Admin Control Panel

New Post | Edit Pages | Change Layout | Stats | Sign Out

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holy cow - a blog post from Libby!?!?!

Hi, remember me? I used to post stuff on this blog, but then I vanished! Is anyone still out there, or have you all given up on me? I'm probably just talking to myself - but that's how I usually feel when I'm typing on here anyway! :-) Things are still a bit crazy around here - Joel is out of town, I have about a zillion things to get done before next week - I can't believe it's Christmas next week already (!!!) - and now I have a nasty cold. Boo! But I put all of that aside and did some stamping therapy anyway. :-) I actually have several cards queued up to share this week, can ya believe it??? First up is this lovely swan from FireCracker Designs by Pamela. I just looooooove this image!! So pretty and peaceful. For this card I was inspired by the amazing Michelle Zindorf - I used similar coloring as I did on my snowgirl card a while back, and I also followed this tutorial for the brayering. I'm actually digging the brayering, it's quite fun and not nearly as scary as I used to think! And it's so exciting to finally use that Versamarker I bought a zillion years ago and have had collecting dust in my stash - turns out it's an essential tool when doing brayered backgrounds, you "color" with it over your stamped and colored image, and then emboss it in clear EP so the brayering can just be wiped off! So nifty! I wasn't quite sure these colors would look good on the swan - it worked well for the toasted marshmallow look on my snowgirl - hopefully he doesn't just look like a dirty swan. :-) Well, I do like how it turned out, and I'm so very happy to have finally stamped something!!! Hope you all are doing well and have more of your shopping done and house organized for the holidays than I do at this point!! :-) Thanks for stopping by today!
  • Stamps: Swan Song from FireCracker Designs by Pamela
  • Paper: Pacific Point, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
  • Ink: Palette Noir, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Copic Markers for coloring
  • Accessories: Nestabilities dies, White gel pen, aged copper brads, Janome Sew Mini


  1. Hope you are feeling better soon! Lovely card!

  2. Gorgeous card! We are all still out here blurfing and holding down the fort while you do what you need to do! Keep warm and feel better soon! ~chris

  3. Libby, Libby, rings a bell?? Are you the one with that adorable little girl and that fun challenge?? Hmmm...maybe I'm thinking of someone else ;)

  4. Oh how lovely! Yes, I love this swan too. Wish I had her. Have a wonderful Christmas and hope you/re feeling better soon. I know, I must have that same cold!

  5. Libby, this is GORGEOUS!!! I love it all. I want that quote. You did a great job!

  6. Your swan looks beautiful, and your brayering is gorgeous!! Hope you're feeling better soon, Libby!!

  7. Happy to see you are back in action!! I thought maybe Reader had dropped your feed or something :-)

  8. I'm so glad your back!! I've noticed there haven't been any posts lately...

    I think we've all been posting less nowadays :)

    Hope you feel better soon!!

  9. Beautiful card -- I hope you can feel better's no fun to be down and out at the holidays. Rest up--we miss you, but want you back when you're ready.

  10. Glad you found time to stamp and sorry to hear you are sick, this is the worst time of year to feel sick with so many things on our to do list!!! I still feel like I am floundering under the burden of all the things I must accomplish! This card is lovely, the technique sounds found and I want to try it!!

  11. Oh, you're good with that brayering, Libby! This is beautiful. I admired this set when I first saw it. So unusual to see a swan set. Gee, don't feel bad about not posting. It's been five days since my last post. There's been no time for stamping, as I've been enjoying Christmas preparations without stressing about the blog, too. It's nice to know everything is okay with you!


I always enjoy your comments - thanks so much for taking the time to leave one!


Get Inspired

Pin It button on image hover