Monday, June 14, 2010

OWH Sketch Challenge #21 & A New Forum

Wow - I have 2 blog posts today!  
I just had to post my card for the Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps sketch challenge #20 and talk a little bit about the blog too!  

I made my card using the sketch and used a real rubber stamp for the image today.  The stamp is called American Girl by Dream Impressions.  The stamp was lent to me by my friend Sheri, we met on the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend blog hop.  She'd used this stamp on her card and I just loved it!  I had to find out where she got it.  She's done her homework and we believe it isn't available for sale anymore so she offered to let me borrow it. 

I had some free time yesterday afternoon so I stamped and colored her with my Copic markers.  The grass is colored with YG11, YG13 & YG17 then I spritzed a scrap of old washcloth with Copic blender solution and dabbed it on to kind of melt it all together.  Looks kinda like grass now...    I also discovered yesterday that those places on an image I'd like to keep white and my other colors have bled into them can be cleaned up with blender pen then after it's dried I used a white gel pen.  


Okay, on to the OWH Stars & Stripes blog!  Yesterday Sandy put in a new feature on the blog, it's a forum page.  You can find it on the right side of the page, it says OWH Forum chat with cardmakers.  Click on that button and go check it out, there's even a gallery for the cards we're making to send the troops.  
How cool is that?!  

10 comments:

Maria Matter said...

what a fabulous image, I love it!!! Such a wonderful patriotic card!!!
Blessings!

you should enter this is the Paper Playtime challenge this week-red,white & blue!

Our Little Inspirations said...

What an awesome image! Any OWH cardmaker would love to have a stamp like that! How kind of your friend to loan it to you, and you've done a great job coloring it and turning it into a card!!

helloholley said...

I can see why you would want that image,Jan!!! So cute!!!....adorable card as well...thanks for the info on the blog...just went and registered....that is too cool!!! ;)

jennruggeri75 said...

Hi, Jan! This card is fabulous!! What a great image and layout!!! Have a great evening!!

Paige said...

Love the image. Hadn't heard of that stamp company. great card!

Carrie said...

So cute, great layout, wonderful coloring. Great idea with the blender pen and white gel too. tfs

Louise Fox said...

Jan, You did a fantastic job with this image - not at all an easy one. How very nice of Sheri to lend you the image, but she is like that! What a fab card! Blessings, Louise

Karen Howard said...

Love this image and your take on the sketch challenge is amazing!

Kim Y. said...

GORGEOUS! this girly is cute!

Sharanda said...

This card is FABULOUS!! What a sweet friend to let you borrow that stamp. I hope that you happen upon one for yourself one day. TFS!!