TECC18 – Oo La La!

May 30th, 2008

Oo La La!  Shopping in Paris!  Isn’t this Rubber Romance image so FUN?  And it just seemed to fit today’s Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge (follow the sketch – cupcakes not required) just perfectly.  Click here to go to Taylor’s blog for details and please come play with us!  You just might become a featured stamper at Taylored Expressions!  This week’s featured stamper is Carol at Happiness Blooms.  Hi Carol!  Congrats!  I was very lucky to meet Carol IRL at CHA this Winter and I love her blog! 

Here’s my take on this week’s sketch.

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I honestly really love this card and I think it’s because I actually made it over a three day period – continually adding more and more detail (further proof that More really IS More! *wink*).  Lately I just haven’t been all that happy with a lot of my stamping…maybe because I seem to always be in a hurry to finish something.  But this card was truly joyful and satisfying!  I got the vast majority of it done in the first sitting, but then put it aside to decide later on embellishments.  Here’s some of the deets –

  • image was stamped on shimmer white cardstock and colored with Copic markers and SU Metallic Pencils

  • shop windows are covered in Crystal Effects

  • clouds are covered in white flock adhered with Crystal Effects

  • Real Red and Cool Caribbean panels are embossed with Cuttlebug folders Swiss Dots and Textile Texture

  • silver SU ribbon slide is embellished with a mixture of Crystal Effects and Real Red re-inker.  I put it in the groove with the tip of a toothpick.  It looks awesome!  Thank you to whoever came up with that clever idea…certainly wasn’t me!

  • trees are highlighted with Stardust Stickles

  • black panel is outlined with Polymark white pearl irridescent fabric paint (generic liquid pearls)

  • red corners are snipped with the SU ticket corner punch and saffron brads are added.

  • card base is So Saffron

I’m anxious to check out all of the samples created by the rest of Taylor’s Tarts (bwahahahahhaha – I crack myself up!)  Join me in some blog hopping –

Stephanie Hargis: Steph’s Stampin’ Stuff

Sherrie Siemens: Card Creme

Vicki Chrisman: This Art that makes me Happy

Mary Jo Albright: Beauty Lies Within

Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper

Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity

Ana Wohlfahrt: Ink A Stamp

I’ll be without a car for most of today.  We dropped my car off last night at the dealership for an oil change. I have more than enough *stuff* to do around the house to keep me busy…and of course there’s always stamping!  *wink*  I have a super busy weekend scheduled plus tons of fun next week (I’ll share about that later), so don’t worry if I’m a little bit scarce over the next week or so.  I’ll stamp when I can and post when I can. 

SPECIAL SHOPPING ALERT!

If you are in or near SoCal – the L.A. Furniture Mart will be open to the public this weekend for a special sample sale with prices up to 70% off designer furniture pieces!  The Mart is usually only open to interior designers, so this will be a cool opportunity if you have some time available.  Hours are:  Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-4.  The Mart is located at 19335 Broadway.  I won’t be able to get down there, so if you go please please tell me all about it!

Thanks for stopping by.

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14 Responses to “TECC18 – Oo La La!”

  1. Lorie Says:

    Wow! That is gorgeous!

  2. Sherrie Says:

    Ooh la la is right! Love the paris scene you created here Jami! Perfect!

  3. Lynn Mercurio Says:

    WOW Jami. This is really spectacular…so much detail in every element. Now, if I could only GET to Paris…wanna go?

  4. Taylor Says:

    This is so adorable, Jami! I love every little detail! Great color combo too!

  5. mj albright Says:

    How cute Jami. Love the whimsical flow of the scene.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Monika/buzsy Says:

    Wow! Fantastic scene! Love all the little details… the cloud, the windows… Great job on the sketch! TFS!

  7. Ana Says:

    Love it!! Awesome coloring :)

  8. Vicki Chrisman Says:

    Great Card! Love what you did with the ribbon!

  9. Christine Says:

    Great take on Taylor’s sketch, love the stamp you have used!

  10. HB Says:

    Jami I LOVE this! It almost has an art deco feel to it!

  11. savorthejourney Says:

    LOL You WIN, Ms. Jami!!
    I love the way you have explained that More is really “more”! I could just ((((hug)))) the stuffin’s outta you for making me giggle like this!! And by the way … the card is definitely FABBOOOO!

    ~Tex

  12. Stephanie Hargis Says:

    I love this card! Your coloring is absolutely amazing! Fantastic job! 😀

  13. loricraig Says:

    This is beautiful… I do love all the details..

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