Lamb of God…

Posted by Catherine on April 3, 2009

…a shorter post than usual for me today!  I totally overdid it at dinner last night and I think I’m in a semi-state of carb coma.  I am having the hardest time keeping my eyes open.  I think I might even have to re-do the card for today because my eyes were all wonky and it may not even be aligned properly.  *LOL*

I’m going to share a little secret with you.  I’m not sure how noticeable it is, but did you wonder about the flowers?  I don’t usually just go around sticking flowers just everywhere.  Well, I do, but that wasn’t really my intention this time.  I made the stamping beginners’ all-time-high mistake.  I was inking up a sentiment stamp and I dropped the stamp onto my work.  *CRIES* Yeah, I did!  So a big, inky, blobby mess is under one of those flowers.  I’m not going to point out which one…*sighs* Too bad I wasn’t working on a distress kind of project, I could have worked around it.  But I was going for a nice, clean look today and wasn’t really wanting the flowers, but what’s a girl to do?  Start all over again when The Mister is already in the next room making harumphing noises?  I’d still like a little stamping/shopping freedom…no need to get the significant other too irritated with my hobby, right?

So, moving right along!  I was very sad that I didn’t have a lot more quality time with my High Hopes stamps that came in.  I pretty much stamped on the fly and just ran with it – hence the stamping disasted.  A stamper should never have to feel rushed, I think!  I pulled out this stamp first because of the proximity to Easter and because it’s just so lovely!

I coloured the image with my Copics – really working the fake-it-’til-you-make-it colouring technique! *LOL* (This was NOT taught at the Certification Class!) and I took my aquapen and perfect pearled the garment over the cross.  I would definitely say that Jesus’ robes deserve the shimmer.  Plus, I really think it helps add to the whole look of it being HOLY and kind of calls to mind the transfiguration, etc.  Yes, Perfect Pearls can DO that, but I digress…

I Stickled the wonderful, grassy null that my beautiful little lamb is sitting on and I used my wonderfully creamy Versamagic ink to make the cloudy background.  This required a little masking.  I haven’t done quite so much masking in this way, but it was actually pretty easy.  I had already stamped the original image onto my oval and I just took one of my test stamps and cut it out pretty roughly and temporarily taped it on top so I was free to go crazy with the cloud-makin’!  Once I lifted off the mask, I had a nice cloudy background backlighting my main focal point.  I was very happy with it – and then I dropped my inked stamp on top of it.  *SCREECH*  Since I already had my aquapen and Perfect Pearls out, I proceeded to paint Perfect Pearl all over the raised parts of the embossed background paper.  Some non-Kaiser flat-backed pearls helped finish off the image.  I didn’t include the sentiment because I was harboring some resentment against it for it’s part in ruining my work and forcing me to succumb to the use of flowers.  I’m sure I will forgive it eventually…

That’s it for me today.  I’ve got an ALL DAY scrap day planned out tomorrow with a CM consultant but it’s kind of boring so I usually end up bringing all my contraband stuff and doing my own ‘thang’ at the retreat.  She never really specifically says it’s not allowed and she can hardly NOT let me because I always seem to come away with a ton of CM stuff anyway!  But I’m hoping that the mandatory all-dayness of the event will force me to get a TON of advance things done (RELEASE DAY IS COMING!!!) and I won’t have to worry about suffering from anymore carb comas.  If you’ve got a moment, please let me know what you think of today’s project and my first Perfect Pearl tutorial will be going up this MONDAY for the very start of the first week of my April Spotlight!  If you just NEED to know about Perfect Pearls ASAP, please check out Marti’s blog for the introduction and product comparison! 

Thank you SO much for stopping by, I hope that you’re having a wonderful Friday and let’s get our weekend OOOON!

(Will be back to post the products and materials)



7 Responses to “Lamb of God…”

  1. Cheryl said

    Catherine your card turned out sooooo soooo darling!!! I love how you made the sky, I think I need to work on my clouds…LOL Yours look tooooo goood 🙂 I love the lamb and your coloring with the copics, also love how you used the perfect pearls, and the stickles!! Im love’n those perfect pearls and have already a list going on the next ones to order 🙂 LOL shame on me. Anyways hun you cant even tell that you are covering up anything on this card 🙂 I know I have had to do that before, no fun huh??? 🙂

    Well I do hope you have a wonderful day!!!


  2. Jules said

    I agree with Cheryl – that sky looks great. And I love how you added shimmer to the embossing – very pretty!

  3. Michelle said

    This is lovely…shimmery….colorful….elegant – it’s all things. Really nice job….even if you did make a little mess – remember, it’s not a mistake – it’s an embellishment opportunity 😉

  4. Anita said

    Beautiful card! I like how the the fabric on the cross sparkles.

  5. pezadoodle said

    GOR GEOUS!! all around. your sky ROCKS and your coloring is awesome! love the shimmer!!!!!!

  6. Dawn said

    This is absolutely one of the best Easter cards I have seen. Love, love, love it. Dawn

  7. Lynn said

    This card is gorgeous! I really like it a lot!

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