Sunday, June 27, 2010
Haven't joined in the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger in weeks for some reason or another, but I have a few Hibiscus Flower stamps (which I love) and I really like Red, Black, White and Yellow together~ especially for masculine cards. This card is rather 'plain' for me, I kept trying to add different elements or layers :^P But in the end decided to go the Clean and Simple route.
You can click on the card for a more detailed image.
Card Stock: White base card is Georgia Pacific; Red cards stock is from a DCWV Mat Stack
Stamp: Hibiscus from See D's 'Tropicals' clear stamps; HB sentiment is See D's also I think(?)
Ink: The flower and sentiment is stamped with Archival 'Jet Black' and the leaves are painted over with Shimmerz 'Green Olive' and 'Key Lime' ~ can you see the glittery sheen? I added a little more glitter with Stickles on the yellow stybus of my hibiscus ; I used a fine point marker pen to hand draw the black frame
I first stamped the flower onto the white card front, then stamped it onto red card stock and onto yellow. Cut out each of the flower parts and placed on top of each other with pop dots for dimension.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Well, I enjoyed using my (found) bicycle stamp so much that I thought I would make a second card for two challenges. Everything But the Kitchen Sink has a fun sketch challenge from the talented Winter Sims ~ whose name you see EVERYWHERE in BlogLand lately :o)
I kinda turned the sketch on it's side and made my card a bit rectangle rather than square, but I think it' works ;o?
And, my second entry for Moxie Fab World's "Bicycle" challenge.
Go over and check out the fabulous entries, you still have time to join in on both challenges here
http://ebtkschallenge.blogspot.com/ and here
My Card, made for a dear friend who is closing her Craft Store~Going to miss you, Julie :o(
Card Stock: Base card is solid pale yellow, the sparkly yellow flower peeking through the punch out and the pretty stripe are all from DCWV "Citrus Stack"; the aqua blue is from K&Company
Stamps: Bicycle is from PSX; the flower (used to make the background on the aqua card stock) is from the Dollar Store
Ink: the bike was stamped with Coffee by Archival Inks and colored with glitter pens; the sentiment is computer generated
Embellishments: the banner is tied to the bike with a strand of twine and the heart shaped jewel on the front tire is from The Dollar Store
Tools: Giga scallop round punch by Marvy; small corner rounder by EK Success
As always, I love reading your comments and enjoy visiting your blogs :o)
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Well, I've been gone from Blog-Land for a long while. Went to CA for 10 days on a "Space A" trip. We actually stayed in the LA area the whole time and ended up flying home from the same place...a bit unusual, to say the least!
Anywho, I missed you all and the fabulous challenges I was eying from afar..took my laptop to keep 'connected' with everyone :O)
Had to make a Congratulations card for a friend who graduated from an on-line course she took this week. Whoot whoot!
Thought this bicycle challenge may help me find my lost mojo~man, it's tough getting back after a couple of weeks, huh?
Thank you so much for stopping by, I really appreciate your comments!
Stamp: bicycle by PSX
Ink: initially stamped the bike with Ranger brown ink and colored over each part with glitter gel pens. The yellow flowers in the basket are dotted with Stickles. The sentiment is computer generated.
Card stock: the base is bright orange from Keepsake's Paper Pak; the print flower paper is from the front of a note card; the brown butterfly paper is American Crafts and embossed with Swiss Dot from Cuttlebug. There is an orchid butterfly on top with a jewel from The Dollar Store
Embellishments: the button brad on the front tire of the bike is from Making Memories (I think); the banner is hand drawn and cut out and the gold string attaching it to the bike is from a package of chocolate candies (which I ate :-)