Friday, January 8, 2010
This is a card I made for a dear friend who has had to have his gall bladder removed (the old way) and is not feeling too well. He is a big fan of frogs, and since I've known him and his wife for ages, I try to add to that collection at any occasion. LOL!
I embossed the orange top layer with my cuttlebug, the frog and the mushroom are from my new Paisley cartridge. I'm entering this in the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday. I've also used my punch by Martha Stewart. The papers are by Recollections and Cosmo Crickets. The frog has been printed three times, the mushroom top twice and then both pop-dotted. I still felt the frog needed something, so I did some doodling on him.
Monday, January 4, 2010
...turn on the faucet, that is. Knowing my friend, she would. LOL. This is the last of the nine anniversary cards I did for friends. I am really pleased how this one turned out. It's pretty easy to make a nice card when you use the precious moments children; and combine that with an easel card.
I'm not sure what the papers are, as I split up my stacks. The new things I used are the flowers from the wedding area at Michaels, usually used for table confetti, I'll definitely buy more of these. I used my prismacolor pencils and gamsol to color the image. I've used a punch by MS and the mat is cut using Storybook, the ribbon is a semi-transparent white ribbon I also got at Michaels, but have never used. I'm entering this in the challenge at Stamp Something, here.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Don't you just love the hedgehogs? This is the next to last anniversary card I've been working on. I like to do different things, but I find I really like the easel cards. They are so easy, and they display so well.
I did this card for a challenges over at BasicGrey, here. and The Play Date Cafe here. As usual I used prismacolors and gamsol. I cut the mat from Storybook. The base paper is BasicGrey, which was one of the requirements. (To use something from BasicGrey.) The challenge was a color challenge; the colors to be used were blue, pink and cream. It may be hard to tell from this picture, but all of these colors are here. I distressed the edge of the stamped image with a blue ink. The sentiment was matted and two brads were used, before the whole thing was pop-dotted. At The Play Date Cafe the colors turquoise, brown and dusty pink were to be used.