Friday, May 27, 2011

More butterflies

No challenge this time, just a card I created to send to the family of someone I know who passed recently. I CASE'd the idea of the repeating flowers from Dbarry over at splitcoaststampers, but the rest of the card is mine. The flowers are from the Punch Bunch stamps that I got during Stampin' Up's Salebration. I also used one of the new four frames stamps that works with the decorative label punch. The garden fence and the butterflies are Martha Stewart punches. The ink is Pacific point. I hand-wrote the sentiment with my pacific point marker. The paper all came from my stash. I'm pleased with the way this card came out. I'm not sure that the photo really shows the 3-dimensional effect of the butterflies or the label.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Same theme, different card

Here's card number two for the A la Card Monkey challenge this week:

I kept it very simple and tried to pick up the flower colors with the sentiment.  I rounded the corners on the larger squares to complement the scallops on the sentiment. Here's the sketch that was provided:

Birthdays and Butterflies

This week's challenge over at A la card Monkey is to create a birthday card. Here's the sketch:

I actually made two cards for this challenge, I'll post the second one shortly. For the first card, I went with a repetitive theme:

I kind of liked the idea of the words repeating themselves. The polka-dots on the ribbon repeat and there are multiple butterflies.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Everybody Likes Balloons

So this week over at ala card monkey, the challenge is kid-related. Here's this week's sketch:

It took me a while to come up with an idea, but I started by looking for some background paper that looked "kid-like". Once I saw this paper, it struck me that kids (and adults too) like balloons. So here's what I came up with:

I colored in the balloons and the "Happy Birthday" greeting with markers, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango were the colors that I used. I stamped the images with Soft Suede. I sponged around the circle and the label with Wild Wasabi. Instead of a bow, I let the "strings" from the balloons hang down. I think it would work for kids of all ages.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Flowers and Ribbons for Monkey

So this week's challenge over at ala card Monkey is something floral with ribbons to go with this sketch:

After pulling out a bunch of different floral papers and waiting to be "inspired", I came up with this:

There's a lot going on with this card. The background is a glittery flower card stock, then I went with that theme for the rest of it. Underneath the silk flowers, I stamped some leaves and flowers with Wild Wasabi and Rose Red inks, then I sponged Certainly Celery around the edges and even over the others to add some depth. Here's a close-up of the flower:

So you can see the work behind it. The flower itself is 3 layers with a little pink rosebud in the center.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Monkey Challenge

My very first post! I decided to start blogging to make it easier to do the card challenges. I'm starting with the challenge over at a la card monkey. Here's the sketch for this week's challenge:

And here's the card that I created from the sketch:

I love the little kitten with her ball of yarn. I colored in her eyes, nose and the yarn with markers. I used pearlized paper for the background, the pink circle is stampin' up ice cream parlor dsp. The edging is a Fiskar's punch.

I hope you like it.