Monday, February 25, 2008

Life is just a bowl of cherries....

I have been coveting this stamp for months...many many months. Let me first say that I love Ellen Hutson. She is the sweetest most wonderful lady and we as stampers are so lucky to have her. She spends hours researching things like, which copics match the SU color line and then designs products to fit our needs. She is always on the cutting edge and get this...she always...always....sends a personalized little stamped thank you note with your purchase. How can you not love that? Am I gushing yet? Anyway, if you haven't checked out her store or her blog, you should take a couple minutes and do that. This darling cherry stamp is from her. As Em would say - "Do you lovey?"

I definitely lovey! I stamped the cherries in Palette black ink (PTI) and then watercolored them using real red and certainly celery for the leaves. I watercolored the colander using sahara sand and basic grey on watercolor paper. I punched the image out using my mega scalloped punch from Marvy Uchida and then backed it with a giga punch in real red. (You can buy these from PTI) The ribbon is from Jody's ribbon share awhile back. (I am sure she will have another one! While you're over there, check out that stinkin' cute basket. Get outta town. Love her!) Then I used my slit punch and repeated punching along a strip of paper to create a scalloped piece. I dotted it with my galaxy pen in white and then added the dashed ribbon (again from Jody). I am not sure you can see the embossing in the photo. But, I tried something new. I had a set of circle cuttlebug folders (set of 4) and I took one and embossed it several times to create a background. I liked the way it turned I will probably try it again. I jsut realized my watermark is over the saying which is from Mixed Messages and says "Enjoy the moment" in case you can't see it, stamped in certainly celery. Hope you enjoy!

Happy stamping!

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