Thursday, September 22, 2011

Cute Card Thursday - Sketch

Happy Thursday!

Can you believe fall is upon us already. I love this time of year. Canning peaches and applesauce, cooler days, ahhh!

At Cute Card Thursday this week, we have a sketch challenge for you. Here is the beautiful sketch created by Mindy...

...and here is my card...

Paper: Tracy Porter (Colorbok)
Accessories:: Flowers, Liquid PearlsPearls, Stickles, lace, doily, Misc floral finds, paint dauber

Tilda is painted with distress ink. I have been asked how I paint the ground. Honestly, it is a mish-mash of distress inks combined to create the feel of the ground, with some detailed grass patches. Perhaps someday I will have the time to prepare a tutorial for you all.

Here are some of the floral finds mixed with some flowers.

Thanks for stopping by today. I look forward to seeing what you create with Mindy's sketch.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ladybug Tilda - CLP plus more...

It's so nice to have some time for crafting again. I made this card Just Because.

Stamps: Ladybug Tilda, Prima Pixie Glen, Small Script (SU! retired)
Paper: Basic Gray LilyKate 

I took the softer side of distress ink watercoloring again.

I used a Build-a-Brad (with cupcake from DCWV Sweet paper) for my bow. 

I used  Spellbinders Ribbon Banners with the word Joy from Small Script. I popped it up with dimensionals and arched it a bit.

This card will be entered in the following challenges... 

Unfortunately too late for the TOMIC Challenge

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

It's Thursday and time for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge! Our challenge this week is Anything Goes!!!

I borrowed the sketch from Just Magnolia Challenge...

...and then tweaked it a bit...

Accessories: Flowers, Spellbinders Fancy TagsLiquid Pearls, Cheese Cloth, Beads, Charm, Rhinestone Brads, Cricut Lacy Labels, Lace, MS Branch Punch and Leaf Punch, Beaded Berries 

 I have been noticing several artists using the no-lines technique. I have not mastered that yet, but do like the softer look of brown lines.

Once again, I have included some of my fun finds found recently in the floral section. 

 I used distress ink and a blending tool to antique the cheese cloth.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

7 Kids College Fund - Holiday Cards

Happy Wednesday!

It is time for another 7 Kids College Fund Challenge! This week, our challenge is to create a Holiday Card - any Holiday! I am not great about sending Halloween or Thanksgiving cards, so I opted for a Christmas card. Here is my card...

You can find the following items at 7 Kids College Fund...

 Stamps: Sitting Angel Tilda,  

I used my Cricut Damask Cartridge for the background and added  Liquid Pearls for added effect. 

I had some fun finds in the floral section that I have added to my card along with my flowers. 

I had this little copper word charm that I added to my Spellbinders tag along with a couple pearls. 

I like to add the white feathers with Sitting Angel Tilda because they feel like clouds.   

I used the sketch from the Magnolia Down Under and will be entering this into their challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful Wednesday!