Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Nate is Eight (Celebrate!) and a Fail...

74 and sunny! Aaaaaah! Of course, Friday, it will be 52 and raining, but that's spring in the South. At least it isn't snowing like it has been at my parents' house in Texas (?!)

So, I've been playing with the fabric challenge at Embellish Magazine. I needed a card for my nephew's eighth birthday, and I wanted to join in on the sketch challenge at PCP and the Try a New Technique over at SCS. (Last week - make your own DP.) I made the red paper by cutting a few biohazard signs with my Cricut - the cartridge was Indie Art - and using them as masks. The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil. The number/letters are from the Cricut, too.

So, now for the fail...

I stamped this Unity (My What a Beautiful Tree) on canvas and used some Dabbers and a brush to color it in.

I really do like how it turned out. It's a little big, though, (4x4) and, for the life of me, I can't get it onto a card in a way I like. The idea was to put it with a bit of map (for the Cinema challenge) and the other colors for the fabric challenge and add "Life's an amazing journey" for the sentiment, but that's as far as the mojo goes today. Oh, well, maybe later...

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Optional work day? Well, there's a no-brainer!

Especially when there are challenges requiring my attention! (Or, so I tell myself...)

Verve is having a release party today! They've got some sneak peeks of their Spring releases, and challenges every hour! I played along with the CAS challenge - create a card using flowers, and came up with this:

The background is stamped using CHF backgrounder, Pinwheel, stamped with Adirondack Watermelon. I heat-embossed the flowers (a Verve stamp) on black CS using Tinsel embossing powder. The ribbon is silver grossgrain and Paper Studios pink ric-rac.

Once I get back from taking AJ to Tae-Kwon Do, I'll see what other challenges are waiting!

I also got a couple of cards done with the sketch at Mojo Monday:

This stamp is from Line of Pansies from Mo's Digital Pencil. Two bucks! No shipping! How's that for keeping it on the shoestring? The crazy green lace is something I found on sale at Ellen Hutson.

I tried to do something a little more masculine with the color challenge at SCS:

I'm not so crazy about it, but AJ likes it,

Anyway, time to get out the door! Thanks for stopping by!