I have been at a federal meeting in Washington DC all week and was going into stamping withdrawal! Returned Saturday afternoon and was able to spend many wonderful hours in my craft room until well into the evening (actually until the wee morning hours) and am feeling much better. Ahhh. Life is good!
Recently won this adorable image from Bugaboo Stamps (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com) and couldn’t wait to play with it! Challenges at AAA Cards and Victorine Originals provided the perfect opportunity! The inside greeting, that I found on Pinterest and created in a Curls font, is a great match for the playful image. Am entering it into a Rainbow Challenge at AAA Cards, and a photo inspiration challenge at Victorines Orginal (I was inspired by the rainbow colors of crayons in their Back to School Challenge.)
I also provided a close up to show that I added muted colors, and white gel pen highlights, on Uni's main and tail. Forgot to add sparkle... but am thinking I'll do that, too, so that it is a perfect fit for the sentiment.
AAA Card Challenges- #95 Rainbow
Victorine Challenge- Back to School
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Animals
Cute Card Thursday- - Anything Goes
I’ve always loved the crisp look of B&W cards. This challenge required a pop of color. Love the result.
Note- the "You" wasn't stamped, but was printed from my computer. I font a font that matched the die cut perfectly!
Double D’s Challenge- B&W&A Pop of Color
CAS-usal Fridays- Dies only, No stamps
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes
Had fun making this card using scraps of patterned paper and scalloped strips cut from the edge of a square placement doily. It provides a nice edging for this pretty card. I also cut a small flower from the patterned paper to add to the sentiment card (from a pocket stamp packet.) I think it ties the card together. And the Hot Pink makes it rock!
Bugaboo Stamps- 3 Layers, Scallops and Hot Pink
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge
Simon Says Monday Challenge- You’ve Got the Edge
I love the look of watercolor, but don’t think I will ever “master” it. I’ve taken a few classes and the instructors tried to help me to overcome my tendency to overwork the paint and get a muddy/cloudy look. So this card was a challenge to make. I used a scrap of watercolor paper for the sky (chalk and cloud template) and ocean (sponged the water, then dragged a paint brush across the ink pad and added depth in the “waves.” Ripped the bottom of the card at an angle, distressed it with a distressing tool, and mounted it on Kraft brown card stock for a beachy look. Finished by writing the sentiment with a white gel pen (shadowed with tan marker), highlighting the tops of the waves with a white gel pen, adding a few "starfish" and a star charm on a strand of golden thread.
Deep Ocean Challenge- A Day at the Beach
Di’s Digi Stamps- Just Add Water
Artistic Inspirations Challenge- Anything Goes(artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)