Saturday, June 28, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #53

Don't you just hate posting a card that you don't like near as well as the post below it?? Ha ha ha! Needless to say, after that comment, I'm not too crazy about my card that I came up with for this challenge! I don't HATE it -- it just doesn't look like what it looked like in my head when I thought of the idea -- also hate when that happens! Maybe I should just change the name of this post to "Don't you hate when....." OK - I'm done complaining now! (hee hee!)

This week the challenge was to do any resist technique. I've been wanting to use this background stamp that I got at convention last year. I sadly have not used it since then!! I don't really love the stamp as a whole, but it's cute if you use the different strips on it. I was trying to challenge myself to use it as a whole. Well, I cheated a little! I ended up cutting it into blocks so I could have that little bit of color throughout. It was pretty boring all together.

Oh yeah, the technique........(I'm easily distracted!) I used the emboss resist technique. I used Versamark ink on white glossy cardstock and embossed it with clear powder. Then I just used my aqua painter and ink pads to color the different parts of the image. The colors just don't look as vibrant on the glossy paper - or maybe it's just from the residue of the embossing powder. The only orange doesn't really look orange at all!

Hope everyone is having a fabulous day!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

KWernerdesign Color Challenge #13

I really like how this card turned out! I have to admit that it was a little challenging for me to work in the Regal Rose color with the rest of the colors - the challenge was to use Purely Pomegranate, Regal Rose, River Rock, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White. I did not have any of the River Rock paper (GASP!), so I did leave that one out. Sorry! I love this little chick/bird stamp that I got for .99 cents at a local craft store. The word "chick" was done using my cricut machine in the rose color and then I did a shadow behind it in the pomegranate. I watercolored the rose color in the flower on the bird and added a little bling rhinestone to her - but she wasn't complete until I added her blushed cheek! I like doing this little trick with some of my animal stamps, especially if I'm trying to make it "girly"! I just press my pinky into the ink pad and stamp off on paper first so it's not too much and then press it on my paper. It looks really cute on baby girl cards!

Hope everyone is having a fabulous day! It's rainy and dark here in good ole' Nebraska!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #52

Holy Smokes I'm a big fat slacker! I go from Challenge #46 to #52! Wow! I don't know what I was thinking when I thought that we would slow down a bit after school got out for the summer! We have been running constantly to soccer camp, softball camp, VBS, Summer School, soccer games, etc. etc. etc. We also had pink eye and swimmer's ear mixed in there too! Needless to say, we haven't been bored! LOL!

Our challenge this week was to do a manly card. I'm posting the card that I made for Father's Day. I did the background with the little stamp from the Wanted set - it was time consuming, but I liked how it turned out. I got the layout idea from a card that I saw somewhere and saved it. There was no name on it, so I'm not sure who it was -- sorry! I did this card just a day or two before I found out the the Noble Deer set is retiring. I'm sad to see it go, but I'm sure that they have another fabulous set to take it's place. I have a few retired sets for sale so if anyone is interested, contact me and I will email the list to you.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Thanks for checking in!