Friday, January 30, 2009

the Value of Joy

Good Morning! So are you enjoying all this blog hopping that we're doing this week? I sure hope so! Today's featured set is Jami Bova's third set to be released this month. It's call "The Value of Joy" and is such a SWEET set! I just LOVE it!

For this card, I used one of the two sentiments that come with the set. To see the other sentiment you'll have to start your blog hopping ;). I had alot of fun with this set because I used Shimmerz and Blingz on both of my cards. Great image for that :)

For this first card, I started with a cream cardstock background and then layered some Webster's Pages papers, first the brown is "Bountiful" from the Inspired collection, then the blue is "Peacefulness" again from the Inspired collection. Then a layer of Bazzill Bling and then another layer of the "bountiful" paper, then my image. Since I put so many layers on the image, I chose to stamp the sentiment directly on the "Peacefulness" paper and use it that way. I colored with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits and added bubblegum shimmerz to the flowers. I also used the brown wrinkled ribbon to tie the sentiment on.

This second card is made with softer colors again. I started with a periwinkle cardstock base and then layered Webster's Pages "Secret Garden" paper from the reflections of nature collection. I colored the image with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits and then added both Shimmerz and Blingz to this one. You can see these better in the close up picture. I sponged Antique Linen distress ink around all the pieces. The corners are punched from an EKSuccess corner punch and are Bazzill bling and then you know I had to add some dew drops since the first cards doesn't have any :)

In this picture, you can see the Shimmerz and the Blingz really well. The Shimmerz is Lilac colored and is on the flowers. The Blingz is December Sky and is on the puppy's bandana. The difference between the Shimmerz and the Blingz is that the Blingz is a little chunkier, you get bits of shimmer instead of a really smooth shimmer. It's FUN!




Now to the blog hopping. If you've been hopping with us all week, you know one thing you have to do is visit all the dt member's blogs and see what they did with the featured set today. Then leave them a comment. After that, go to the 2RedBananas blog and answer our question of the day in a comment. Then you will be eligible to win the blog candy for today, which is a set of "the Value of Joy" stamps!!!! So get hoppin'!


Our quote for the day: "Beauty is whatever gives joy." - Hugh Nibley


Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy hopping around with us today!

17 comments:

Lynette said...

Super cards, Jeanette! Cute stamp.

Elena said...

Beautiful cards! I love the sentiment! Shimmer looks great!

Jacqueline said...

These are both so pretty! I love all the shimmer!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love how you colored these Jeanette...they look just like my other (yellow) lab - Tulip!

Julia Aston said...

You made 2 great cards with this sweet image!

Ashley said...

Such sweet cards!

Tricia said...

Isn't he precious!! What a sweet image!

Cassie said...

just darling girl!!

Margie said...

Adorable! I like the softer card too - the colors are great! I love all the Shimmerz too :)

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards--I like the papers you used and how you stamped the sentiment on the first card on the DP.

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is so cute! Don't you just love Shimmerz???

Heather said...

Both Cards are great Jeanette, I love the shimmerz and Blings I have to challenge myself not to use shimmerz or blingz on things now!!!

Heather

Maraya said...

Jeanette, I love how both your cards turned out. Your coloring is awesome!

debbie said...

love the blog and the cards
thanks
Debbie

Teresa said...

I like the purple with green card. I think that's my favorite color combo.

Cathy said...

Love both of your cards. I also use the shimmerz and I like how it makes the cards shine.

Janna said...

THis is just so, so pretty!!! I love the soft pastels and the gorgeous shimmerzs!! Fantastic job!

Smiles,
janna