Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A Day for Daisies Challeng #148 Use Vellum

Lately I've been wanting to do a couple challenges. I've looked at "A Day for Daisies" challenges but I never got my card done and posted in time..Life kind of got in the way. I did get a card done however for this challenge . I chose to use the skirt of flowers image for my card. The challenge was to use vellum. I cut the background out of vellum and fussy cut the image out once I finished coloring it. I used copics to color the image and topped it off with glitter. This pretty gal has blue eye shadow and I put a little glitter on her lids to show off the shadow. It doesn't photograph very well but in real life it adds a little something. In between the two vellum cuts I used smokey slate ribbon from SU. I finished it all off by adding some little pearls on the vellum and ribbon.

Here is my card:



I hope you liked my card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Thursday, May 26, 2016

From the Heart Sketches #153 with a twist

The past week while looking through some fun blogs I ran into Imke's blog My Crafty Space and while I was scrolling through, I was in awe of the cards she was making using From the Heart stamps Here. They have some really fun challenges so I signed up to follow their challenge blog. I am doing the Sketch Challenge #153.


 Sketch153
While I was browsing I picked up a couple digi images and try my hand at a challenge or two. Here is my card for this challenge.
It was a ton of fun trying this out. The image is What's up Chick?. I used SU navy cardstock for the base and some misc dsp I had around the house, The red and yellow polka dot is DWCV Spring and Summer Cork Stack. I loved the cork paper as it had it's own adhesive on the back. A little bit of a challenge to cut with my fiskers smaller cutter but I think it worked out ok....

Thanks so much for stopping by, I do appreciate it.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Monday, May 23, 2016

Crazy Card Chicks May 2016

This month Suzy sent out envelopes to our group containing Betsy the Beekeeper  (SU) which is retired. The set came out in the late 90's and was fun to revisit the images. We also got gold card stock from paper studios embossed with a honeycomb embossing folder. We also got Authentique honeycomb paper Eloise Floral (paper studios) Country Damask (paper studios) punched out flowers , sequins, gold cord and rose ribbon. Wow what a fun kit. I had fun playing with the envelope of goodies... Here is my card:


Although it is kind of difficult to see I did make a flower behind the punched out flower with the gold cord.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you like my card.

Until next time.
Hugs,
Carol

Sunday, May 15, 2016

May 2016 DDD---"May Flowers"

It is once again time to get our duel on. This month our lovely hostesses were Terry L for the Dazzlers and Tami for the Divas. I love the kit that Tami sent. The image was from Red Rubber designs--Oh no she didn't and the DP from Cosmo Cricket. Tami also sent two dry embossed sheets of paper a green one with sizzix "Sugar" embossing and a red piece embossed with sizzix "dots and flowers" as well as a goodie bag with some very fun embellies. We also had a second challenge this month......inquiring minds would like to know what flowers we plant yearly--more on that to come.

For my card I colored the sweet little image with copic colors. I chose a sketch from SCS--SC 507 and went to work. I probably should have chose a different sketch where the image focal point was a bit smaller but I do like how this turned out. I loved the red embossed sheet and the polka dot dp the minute I opened my pack so worked around those colors. When I looked at the dimensions of the focal image at first it looked too top heavy with plain blue sky so I added the large yellow dot Tami sent along to represent the sun and the red ribbon trimmed in irredescent thread tied in a bow along the side, this way the sky didn't look so big. I used the yellow flower dp trimmed in red as an accent in back of the focal image and red layer but it doesn't show up much. A little bling added to the ribbon finished off my card. This month I didn't do the inside of the card but plan to with some of the scraps I have left after cutting this cute paper to make my card.....so here is my card:


I took the picture outside in the bright sunlight but somehow it didn't capture the true depth of the colors.

For the second challenge...when I lived in a home where I could plant flowers, every year without fail I would plant dahlia's right to the side of the entrance of the house. I loved the flowers and would most years plant more than one color of dahlia. Some years I would plant the same color but not very often as the multi colored garden made my heart sing.....It really cheered up the front of the house and I really loved to look at them. One home I had a large raised garden in the back of the house that I planted so that it would have flowering colors from early spring to fall. That was a pleasure to look at as well. I now live in a townhome and we can't plant outside the house but I plan on doing some container plants on our deck to add some cheer when we sit out there or just look out the sliding glass door.

Thanks for stopping by today. If you have a chance please stop by the other duelers. I am certain you will not be disappointed they are a really creative group of ladies.

Until next time.

Hugs,
Carol