Sunday, August 21, 2011

365 Cards #173 Vintage plus Yellow

I think this completes this week's theme on 365 cards.  I found this romantic vintage picture of a couple with a yellow sunset in the background and ran with it.  I found this leaf punch recently and decided to try it out on this card.  I really like how it brings your attention to the setting that the couple is in.  I collect (hoard!) charms and dug through my drawer and found this terrific brass heart to which I added a ribbon that reads "Love and Cherish".  I decided to make this into an anniversary card and added that to the front of the card as well. 

365 Cards #172 Vintage Plus Green

Another vintage challenge on 365 cards, and this time the accent color is green.  I found this terrific premade tag that reads "Romance" in my stash and changed the ribbon to green.  I found this bag of tatting that I purchased at an estate sale and added it to the collage for it's antique and delicate feel.   The closest flower I had to the one in the picture is a dogwood which I liked,  and added a little green button to the center completing this wonderful anniversary card. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

365 Cards #171 Vintage plus Pink

Again 365 cards has me digging in my vintage stash for something pink!  I found this wonderful old card that I thought I would re-purpose one day, so I did just that.  I trimmed it down and added the sentiment "Just for You" along with a little old locket and some pearl accents.  The result is a very feminine card that can be used for any occasion. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

365 Cards #170 Vintage plus Blue

Once again 365 cards had me digging in my vintage storage bin, and I found this fantastic 1950's Princess Phone key chain in the color blue!  While reading over my sentiment stamps I spotted "It's been too long" and had to laugh out loud at what a great play on words that would make ~ "growing old waiting for you to call me back ~ kind of thing!"  I kept the rest of the card simple so the focus would be on the phone and the sentiment.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

365 Cards #169 Vintage plus Black

The challenge on 365 cards is to create a card using a vintage item and the color black.  I dug in my vintage stash and found this funny copy of a photograph.  I then started reading some of my sentiments and came across this one: "Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make everyday a holiday and celebrate just living"  I thought now that's what this picture portrays!.    A friend had given me some of these wonderful brass photo corners, knowing that I'm an embellishment junkie and that I may just find a use for it and...ta..da!  The result is a fun card for any occasion. 

Birthday with Bling Challenges

I made this happy orange birthday greeting for two challenges today:
Bearly Mine Challenge 17 "Bring on the Bling"
Anything Goes Challenge #47 "HAPPY BIRTHDAY/CELEBRATION"

I was wondering what I was going to use those big flat rhinestones on that I found while out treasure hunting!   I've been wanting to make a card with this pretty birthday sentiment too, I really like the scripted font. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

365 Cards #168 vintage plus red

The challenge on 365 cards is to create a card with something vintage and something red.  I dug in my vintage box and found this great sticker of a trunk with a red quilt sticking out.  I thought about this rubber stamp in my stash that reads "sewing mends the soul" and from there I got the idea to add some sewing items to the front.  When I found that all the items I wanted to add wouldn't fit, I decided to cut out the inside of the trunk and have the vintage sewing needles rest half inside the trunk and half out! bingo ~ I'm very pleased with the outcome, and think this card would make a great gift to give a sewing friend. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

365 Cards #166 Sketchy Sunday

Here is the sketchy sunday challenge on 365 cards: I used Heidi Swapp paper and a "Lovey Dovey" stamp by Stampin up, and I think the result would make a great anniversary or wedding shower card.  Isn't this a great sketch?!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

365 Cards #165 30 mins or less

Yesterdays challenge on 365 cards was to create a card in 30 mins. or less.
Ok, so I wanted to try to play with alcohol inks on glossy I played and played and I think I over played!   Anyway, I stamped my dragonfly and added stickles to his wings and bling to his head and "thanks" as a sentiment.  Yes, it was less then 30 mins and I had fun creating... I'm not in love with the outcome, but I enjoyed the process!

Less is More #28 OLC use ink

Wow ~ have I missed crafting and posting on my blog! We had a terrific fun filled summer with three weeks left to go I couldn't help but sneak away to play. 
I find trying to do a one layer card (OLC) challenging with a great combination of frustration and enjoyment!  For the OLC Less is more challenge this week I chose this tulip stained glass rubber stamp to create with.  I used ink daubers and made a mask out of vellum and inked in the design with pigment ink.  I let go of the perfection factor and liked how the colors blended in outside of the lines.  I paper punched my corners and added a very thin purple ribbon for accent and to highlight the 'thinking of you" sentiment.