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.
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.
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:
Stamps: Artemio; sentiment SU
Ink: Versamagic; black Versafine
Tools: punch Martha Stewart
Other: satin ribbon, bling