Friday, October 22, 2010

Hey Jess - You ROCK!


Jess Diedrich of The Whimsical Butterfly is the creator and coordinator of the Oh, Alice! challenge blog, where I am on the design team. She is also the Creative Coordinator for The Greeting Farm, which includes being editor of The Greeting Farm Newsletter and coordinator of their three (or four?) design teams. She's an Ippity Chick and a Unity DT gal. But most importantly, Jess is the mother of four children!  Jess rocks!

When I received my digital copy of the More to Love - Let's Communicate set, I thought I saw a resemblence!  I told Jess if I put glasses on her and put a pink streak in her hair, nobody would be able to tell the difference. So. . . whatcha think?
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Yup, that's what I thought too! It looks just like Jess! Now you might think it is funny to have Jess saying that Jess rocks, but what is actually happening here is that Jess is listening to the phone and my voice is coming out of the phone saying that she rocks!

I thought I would make her a card, which is my second entry to the Amber INK INKredible 21 day challenge, where the theme this month is RAKs!  You need to use at least one Amber INK product to enter. Just think - you could download this AMAZING digi set, which includes the figure (without glasses and pink streak), two speech bubbles and TEN sentiments, for only $7, and then you could have fun coloring her too! And if you prefer clear stamps, that's an option too! Just think, if you win the challenge, you too could design a stamp set with Amber!!!

Let's take a look at the whole card:

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Doesn't Jess look hot in her great jeans and those super cool leather boots! Gosh, I sure love boots and Amber drew my favorite style!  And I totally LOVE to color jeans - look at all the great details Amber drew , she even gave me a watch pocket, gotta love that!  Instead of smooth leather like the last card, I gave Jess a trendier bag, gathered into soft folds. I'm thinkin' this leather came from a psychadelic ostrich, know what I mean?  Last time I colored in a quick and easy flower pattern on her jacket. Today I went for plaid, which is so easy to draw and pretty forgiving - just curve the stripes a little, don't even try to make the plaid perfect and straight. (See another drawn plaid example on this card.) This is also an awesome set for paper piecing!

I punched a big scalloped border on the black card stock and wrapped a ribbon around it that I colored with Copics to match the pink streak in Jess' hair, adding a little triple loop bow, made on the Bow-Easy and adhered with Fast Grab Tacky Glue. I used the same pink marker to edge the polka dot paper. The twine-threaded buttons were attached with glue dots. Then I had to add the bling, because it is made up of "rocks" and hey, Jess ROCKS, right? We all agree that Jess ROCKS! These were sparkly clear crystals until I colored them with Copic markers to match the jacket. I had to cut one of the flourishes, so I used the leftover crystals for an earring and jacket buttons! The figure was cut out and adhered with thick foam tape so it has a lot of dimension, as does the speech bubble!

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Lousy angle but you see how high she is popped up, which looks pretty cool when you see it head on. I thought I'd show this view as the flash destroys the shadows in  the normal views. 

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Answering some questions about my last post:

While I had the camera out for today's card, I took a "dimensional view" of my previous card to try to explain about the ribbon treatment. I took an inch wide strip of scrap card stock and ran adhesive down both long edges. This adhesive was just used to position the ribbon, which I pinched up every so often as I stuck it down. I used my Sew Mini to stitch right down the middle, where there was NOT any adhesive, so as not to gunk up my machine.  You usually have to use a heavy duty super high-tack tape like ScorTape to get ribbon to stick securely to paper. The stitching is actually what is holding the ribbon to the strip of card stock - I don't need to worry that it will come off. In fact the ribbon has already lifted up from the adhesive at the edges, which gives it even more dimension. This allows me to use my normal (super inexpensive) Scotch ATG adhesive to stick the beribboned strip of card stock to the card front, because now I am making a paper-to-paper bond.  Hope this helps!

Someone else was astute enough to suck up comment on how incredible I am with my super jeans coloring skills and all, so I guess I'll reveal that I use B91-B95-B99 coz I like my jeans all comfy and broken in and faded. How about you?

So, are you loving my challenge winning stamp set as much as I am?  I hope it will be a huge hit for Amber INK! You can read more about it on my last blog post! :-)   I can't wait until Jess sees this - watch for her to comment, LOL! The hard part actually getting it in the mail as I'm out of stamps! I already owe two other RAKs that are just waiting for me to get to the post office before they close, as I live in a small town with really short Post Office hours! Please leave me a comment about the stamp set, my amazing jeans coloring skills, or how much Jess ROCKS, hahaha!

23 comments:

  1. Lynne I LOVE it! I love the pink streak and glasses! Great card really! LOL! Oh and YUP - Jess does rock!! :D
    xxx

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  2. Its absolutely fabulous Lynn... as always . I love the pink streak and the glasses - Genius
    Lisa ;)

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  3. Shut up!!! How unbelievable are you :) :)
    A-MAY-ZING!! I am in love with her and your card makes me wish I knew Jess too! Seriously. Rockin' card!

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  4. Now that is an awesome card, definately looks like Jess, and Yes Jess Rocks, so you do Lynne :)
    Suzi
    xxx

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  5. Oh wow this is awesome Lynne! She looks just like Jess in the head and hair department! Jess rocks and you do too
    love tasha xx

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  6. Another great post. You did a superb job with the colouring. OMG the image looks just like Jess. I would never have thought to decorate the hand bag. You are very creative.

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  7. So a wonderful card again Lynne.
    This is awesome. Your work is very inspiring. Love it.

    Have a lovely weekend dear Lynne.

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  8. *big scream* Wow, Lynne, this is very impressive! I wish I had your colouring skills. Jess is going to be over the moon in love with her card!!! I'm totally in love the all the dimension, the bling and especially those GLASSES! You rock!

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  9. O.M.G. Let's just let that sink in for a while. WHERE do I begin? First of all, what SWEET, SWEET things to say about me-I think you rock, too! Second, the hair and glasses are absolutely UNCANNY and I LOVE the way you made 'me' look! I also really want that outfit and purse-how can we make that happen? LOL! Seriously, this is more of a tribute and HUGE SMILE on my face than I can even think of-yikes-I am humbled (even though I might not sound it-I'm still in shock, LOL!), honored, and WOW'd. You've got MAD jeans skillz too-thanks for revealing your color combos! Totally bookmarking this post, OMG! AWESOMENESS LYNNE!

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  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE your card...I cannot believe you drew in those glasses! You rock :)

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  11. Jess does rock, and so does your card!! Love it!!

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  12. This is SO awesome!!! LOVE your ode to Jess!

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  13. Lynne this is so AMESOME and so very sweet of you! I know Jessica is smiling from ear to ear and YES she totally ROCKS!!

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  14. Worth repeating "AWESOME" "Fabulous" "LOVE"
    Great, great job!

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  15. Jess does rock! So cute Lynn, the glasses are spot on.

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  16. Pink streak and all--it's a fabulous Jess!

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  17. Holy crap! You are one talented girl! Shazam! I am blown away by your skillz here...gotta put you on my google reader to check back again! TFS!

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  18. Very cute! Love the Jess look alike and she's dead on!

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  19. Found this blog after looking at Jess's blog--LOVE IT! Love the card--looks totally like Jess:) SO FUN! Great coloring!!

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  20. Jess does rock and the image does look like her. Dang girl...your coloring skills dazzle me! Amazing jacket!
    Hugs and smiles

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  21. Wowzers Lynne... looks exactly like Jess. She is one extraordinary woman to have that many hats, isnt she!!

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