Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Can You See Me Now?

Special Moments_May 2010

If you think my title is wonky, it’s only because a couple of you commented that my photographs weren’t showing up last night. Interesting. They show up for me with Windows Internet Explorer 8 but not on Chrome. Those are the only two search engines I currently have installed, so I wouldn’t know about Firefox or any of the others. What, do you suppose, would cause that? I hate techie stuff I don’t understand.

My card this evening started out as an experiment, which was inspired by a card on this post on, once again, the Jennifer Mcguire, Ink blog. I was quite taken with the results of her card and tried to emulate the look, stamping my flowers on pink gingham paper, embossing them with clear embossing powder, and then going over the background with a sponge and brown ink.

Whether it was the stamp I used, the weight of my background paper, or the fact that my VersaMark pad probably needs reinking, my results are not perfect. If you see what you think is text in the background, it’s there. Before the ink dried, the whole thing was looking a little sicker than it does now, and I thought a text background might help. As you can see, once the ink dried the text faded. The end of the story? Not the greatest card I’ve ever made but something different and a fun technique with lots of potential.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Baby Pink, and Chocolate cardstock; Baby Pink Gingham B&T paper (retired); Chocolate and VersaMark ink pads; Clear embossing powder; I Am stamp set from CTMH’s Tickled Pink promotion (retired); Hero Arts Special Moments stamp set and Friend Definition Cling stamp; Baby Pink Bigger Brads; Embossing heat tool; Round sponge.

Happy Hump Day! Despite the lousy weather (cool with intermittent rain showers) husband managed to play 36 holes of golf today. Because of the crappy weather, I wasn’t a bit jealous. Can’t say I won’t be on nice days. LOL. Work was OK, which is all it ever is these days. It is also a means to an end – for the time being. On a brighter note, the word from Florida is that the little guys are having them time of their lives. I’ve seen a couple of photos, too, of them with their faces all painted up like pirates. Cute.

I hope you had a great day. I’ve stayed up a little later than I should have the past couple of nights, and so, unless I get distracted, I am thinking a power sleep is in order for tonight. Take care, friends, and thanks for stopping by!


Leslie said...

Now that you mention it, I had to click in the empty box to see your cards last night. I didn't really think anything about it. I liked what I saw, I think I even left a comment. Tonight the card showed up without any outside interference. Very pretty. It is way past my bedtime.

Lourae said...

I love this card! Course I love all your cards and copy the ones I can. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

Jeanne said...

I suspect it was a glitch as I had no problem seeing your photos yesterday or this morning. Sometimes when that happens (I use Chrome) I just refresh the page and what I want to see gets shaken up by refreshing and I see it just fine. I don't think there is anything you need to do or change. *Ü*

I think your card is very pretty! Love the flowers! I subscribe to the same blog, but have flown through the posts and haven't taken the time to really look at the cards. You remind me to really look at the neat techniques she shares.

I'm so glad the boys are having a grand time. It's going to be so fun for you when they get home and share all their adventures with grandma and grandpa!

Hope you have a happy day! The girls have assessments today (for an hour and a half) and then we're off to see the artwork they've created that's in a local art show at the community college. Very cool.

Sylvia said...

Your card is very pretty.

Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card!

Sharli said...

Hi Kathi, I can see it now! Thank you! I have Mozilla FireFox. I did try clicking in the white square but nothing happened.

I do love this card - I had seen the one on another blog but didn't "get it" how on earth did she do that??? Your explanation makes more sense! LOL I love the gingham - those flowers are just darling and the pink and chocolate colors are just yummy together!

Alanna said...

This is so gorgeous. Love it. I also wasn't able to see your last cards but it looks like I can now. Off to check them out better.

Alexis said...

I absolutely LOVE this card-what a great look! thank for posting your great cards and how you get the look! so in my weak and feeble attempt i can try and copy it! have a blessed mothers day!