Friday, April 24, 2009

SWEET! I'm your "Friday Friend"...

Hey everyone...

Before I begin shreiking with excitement, I would likAdd Imagee to ask that you also please ***SCROLL DOWN for a PRETTIE post***. Yep, I have two posts today, and here's why:
*jumps up and down*

I'M the FRIDAY FRIEND at the STAMP A SWEET IMPRESSION blog by Taylored Expressions! WOO HOO!!!! I'd be honored if you head over there next to read more about my card and also to read a little interview with yours truly. I'm just on cloud 9 about this!
Can I just TELL you how over the moon thrilled I was when Jami Sibley emailed me asking if I would be their Friday Friend? I could barely contain myself! I love Taylored Expressions' stamps sooooo much, so this was really awesome for me. I really want to thank Jami and Taylor for this awesome opportunity...it really made my week!

I am absolutely in love with the new Fresh Flowers set from the Whimsical Wishes line at Taylored Expressions. As soon as it came out and I saw that big, beautiful window stamp, I knew it had to come home to me! Don't you just love it? There are SO many possibilities with this set; I just wish I had more time to stamp!

I stamped this image in Dark Chocolate (pti) Palette ink and colored it in with my copics. To obtain the distressed wood look I began using my E31 Brick Beige Copic and went over the whole thing. Then I took my E50 Eggshell and went over the middle to lighten up the areas a bit and then used my E55 Caramel to go over the corners to make them appear a bit darker and hinged. I used my Y21 Buttercup w/ my colorless blender to obtain the effect of the sun coming through the top windows and my BG10 Cool Shadow also heavily removed w/ my colorless blender in each of the window panes.


Creating a breathtaking focal point using this window stamp and filling it up with all the pretty flowers in this set has so many possibilities. I couldn't finish this card without going over the windows with my Glossy Effects to create the reflections of glass on this card. I had so much fun coloring and shading the flowers and the window/shutters that I just wanted to play with this stamp set all day!

Thanks for looking and I hope you'll head on over to the SASI BLOG to read more about my card and read the interview. It was really fun to answer Taylor and Jami's fun questions and I'm just so excited to be the Friday Friend!

Thanks everyone and have a SWEET weekend! ~Jessica :)

19 comments:

Taylor said...

This is fabulous, Jessica! I love how you dressed your window with the pretty flowers and the glossy accents adds the perfect touch to the windows!

Thanks so much for being our Friday Friend today!

Kimmie0270 said...

Those shutters are so neat! This is an awesome card!

pinky said...

Ah beautiful card, congratulations to you.
Pinky

kadie said...

Congratulations!! Fantastic card!!

Debbie Lee said...

BEAUTIFUL Card!!! Congrats!! :)

eggette said...

WAY to GO.....it is a beautiful Card!! That window is divine all prettied up like that!! Congrats my friend!

Danni said...

Congrats!! What a wonderful, wonderful card!!! Awesome!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Congratulations, Jessica! That is AWESOME. . .and your card is just gorgeous!

Randi said...

This is some friggin amazing layering girl!! I am in LOVE with that window box of flowers!! And, I love your placement of the bling swirls behind it. And, again with the brilliant use of glossy effects. I bet this card is just breathtaking IRL.

Elena said...

Congratualtions, Jessica! I am so happy for you!!! Wonderful news!
Your card is so pretty! I love the dimension you created!

All Pink girl said...

Fabulous card so stunning ,love it ,hugs Dawnxxxx

Heather said...

First I loooooooovvvvveeeeee this card!!!

It is so great and I love the colors and the dimension, and the image is great!!!

Congrats on being the Friday Friend!!! Woooo Hooooo for you girly girl!!!

I have really missed getting to your blog and am attempting to get caught up!!!

O.K. Now you pick a day and you me and Janna are going to do a 3 way because I have just got to hear your voice!!!!

Tell me what day works and when I am on the phone with Janna we are going to 3 way you in!!!

Heather

Charlene Austin said...

Congrats Jess!! They couldn't have picked a better "Friend"!!

Guess what I am doing right now?? Drinking yummy Sangria. Wish you were here!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Congrats girl!! I just love that flower box you created with this fun set!! And all that bling...woo hoo!! You totally rock my friend!!

Rosette said...

Such a beautiful card jess hun!! That window is amazingly beautiful! I love it to bits!! And what you did with it is amazing!!

Hugs xx

Sandra MacLean said...

Waaahooooooo Jess!!! Isn't it crazy how we react when rock star stampers email us?!? You're so deserviing of this day Jess! Congratulations! (((big hugs)))

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh lovin this, super job on that window, so pretty, and congrats! You go girl!!!

Jacquie said...

What an AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL card!! All the work you put into it!! GEEZ!!! You are SO talented, no wonder you are the FRIDAY FRIEND!!! You SO deserve this!! I ALWAYS love to see what you create!! Sorry I haven't commented lately!! ALL of your creations ROCK!!! Hope you are well and SO glad you like d the card!

Take Care!
Jacquie/Javablustamper

Mercy said...

jess...this is gorgeous! beautiful work!