Wednesday, February 15, 2012

thank you (sentiment embellie)

Three more cards for the CPS anniversary challenge!  Havin' a blast with this mega challenge.  15 cards to make before Saturday and I started late...

The first:



Based on sketch #45 from day 14:



Doesn't get more literal than this.  I kept it plain and simple to let the beautiful watercolored-with-markers Hero Arts image stand front and center.  Mounted on CS.  Added one strand of shiny twiny to mimic the grass and then a handmade red poppy.  I know a lot of people can't handle the combo of red and pink, but I happen to love it.

Red, pink and green are on the palette at Kathy's Lily Pad Challenge.




And I made it a "Hello" card and used Hero Arts stamps for their monthly challenge.



The second:


Based on sketch #118 from day 12:









This was a stretch of the imagination, inspired by Vicky's "Hey Chickie" card here.  My uncle had a rough year.  Lost his wife.  Moved out of their home.  He's finally in a place closer to his caregiver and I hope this card finds him happy in his new home tweet home.

I picked the colors from The Play Date Cafe's challenge #118:


Tip:  What to do with the ends of twine on your card front?  I glue them down with Glossy Accents and rather than adding another piece of CS inside to cover up the end (I have to pay airmail rates), I add a little heart.



My third card today uses the embellies as my "thank you" sentiment.  Based on sketch #5 for day 9, here it is:


Here is the sketch from CPS and the color inspiration from Jay Gee's Nook Challenge #16:

 


I love rainbows.  And these Versamagic chalk colors are so cool.  Not the standard RAL colors.  Before I started I pencilled a curve to follow when stamping.  I stamped with a small clear stamp which I curved on my acrylic block to match my pencilled curve. 

First I was going to punch the embellies as circles like in the sketch.  The sentiment would have been readable-er.  But I chose to punch butterflies.  Less text to read, but I love the light and airy feeling.

I'm not happy with the faux stitching around the edges - wrong color gray and old marker.  Why didn't I stitch it for real?  I overlooked that rounded edge piece in the sketch and didn't want to pull the card apart :( 

As they say, haste makes for ... suboptimal cards.

Thanks for visiting today.  Happy Valentine's Day.


Supplies Hi:
Paper: Neenah; CS American Crafts
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: markers, black Versafine
Tools:  edge punch EKS
Other:  twine, fabric flower

Supplies Home Tweet Home:
Paper:  CS American Crafts and DCWV, woodgrain PP Bringmann
Stamps: clouds Sassafrass; birdhouse/bird Inkadinkado; sentiment Technique Tuesday; inside EKS
Ink:  Aladine,  black Versafine
Tools:  die Spellbinders; corner rounder EKS
Other: twine Sew Sweet

Supplies thank you:
Paper: Neenah
Stamps: Artemio; sentiment SU
Ink: Versamagic; black Versafine
Tools:  punch Martha Stewart
Other:  satin ribbon, bling




7 comments:

  1. Such amazing cards! I just love them all!

    Thanks for joining in my CPS challenge day! ~hugs

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  2. Oh my word these are all awesome! Thanks for playing along on my day at CPS this week! (I think that's my fave one!!! LOL )

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  3. All lovely cards Maria. Thanks for playing alongwihus us this month.... Ange

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  4. Love all of these! You have a very versatile style! Thanks for playing my CPS Anniversary Challenge!

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  5. Such lovely cards, I love the red and pink combo and the water coloured image is just beautiful

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  6. What a great lot of cards! THe one you made for your uncle is sure to bring a bit of sunshine (literally and figuratively) into his heart. :)

    THanks so much for playing with us at THe Play Date CAfe!

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  7. Wow, you have been busy with this mega challenge Maria! LOL, it would take me much longer to make 15 cards :) You have done such a great job with all the cards and the challenges. Thanks for joining us at Jay Gee's :)

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