Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Pretties Challenge Day!!!

First let me apologize for being MIA this past week....I've been fighting an episode of vertigo and looking at a computer screen, tv or pretty much anything has been near impossible. I'm slowly recovering so I thought I'd better post while I can...then back to bed for me, followed by some quality time staring at a blank wall that stays still. lol

So it's Wednesday which means....Pretties Challenge Day!!! Did any of you try out the challenge I posted last week?? They were fantastic colors to work with, so if you haven't joined in the fun then get to it! ;) Last weeks challenge was from Charmaine and it was to use the Bouncing Brayer technique. I have to tell you that I was a bit scared of this technique, me and brayers usually don't get along. But I must say that I was quite happy with my creation...

I first stamped the circle in Versamark on glossy paper. Next I used my Blue Frost spectrum pad and inked my brayer and 'bounced' around the circle until I was happy with the coverage. I wiped the extra ink off with a tissue and added a few trees. I wanted to keep the focus on the image rather than any other part of the card so I decided to keep it very simple and classy. I stamped the wording in Craft white first, let it dry and then stamped over it with Navy ink just slightly to the left so it looked more dimensional. Of course I had to have some paper distressing and my ticket corner punch I love so much.

Be sure to surf around and look at all the girls creations (Julie M, Joanne, Alli, Christie, Charmaine, Kristine, Julie C) and take a shot at trying this out for yourself.

If you do join us for these challenges let me know, post a link to your creation so I can take a peek! Also, be sure to check back later today for this weeks challenge....

15 comments:

Alli Miles said...

Believe it or not I received your card today! It is BEAUTIFUL--love the colours and the moon...not to mention this is one of my fav SU! sets. I just plain LOVE this card. Can you tell? I keep saying it *lol* I hope you are feeling better soon.

Crystal (SCS happy2stamp4ever) said...

This card is beautiful!!! I too, am scared to try the technique...maybe I will...thanks for the inspiration!

Sandra Smart said...

This card is stunning. You did a very nice job! I have to purchase a brayer now and try it out!
Thanks for sharing!

Julie Masse said...

Jillian this card is Fabulous!!! You did such a great job with this challenge!! Hope you are feeling better soon - we miss you! :)

Kristine Reynolds said...

What a beautiful card Jillian! Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. Hope you're better soon!

Christie Ortman said...

You nailed it Jill - who'd ever have known what has been going on in your life the last couple of weeks - you haven't missed a beat my dear!!!

jodene said...

An absolute beauti!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

This is a WOW card!! Great job on your challenge. This is drop dead GORGEOUS!!!! Chris

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

I forgot to see I hope you are feeling better. My SU demo was just diagnosed with Vertigo, and I know she is having a tough time. I will add you to my prayers.Hugs, Chris

Melissa said...

So pretty!

Marie said...

This is gorgeous! TFS

Lisa Helmts said...

Hope you feel better soon !!!!! The card looks really good!

dd2njoy said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!It's a great technique,i'll have to be brave and try it one day!! TFS!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This card is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, Jill! You did a WONDERFUL job!

Joanne B. said...

OH My GOODNESS JILLIAN! This is absolutely stunning. I can't get over it. Beautiful.