Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown #117 - Fall Quails

Seems like time is flying for me lately -so many things to do... so little time.  Thanks for all your well wishes this week for my son Roger.  He had a good meet on Saturday and came in 6th for his cross country team - so he has placed the varsity team.  Looks like one of those expensive letter jackets is in his near future!  
He's attending a big, over the top, sweet 16 party this weekend and I've had to do a little running around getting him to practice.  He is included in a group of teenagers who will be doing a waltz.  They will be wearing matching ties and vests with their suits, so I had to get him fitted for that as well.  Can you believe he even went so far as to ASK for a haircut? I thought I was in a dream for a minute!   First a Waltz??? and then ... gasp... a hair cut?

We've also been doing some work in the yard - my daughter and I tackled a Wisteria I bought years ago... it has never bloomed but I thought the vines on the side of the house were romantic and gave some character to the yard.  Well, I learned my lesson - they've made it up to the second floor and are starting to take apart the siding, so drastic measures had to be taken.  While we did that DH and son were placing landscaping blocks for a small fenced area to hide (I mean place) the big giant garbage and recycle bins the town has distributed. 

Today I'm playing along with the Tuesday Throwdown.  The theme this week is Fall Color.  My favorite paper for fall has been the Prairie Hill collection by Pink Paislee.  I stamped my image on acetate with Staz on ink.  I wanted to try a new technique vs the traditional coloring of the stamped image.  I took a piece of white card stock and blended 3 colors of Ranger Distress ink into layers to make background. Anya Schrier has a good tutorial for this here.  This was fun and easy to create - and no coloring!
 Thanks for having a look - I hope you find some time this week to play along!


Supplies Used:  Finished Size 6" x 6"
Stamps:  Serendipity Pheasants, Happy Birthday
Paper:  Pink Paislee Prairie Hill Flight Pattern
Dies:  Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frame 9, Spellbinder Blossom Tags & Accents
Seam Binding:  Hug Snug Aquarelle
Button Twine:  Waltzingmouse
Button:  Papertrey Ink
Ribbon Boutique 7/8" Stitched Double Faced Satin (Hobby Lobby)
Ink:  Stazon Jet Black, Ranger Distress Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Antique Linen


Tracey McNeely said...

Just gorgeous Jeanne!

Cathy Weber said...

That is such a beautiful technique, give an almost rainbow effect...love those quail and it was so nice to see another way to use them without having to color. Once again, you tied a perfectly beautiful bow and the patterned pape choice was spot on for the quail.

Jinny Newlin said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Jeanne! LOVE that image and the yummy font, and your ink blending is fantastic!

The Paper Parade said...

Oh wow! I didn't know that orange and light blue went so well together :) They are gorgeous! Love the three colors behind the quails, too. And wow it sounds like your son is a part of one of those MTV Super Sweet 16 parties!

Joyce said...

Gorgeous card, and I love your blended ink technique. Sounds like you son is growing up, and that party sounds like a blast.

Marybeth said...

I keep looking at the card trying to figure out how you did this. Guess I will have to check that out. Well , its just gorgeous! I am all about not having to color an image this is a beautiful way.
Sounds like a great time for you and your son. I love the way the Wisteria vines look. Sounds like a lot of work though.

Sharron said...

Congrats to your son--so glad he made varsity! Your card is absolutely stunning!! Love the colors! And the orange paper behind the quail image is especially striking! Love your blended background and the ribbon treatment!

NanaConnie said...

Magnificent, Jeanne! Love your color choices. Fabulous idea for the bow with the twine and button added. Great news about your son's meet (and haircut -- lol.) :-D Thanks for playing at Tuesday Throwdown this week. We've missed you! Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie TT DT

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous card! Going to have to remember the acetate/blending and try....looks gorgeous!!! Congrats to your son on Varsity and wow....a sweet 16 party and waltzing....oh, and a haircut!!!

Maria said...

Absolutely amazing! Pure beauty on this card with the blending of the distress inks and the image with the quails! Very pretty dp and bow, too! One of my favs...love it!!!

Lisa Minckler said...

I think my new phrase to describe your cards is exotically eclectic! I love what you do with paper. :)

stampingtink said...

Beautiful and love the colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown and hope to see you again this week!

Susan, TT DT