Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday Card Share

Good Morning!  I woke up early this morning and actually had a bit of creativity juice flowing.  And that was before I had coffee.  LOL!

I had really wanted to play along with The Sweet Stop challenge last week, but I just couldn't fit it into my schedule.  So I got a jump on this week's sketch.

I have had this digi Milton Reading for weeks now and finally got to play with him.  This week's sketch was awesome and my card went together rather easily.  I love it when that happens.

Card Stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Chocolate Chip (SU), Summer Sunrise (PTI)
Paper:  Tres Jolie
Copics:  E33, E37, G28, R29, RV000, RV10, W-3, Y15, Y17, YG00, YG03, YG63
Sentiment:  Mini-Messages (PTI) stamped w/Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Tools:  CM oval cutter
Embellishments:  Summer Sunrise twill ribbon (PTI)

And this next card I made is for 3 challenges.  Raise the Bar (distress), Just Magnolia (vintage), Friday Sketchers (the sketch).  All these challenges were absolutely fabulous.  I haven't done vintage before, so this was a challenge.  The sketch was great to work with, but I left off the embellishments in the lower right corner because I felt it would be too much with everything else I had going on on the card.

This was a lot of fun to make.  I really experimented with this one.  After coloring the image with Copic markers, I went back over her shirt and socks with Memento Ink and a blender pen.  I'm not sure you can tell in this photo, but I did stamp her wings a second time and cut them out.  Partly because I hated how I colored her wings in the first place.  Trust me, you don't want to know.  But this gave me a chance to distress the edges of her wings a bit and add a bit of dimension.  I also "tea dyed" the lace trim with ink and a sponge.  It would've looked better coffee stained, but I didn't have the time for it to dry and I didn't know what that would've done to adhesive strip.

Card Stock:  Neenah Milled Ivory, Chocolate Chip (SU)
Paper:  Infuse & Sugared (Basic Grey)
Inks:  Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand (Memento), Creamy Caramel (SU)
Copics:  B000, B02, E00, E02, E33, E37, E53, E57, R02, RV000, RV02, RV10, YR20, YR23
Tools:  Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars)
Embellishments:  Lace Trim (Wilton), grosgrain ribbon (Offray), brads (American Crafts)

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoy these cards as much as I do sharing them with you.  Have a super Saturday!

10 Encouraging Thoughts:

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

Gorgeous! I love the simplicity of this card and the coloring of Milton.

Tenia Nelson said...

What super cute cards!!

dstandard said...

Awesome cards! Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop!

1CardCreator said...

They both look so sweet! Your coloring looks fab on both of them! ~Diane

Theresa said...

Your cards are cute! Love that little reader.

Glad you got some mojo back!!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow wish I could make cards like that before I had coffee in the morning. I love your cards and you did such an amazing job on your Vintage card. Love that paper. Your a cardmaking superstar. Hugs.

Bev said...

Wow this is so pretty! Love all the fabulous detail and sweet image. The papers are gorgeous too. Thanks for joining JM this week x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia this week, hope to see you back again next week. :)

Nancy said...

Beautiful card!!!
I love those colors and your coloring of Milton is fabulous.
Thanks for playing with us again at The Sweet Stop this week!

Thanh Vo said...

You used one of my favourite Magnolia images!

Thanks for playing along with us this week at Raise the Bar. Hope to see you next week.

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