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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

It's Treasure Hunt Tuesday!

Arrrr ye mateys, it's Treasure Hunt Tuesday at Rubbernecker.  As always, you can find the clue on our home page.  If you haven't visited lately, you'll find that we are now offering your choice of the two images offered up for the treasure.  In order to claim your treasure, place your choice of the two images in your cart, and then purchase only one other item. 

Our Design Team, as always, will delight you with their creations.  Be sure to visit their blogs.

Bev  - Savor the Journey (Blog Candy)

Broni - Splashes of Watercolor

Candy - Candys Land

Jules -  Stampin with Inky Fingers

Kittie -  Kittie Kraft (Blog Candy)

Linda -  Linda’s Works of Heart

Shelly -  Stamp with Shelly

Tami - A Walk on the Mild Side

Sherry - Walkin' on the BAD Side!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next Blogger Challenge!

Here's my card for the color challenge today.  Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss & Baja Breeze.  I actually ended up using Distress Faded Jeans 7 Shabby Shutter because the inks blended better than classic ink did.  First, the vanilla cardstock was stamped  using Ranger Clear Resist ink.  I used 3 stamps for the background, How do I love thee text was stamped in opposite corners and then the other 2 corners with a floral and fern background.  The 2 distress inks were swiped on a craft sheet, misted with water until the ink beaded up and then the cardstock was layed in the puddles to pick up ink.  I repeated this several times and ironed in between to dry the paper.  The main image panel was done the same way with the Baroque Background stamped in clear resist.  The bird on branch is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and I used an aqua painter to waterolor the bird.  The edges were sponged with Faded jeans. 

CC185Bluebird of Happiness_SaK 


  1. Beautiful card! Hmmmm someone else did this same technique today!

  2. This is beautiful! The blue and the greens, the delicate bird image...gorgeous!!!

  3. WOW!!
    How pretty!! And so feminine, too!!
    That main image looks even more delicate with the background you did. The details (ribbon/corner) are fabulous!!


  4. This is beyond gorgeous!!! Your background technique is FABULOUS!!! I do think I need to go shopping -- LOL!!! I MUST try this -- really jaw-dropping gorgeous!!!

  5. There is something so soothing about blue and green together and you have come up with a beautiful creation here. Another fantastic card, Shelly!!!

  6. Whooaaaa! These colors .. your technique ... the image .. it's such a beautiful creation, Shelly!

  7. The card is lovely. I also like the way you explain your background techniques! Very very pretty! TFS, Shelly.

  8. Oh my, Shelly, this card is simply stunning! I have to try this one. I am so far behind in my blogging and commenting. :) Kel

    Check out my blog tomorrow for the details of why I am sooo busy lately.

  9. The colors of your card turned out so Beautiful!! Really GORGEOUS!! I am going to have to try this technique!! The image of the bird is really pretty too!

  10. Wonderful technique Shelly! A gorgeous creation!

  11. WOW! Shelly, this is beautiful!! You always share the best technique, I will give this a try. TFS. Linda Duke


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