Friday, September 21, 2012

New Queen... QFTD131

I made this card for Queen 131.  You can find the Queen for the Day Challenge here.
I used colors from Fab Friday - So Saffron, Sahara Sand and Basic Gray.

I really love this set because it is so versatile!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

New Queen... QFTD130

This card is for Queen Loll. 
I also combined a number of other challenges.
The colors are from The Paper Players - baja breeze, gray, black
Ways to Use challenge - markers
I used a die cut negative of a snowflake and popped it up overtop of another piece of white that I used markers to color in shades of blue and gray.
The middle piece is using the boho blossoms punch and I cut and crumpled it and used a mini brad.
I hope you come play at the Queen for the Day Challenge.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Birthday car - color blocking

Yippee, I'm getting back into the challenges again!  This card is for 3 challenges.
1) - color challenge - cajun craze, pumpkin pie, midnight muse
2) - CAS color blocking
3) - Clean & Simple Fall to Layout #207

Great male birthday card.  I love how it turned out.  The car is embossed with white and I paper pieced the 3 balloons and added two rows of piercing.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Clear Block - Summer Afternoon

A very simple card using a layout from Sketch Frenzy Friday.
I inked a clear acrylic block with green and pressed onto the white paper, then stamped the line image from "Summer Afternoon" overtop.  It's quite hard to see from the photo.  It's a subtle effect but is a nice and easy way to add color to this image.

I added a zig zag from "Tasteful Trim" die and a little twine bow.
The colors are Wild Wasabi and Certainly Celery with Chocolate Chip and white.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

New Queen... QFTD129

My two cards for the QUEEN this week.  Come take a look at the Queen for the Day Challenge and come play along.
I loved Peggy's layout for this card.  Actually the angles of the triangles were the hardest part to figure out.  I mixed a few oranges (not my usual go-to color) and made this with a cupcake so it would be suitable for boy or girl (or even adult!)  I loved the brads on Peggy's card too, but I didn't think with the shape of my sentiment it would work very well, so I tried a bit of white twine.

I love her very simple bike on kraft.  I tried a few different colors, although I loved hers.  I also changed the placement of some things.  I added some piercing and faux stitching in the corners and am not sure if I like it.  I think it makes it a bit too busy.  The colors of this are kraft (crumb cake), real red, baja breeze and midnight muse.

I colored the bike image with the midnight muse marker except for the flowers I colored in the lighter blue and red.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

General Masculine Trees

I made a card today for 2 challenges.
The colors are from Splitcoast - Chocolate Chip, Basic Gray and Gumball Green.
I inked my embossing folder with gray and embossed the gray textured paper for the bottom layer (apothecary accents framelit).  I stamped the trees twice and cut out with a framelit and layered with the decorative label punch in green and a hand-cut banner shape in brown.  Added a button to one side.
The bottom of the card I cut with a decorative edge framelit and added a layer of green.
The layout is from Stamping 411 (their last one!)

I thought this would work well for an all-purpose masculine card.