Thursday, February 24, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
I did thid card for two different challenges at Splitcoast. This card is for FS211 this week. I cased a card by StampGroover. Here's a link to her card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1501499?&cat=500&ppuser=68848
Here's what I changed: color, stamp, sentiment, and added crystals. It's also my last card this month for CCC11. Twelve Christmas cards finished now!
I am also entering this in Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #8: The White Stuff. There's no snow, but the card is primarily white.
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Friday, February 18, 2011
I had such a difficult time with this one! I knew exactly what I wanted to do and no matter how I tried each attempt was worse than the previous. I had planned on the yellow sections radiating from the top and colored like the yellow brick road. I tried at least five times. Each time the road looked really chintsy. I still don't like the way the yellow panels look, but I surrender. I also had a really difficult time with the background paper. No matter what I tried I didn't like it. At least this green is better then my previous attempts. The image is colored with copics. I absolutely love the Wizard of OZ digis. I think I bought them all. I cut the flowers with Make It Cut and my Cricut. I made this for Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #70 which was a sketch challenge. I'm also entering it in Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #57 Anything Goes. Here is a link to their website: http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/ . Also, Simon Says Challenge: Make your own embellishment.
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011
This card was made with a digi from Delicious Doodles. He's colored with copics and I used Crystal Effects on the berries that gave them a nice sheen. Unfortunately, I colored him without looking up what he should look like. So there is probably no real bird that looks quite like him, oh well! I like him. I'm using this as one of my February Christmas cards for Splitcoast.
I'm entering it in Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge # 7: Feature a Creature.
I'm also entering him in Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #57 Anything Goes. Here is a link to their website: http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/ I actually made this card last minute for last week's challenge there, but missed entering it by a few hours.
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Friday, February 11, 2011
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Thursday, February 10, 2011
This is my first attempt at trying watercolor pencils. It's something I think I'll start practicing with. The stamp came from a yard sale so I have no idea who the creator is. I really love it. This is the first card that I have made that my husband doesn't want me to give away. As a matter of fact he's getting interested in the hobby. He's beginning to think about doing some artwork for me to paint. I have never actually seen any of his artwork, with the exception of the guitars he builds, which are beautiful. This should be quite interesting. I got an amazing deal on the Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils. The girls at work had given me a twenty five dolllar JoAnns gift certificate last year for my birthday. Then I got at 50% off coupon from JoAnn's. The pencils were originally 50.99 and between the gift certificate and the coupon I paid 49 cents. Can't beat that deal!
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Monday, February 7, 2011
I actually have two cards to post today. The first is a card I made for Chemo Angels. It is a digi from Paper Garden. I love the inside saying, "When flowers bloom, so does hope." It is ideal for the purpose.
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Saturday, February 5, 2011
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Thursday, February 3, 2011
This card was a challenge and a half for me. I'm still not happy, but everything is glued on now so there will be no more changing it. At first I had it done in coral with a layer of black and white polka dots. I liked the way it looked, but didn't have anything to match the coral. After I saw Mo's new challenge today, #68 "Lots of Love," lace, ribbon and buttons. I decided to rip the entire card apart and start from scratch. Fortunately, it came apart relatively easily. This time, however, I needed to glue alot. No taking it apart now! I'm entering it in Mo's chalenge and in the Sunday's with Crissy Challenge "It's All About Love," and Digi Doodle shops Challenge #45 Valentines. Here's the link to their website. http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/
Oh, the image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and I colored her with copics. Isn't she just the sweetest!
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