Thursday, January 15, 2009

Simple Pleasures

There is just something about this stamp set that really appeals to me. It's Impression Obsession's Simple Pleasures cling mount set.

I stamped it on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder. The stamped image was colored with Tombow (water based) markers and a damp paint brush. I was going for the look of delicate bone china, but I'm not quite sure I got there.

I stamped it once again on a scrap of paper to get the cookies and butterfly. Those were colored then popped up with foam tape for added dimension. The pink edge on the cookies and the butterfly were covered with adhesive using my Quickie Glue Pen then added Ultrafine Transparent Glitter .

I know the glitter is hard to see in the photo, but it is sooooo sparkly!

The stamps used on the inside are also included in the Simple Pleasures cling mount set. I stamped the little flowers and colored them with Tombow markers. The borders on the bottom were made with a Martha Stewart punch. The designer paper is a piece of Anna Griffin paper I had left from another project, and the cardstock is Prism Papers .

I have to say that I am excited we had so many participants in the Stamper's Dream Dreamy Challenge this month! Such beautiful cards, and great artistry...I'm so honored that you shared with us. I enjoyed each and every card!

I numbered the entries then used the Random Number Generator to select the winner of the Dreamy Treat, and this is the result:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-01-16 00:59:05 UTC

The winner is Christi

Christi said...
I am so glad I got to play along this month!! Here is my card:

January 14, 2009 11:25 PM

Be sure to see her card in the SCS gallery. In fact, you can view ALL the challenge cards in the SCS gallery HERE .

Christi, please send me your snail mail address and I will get your Dreamy Treat right out to you!

BTW...have I told you that I'm leaving next week to go to CHA? Woo hoo! More about that later. Until then...


Denise (peanutbee) said...

So beautiful! Love it!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just beautiful, Michelle! So soft and elegant!

Carol said...

Congrats to Christi on winning!!
Your card is so elegant and feminine. You perfectly captured the essence of fine bone china with your colors and dsp! The Nesties really bring out the beauty of this lovely image too!

Gabriela said...

Michelle, I love your teacup card. I can see you were clearly inspired by the DP. This is wonderful! I SO enjoy your work (and blog).

silkeledlow said...

So beautiful - Michelle!!! Love the soft colors, the sentiment and the pretty butterfly on the tea cup!!!

Also Congrats to Christi - her creation is beautiful!!!

Vonnie said...

Great card, its so english. A china cup and saucer, you can`t drink tea out of anything else ! Love it, it reminds me of home.

Congrats to Christi. Can`t wait for the next challenge.

Have a great day.

Hugs Yvonne

Kimberly said...

Beautiful! Its so soft and elegant!

YAY CHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can hardly contain my excitement!!!!!!! I cannot wait to meet you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
have a wonderful weekend!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, I love this did a beautiful job on this, Michelle!!! The colors are so pretty ...just sooo elegant!!!
Have a great time at CHA....wich I could be there to meet you!!

Joan Ervin said...

I forgot to say congrats to Christi...I love her gorgeous card!!!

Marilyn Hitterman said...

I couldn't leave your site without commenting on your card - absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful job!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Ohhhh Michelle...this is so soft and pretty! I love the sparkly popped butterfly! Love the dp and colors too! WOW!

Christi said...

OMG!!! I can't believe I won! Thank you SOOOO much!! Your card is amazing!!! LOVE that dp and those colors!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful, Michelle! I have an award for you on my blog - stop by to take a look! BTW, I'm going to CHA, too - hope I get to meet you!!

Angie said...

Tha is such a gorgeous image! How did I miss it before?