Monday, July 19, 2010

BBTB2-Challenge/Fabulous Finds

Good Morning, our challenge this week to use hinges from "Fabulous Finds", this is a work horse cart and one of my all time favorites. We were also treated this week with digi stamps from "Shelly's Images", wow some great images, so please give her a visit. Our team used a wonderful combination so be sure to visit our Bitten By the Bug 2 Blog.

When I saw Lady Liberty, I knew I would be able to challenge myself further by doing a "verdigris" patina with my copics, it was harder than I thought it would be and I still need some practice, but all in all this was a fun challenge. I used "Making Memories" and "DCWV" patterned papers for this card. Misc. crystals and brads.

"Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me.
I lift my lamp beside the golden door."

It's from a poem written by Emma Lazarus and was not actually added to the statue until 1901. While the statue was a gift from the French the pedestal was to be provided by America. Emma wrote the poem as part of the fund raising efforts for the pedestal.

Last but not least this is my first card completely done with the Gypsy. I have loaded all of my carts and she sits on my table with the Cricut, I have not used DS for a whole entire week. I love it. I took the Gypsy last week with me for a presentation on a commission I was seeking and my client was blown away with the presentation, she couldn't believe that she could see and choose her embellishments, right then and there. Happy Monday everyone. Hugs


Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Sandi, it's awesome.. and I am glad you are enjoying your gypsy.

Jeri said...

Oh my gosh Sandi, this is truly a work of art. I never would have been brave enough to tackle that verdi gris look. Amazing.

DonnaMundinger said...

Honestly Sandi! The coloring on this blows me AWAY!!!! Truly a fabulous card! (And thanks for the history lesson) xxD

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW!!!! What an awesome look your verdigris has! I think it looks amazing and the color tint it fantastic!! LOVE this!! Absolutely love it!!!

lori vliegen said...

boy, does the color in this card ever pop! i love the dimension you achieved with your copics....i think you've done a fabulous job with the verdigris coloring! bravo, sandi!! xox, :))

**Treefrog** said...

Wow Sandi this is a wonderful card and I think you pulled off the verdigris like a Pro! (I really need to invest in some of these markers, LOL!) And Thank You for the little History lesson, sometimes we forget about things we take for granted. Thanks for reminding us!
Froggie ((Hugs)) Theresa

Kelly said...

Awesome Sandi. Your coloring is always fabulous but you really out did yourself on this one! Great poem.

Creative Momma said...

This is AMAZING...i love your coloring...would love to learn that technique...

"Um Buggin" said...

Sandi, you did an awesome job on the coloring my dear, of course you are an artist. LOL, I'm glad you are enjoying your new toys.
Thanks for sharing, oh and the history lesson too.

Hugz, xx


Julia Moss said...

Sandi, you did a fantastic job on your card. I love how it really looks like patina. Awesome

1CardCreator said...

wow, this is so beautiful! ~Diane

Shelly's Images said...

This is truly a work of art Sandi! I just love it. Thanks for creating this wonderful project.

Heather said...

Oh, wow!! I'm just speechless with how you've colored her in. This is gorgeous!

~JulieH~ said...

AllI can say Sandi is that this card blew me away when I saw it on BBTB2! I must have gone bacl to look at it at least 20 times!! It's so amazing!
Glad you're loving your Gypsy (still a DS girl myself) and what a great tool to be able to use when seeking a commission so professional