Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge 41

Hello Friends! Time for another Peachy Keen Challenge. Thank you to all of you talented artists who participate in our challenges! You are all such an inspiration and we appreciate each and every one of you for being such wonderful, loyal fans of Peachy Keen Stamps!! The theme for this weeks challenge is ENCOURAGEMENT! Some of us could certainly use a good dose of encouragement, in good times and in trying times. Angelica always comes up with such amazing challenges, and this is no exception.

I recently purchased some background stamps from Market Street Stamps that Angelica designed. I was having a lot of fun playing with the background stamp called Here Comes The Sun. I love sunsets and sunrises and moonlight so I knew this stamp was a must have. I inked up the stamp with 3 shades of pigment ink and then heat embossed clear embossing powder over the image. I used a sentiment stamp from the very special stamp set, near and dear to our hearts, called Our 2 Angels in Heaven, in honor of Lisa's 2 precious angels who lost their young lives in a horrific car accident. Lisa is an amazing person who is a constant inspiration to all of us who know and love her! Kathy, Peachy Queen Extraordinaire, lovingly crafted this stamp set to honor those precious angels and very generously has offered to donate the proceeds of the sale of this set to be given to the charity of Lisa's choice. Kathy and Dave and their children are such beautiful examples of what is good in this life. I am so blessed to have them in my life, even though we haven't actually met in person. We will, someday! I guess I am feeling THANKFUL for the blessings of family and friends because Thanksgiving is just 2 days away. I hope you all have a wonderful, Happy Thanksgiving!

Back to my card. After trying warm and cool shades for the background stamp, I decided to use the cool blues for this card. Blue feels more calming and encouraging, so that is why I chose that color scheme. I stamped, I believe in.... in the suns rays, and popped the YOU in the center of the sun. The card looks better in real life. I am happy with the way it turned out. I hope you like it too! As always, thanks so much for stopping by. I encourage you to visit the rest of the design team blogs. I am always amazed by their talent.

Hugs and smiles, Janice


  1. Janice

    I LOVE this card. It is spectacular.


  2. So creative!!! I love it!!

  3. This is stunning, Janice! I love the way you placed the "I believe" sentiment on the rays of the sun, and the YOU in the center. It's just brilliant in every way! Your color choice, design and everything is wonderfully thought out and brought together! Very well done!!!

    Love ya,

  4. So pretty Janice, and very different from you. I just love the color! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!

  5. OH WOW Janice!! I love that you stepped out of your "zone" this week and totally went in a new direction. I must say it is stunning and inspiring to see something totally different! I love how you've used the background stamp and I think you have demonstrated perfectly how versatile it can be. Beautiful colors as well!! Big hugs, Angelica :)

  6. This is beautiful!!! I love the embossing & the colors!

  7. The colors are amazing! I love doing the clear embossing its soo much fun! Love it!

  8. Absolutely stunning as usual! I have a blog award for you if you get a chance to check it out!


  9. Heidi, this is one fabulous, inspired masterpiece of a card! You are SO clever for thinking this idea up! It's truly inspirational...just as you are!
    Big hugs, Viv xxx

  10. Totally awesome technique!!!

  11. I just love, love, love this card. Everything about it is just perfect. How you stamped the sentiments, the colors you chose ...EVERYTHING!

  12. This card is just gorgeous!
    Also, I'm your newest follower..
    Would Love it if you could check out my blog.

  13. OH My Janice!! This card is oh so cleverly done and on so many levels of awesome! You are always our super creative one!! GREAT JOB!!Love ya tons, Janice! Big hugs!! :)Kathy