Thursday, July 19, 2012

Two Challenge Cards

I've spent the whole day in my art studio today ... nothing else got done except I did manage to water my poor pots of flowers that were crying out for water.  Even hubby is making dinner tonight ... I'm so blessed that he pitches in whenever I'm having low-energy days.  I was productive in the studio, though.  Managed to get two cards made ... plus worked on creating a poinsettia from punches that I will share at a later date once I'm made it into a card.

The first challenge is SCS "Ways To Use It" (WT384 - Hit the Beach).  There's actually no "beach" on my card, but it's implied :)  A very CAS card using my new wave die from My Favorite Things and a sweet digi - Lisa's Doodley Doos "Splash" from Clear Dollar Stamps.

I have also entered this into CASology Challenge #2 - cue word "Happy".    Hope you like.

"Jump for Joy" 

Stamps:  Splash (Lisa's Doodley Doos - Clear Dollar Stamps); sentiment is computer generated
Paper:  Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point (SU!)
Ink:  Stampin' Write markers:  Basic Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Catch a Wave die (My Favorite Things), sticky strips and dimensionals

I printed out the fish digi and colored it with Stampin' Write markers.  I printed out the sentiment onto my Whisper White card front.  I cut the wave die from both Tempting Turqoise and Pacific Point cardstocks.  The splash of water drops is hand-drawn in black and colored with Tempting Turquoise ink.

I mounted the fish and waves to the card front, popping them up with dimensionals to add depth.  The card front is mounted onto a heavy white card base for stability.


The second challenge is this week's Color Throwdown (CTD201 - riding hood red, so saffron, gumball green, more mustard).  I am loving the colors that these ladies choose for the challenges - so much fun to work with ... and also I'm using colors that tend to sit in my cupboards, collecting dust.  This week's combination is just beautiful and I hope to find time to make another card with these colors.

"Daisy Flourish"

Paper:  Gumball Green, So Saffron, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red polka-dot DP (SU!); Bazzill white, heavy white cardstock (C.C. Designs)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Fanciful Flourish (Cheery Lynn); Giant Daisy, medium sun, small sun, mini sun punches (Punch Bunch), mat, stylus, glue, and adhesives

I ran the flourish through the Big Shot with Gumball Green cardstock.

I punched the following pieces for the flowers:

Large Daisy - 3 giant daisies from Bazzill white, 3 medium suns from So Saffron, 3 small suns from More Mustard, 3 mini suns from More Mustard

Medium Daisies (makes two) - 6 large daises from Bazzill white, 6 small suns from So Saffron, 6 mini suns from More Mustard

I used my mat and stylus to add shape to the flowers (cupping, pinching), glued all the layers together and mounted the flourish and flowers onto the card base with the polka-dot panel.


Darnell said...

Love your "jump for joy," Loll! So adorable!

Pati said...

Very Cute Jump for Joy card, love the sentiment with your image, great addition of water drops!! Love your flower card! I need to try to make some of them flowers! Daisies are one of my favorites. Your flower cards are so inspiring to me that I just got some new punches to try making them !

Jacynthe said...

Your fish card is so stinkin' cute!!! LOve it!!

Ardyth said...

Love them both - your jumping fish card could go into this month's Dare to Get Dirty - that's a line right out of the inspiration song, Summertime!

Carole said...

Jump for joy is so adorable...and I love the daisy's

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll...I am feeling so inspired after seeing both your cards. I want to use the sun punch again that you sent me a while back. What a sweetheart and special friend you are :-)

I can't wait to see your poinsettia too.

I am almost ready to lock myself up in my craft room for several hours. Great excuse...1/2" of rain overnight and the house is clean, so much less to do outside today :-)

TFS and always inspiring my friend.

Ardyth said...

And of course, your jumping fish can also go into CASology this week! I love that little fish, he reminds me of Rainbow Fish from the books my daughter used to love! I'm so happy you joined us at CASology this week!

Mary said...

Love both your cards! The fishie one is just adorable!!!

Jen W. said...

That happy little fish is so adorable!! A fabulous CAS card! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Patrice said...

Great cards! Happy, happy! I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

Wanda Cullen said...

Loll, your CAS fish card is just so adorable, but I love, love, love the flourish and daisies!! Going to have to CASE that idea soon! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Color Throwdown this week!

Tracey McNeely said...

All your cards are fabulous, but oh my goodness your CASology card is so cute. Thank you so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Rosemary said...

love your CASology card! so cute... thanks for playing along this week!

Broni said...

Your cards are great! The daisy card using the CTD colors is absolutely fabulous! I LOVE it!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Color Throwdown!!

Kristen said...

great cards, love that little fish. love the daisies too, nice choices.

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Joan Ervin said...

Both your cards are fabulous, Loll...the little jumping fish is just tooo cute and I love the daisies on the second one. Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown!!!!