Wednesday, March 28, 2012

TLC368, Faux Patina...

This was for the technique lover's challenge.  If something looks too involved or too difficult, I will often skip it.  I am so glad that I gave this challenge a try.  I loved it!  There were so many awesome results with this technique.  I used the wallpaper embossing folder and brayered some crumb cake on the folder.  My other colors that I included with this were regal rose and soft suede.  When heat embossing I used a copper embossing powder.  I water colored the orchids from Flourishes.  I really enjoyed making this card;  it was something new and exciting for me.

Friday, March 23, 2012

CTD184 - Happy Easter...

I made this card for the Color Throwdown #184.  We were to use elegant eggplant, certainly celery, brocade blue, and so saffron.  This was a very old Easter basket image that I bought so many years ago, when I first showed an interest in stamping.  I used a new embossing folder as well.  The colors are very pretty and remind me of Easter.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

CC367, FLLC, Siberian Iris

This was for today's color challenge.   I used a beautiful Siberian Iris which is a Flourishes image.  I water colored it with River Rock and baja breeze.  The third color in the challenge was chocolate chip.

Friday, March 16, 2012

FTTC160, Sweet Peas...

Well, as I look at my last post, I see that I used the same image.   I guess I like it.  This is for the next Timeless Tuesday Challenge over at Flourishes #160.  We were to use lace and forms of scallops.  I don't use these things very often, so it was a bit of a challenge.  I'm not particularly good with edge punches.  Practice makes perfect, right?!  I enjoyed watercoloring the beautiful image.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

FTTC159, Vintage Sweet peas...

This was for a fun challenge over at Flourishes.  They gave us a still life to look at and requested we use at least 3 colors from it.  I actually tried to capture all of the colors and added a bit of twin and lace to also capture what I saw.  I enjoyed doing this challenge.  The sweet pea image is one of theirs.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

QFTD102, Judy, StampingQueenJAR...

Judy was picked as the Queen for the Day - or week.  I did a pretty close case of her card.  Hers is here,

I changed the image panel to square, and I added a third panel with embossing on it that matches the style of the dp.   I also added a couple extra layers.  This baby is heavy.  I added some brads, and different ribbon and twine.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

FLLC, Orchids Neutral...

I love orchids, and I love Flourishes flower images.  I have only used this a few times.  I should really get back to my flowers and have some fun.  Anyway, I created a neutral palette with these colors and papers.

CT0212, DDSKETCH0212, Freesias 2

This is one of the first cards I uploaded to SCS fan club for the DD.  I'm learning things slowly on the computer and it has taken me this long to get to it.  The sketch was given to us.