Sunday, May 24, 2009

Two more challenges...

Hello Again! I was going to space out my posts, but one more is due TODAY!!! So I made a card to fit in with Stamp Something as well as Whimsy Stamps Challenges! I followed a sketch on Stamp Something and the Whimsy challenge was to use flowers and a Whimsy image (if possible). Since I'm in pretty good with the owner, I'm fortunate to have several of the Whimsy stamps! I used a banana base and a floral print paper I got in my grab bag from Rusty Pickle. I punched banana photo corners and an ivory piece that I embossed with a Quickutz folder "Vines" in my CB. I cut another banana piece then another ivory and layered them. I stamped the Whimsy frog in black on white and colored with a water pen and markers. I adhered two Primas in green and put tiny blue buttons in the centers. I embellished with two pieces of yellow ribbon folded between layers and adorned with baby blue brads. Finally, I stamped the sentiment on a chipboard label covered with ivory paper and rubbed blue ink with a sponge. I pierced the baby blue brads through and glued it on. Thanks for stopping by!

For the Boys

Happy Memorial Day, America! Today I decided to celebrate the lives of those who helped to keep our freedom and the land that we love by making an All-American type card (which just happens to fit 3 different challenges this week!) I used Quarterback Ian from Greeting Farm stamps and a pallet of browns and tans. I started with a base of dark brown then layered a tan piece which I used CB folder Tiny Mosaic. Then I distressed the edges of some football paper that I got in a grab bag at the Rusty Pickle booth at the CK Convention last weekend! Next, I took a piece of cardboard and "antiqued" the edges with cocoa ink and a sponge. Next, I took a strip in the dark brown and punched a silver large eyelet in it, then mounted it across the card. Next, I flipped the same football paper, and mounted it on the cardboard. I colored Ian with a water pen and markers. I cut the football out of the image, traced it on a piece of leather and cut that to fit in place. I drew the lines with a white paint pen. Finally, I used to chipboard tags sponged in brown, and I doodled the words BIG and Game and tied them with hemp twine and adhered to the corner. This card fits the "Nothing Girly, for the Boys" challenge on Roses On Paper's Challenge Blog, Cute Card Thursday's "Sports" Challenge, and I used the Papertake Weekly Sketch for their challenge. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! Thanks to all our heroes :)