Friday, June 12, 2009

One Martini, Two Martini, Three Martini, Floor


I have had one long week. Seriously. Really long. Lots of hours. It was a great week, mind you, but long nonetheless. So it is Friday. And my DH makes one-heck-of-a-martini. So tonight, I am going to leave one of these two cards next to his spot on the couch. Think he'll get the idea?

This first card was actually made from the Blogger's Challenge sketch 103 (from the sketch on the right). I used the Altered Designer Paper Technique (April 2009 issue of the TJ Newsletter) for the background paper because the original paper was too bold (actually, I altered the altered designer paper technique -- does that make it an altered altered designer paper technique? or altered squared? but I digress...). I didn't put a stripe up the center of the left panel, either, since I used striped paper. The stamps here are from Stampin' Up! and were colored with Copic markers. And you can't really tell by my picture, but I have the numbers in cuttlebug texture on the left side of the card. Get it? One Martini, Two Martini....
This second card uses the Van Gogh Technique from the June 2009 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. The martini stamp from Rubber Romance was also colored with Copics before I "Van-Goghed" it. (The "Cheers to you" stamp is from Stampin' Up!). Do you think that if Mr. Van Gogh had tried a martini to chill out that he might not have lopped off that ear?
In any case, make sure to enter your try at the Van Gogh contest -- you only have until the 15th to enter!. Either post your entry to the Technique Junkie List or by directing me to your artwork by leaving me a comment on this BLOG POST (<---click that link). You can double your chances by leaving Tracey at Starving Artistamps a comment on her BLOG POST (<---click that link) telling her that you entered via the TJ e-group, or directing her to an online resource. Enter in both places for your chance at the free one year of the newsletter and the stamps -- two winners will win both!
And make sure that you take a minute to visit the other Blogger's Challenge Players -- they are fabulous!

16 comments:

StampingSelene said...

Beautiful cards Pat! Gorgeous!

Barb Hardeman said...

Both your cards are wonderful. I love the Martini Glass and olives you used as props - giggle! I hope your hubby gets the hint...

Ida P. Krause said...

These are great cards Pat. Wonderful DP and colors. Love the Olives as props!

Robin Merriman said...

Enjoy your martinis Pat! You deserve them for these very cute cards!

Patrice Pierce said...

Great card! Makes me want to go have a martini!

Lori said...

Perfect cards for the start of the weekend, Pat!

Beth Norman said...

Great cards, Pat. The Van Gough card turned out great; it's one of my favourites. It looks like the others agree; it's on the yahoo group a lot.

Nikki Bond said...

Love them! {SMILES}

Basement Stamper said...

Great card! Love that set and you know I love a good carmel apple martini even if I can't make them too good ;-)

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Great cards, Pat. Since it's Saturday, how was that martini?? lol. Great way to leave a hint.

Lisa Bohler said...

Wonderful cards, Pat! That sentiment is awesome...can you believe I've never had a martini?

Connie said...

lol...hope you got your martinis last night! Great cards.

stamps&cars said...

So......when you sucked the juice off the olives, I'm surprised that you didn't suck out the pimento! ;-) Wonderful card, Pat!!

njburk said...

What fun cards you made up. Cheers!

MJ said...

Wow, great card. Fabulous colors and you really worked this sketch. Super job.

Tiffany Bauer said...

OMG!!! This is just awesome!! I love your card and what you did with this stamp set!!