowers are just layers of Prima petals and a simple rosebud in the middle. Trim is from Little Red Cottage, and the sentiment is from CSS' Kind Deeds set.

Now go visit my DT friends and see what they have up their sleeves:
~ Dana ~ Kim H ~ Lori ~ Cristina ~ Amber ~ Kim D ~ Laurie ~ CSS blog ~


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Well, I hope you are having quite a special day. After all, it was twenty years ago, minus 365 days, that I let out my first scream after entering the world. Perhaps today I'll mark the occasion by letting out nineteen shrieks?
that would be more likely if a cockroach / lizard makes it's appearance before me today. Through all these years, my fear of bugs have somewhat increased.

(True story: when I was 2 years old I bit the head off a beetle and it was never found again)

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SORRY TO GROSS YOU OUT!! :) :) :) have a super day like I am having!

hugs,
~vi

26 comments:

  1. Oh Viola, this is so pretty! I love how you used colored pencils for the leaves. Sometimes the pencils give it that perfect bit of softness that Copics can't compare to. Just lovely!

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  2. Beautiful card Vio. Soft colours and the pencil colouring suits this card perfectly.
    Happy birthday and blessings for the year ahead. Have a very special day!
    Hugz

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  3. Awww...happy birthday m'dear! You are now officially a single lady...how sweet is that!
    Well, get Liz to make you a cake...and buy 19 candles...and have a good blow, k?? You'll never be nineteen again. Hehe. Enjoy your special day! ;)

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  4. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Had I known and had your mailing address, I would have sent you a card! It's not too late if you want to pm me! :) Your card, as usual, is beautiful! Great background, flowers and love the "hanging" lace. :)

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  5. Many many many happy returns of the day Vio. Lovely card..Its just so perfect...so soft and warm...
    May you have a sweet 19th birthday...How I wish I'm 19..hahaha
    Enjoy and God bless :)
    Love
    Shamma

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  6. This is a beautiful card. Happy Birthday too!! I hope you have a "nice" meal today for your birthday! Ruth x

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  7. Happy birthday!
    You are the most creative scraper I have ever seen. I love all your projects.
    Many many many happy returns of the day! Have a very special day and creative year ; -)
    Hugs from Poland!

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  8. Happy birthday!
    You are the most creative scraper I have ever seen. I love all your projects.
    Many many many happy returns of the day! Have a very special day and creative year ; -)
    Hugs from Poland!

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  9. CONGRATULATIONS ! Vio , have a nice day today ! I love that background vine , gonna try something like that too , and i also have no copîcs , only pencils , and it most certainly accopanies your flowers perfectly !
    Hugs Rosa

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  10. Happy birthday Viola :) my nephew's birthday too today :) have a wonderful day hope you get loads of goodies :) and of course your card is amazing :) well done on the stamping :) x

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  11. Happy sweet Birthday! Such a young age and sooooo much talent! Thanks again for getting those flowers! Cannot wait to use them!

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  12. So soft and pretty .. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear Vi!

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  13. this is just gorgeous!! Love the soft colours and the texture! Hugs Juls

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  14. Happy Birthday, Viola! Love your beautiful card AGAIN today! Hope your special day is great!

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  15. Happy Birthday!!! Its amazing (to me, at least) that you are so young and already so talented. Have a day that is as beautiful as the cards you design, dear girl! And your coloring with pencils came out perfect and wouldn't have looked so soft and delicate if you had used markers... so I vote, Keep the colored pencils!

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  16. Happy Birthday sweet Vio! Have a wonderfully beautiful day!

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  17. Happy happy b-day sweets!!! Hope you have the most special and spectacular day!!! lol just thinking of that poor beetle...

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  18. awwww sniff sniff...our little scrapper girl is growin up! Happppppppppyyyyy Birthday girlie! I hope it is special and magical for you! hugs, auntie cherry

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  19. Hey, my birthday was just a few days ago too! (except I'm like twice as old as you!) Happy birthday!!! I just love this card, you are amazing!
    Hugs,
    Danielle

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  20. A very special Happy Birthday to you today! Today is also my birthday, and it is also Flag Day in the U.S. so it's a special day all around. On top of all that, it's my little dog's birthday, too! Her name is Jessica and she is five today (she's a little rescue dog and is SO sweet!).
    I LOVE your cards and check the blog every day. Your style is my style! Love to you and keep creating!

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  21. Patty O'MalleyJune 15, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Happy Birthday, sweet Vio! I'll be sending you a card (give it some time, though! lol Better late than never!)

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  22. Happy Birthday Viola!

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  23. Just lovely! The repeated branch and leaf image is the perfect backdrop for your cluster of flowers. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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  24. Beautiful card Viola! Happy Belated Birthday! I hope your day was as special and sweet as you are!

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  25. Happy Belated birthday Viola, hope you had a wonderful day and your card is stunning as always.

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