Thursday, May 10, 2007

Feeling a little Gloomy?

German Phrase of the Day: Ich muss eine Pause machen. = I have to take a break. I find myself saying this a lot (in English at least!) and usually it means, I need to take a break from cleaning so I can go stamp!! :-) Now I can say it in German to my husband...even better!

A while back my phrase of the day was Heute scheint die Sonne = Today the sun is shining, and I thought it was funny when Jan Marie down in Florida emailed me saying how it was a rare thing for the sun to shine in Germany. Well...I think I spent most of my German summer traveling elsewhere, and now I'm getting a German spring! It's been cold and rainy all week. Yuck!!! I miss my California sunshine.

So, when I saw all these beautiful black and white cards everyone has been making lately (see Alli's B&W Bella here) I had to join the crowd (I know, I'm such a follower!) I thought Grumpy here would be perfect. I colored her in using my Neutral WW Crayons, but then HAD to have a dash of color, so her bathrobe tie got to be red! I stamped the floral background with Going Grey on Whisper White, then sponged the edges with more Going Grey. Grumpy herself is also sponged with a little Grey before being layered onto some black. I finished her off with some May arts ribbon, and hand wrote the sentiment at the bottom. If you can't read it, it says "Another Gloomy Day?" I need to add something inside that says "Don't worry, the sun will come back someday!" then I can send it to myself!!! LOL!

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Grumpybella by StampingBella, Floral background
CS: Basic Black, Whisper White, watercolor paper
Ink: Jet Black stazon, Going Grey, Real Red marker
Acc: Neutral Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aquapainter, May Arts Ribbon



  1. Your card is beautiful! Sorry about all that gray and rain in my home country. I don't miss that part at all (says the one who lays out in sunshine an hour a day!). Cyber hugs

  2. Love the card - my wish for Mother's day is to have some time to stamp!!!

  3. Great card - Stephanie sent me some Bella images so I'm hoping to join in on the Bella craze!

    Sending sunshine your way...

  4. Great card Jana - nice idea with gray & white!
    I hope we can entice you to Maine this summer . . . I'd love to get together and you can hold the baby as much as you want! :)

  5. lol...your soo cute. Your card is awesome girl!!!!

  6. This is a stunning card. I've been checking out your blog today and really enjoying it.


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