Archive for February, 2009

Kristina Werner colour challenge #43

Relaxing Riley – doesn’t he look content? I made this card for Kristina Werner’s Colour Challenge #43. This week’s colours were chocoloate chip, pumpkin pie, ruby red, old olive and brocade blue.

Usually I have trouble using more than 3 colours, but I had this striped patterned paper that has all of these colours and more! I used watercolour paper and all of the required colours on my main image. I had some lovely velvet ribbon that I added to tie in my olive and patterened paper panels. I used ruby red brads from Earth Elements. I also used the small and large oval punches as well as Designer label punch from S-U with my sentiment. The sentiment is from Memories in the Making (Leisure Arts Collection). There are a bunch of sayings on this hand-held unit. I wish I was Riley right now, except, the drink would be in my hand!

February 27, 2009 at 6:39 pm 7 comments

Kristina Werner colour challenge #43

Relaxing Riley – doesn’t he look content? I made this card for Kristina Werner’s Colour Challenge #43. This week’s colours were chocoloate chip, pumpkin pie, ruby red, old olive and brocade blue.

Usually I have trouble using more than 3 colours, but I had this striped patterned paper that has all of these colours and more! I used watercolour paper and all of the required colours on my main image. I had some lovely velvet ribbon that I added to tie in my olive and patterened paper panels. I used ruby red brads from Earth Elements. I also used the small and large oval punches as well as Designer label punch from S-U with my sentiment. The sentiment is from Memories in the Making (Leisure Arts Collection). There are a bunch of sayings on this hand-held unit. I wish I was Riley right now, except, the drink would be in my hand!

February 27, 2009 at 2:39 pm 7 comments

Truly Scrumptious sketch challenge blog…

I came across another sketch challenge blog the other day called Truly Scrumptious . This is their first sketch challenge so I thought I’d participate. It has taken me until now to put the card together and upload it. I rarely make square cards, but I must say, I do like this layout. I used my new favourite Stampin’ Up! Specialty Designer Series Paper (Parisian Breeze) and the coordinating colours of Baja Breeze and Close to Cocoa. Whisper White is my other neutral. I used Nestabilities for my punches (round and scallop). I used brads along with the felt flowers from Flower Fusion that matched. I finished it off with the Baja Breeze grosgrain ribbon. The stamp sets used were Dreams du Jour and Hugs & Wishes.

Watch for a couple of posts for cards using different ways to Watercolour. These cards (and more) will be one of the first classes that Cathy & I organize in the near future. More details to follow re signing up for the class. Hope this is a bit of a teaser for you!!

February 27, 2009 at 1:37 am 6 comments

Truly Scrumptious sketch challenge blog…

I came across another sketch challenge blog the other day called Truly Scrumptious . This is their first sketch challenge so I thought I’d participate. It has taken me until now to put the card together and upload it. I rarely make square cards, but I must say, I do like this layout. I used my new favourite Stampin’ Up! Specialty Designer Series Paper (Parisian Breeze) and the coordinating colours of Baja Breeze and Close to Cocoa. Whisper White is my other neutral. I used Nestabilities for my punches (round and scallop). I used brads along with the felt flowers from Flower Fusion that matched. I finished it off with the Baja Breeze grosgrain ribbon. The stamp sets used were Dreams du Jour and Hugs & Wishes.

Watch for a couple of posts for cards using different ways to Watercolour. These cards (and more) will be one of the first classes that Cathy & I organize in the near future. More details to follow re signing up for the class. Hope this is a bit of a teaser for you!!

February 26, 2009 at 9:37 pm 6 comments

Happy Little Houses!

It happens that Donna and I live in a neighbourhood where we are blessed with wonderful neighbours who have become one big extended family. We walk freely into each other’s homes, can always find someone to share a bottle of wine, a hockey game, or a DVD; and at dinner time, we feed whoever happens to be in the building at the time without (much) complaint! Our neighbourhood isn’t fancy. It doesn’t aspire to be too much more than it is right now and we like it like that. It’s how Donna and I met, along with several other terrific families and we are grateful every day for our cluster of “happy little houses.”

So when I saw this stamp from Eat Cake Graphics, I just had to have it! I couldn’t wait to ink it up, colour it with my Copic Markers and make this sunny little card to say, “Thanks – I wouldn’t want to share this street with anybody else!”

Oh… and it just so happens to work right into this week’s colour challenge on Split Coast Stampers!

February 25, 2009 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

Happy Little Houses!

It happens that Donna and I live in a neighbourhood where we are blessed with wonderful neighbours who have become one big extended family. We walk freely into each other’s homes, can always find someone to share a bottle of wine, a hockey game, or a DVD; and at dinner time, we feed whoever happens to be in the building at the time without (much) complaint! Our neighbourhood isn’t fancy. It doesn’t aspire to be too much more than it is right now and we like it like that. It’s how Donna and I met, along with several other terrific families and we are grateful every day for our cluster of “happy little houses.”

So when I saw this stamp from Eat Cake Graphics, I just had to have it! I couldn’t wait to ink it up, colour it with my Copic Markers and make this sunny little card to say, “Thanks – I wouldn’t want to share this street with anybody else!”

Oh… and it just so happens to work right into this week’s colour challenge on Split Coast Stampers!

February 25, 2009 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment

Need Help with a Sentiment!

I love, love, love these images from Eat Cake Graphics! I had a ball creating this magical garden scene, complete with flying hippo. I purchased this little girl because I could imagine so many great expressions coming out of her mouth….but now I can’t think of any! So please, help a fellow card maker out – leave me a comment with your funniest ideas for what she might be saying because I want to make lots and lots of cards with her!

The card itself was quite simple – just lots of colouring with watercolour pencils and some blending with a blender pen. I finished the card off with lots of stickles ‘cuz it’s a magic garden!

February 24, 2009 at 8:35 pm 3 comments

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