October 19, 2007

The Stamping Rebel Within Me!

I confess... while I love the traditional, cutesy, always-dependable stampy images from Lizzie Anne Designs, A Muse and Stampin' Up! (to name a few faves), I have this WILD side within me. I do depend on the former mentioned companies to provide me with the stamps I NEED... I mean, I have to make cards for traditional occasions... but then there are stamps I WANT.

My love for justjohanna images is pretty carnal and lust filled. These are the images I would tattoo on my body or at least enlarge on the walls of my studio... if I had the time and/or disposable income. The only problem; there are too many of these wonderful images to choose from! It actually took me like 3 months to place my last order with them because I couldn't settle on my favorites. If I win the lottery (first I'd have to start to play the lottery) I would buy one of each stamp justjohanna sells.

One trait of the justjohanna images I love is that many of the little birdies and other various characters come in "flip side" versions. I think this is just marvelous... it's so fun to make the little birdies look at each other... and it really opens up some quirky design options.

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This card was stamped with Adirondack Black Ink on Whisper White and tinted with Copic Markers. All Stamps are justjohanna. The cloud border was doodled with a black glaze pen (a pen that I feel makes my doodling look more "official" due to it's embossed quality). The background is that yummy fabric paper by Love Elsie.

Oh... and a little Copic trick is featured in this card. I used a "cool gray" marker to outline the images to make 'em POP. Try it! :)

6 comments:

Tsoniki said...

Very cool card, I love the birds! Are they sparrows? LOL I looked at the site but couldn't decide.

Tracy said...

This is awesome!! I love how you used lovely skull n bones, one of my faves :)

Julie said...

Great card, Sarah!

lexi said...

very cool! i love the colors and the images and your cloud is awesome!

Claudette said...

uggggggggggg!!! but so cute, I would have never thought of doing something like that, great card!

Cricket said...

LOVE this card Sarah!!!

smiles,