Wednesday, February 26, 2014

 I have missed a challenge post once again! So I will post both today. The first card is a "paint chip" card. I've had a few laying around so the suggestion for a challenge using one was the push I needed!

The sentiment is hand written... it took some time to get it just right! ;) Supplies were pretty basic other than the paint sample card. Black card base, white card stock (CTMH), med heart punch (EKsuccess), small heart punch (other), silver sparkle twine (LawnFawn) and crystal stickles (Ranger)

 Current card is based on a flat or one layer card. If you rub your had across the card you don't feel anything but paper. After adding stickles to most of my cards lately that ended up being harder than I thought! I made a card for my cousin who is due next month and at the last minute added stickles! Doh!!! ( You can't see them very well in the picture, but they are there.)

 The card that officially made it to the challenge completely flat. Also it works to use in the Lawnscapping challenge. So I thought I'd it to the challenge.

 Both cards are on watercolor paper. I used Ranger Archival ink to stamp the image and colored it in with my under used Distress Markers! They have been used a few times since I pulled them out! I would show you those as well, but since I started writing this a week ago... I think I'll pass. I'll be back before to long since we start our newest challenge Friday. Can't wait to see what Sherry has store for us!


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Easel Challenge

The last little challenge we did was to make an easel. I made mine a birthday card using a friends back yard as inspiration. She had a gnome door in her tree, but no gnome to go with it. So I made sure my card one on it for her! I thought it turned out and she seemed to enjoy it when she received it.

All stamps are Lawn Fawn except for the birthday letters they are from Close to my Heart
The happy is a Lawn Fawn die cut letters
the grass is Fiskars grass border punch and the ballon is Martha Stewart punch
I used Distress inks in Mowed Lawn and Broken China for the back ground

Our next Challenge is to use paint sample chips on a card. I have most of it done, just need to add few more finishing touches before posting!