Happy Mail & Happy Accident


A wonderful surprise showed up in my mailbox today! It was my complimentary copy of the new Spring Take Ten magazine.  I was excited to see one of my cards on the cover – 1st Class, lower right. I have a mini-tutorial on the Split Negative technique on pages 62-63. There are tons of other wonderful ideas in here from some of your favorite artists. I spotted  many samples from Sharon Johnson, Debbie Olson, Tricia Ulberg, Kim van der Sanden, Jen del Muro, Lisa Zappa, Kathy Torrence and Kim Hughes. It will be available March 1st. Thanks for letting me gush just a bit. 


Here is another sample that I created for the CHF booth at CHA. This is one of those ‘happy accidents’ cards. The ink is Beige Brilliance Pearlescent applied to my red stained brayer. The Beige Brilliance drew out some of the red tone from the brayer and the ink took on a light pink sheen. I contemplated trashing the idea, but then decided to run with it. It totally fit the color scheme. 

Just another bit of encouragement to anyone on the TK fence. While these images are beautiful when colored, you do not have to be a watercolor or marker artist to use these stamps. They make wonderful monochromatic cards.

  • Stamps: Forest Chaple by Thomas Kinkaid – & Victorian Leaves from Cornish Heritage Farms
  • Ink: Beige Brilliance Pearlescent
  • Cardstock: Spring Willow Dark, Razzleberry Medium and Cryogen White
  • Accs: Prima Blossoms, Faux Pearls, Corsage Pin, Sheer Twinkle May Arts & Nestabilities by Spellbinders

18 responses to “Happy Mail & Happy Accident

  1. Hi Lori,
    I’m Lisa Silver’s mom. Your cards and site are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration and beauty. -linda

  2. OMGosh, Lori…how excited you must be. Congratulation…now all I have to wait for it to hit the stores so I can see more than just a little corner of it! 🙂


  3. Lori! You’re a Cover Girl!!!! Whoo Hooo! How EXCITING! 🙂

  4. Many congratulations once again, my friend, on what — your 2nd publication and it’s the cover, no less? Truly awesome work!!

  5. Whoo! Congrats on making the cover and the tutorial!!!

  6. Is this a SU demo magazine? I have never heard of it, or is it sold in craft stores? I looks like a fun magazine.

  7. Wooooohooooooooooooooooo, Lori!!
    Happy 2-Steppin’ for ya here in Texas tonight!!
    My friend … you are officially a “Cover Girl”!!!
    Hot dawggies!!!


  8. I don’t hink I have ever posted on your website but I do read it just about every day. WTG on becoming a cover girl. I love your work and really enjoy your web.

  9. Congrats on your published work! I am so proud of you, my friend! And I LOVE this happy mistake!

  10. Do you know how proud I am of you!!! Congrats on making the cover, on getting published in this magazine and of course for your happy accident. I have to admit that was one of my fav cards at the booth. You are so talented Lori!!! Hugs girl. I miss you so much.

  11. Congratulations Lori – YOU ROCK GIRL!!! A spread AND the cover! I’m super happy for you 🙂

  12. Another wonderful TK card! You certainly represent these stamps beautifully! Deb

  13. Congratulations Lori. I am so excited for you. I can hardly wait to buy that copy of Take Ten. I will be at my local stamp store on March 1. 🙂


  14. WOW!!! How exciting that you made the cover. Congratulations.

  15. your cards in TT ROCKED!! you go girl!! congrats on the cover spot, too!!!

  16. Congratulations, Lori the cover girl!! Woo hoo!!

    Love your pretty card too!! Your ‘accident’ turned out great, and I love the ribbon and flowers too!!

  17. Congrats on being published! You’re right about the TK stamps not needing a lot of color. I either use just brown on white or color just a small portion and highlight it in a box or oval around it. Stop by my blog when you get a chance and check out my black bear video!

  18. Lori –

    I saw your split negative article in the magazine – it’s great to know someone so famous!!!!! 🙂


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