Sunday, March 25, 2012

4 Christmas cards done!

I finally made all 5 cards for CCAYR and this was difficult for me since I rarely work with patterend paper...I know...I am a freak!:) The first card i combines it with Simon says and The Stampman Challenge because each had a bingo card recipe and it seemed to fit all together so i hope this works for the challenges since I combined them. I used a nestibilities cut out of a poinsettia to make a flower and used 2 different patterned papers for that. I also used glitter paper for the swirlies and brads and glitter which I love always. The squirrel card does have 2 patterned papers but they were from the same bag, sort of speak, so I combined them. I stamped the squirrel and coloured them with tombows for a little definition. The 3rd card I love that patterned paper and didn't want to cover it up much because of the birdie and cage. I used a strip from another patterned paper near the top and then I placed "Merry Christmas" from my peel offs which I almost always use. The last card has the fun snowmen. The stamped image was painted slightly to reflect the same colours in the background snowmen and then I used a tacky sheer double paste to cover the snowman so I could use my ultra fine glitter to cover him with. I hope that made sense. I can not believe I am in the top 10 for make It Monday either-Wowzers! I am usually in the 200's:) Everyone have a great day!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Green Christmas -use green and 2 patterend paper -use peel offs

True to form even my picture is crooked. It is a wonder I don't walk with a permanent slant. I also am not centred with the card which also is so true to my form. This will drive my hubby it was well worth making it crooked:) I can sit for hours trying to make it straight and it still will turn out crooked. I used a ruler on this damm card too. I am true to my calling which is not a true artist as a true artist would have thrown this card away because they are freakishly wanting perfectionism. My mom is one and my hubby is another which is why I can say they are true artists. I rarely work with patterned paper. I just can't wrap my mind around it(sorry for the pun, you know-wrap-chuckle, chuckle). I will be making 4 more but this is my first one. I used the stars papers and coloured it green with tombow marker and paint that gives this pretty sheen. I used a second patterned paper in 4 strips to set it off. The middle is a peel off showing a town. I coloured it all in green tombow markers and I tried-the word meaning TRY to evoke the Currier and Ives feeling but using green instead of blue. I took a very pale green shimmer paper and used the cuddlebug for the background added a jewel and a peel off star and-Voila! my card for March..the first of 5.

springtime and Yellow

OK so I am finally trying to get my cards uploaded and my dinner is getting cold...waaay. Anyhoo I made a bookmark and a cute card for springtime. The cutie card is for someone who recently had a baby boy. I love the colour challenge so I made 2 cards and I hope the one fits the vintage theme since mideival is quite old. At least I hope it meets the challenge. I used alot of the pencil crayons and tombow markers and layered and cut. Now off to have some food!