Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Athletic Hands by Shady Tree Studio

This is one of my new stamp sets from Cornish Heritage Farms. It's called Athletic Hands by Shady Tree Studio. What I like so much about this set is its timeless appeal. It works just as well for a six year old as for a 60 year old. All you have to do to change the feel of the card is change the paper and colors.

Today I went with a few of the remaining remnants of My Mind's Eye Kaleidoscope. As I said yesterday, this line reminds me of summer! I stamped this image in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with pencils/OMS. I masked off the image with both a circle nestie, and a cut out of the image itself and sprayed with Caspian Sea shimmer mist. I added a little Angel Wings Shimmerz to the baseball, I can't be expected to make a card with no shimmer at all!

The brads are regular office supply brads embossed in SU! Glorious Green, now retired, of course! The edges are inked with Brilliant Blue, and the base is Glorious Green from the Bold Brights multi pack I bought in 2000. I don't use a lot of Glorious Green, those three sheets have lasted me more than nine years!

I used a Cindy Haffner sketch for this card. It was one of the Dar to Get Dirty challenges over on SCS. I don't know how dirty I got, but I played almost all of the challenges!


Sharri Seffens said...

Carla, Great card! I love the color combo and that stamp does have a timeless appeal. Can you believe I still have a few sheets of the Mint colored cs SU had about 6 years ago? It was in one of the multi pack I bought and I do not think I have used a single sheet of that color! I guess is wasn't one of my favorites. lol!

Laura said...

Congrats on the publication in Just Cards, Carla! I'm in there with you! I'm so glad you're loving the stamps, and can't wait to see your cards! Let me know when you post them!


Carolina said...

Huge congrats on getting published and I'm so not surprise in the least with all your amazing talent!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is gorgeous. Love the vibrant colors and the wonderful image. Your coloring is outstanding.
Way to go!!!

Veronica said...

hey sweetie,
so you likey? the new audrey hepburn sexy cat banner???lol
I saw that at TJMAXX and just knew she had to be mine...For my 50th Birthday I am having a Breakfast at Tiffany's themed party..woo hoo
okay so onto better stuff...did your stamps ever show up? I mailed them to your old address and since they haven't made their way back to me...I am hoping they show up to you...let me know.

Justine said...

Carla your coloring and shading are perfect. So beautifully done

Noelle Reese said...

I love it! I forgot all about embossing brads! I think I'll make some brown ones today just becasue I now can LOL