Thursday, December 30, 2010

Back in the Saddle

This first card measures 5.25 square.  Trying to get a handful of Valentine cards ready to send over to Operation Write Home before next week so they can get them in time.  This is a digital image from The Stamping Boutique colored with Copics.  The sentiment is from Unity's November Kit of the Month stamped in Olive.  I added some glossy accents to the rose and AJ's buttons then some Stickles to the ribbon on the box of chocolates.  I love how the peppermint bakers twine looks with this olive button.

This card was made following Splitcoast Stampers color challenge this week - Olive, Navy and Daffodil.  The image from Stampin' Up's Waterfowl set was stamped in memento on white then colored with Copics before cutting apart.  I matted on Navy to give it a faux tile look then sponged around each panel with a bit of olive.  The background is the feather from the same set stamped in Navy on the daffodil.  The sentiment is from a Hero Arts mini set that was circle punched & matted.  Perfect for a masculine card, I think.

This one is short and sweet - started off in one direction then realized I didn't follow the directions (oops, lol) so made it a fairly CAS - Clean and Simple - card.  The scroll image is another digital image from The Stamping Boutique with a computer generated sentiment.  I shaded the scroll with Copics then sponged the edges with tea dye ink.  The background papers have a leaf randomly stamped with durango ink.  Since I was leaning towards masculine, the border trim is a geometric shape.  Finished off with some chocolate felt brads.

My final card - for this upload anyway - was made with this week's Splitcoast Stampers sketch challenge - have the image go outside the box.  This is a digital image from The Stamping Boutique colored in Copics - what else, wink-wink.  The sentiment is computer generated in a rose color.  I stamped a Penny Black flower randomly on the background panel - riding hood on the left and blush blossom on the right - before adding half pearls and the ivory satin ribbon.  This is another I'll be sending off to Operation Write Home.

So, whatcha think?
Hope everyone has a wonderful New Year - Be safe.


Shirley G said...

Beautiful cards Collette. I just love how you color and then put it all together. I could learn a lot from you.

Happy Crafting,

Arts by Sara said...

Wowser Chickie... You have been busy! LOL! I love all of them! They are perfect! I thought I was busy; but I can't hold a candle to you! LOL! Keep them coming... You do a wonderful job and so happy to hear that you are sending more cards out for OWH... such a wonderful cause! Happy New Year and Happy Creating! Sara

cardmaking bird said...

Wow - you've been busy! Gorgeous cards - specially the TSB ones!! Hugs, Marie x