Tuesday, July 23, 2013

SCC Week 3 Day 2

Today's homework was about using die cuts in various ways.  I had to use a new Meadow Greens PTI stamp - I love images from nature.   I happened to come across some lavender paper and used that for accents, die cut the butterfly (PTI) a second time in vellum and stamped with Versamark and then disovered that I actually had the perfect shade of lavender in Perfect Pearls!  You can't really see the sparkle in the photo, but it really sets off the butterfly.  Added another touch of sparkle to the Queen Anne's Lace, popped the ferns and the flower with pop dots.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

SCC Weekend 2 challenge

Yea! New colors to work with.   This one just took on a life of its own!  I started  with the rose embossed in white, used Orange Zest and Pure Poppy for the petals, New Leaf for the leaves, a sweep of Hawiian  Shores for the symbol of healing energy, and Pure poppy for a bunch of sentiments.  All from PTI.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

SCC Week 2 Day 4. Christmas in July??

Today's assignment:  make a card from a Holiday stamp.  I was barely beginning my card-making career last December. Back then, I used a block print (I think it was from Clear Stamps) of bare trees against a night sky.  So I gave those bare trees some leaves with my Copics and made a summer sky.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summer card camp week 2 Day 2

Today's homework was to use embossing techniques.  Sad to say I haven't yet collected any colored embossing powders yet and I loved the ombré effect that was demonstrated today!  Adding more stuff to my wish list!  -- so I just did the clear embossing with blue shadow done with resist.

Take #2

After sleeping on it I kept thinking that the first version was just out of balance.  So I reduced the amount of blue to being an accent and it does look better!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Card Camp week 2 day One

This time l thought I'd be more organized for the week and assembled a bunch of inks and papers in the colors of the week.  Greens and browns aren't necessarily my favorite color combinations, but as I looked at them, a great image came to mind.  I fussy-cut her tank top.  I think one of the reasons I like  making cards is that it reminds me of paper dolls.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Day 2 Summer Card Camp

This is the card that go lost in the shuffle while I spent what seemed like an eternity trying to figure out how to upload my stuff to the card gallery.  Never mind that I had done it the day before but forgot some key element.  It used the colors of the week and my scraps.  I really liked how the banners turned out.

Card Camp Day 5

My drafting table looks like a tornado hit!  Trying this and that and then another color, stamp, paper etc. Aqua and purple are not natural partners but I did have some paper with both colors and a bit of yellow.  The purple looks too dark in the photo but it was nailed on by the time I had second thoughts!  This is why I always look a a card on "the morning after".  Haha!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Today's homework for summer card camp was to make a card in ten minutes.  I actually did turn my phone's timer on!  Lined up dies & sentiments etc. and off I went!  Very simple but fun to do,

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Today's homework was to use some of the design and color ideas from Summer Card Camp Day 3.  It was a busy day for me but I dove I to my scrap pile and this is what I came up with!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Summer Camp - Day 2

I decided to try using different inks for the same sentiment on this card.  Painstaking!  But I finally got one right.

Monday, July 8, 2013

It's the first day of Summer Card Camp and I actually made a card because at last, I have enough stamps, papers, inks and dies to be able to try out different things.  I really enjoyed all the experimenting with placement, balance and getting all the colors in.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Flowers from a friend

I drive out to the country to visit my friend Betty once a week.  We have lunch and we play a marathon game of Sequence that has been going on for months.  I won yesterday's series!  The best thing is that Betty hands me her clippers and lets me cut a  bouquet of flowers to take home.  This time it was a lovely set of lilies.