Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Artful INKables July Blog Hop

The Artful INKables blog hop starts at the AI blog. If you have dropped by to say, 'Hi!', well, 'Hi!' backatcha!!! I would invite you to start at the beginning and ENJOY the hop creations along the way! If you have arrived here from Holly's blog, you are in the right place and I hope you are having a marvellous time!


This is a teary-eyed post. I hope you are enjoying the last blog hop offered up by the current Artful INKables design team! We are doing a lot of reminiscing here and this team has been such a joy to be part of for the last 6 months.

I've chosen to use Peaceful Wishes for my oldies but goodies set. This is a beautiful Christmas set that transcends the seasonal designation. This a beautiful stag pair that work well for a masculine card, as I have done here, or for Christmas. What an absolutely gorgeous image!!!



stamps; peaceful wishes (Artful INKables)
paper; very vanilla (SU!), crate avenue (crate paper)
ink; antique linen, tea dye distress ink (ranger)
accessories; black satin ribbon (offray), circle, scallop circle nesties (spellbinders), dew drops (the robin's nest), antique copper deco brads (making memories)


They make a stunning pair for a traditional Christmas card as well. I love the elegance of gold at Christmas but that's about the only time. ;) I've had this SEI Holly Lane paper for ages and haven't cracked it until today...WHAT WAS I THINKING?!!!! I know it's an older paper line, but I think I'll just about use it up this Christmas!! This gold foiled paper is wonderful.

I turned the small images from the set into postage stamps. They are stamped in black and I used a gold painty pen to double outline the image. The images themselves are coloured with copic markers. I thought about doing dazzling diamonds all over the images, but I think it might have been too much with the gold so dominant in the paper.



stamps; peaceful wishes (Artful INKables)
paper; Holly Lane (SEI), elephant, coconut swirl (bazzill)
accessories; square,scallop square, curved rectangle nestabilities (spellbinders), dew drops (the robin's nest), cornice border punch (martha stewart), white satin ribbon (offray), gold painty pen (zig), copic markers


I truly hope you have enjoyed this portion of the hop, and I bid you, 'Adieu!' and send you on your way to Joy's blog. Have a marvelous day!!!

17 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Dawn said...

oooh, the B&W is just stunning!! both are just beautiful Loretta!!

Velta said...

Loretta ~ Your cards are stunning!!! I am in awe of your design work and have been so inspired by your work. I hope we can all keep in touch in the future...hey, I'm gonna "MAKE" us keep in touch !

Connie said...

Oh Loretta! These are beautiful! Love how versatile these images are! WOW!!

Jenny said...

Both cards are gorgeous!!

Kerri said...

Oh wow! Both of these are gorgeous, Loretta! I love the idea of using the deer for a non-holiday card : )

Elena said...

Wow! Gorgeous and very elegant cards! Your work is always so inspirational!

Joanne Travis said...

Gasp!! Breathtaking cards, Loretta. Wow, I will have to order this set after seeing the gorgeous samples today, it is so elegant.
I hope we will continue to keep in touch. I'll be checking in to see how the pets are doing!
Hugs,
Joanne

Julie Ranae Murray said...

Really beautiful....I'm in the mood for Christmas now!

Stamping Becky said...

Love them both! Amazing creations.

Cathy Indelicato said...

Awesome! It was great working with you!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

WOW!!! Talk about stunning!! LOVE the B&W!! It's so striking!! Actually, I love the colors and sketches of both Loretta!! FAbulous!!

Stampin_melissa said...

Such wonderful cards, just adore that first card! It is so elegant!

Tami said...

The black and white is just stunning!

carpediem said...

The first card is one of my favorites from the blog hop!

Barbara said...

This is one of my favorite sets! I love those deer!

Kristin said...

What a stunning pair of cards! I honestly dont know any words to do them justice but then your work always leaves me speechless! You have been a shooting star over the last 6 months...I remember when I was the first follower to your blog and now look at you! You are a true talent and I've really enjoyed my time with you! You WILL be missed! Hugs!

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