March 5, 2011

Exciting news and a card to share


Hello there, friends!  I hope you're enjoying your weekend so far!  

I try not to toot my own horn here on the blog very often, but I just had to share the super-duper exciting news that one of my cards was chosen for the next issue of Paper Crafts Go-to Sketches!!  Needless to say, I am beyond thrilled over my very first publication, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly and it makes it to print.  {happy sigh}

That being said, I do have a few "rejects" to share with you.  The first one was actually my favorite, using those gorgeous dogwood flowers from WPlus9's Flora & Fauna.  I stamped them on Rustic Cream cardstock, masked the image and stamped it again for a fuller branch.

I used the spotlighting technique to color just a portion of the image on another piece of cardstock, cut it out with a circle Nestie, and popped it up on foam adhesive.

The butterfly is from the same stamp set, also colored with Prisma pencils, cut out and attached with a piece of foam tape just in the center.

The sentiment is from PTI's Mat Stack 1 Collection, and I emphasized it just a bit by adding two scored lines underneath.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Rustic Cream, Dark Chocolate)
Stamps:  WPlus9 (Flora & Fauna), Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 1 Collection)
Ink:  Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate)
Tools:  Spellbinders (circle die), Martha Stewart (Scoring board), We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper)
Coloring medium:  Prismacolor Premier pencils, OMS, Spica glitter pen

Thanks so much for stopping by to share in my excitement!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

33 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

Christina, I just couldn't be happier for you!!! I'm not a bit surprised though, you know how amazing I think your work is :) I'm considering the idea of submitting something, I never have but it would be thrilling to have something published, I'm sure! And this "reject" card is stunning, I love the spotlight technique you've used!

Jen W. said...

If this is a reject then I can't wait to see the one that was accepted! This is gorgeous and I love how you used the spotlight technique. Congrats on your first publication! :)

Jean Martin said...

Congratulations Christina! Yay! :) I can't believe they rejected this! It's gorgeous! I love your spotlighting technique! Fabby! :)

Marisa said...

Yahooo!! You go girl :) About time someone woke up and smelled the coffee LOL! Let us know what issue it's in so we can go ogle and celebrate with you. Gorgeous "reject" card too :)

Dawn said...

Congratulations Christina! I agree...can't wait to see what made it in if this was the reject. Beautiful layout, and colors. Just perfect.

Noelle said...

Congratulations, Christina! Your publication is most DEFINITELY deserved! This is a beautiful card, too. :)

Lindsay said...

Woot! Way to go Christina! I CAN'T WAIT to see it in print! This , you um wow! This is amazing! I love it!

Tenia Nelson said...

Congrats Miss Lady....that is sooooo awesome!! Love your card by the way too!!!

terisplace said...

Hi Christina!
What a great card!
And congrats on the first time pick up!

Teri

Cristina said...

Hooray!!!!!!! I can't wait to see your card on those lovely glossy pages. And this one you posted is incredible. You have me dreaming about that stamp set! Love how you use it. Congrats again!

Karen said...

WOOHOO!! Thats just AWESOME NEWS Christina!!! I know exactly how excited you are cause I felt the same way when I got published for the first time! Can't wait to see it when its in the mag cause I bet is GORGEOUS!!!

Karen
xo

Debbie Carriere said...

Congratulations on your first publication!!! And this card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love it. TFS :)

Karen B. said...

Oh goodness, this card is a stunner! Congratulations on the card that DID make it in.

Cassandra said...

Congratulations Christina, I too have had a couple of cards accepted, I couldn't believe it. I'm with Dawn, can't wait to see what was accepted if this was rejected.

Smita said...

Wow!! Congratulations Christina! That is awesome news...

I love the spotlighting on this card. Just the right bit :)

Hugs,
Smita

Kim Singdahlsen said...

This was a reject??!! Seriously??!! It is stunning. I have seen other cards with a small part of an image being colored - but your addition of that butterfly makes this unique and so beautiful. Congrats on your other card!

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful, love the spotlighting technique you have used.

Ashley Harris said...

Congrats on the happy email and that is a great card!

Heather Jensen said...

Congrats to you girl! This is a beauty. Sometimes I wonder what in the world they are thinking. I see what they put in and what they reject...I think they are confused. LOL :)
Hugs~

Vickie Z said...

Congrats on publishing!! Actually, I think this is a gorgeous reject!! Never tried spotlighting before and this is lovely!!

Glenda J said...

Congrats on getting one published! This is lovely too.

Beverly S. said...

Beautiful "reject." ;) Happy that you did receive a "good" email though...congrats!!!! :)

Nance said...

Oh, Christina CONGRATULATIONS!! I am thrilled for you and can only say...it's about time!! If this is the "reject" the chosen one must be fantab-u-lous! I echo Marisa, be sure to let us know which issue. I'll be first in line to buy it! ((big hugs))!

Nancy L. said...

Congrats!!! Your cards are always beautiful!!

Laura Pryor said...

Ok, THIS IS FAB!!!! FAB-U-LOUS! Your coloring is amazing and I love the spotlight technique you used! I have never tried that but am inspired to now! Thanks

Laura Pryor said...

Me again! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! I love meeting stampers in MA!!! YAY!

xiumaiyuki said...

They rejected THIS??!! I better keep *mum* LOL...

It's gorgeous!!! You are killin' it with this set... can't wait to place my order. And the beautiful spotlight technique is perfect for this image.

And last but not least, yippppppppppppeee!!! How awesome is that? Gotta say I'm not at all surprise. Will snatch that copy for sure! awesome, awesome news! So happy for you!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Congrats on your good news Christina! I will be looking out for your cards in that issue. :o) Such a lovely card. Too bad this one wasn't picked. It's so pretty. Love the technique and the gorgeous butterfly. :o)

Julie said...

This is gorgeous, Christina! I actually had 3 cards picked for that publication also, and it was my first time submitting as well! How exciting!! :) Keeping my fingers crossed for both of us! ;)

Nerina said...

Christina - this is utterly BEAUTIFUL!! Congratulations on getting in - I'm sooooo thrilled for you! If this was the reject - WHAT does the accepted card look like??? I'm really excited to find out!

Andrea M said...

Congrats to you!!!! Your cards are super fabulous so I'm not at all surprised!!! So happy for you!!!
Ok - LOVE this!!! The spotlight technique is one of my favs and this is PERFECT!!! Love it!

Lisa Petrella said...

WOOHOO!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your publication news!!!! So excited for you! This card is fabulous too---love that spotlighting technique!!

Amy said...

Congrats on your pub!!! Can't wait to see it! When you finally get the copy in your hands, it still won't feel real! :) I pull out mine and sometimes still don't believe it!

This is a fabulous card! I've never tried the spotlighting technique and I really do need to! It has stunning results!

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