Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Prettie Pastel Wednesday

All the Prettie Girls were complaining about this week's challenge of having to use pastels to color their images. I have to admit, I wasn't even sure I had brought my pastels back from I had to dig under lots of things to find them. I'm not sure if my application is cheating, since I actually did poppin' pastels with them...but that was all I could muster one-handed this morning.

I used the wonderful Sealed with a Kiss set, which I just love and which is being re-released in RUBBAH this weekend, paired with Julee's Monday Mojo sketch #70. I stamped the fun hearts image all over my white card base with pink pirouette ink to give it a subtle pattern, then I stamped the bunch of roses with my versamark ink. Using the applicators, I applied some Rose Red pastel to the roses, and some mellow moss to the leaves and stems. I finished with some so saffron to the baby's breath. I then punched it out with my 1 1/4" punch and layered it on a scalloped Rose Red square.

The patterned paper is from a retired SU! Holiday Happenings hostess bundle and is covered in XOXO's. The scalloped circle was cut with my Nesties (LOVE em!) and I adde the sparkles from a Heidi Swapp circle frames bling set. I used the 1 1/4" pink pirouette grosgrain ribbon and stamped the Happy Valentine's Day sentiment that comes in the SWAK set. A fairly simple card...but pretty good for having only one free hand most of the morning, don't ya think?

There's lots of excitement in the Prettie world as we're getting ready to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. WOOHOO Christie!!! Be sure to join us for all the fun. Our blog hop will begin on Christie's blog on January 22nd and will span 3 whole days, culminating in our party in the forum on the 25th starting at 8pm EST (5pm for us Westerners!)

There's a contest to go with this fun blog hop, and the winner will get a 6 month subscription to the Paper Pretties Stamp of the Month club!! WOW!!! At the party we'll also have prizes every 1/2 hour, but you have to be there to be sure to come on over!

Have a wonderful hump day everyone!

Supplies: (all supplies from SU! unless noted)
Stamps: Sealed With A Kiss by Paper Pretties

CS: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Rose Red, SU! retired DSP

Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Versamark
Acc: SU Stampin' Pastels, scalloped square punch, 1 1/4" square punch, Heidi Grace bling, 1 1/4" grosgrain, nesties.



  1. beautiful card Jana! I am jealous how much you are still doing and with a baby as well! I can seem to keep up with anything at the moment. Thanks for checking in on me :o)

  2. This is just gorgeous, Jana! You colored with your pastels, the coloring technique didn't matter, so YES your card is PERFECT for the challenge! :)

  3. You totally rocked this challenge,Jana! Your card is gorgeous!!!

  4. Gorgeous!! Great job with the pastels!! :)

  5. This is gorgeous! Love the bling!!! And, am impressed you did it with only one hand!

  6. Oh this is so pretty
    hugs Bev x

  7. Holy cannoli Jana! What a VISION this is! You ROCKED this challenge girl!

  8. Okay... I think that you may have convinced me that pastels are not *evil* with this gorgeous card!!!


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