Friday, May 15, 2009

Cards for Fun

This first card is for a color challenge over at Splitcoasters. The challenge was to use rose red, pink pirouette and grey. The image was stamped in black versafine and colored with prismacolor pencils & gamsol. Matted this on grey. The next panel of pink pirouette and grey was punched on the one side with the SU eyelet border punch. The card base is rose red with rose red designer paper then a pink pirouette grosgrain ribbon at the top.
The image panel is stamped in black on white and matted on same grey.

This next card is a PIF that I traded over at SCS. I colored this cute turtle in with prismas and gamsol then added some Glossy Accents on the flower petals. Cut the image panel and perfect plum mat with Nesties circle & scalloped circle dies and popped up on dimensionals.
The base is pale plum with perfect plum designer paper. I then cut 4 squares of old olive dp, flipping the opposite corners over. Added 2 heart brads at the top. On the bottom, I added a strip of perfect plum card stock that was punched on one side with a Martha Stewart border punch then tied with eggplant grosgrain ribbon.
The sentiment panel was stamped with perfect plum and punched with the word window punch then matted in perfect plum.
This rubber ducky card was for the sketch challenge SC225. I love this color combination of saffron and bashful blue.
4 pieces of cardstock that I flipped over for the blue side on the bottom were matted on saffron then popped up on dimensionals.
The card base is saffron with bashful layer then the same dp. The image panelwas another PIF that I colored with prismas & gamsol. I added a clear glitter gel pen to the bubbles, soap and his beak before matting on bashful blue and popping up on dimensionals. A wide saffron ribbon finished this little guy off.
This was the first chance I got to use this cute dragon ... I colored him in same way with the prismas & gamsol. The background paper, however, was made using the Ways to Use it technique to make Faux Bandana paper. Basically, I stamped some images from the Polka Dots Punch set in hunter green on some green galore card stock. Then, it was time to take out the white gel pen & doodle, doodle, doodle. The trick was, to know when to stop. I wasn't happy with the results until I actually saw the card at a distance once it was finished. I think I may have been to close to the subject to truly enjoy it.
I finished him off with a computer generated sentiment and placed it so it looks like he's holding the sign.
I'm not too much of a bright color lover, so this color challenge was a bit tricky for me - Summer Sun, Only Orange, Kiwi Kiss (or old olive) ... I actually was thinking card stock color nearly all morning, but decided to soften the colors by using inks.
I used the same stamp set, Polka Dot Punches, and stamped one heart as the focal point in only orange, then the rest of the images from the set in summer sun. For the sentiment panel on the top flap, I first stamped the Birthday greeting in Kiwi Kiss then some of the images in either orange or yellow. This I matted on Old Olive so it would give a bit of punch against the Kiwi. I punched 2 small holes in the shape on the right of the sentiment panel to tie a piece of ribbon, I call it candy corn ribbon, for obvious reasons.
The card base is Kiwi kiss that I trimmed half way down in front then punched the border with an MS border punch before attaching the white panel. The inside also has white that was punched at the bottom w/the same punch.
When all was said and done, I added some yellow and orange Stickles glitter glue to the centers and called it a day.
This card was for this weeks sketch challenge. I found this gorgeous heavy cardstock from My Mind's Eye, 29th Street Market. All of the panels are from this set, just flipped over to reveal the backside. The card base and all panels are matted with perfect plum.
The image panel is one of my new favorite stamps, yet this was the first time it saw some ink. Such a sweet image, it makes me wax nostalgic about when my beautiful daughter was that age (not so long ago, yet seems like an eternity). She was stamped on vanilla cardstock with versafine sepia then I sponged the edges with Holtz tea dye to age it a bit. I added 2 purple brads at opposite corners that I tried to distress a bit with sandpaper and ink. A creamy satin ribbon beneath the top panels finished this one off.
So, after what seems like a long abstinence, let me know what you think.
Thanks for stopping by!


Erin Bigler said...

Thanks for comment on my card over at SCS...and not just for your kind words but also because I discovered YOUR talent! These cards are too cute! And I hope one day I can become as skilled as you are with the gamsol!

Carrie said...

These are great Collette! I miss you girl! Hope that your doing well!