Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch #65

I had another masculine card to make and luckily the newest card patterns sketch came around with perfect timing:) I wanted to try the spotlighting technique, and even though I really like it, I think it would work better with a floral image. Plus I think my "spotlight" was too big.

-basic black, and whisper white carstock
-saraha sand dsp
-scalloped edge punch
-basic gray satin ribbon
-screw brads
-"Loads of Love" and "Loads of Love accessories"
-basic black, staz-on, not quite navy, night of navy, handsome hunter, always artichoke, old olive ink
-blender pen
-circle punches

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Embellish with butterflies and a little kissing:)

A couple of friends passed an important test to become registered technicians recently. I know they were both really nervous and I know what it's like to scroll through hundreds of numbers looking for yours and how nervewracking that is! Even though it's only the first step in a long process, I was still so proud of them, and they should be proud of themselves too! So, I made them both similar cards using the new Embellish challenge and the current clean and simple sketch. I loved the colour combo and who doesn't love to embellish with butterflies?! I didn't have kraft, but I think soft suede is pretty close so I used it instead:) I also tried the kissing technique with my butterfly. I gave my inked butterfly a peck with a polka-dot stamp. It's pretty subtle, but I still like it. Here's one of the cards that I made, I really like how it turned out. I think I might have to use this sketch again:)

-soft suede, very vanilla, old olive, and basic black cardstock
-pp from stock
-black brads
-basic black, old olive, whisper white ink
-Little Leaves Sizzlit die
-mellow moss gingham ribbon

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mojo Monday #139

I really love this week's mojo monday sketch! Tons of fun! I think I'll have to use it again. I had a masculine birthday card to make and it worked perfectly:) And luckily I had a rainy day to play in my craft room. I just realized that I forgot to use the soft suede top note die piece that I had cut....ah well:) Here's what I came up with:

-chocolate chip, old olive, and whisper white cardstock
-Good Morning Sunshine DSP
-old olive, soft suede, and basic black ink
-twine, basic grey button
-dimensionals, circle punches
-"Garden Silhouettes" and "Medallion" stamps from SU!

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Embellish with dimension:)

I made this card using the current embellish challenge. This was a tough one for me, look at those colours! Together?! What??!! I was at a loss when I grabbed the cardstock that I had on hand that was close to those colours and just couldn't imagine them together, until I remembered the new patterned paper stack that I got from Me and My Big Ideas. It had the perfect green! Then I just had to find some pp with the brown and terracotta colours and I was golden:) Mary Fish had done a card awhile ago that had scalloped borders down the entire front of the card and I earmarked it for stealing:) So here's my interpretation using Mary's scallop edge idea and a new ruffled ribbon technique I learned from Ashley Newell's blog.

-bermuda bay and whisper white cardstock
-chocolate chip satin ribbon
-scallop edge punch
-bermuda bay ink
-white button and twine
-"Great Friend" stamp set from SU!

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Yay! I'm Hot :)

Wowzers! Embellish magazine chose my mother's day card as one of their top choices for their last challenge. I didn't win the challenge, but I'm so stoked! I know mom loved it, but it's so much fun when other card-makers like it too:) This is the first time one of my cards has been chosen as a favourite for a challenge. Yay! Anyways, enough tooting my own horn, here's a card I made for the current Card Patterns sketch challenge.

I used my new favourite technique for this card: emboss resist! But my sponging could have been better:)
-whisper white, not quite navy, and night of navy cardstock
-Bella Bleu DSP
-scalloped edge punch
-night of navy grosgrain ribbon
-versamark, clear embossing powder
-not quite navy and night of navy ink
-"Kind and Caring Thoughts" and "Happy Moments" stamp sets

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch#68

I love this week's Sunday Sketch Challenge! Those clean lines are just up my alley :) I saw a few people use faux-stitching and I really liked it, so I thought I'd do it too:) When I first cut my pp pieces I thought they were too small and now that's it done I realize it was probably better the way it was. Ah well, an excuse to make another one:)

-whisper white and old olive cardstock
-old olive DSP
-white gel pen
-versamark, white embossing powder
-"Thoughts and Prayers" and "Whimsical Words"

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Mojo Monday #137

It's funny how sometimes as soon as you see a sketch an idea pops into your head right away and others it takes days to figure out what you want to make. This was a quick one for me. I really like this week's sketch and this is what I came up with.

-melon mambo, whisper white, basic black, pumpkin pie, and taken with teal cardstock
-Welcome Neighbour and Sweet Pea DSP
-basic black ink
-pink thread
-"Happy Moments" stamp set from SU!

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Bright Sunday Morning

Well it's been awhile since I've spent much time in my craft room. I've been loving spending some time outside with the nice weather we've been having. In fact I had plans to work on my garden this weekend, but seeing as I'm feeling a tad bit under the weather I decided to hang out inside instead. I used a couple of challenges this morning. I love the current embellish challenge! The colours are so bright and cheerful! I wouldn't normally choose these colours together, but they look pretty good:) I had to get a card made for next Sunday morning and when I saw the current Card Patterns sketch I thought it would be perfect for an acetate card. I love acetate cards and I hope the recipient of this one does too:)

I'm digging the embossed layer behind the circle, but the bow is not doing it for me, I might have to change it to a knot instead

-taken with teal, summer sun, whisper white, and garden green cs
-basic black, and melon mambo ink
-white organza ribbon
-SU! Little Leaves Sizzlit die
-flower embossing folder
-"For All You Do" and "Vintage Vogue" stamp sets
-Staz-on white
-dimensionals, white brads, mini dots

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