Monday, February 22, 2010

A very productive weekend!

Well I had a productive weekend. I made 3 of my workshop cards for next month and 4 cards to post this week. I haven't stamped that much in a long time. I am so glad to finally have some energy back.

I am going to share 2 cards with you today. The first one uses a dimension challenge from the Just Add Ink blog. I usually have dimension on my cards so this was an easy one. The next challenge was to use butterflies or dragonflies from the Creative Belli Challenge blog. I had used butterflies last week and hadn't used dragonflies so I decided to go with those. The last challenge was a sketch challenge from the Diva Coffee Break Designs blog. I hadn't used the Asian Artistry set in a while so I pulled it out. To make my dragonflies, I did a second generation stamping with Bermuda Bay. I then cleaned my image and did a third generation stamping with Old Olive. I play with my image on scrap paper until I get the color combo I like. I find this technique gives me the blue-green color of dragonflies. After I stamped them I traced over them with a Stardust gelly roll pen in clear to give it some sparkle. I wanted to use some ribbon so I turned the Bermuda Bay polka dot ribbon to the back side so it would be solid. Here is the sketch and my creation.



















































inside of card


















Stampin' Up Supplies
Stamps: Asian Artistry, Vintage Labels Paper: Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, white, Sweet Pea DS, Welcome Neighbor DS Ink: Bermuda Bay, Old Olive Accessories: Bermuda Bay & Old Olive markers, Bermuda Bay polka dot ribbon, word window punch



For my second card I used 2 challenges. I used the KISS (Keep It Simple, Sweetie) challenge at the Pals Paper Arts blog. This challenge was supposed to a clean simple design with lots of white space, minimum time to create, and limited layers and embellishments. I went really simple with this one. I noticed the sketch challenge at the Stamping 411 blog was a simple design so I decided to use this one. The sketch had criss-crossed ribbon which I did but I need to work on my ribbon as it does not lay flat at the bottom and I even used glue dots on the back side to hold them in place. This definitely fits the bill of lots of white space and out of the ordinary for me. Here is sketch and my creation.






























































inside of card





















Stampin' Up Supplies
Stamps: Flight of the Butterflies Paper: Regal Rose, Rose Red, white Ink: Regal Rose, Rose Red


I hope you enjoyed my cards today. I had fun making them. Thanks for looking and have a Marvelous Monday!


Robbie

11 comments:

Patti Chesky said...

So pretty!! A beautiful reminder that Spring is just around the corner. Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411.

Linda Callahan said...

You did have a productive weekend! Pretty spring cards - thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

Selene Kempton said...

Super cute! I love the paper banner shape!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Very pretty cards! Love all the butterflies! Thanks for playing along with us on the Belli Challenge!

Danielle Daws said...

So pretty - I love the little dragonflies! Thanks for playing!

Tammy said...

Very pretty!!! Thanks for playing along with the Divas!!

Robin Merriman said...

Super cute idea for the greeting! Thanks for playing with the 411 this week!

Connie said...

Very cute...thanks for playing along with Stamping 411 this week!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Just adorable!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Both cards are very pretty!! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Stamping 411 Blog this week!!

Kristin said...

WELL DONE! Love your Asian Artistry card with the Diva sketch! WOW- the colors are so soothing! Thanks for playing along!