Friday, May 22, 2009

Mmm Monday Challenge at SSPT

I couldn't get the colors to photograph true on this one. Must have something to do with the black background! Anyway, this is the shopping bag from TBBM, cut at 5 1/2" and the floral spray is from Tinkerbelle, cut at 2 1/2". Black bag, sand background on the floral spray, sage leaves and yellow flowers.

WSAB Summer Color Challenge

This card is my project for the latest Whimsical Scraps and Bugs challenge. We were challenged to make any project using brown, red, yellow, turquoise and white. I'm still fighting a sinus infection and feeling under the weather, but I did manage to get a card made for the challenge. All cuts are from Life is a Beach cartridge.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Good Witch Polka Dot challenge

My bestest friend, Lacy, and I were chatting this morning about cards inspired by wardrobe items like SHOES!!! haha Anyway, this is my submission for the Polka Dot challenge. I combined several of my passions for this card. The "good witch" image is a Loralie Harris machine embroidery design. I embroidered the design, photographed it, then printed it multiple times so I could create dimension. You can't really tell in the pic, but she has 3 layers. The shoe and marquee cuts are from the Wedding Solutions cartridge and the Storybook cartridge, respectively. Polka dot ribbon from Michaels, inked with Tim Holtz Broken China distress ink. Polka dot embossed paper from Big Lots, sanded to reveal the white core. Oh, and the shoe, flowers and ruffle on the dress are "Stickled".

Friday, May 1, 2009

Rusty Hinges Card

Well, I made up my mind today that I just needed to jump in and create something. I had a lot of fun creating the "rusty" hinges for this card! I cut the hinges using Fabulous Finds from brown textured cardstock. Then I inked them with Sepia Ink. Once the ink dried, I added Tim Holtz new Distress Stickles in a couple of colors to give them a metallic look and distressed the brads to match. They pretty much look like rusty hinges. The image is by a Carmel, California artist named Lynn Lupetti. I love her work! This one is called "The Dragon Tamer". Don't know if this really got me out of the slump, but it felt good to at least do something!!!