Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Card Camp

Hello all, and happy long weekend to those of us in Canada !!

I enrolled in the summer card class thinking it might give me a bit of a kick start to my languishing mojo, and would challenge me.

I was thinking i might get a bit of an intro before the challenges started but BHAM !! Out of the gate we got a colour combo that was...well....challenging !

So I did the best with what I got. I took out full sheets of card stock in those colours....and stared...and stared some more, willing a card to come to me...and nothing. Nada. Zip. So I went back and took a look at Jennifer Macguire's card. The colours weren't exactly in your face, but rather accents. So that gave me some hope and I started again.


Card base is PTI aqua mist. I cut out a frame using 2 nesties, and love this technique!

Stamped some polka dots in the upper right corner (round and round, PTI anniversary set) and cut off the lower corner. I made this flower using some pretty fabric I picked up at the CREATIV festival a few months ago, and backed it with some purple leaves. I know purple leaves arent exactly found in nature, however since aqua ruffle flowers aren't either i figured I was safe!! The flower was created using 2 different sizes of PTI scallop dies, as well as a big ol' SU button.


The frame is from a Waltzingmouse set that co-ordinates with the nestie, and the stamp from PTI's new faith based set - name escaping me right now of course.

So I survived my foray into the bright side. I came out alive. Converted - maybe not. But a little more open minded at least !!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Naughty Naughty Blogger

Sorry all. Life has been hectic, and my only computer was largely monopolized by hubby's online course.
However, said course has finished and I can stop surfing on my iPhone !!!
I've got a few things saved on my hard drive to share, and look forward to commenting on all your posts again.
First, I made a card set for a cousin of mine who needed some thank you cards, and here are the first 2.

I made 2 card bases of SU Basic Grey. Love this gray and soft rose combo. I made some pattern paper with PTI doilies and Worn Lipstick distress inks. Vellum Mat stack 4, limitless layers in gray and tag it on the centre.

I did some ribbon loops, and embellished with SU satin ribbon.

OK, off to comment so keeping this quick ! See you soon !!