Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thanks for the lift...

Hello (again) Blogger friends!

As promised, I'm popping in with creation #2 of 3 produced on a very productive Saturday!

If you'd like to go in order, check out the first card.

For this card, I tried something that I usually feel not-so-sure about...Masking.

Most of my attempts at this beautiful technique usually come out leaving a LOT to be

This card, on the other hand, quickly stole my heart.
So ignoring the tad bit of ink bleeding, this card has become one of my favorites!
This was my first time using my Papertrey Ink "Up, Up & Away" stamps and die. 
Boy, oh boy, how I love it!

I masked the sky area using neon pink post its, which ended up being a not-so-great idea because it bled a little. I colored the blue with a Copic marker and stamped a couple clouds from the set.
I didn't really care for the clean edges of the clouds, so I tapped a Q-tip in my ink and softened them and created a couple of them free hand. I used the same stamp and soften technique on the sun.
I heat embossed and used colored pencils to create the hot air balloons. A sentiment from the set and a sprinkling of tiny rhinestones completed the card.

Do you love it as much as I do?
(I really hope so...)

This creation is a submission for 2 challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch #5

The Play Date Cafe #157
 (Yes, I know there's no blue in this scheme...but I couldn't help myself! Hope I still qualify)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Please take a moment and join me...I love making new friends :o)

Pretty in purple...

Hello Blogger friends!

OMG...I'm so excited to see the number of people joining me is going up!
(That means there'll be more people to play along when I start my challenge blog...yay!)
Thank you, thank you, thank you

Anyhow, I'm here today with the first of three (yes 3) cards that I created today for a couple different challenges...

Here it is :o)

This creation was inspired by the layout from my last creation
I ended up loving the simple layout so much that I wanted to use it again (and again in the future, I'm sure).
This is a submission for 2 challenges:

The Play Date Cafe #157


CAS-ual Friday #78 (Using torn paper)

Here's closer view:
Despite looking a bit on the 'retro' side, I really like how it came out. However, I still have that sinking feeling that something's missing. If you see it, tell me what it is...I sometimes struggle with know when a card is really finished...I'm sure you know what I mean.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Please take a moment to comment and let me know if you feel like it's missing something and let me know how you deal with that 'I-don't-quite-think-it's-finished' feeling.

P.S. Join me if you haven't already...I'll be releasing details on my upcoming challenge blog very soon!
(I'll also me looking for a couple of members for the design team)

Have a great day :o)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thinking of you...

Hello Blogger friends!

I just wanted to pop in with a quick submission for this weeks CASology challenge.

I must say that I LOVE the one word cues that they give you, they instantly light my creative fire...

As you can see, this weeks cue was ORANGE.

Here's what I came up with...

I love that this card was created with a stamp that only cost me $1! 

A closer look at the coloring and detail.

Unfortunately, you can't see from the photos that the medallion has shimmer from my trusty gel pen and the orange mat is also shimmery. (sigh)

I really hope you've enjoyed today's card!

Please take a moment to comment and join me...
Have a wonderful day :o)