Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursdays with Lindsay

Good Morning!  I have a couple of cards to share with you today that I have to say were tedious and time consuming and I loved every minute of it!  For the first one, I enjoy puzzles, so this was a challenging puzzle.  Let me show it to you...


Over at my monthly card traders group, the challenge was to create a card using the brick wall technique.  You can find the tutorial over on SCS.  As I said, this is a bit tedious and time consuming, but if you enjoy puzzles, then you must give this a try!

I used the beautiful Iris image from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff and some digi paper that I found somewhere - probably A Cherry on Top.  I also used the sketch from The Pink Elephant having been inspired by my daughter giving it whirl Monday night.

This next card I made to play along with the Digital Tuesday challenge which is to have vellum on your card.  You all know that I am getting ready for a move, so I've been cleaning out stuff.  I literally took this vellum out of the trash (good thing I don't allow food/drink items to go into my craft room trash can).  I threw it away thinking to myself that I am not ever going to use these scraps, so why keep them.  Well, this is why we papercrafters are hoarders.




I pulled out the recently discovered paper piercing patterns and set to work.  This is actually a one layer element, but I cut it apart after doing all the piercing.  I also used a white gel pen to trace the scallops.  I like how I achieved a Pergamano look without all the work of the nibs and ink.  Again I used the beautiful Iris image.  Here's a close up of the focal image....



Supplies:
Card Stock:  Neenah Milled Ivory, Black, Perfect Plum
Paper:  Digi paper by CHaskell, Vellum (SU)
Pattern:  Madjara
Copics:  BV00, BV02, BV04, YG63, YG67
Ink:  Perfect Plum
Tools:  Piercer/Mat, SCAL/Cricut, white gel pen
Embellishments:  Bling by Recollections

I hope you enjoy my cards.  If you try these techniques, let me know.  I'd love to see what you did with them.  Now head on over to Lindsay's blog to see what she has in store for you.  Also, visit the rest of the team and leave them some love.  Lindsay has a wonderfully talented design team and they are sure to inspire you.


14 Encouraging Thoughts:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow mel! these are both gorgeous! i love that brick wall look and that paper piercing is fantastic! wow!

Karin said...

Wow, these are stunning! I missed that brick wall technique st SCS, so it is new to me, and I love the vellum one too!

Lindsay Weirich said...

the vellum matting with the poked holes is stunning!

ljurecek said...

My goodness! Those were time-consuming but soooo worth it! All that piercing...Wow! And your puzzle turned out perfect. If I had cut my image up, I probably would have lost a piece!

Tamara Bennett said...

Wow! You can tell you put a lot on time into these! I love the brick wall tech. I've never seen that before and that second one with the paper piercing is awesome!

Cheryl said...

Both cards are lovely but I love, love, love the brick wall technique. Beautiful!

Leanne said...

Wow!! Both cards are totally, totally stunning! I love that brick technique! I've not seen that before! I love the second card it just pops right at ya and I love it!

Mrs. Fence said...

Wow! Good thing you didn't throw your vellum away! Your cards are just lovely!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wowzer Melissa both these are so beautiful I love that Iris I have some in my front garden but they are yellow and so lovely...sorry to deviate lol...I am loving that jigsaw design on the first card and that paper pricking on the second is awesome thank you for sharing with us at Digital Tuesday this week.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Margie said...

Wow! So glad you rescued that vellum! It looks absolutely awesome! And NO WAY would I have the patience for that brick wall technique-but yours looks great!

Anneke said...

This is a beautifull card!
Thanks for playing on Digital Tuesday :)
Greetings Anneke

Cindi said...

awesome cards!! the puzzle one is way cool and teh other is just stunning
:)

Desert Designs said...

They are both stunning Mel - though the vellum is breathtaking! Where did you get your piercing patterns?

Theresa said...

These cards are beautiful. I really love the 2nd card-it's just amazing.

Great work!

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