Sunday, January 29, 2012

Less Is More 52: Sketch

Here's the current challenge over at the Less is More blog:

We were to follow this sketch closely...landscape orientation, 'band' on the left, sentiment on the lower right.
I love this sketch!  It lends itself so easily to all themes, from fun birthday to elegant wedding.  I chose to do a birthday card.

Image is by Hero Arts and sentiment by Penny Black.  Stamped the image with Tuxedo Black Memento on SU Pink Pirouette and colored with copics.  Border punch by SU.

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Friday, January 27, 2012

OLW 76: Color in Winter

This Wednesday's challenge over at Simplicity's blog was to create a single layer, grey and white card with a pop of color.  Some weeks when I read the new challenge I know exactly what I want to do (now whether it actually happens is another thing!), and some weeks I am lost in the weeds.  This was one of those weeks.  But, yesterday as I was rummaging around my flower drawers (stamp drawers!) I saw this awesome Penny Black image and immediately thought of masking out a portion of it to nestle in a sentiment.  Sentiment by Saavy.  Made the oval mask with a SU oval punch.  Had the card done in 15 minutes.  Taking a picture has taken much longer.  It is cloudy and dreary here today and 4 Ott lights just aren't doin' it for me!  Sorry for the poor quality image.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Less Is More 50: One Layer - Birds

Feathers MacGee here.
My most favorite bird stamp.
From Eat Cake Graphics.

When this week's challenge to do a one layer card using birds at Less is More popped up, I knew just what to do.  I have made this card many times as a get well card.  I love making it because it just cracks me up...makes me smile.  I hope it makes you smile too.

Sentiment by Inky Antics.
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Monday, January 16, 2012

OLW 74: Red & Pink

I am soooo happy the OLW challenges are back!  Yippee!
These one layer challenges always pull me outside my comfort zone and when I am pleased with my results I get so hand clappingly (yes, it's a new word) giddy that I dig through my stamp drawers looking for more stamps to use.  And, I usually end up using stamps that haven't seen the likes of ink since I bought them.  So, it's all good.
The challenge over at Simplicity's blog this past Wednesday was to use the colors red and pink only on a one layer card, keeping embellishments to a bare minimum.

The first card has a background by Hero Arts, image by Inkadinkadoo and sentiment by Hampton Art.

The second card incorporates a second Hero Arts background, and both image and sentiment are from Impress Rubber Stamps.

On the third card I used the Hero Arts Background I used in the first card, Lockhart image and Technique Tuesday sentiment.

Thanks, Susan....I had fun with this challenge!
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Rainbow Thanks

There are lots of wonderful sentiments in my new Paper Smooches Chit Chat stamp set, but, this 'thanks'  is my favorite.  I knew right away that I wanted to color it a rainbow.  And, then!  Less is More challenge # 47 asks us to use just  a SINGLE WORD on our card, and, Skipping Stones Design has a new sketch challenge #109 which is PERFECT for a rainbow color scheme!   How could I not make this card????

Cardstock is from my scrap pile, ribbon and gems from my stash.

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Monday, January 2, 2012


This card is going to some friends of ours in Kentucky.  Their furry four legged baby recently crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.  Boston (or, Bossy, as many of the neighbors called him) was such a sweetheart who roamed the neighborhood and knew all the neighbors.  My favorite and most vivid memory of him was the day he and Chynna, another neighbor's dog sat for photos with my golden retriever/chow mix Sammy on her "sweet" sixteenth birthday.   My dear neighbor set her kitchen table with a pretty tablecloth, good china and silver for 3 place settings.  In the center of the table was a very large, many wicked, candle sitting on a cake plate resembling a birthday cake.  In 3 chairs placed around the table were Sammy, Boston and Chynna, all wearing party hats.  It was the funniest sight I and my neighbors have ever seen.  We laughed ourselves silly while all three dogs sat quite contentedly around the table.

On to the card:

Paper from my stash, sentiment from Club Scrap.

I'm also submitting this for the current Skipping Stones Designs challenge #108.

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