Saturday, August 20, 2011

Twistin' #73

Here is my take on this week's Twisted sketch.  This week the twist was "handmade" and although the card is handmade, I thought I'd add some rolled flowers that I did by hand to the front of this card.  My college roommate, Margaret, is getting married this Sunday and I knew I had to make her a fun, special card.  Her wedding colors are pinks, greys and greens so I tried to incorporate all of that into my card.  I also distressed the edges of the green paper in the background to make it look a little more vintage.  I couldn't seem to stop adding rhinestones - and I justified it because it's a wedding so it needed some bling*
 I'm really happy with how this one came out, hope you enjoy!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Copic Colorin'

I just love summer and the flowers it brings!  Hydrangeas are one of my favorite summer flowers, so when I found these vintage, aqua, ball jars at RE:discover the first thing I thought of was filling them with pretty flowers.  I took this inspiration photo in my back yard with hydrangeas from a bush we have in the yard.  I got really excited about it because I knew I had the Friendship Jar Summer Fillers from PTI that has a hydrangea stamp.  Then I got even more excited because I knew I could use it as an excuse to practice my copic coloring, yay!

Here is the inspiration photo for the hydrangea card I made below.

Here is the card that I made:

I would definitely change a few things about this card next time around.  For instance, I don't love the way the white around the edges looks, I got a little carried away with this one....But overall I'm happy with the coloring and I used glossy accents for the first time ever.  I applied it over the jar so it would look more like glass.  I also used some liquid pearls in the center of each flower.

This card took me so much longer than most of the other ones I've made, but I really loved making it and am planning to make some more!  I dropped this card off to RE:discover so it is for sale there right now!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Twistin' it up!

Hello Blog Friends!  I have some more exciting news!  I have been selected to be on the Design Team (DT) for Twisted Sketches!!  I am so excited to be a part of this challenge site!  The deets of my time with Twisted Sketches are that I make a card every other week based on the sketch provided to me.  My card is then published with the rest of the team cards to use as inspiration for other card makers to submit a card for the challenge.  So this week's twist was Edge, and I am allowed to interpret that any way I want.  I decided to bring my ribbon banners to the edge of the paper and also use an edger die to make the scalloped edge for the card on the right side.

 Here is my take on the sketch & twist:

Can't wait to see your submissions!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

LIM'in (#26)

I figured I would give the Less is More blog challenge another try. This week's challenge was "Feeling Fruity" where you had to use fruit on your card or fruit colors.  As soon as I read the challenge I knew I had to use my apple or pear sets that I got from PTI a few months ago.  I have been wanting to use them on something but haven't yet so this was the perfect opportunity!  Since this is a clean & simple site, you have to keep the embellishments & layers to a minimum and keep a lot of white space.  I like this type of card making, it makes everything seem crisp and clean.  This card didn't take me too much time to make.  I used the rock & roll technique with the apple stamp to give it a little more depth and I couldn't resist using some sparkly fluff on the leaf.  Oh, how I love sparkly fluff.  After that I just stamped the coordinating sentiment and voila!