Friday, May 10, 2019

Twofer Challenge #16

Hi everyone.  Welcome to Twofer Challenge #16 - Things with Wheels!

As always, participants are required to follow the rules listed below, while using the challenge prompt above.

I bought this bicyle die a LONG time ago, but it's the first time using.  Another thing from one of my NBUS boxes (I now have three!).

I had a leftover rainbow from experimenting just sitting on my desk.  It's one of my tries that didn't quite work for another project.  It worked great for my bicycle!  I thought with the pretty colours, this would be a great encouragement/get well card so I stenciled a sunburst in the background.  Hopefully this card will make someone feel better. :)

Here's the close-up ...
For my second card, I wanted to make a spring birthday card ... I always need LOTS of those.  This time I used the same bicycle die, but left it white.  I die-cut little leaves and flowers watercoloured them with zigs, and made a posy in the bike's basket.  I used one of my paper towel transfer backgrounds, stamped the sentiment in black and adhered the bicycle to the card front.

Here's a close-up ...
I had a lot of fun making these cards and I hope you'll join us for some fun as well!  We are thrilled to have two wonderful Guest Designers joining us this month.  Welcome to Hilary Jane (Fiddling About) and Cornelia (Stempel Spass).

Please check out the challenge blog to see the fun and artistic cards from our Designers and Guest Designers.  Then come play along.  The challenge is open until May 24th at midnight.







Card #1: A little bit of Sunshine
Stamps:  happy snippets (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  candied apple, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, mowed lawn, peacock feathers, wilted violet (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Sunburst stencil (Silhouette America), sponges, Bicycle die (AliExpress), Black marker

Card #2:  Happy Birthday
Stamps:  Cosmos - sentiment (Technique Tuesday)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Zigs; Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Bicycle die (AliExpress), water brush, stylus and mat to shape flowers

Challenges:
Twofer Card Challenge #16 - Things with Wheels


30 comments:

Julie B said...

Two fab cards Loll, the first is really cheery. The second so full of spring sunshine too. :)

Viv said...

Gorgeous cards Loll. Love the sunshine on the first (currently could do with some of that here) and the second is soft and serenely beautiful! x

Brenda in IN said...

I like that multi colored bike and that is such a cheerful encouragement card to brightened someone's day. Another fun paper towel background for a pretty birthday card.

Jeanne said...

So pretty and fun!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Two adorable bicycle cards. this speaks to my, as I am an avid biker myself. Thanks for having me as GDT!

nancy littrell said...

OMG..Loll, I just Love both your wonderfully creative bicycle cards. Your sun rays background and rainbow colors for your 1st card is so cheerful and a wonderful design for a get well card. Love your soft background and colorful flowers for your birthday card. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

HilaryJane said...

These are 2 brilliant cards. I like them both equally. As usual they are simple but clever. I also like that we both used a bicycle and sunshine in our cards for this challenge xx

Barb Ghig said...

Two fabulous cards, Loll! I love your multi-colored bike on your get well card so much...it pairs perfectly with the bold yellow sun rays...WOW! Your birthday card is absolutely gorgeous! I love your posy inside the basket and your background is stunning!
Thanks for inspiring me to play along :) Barb xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful and happy cards.
Faith

Susan said...

Two lovely cards that speak of summertime! Love them both. I don't think I'll have time to make a Twofer before our retreat - maybe someone there will have a stamp to inspire me!

Patti said...

Wheelie sweet! giggles : )

Happy Dance said...

Who wouldn't love a rainbow bicycle?! Or one that looks like its flying?! Two fabulous cards. Can't stay, must run, but wanted you to know I stopped by. xo Bev

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Loll, only three NBUS boxes?? you are catching me up...
Love your use of the die and the beautiful cards as a result - they are gorgeous, especially the rainbow bicycle :)
Blessings
Maxine

Quillish said...

How cool!! Amazing twofer inspiration Loll. The designs, each of them is so striking and pretty. I love the posy in the basket card a little over the sunshine. Which wheels can I play with?? I wonder!!

Darnell said...

Both of these cards will bring a smile, Lolly! I think we all now wish we could relive our childhoods and have rainbow bikes! Why was that never a thing?!! It's so fun and the brilliant sunshine shining down on it makes a perfect background for an encouragement card. Using one of your inky paper towels as a background for your birthday card was a great idea, too. The blue really sets out that cool white bike and pretty pink posies in the basket! Well done using NBUS, too!! Hugs, Dolly

Christine Alexander said...

wow Loll what sunshine in your first card, I can feel the warmth. so pretty.
your second is the birthday present we all wanted :)

wonderful cards

Leslie Miller said...

I do believe these are two of the prettiest bicycle cards I've seen! The first is all cheerful and colorful with the sunshine and kaleidocolor bike, and the second has all that lovely white and the pretty flowers on a perfect smoosh of blue. I absolutely love both, Loll!

Bonnie said...

What a pretty bicycle, Loll! Love the rainbow colors and the sunburst! It's certain to make anyone feel better! I love the basket full of posies on the second bike! A fun way to say happy birthday!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Loll, your pretty rainbow bicycle card will sure brighten someone's day, especially with the big sunburst! The white bicycle looks so pretty against the paper towel transfer sky background, and adding a pretty pink posy to the basket is a wonderful idea.
Hideko xx

Mac Mable said...

Your first card is sunshine on a card Loll and surely would cheer someone up....it sure brought a smile to my face x. What a pretty birthday card and love how you left the die cut bike un-coloured x Fabulous inspiration....thank you x.

Linda said...

Two fabulous cards .... love the sunshine on the first one, and the rainbow coloured bicycle. Your second card looks so pretty and delicate xx

Marcia Hill said...

Two wonderful cards Loll! Loving the rainbow bicycle with the starburst background...such a FUN and bright card that will be sure to brighten someone's day! And your birthday card with the painted posies is CAS perfection!! :0)

Maria said...

Very beautiful summery cards with the bicycle! Love all the bright rainbow colors on the first card. And, second card is so pretty with the bright pink flowers!

Kara Lynne said...

What a wonderful NBUS bicycle, and you used it beautifully on both cards! A rainbow bike would brighten anyone's day, especially in the warm sunshine! Those posies are gorgeous in the basket and the white bike really lets them be seen! Two lovely, lovely cards, Loll!

Jo said...

Loving the vibrance of the first and the softness of the second. Both are unique beauties dear friend. xxx

TK said...

I LOVE your rainbow bicycle! but your sploosh behind your second bicycle is stunning! Two more great cards, Loll!

Anita in France said...

How much fun and how spirit lifting is that rainbow bike with the delicious sunshine rays, Loll ... and what a delicious, dreamy scene for your bloom laden white bike, the delicate background is perfect for it! My apologies for being so late coming by ... no doubt you've been having fun with the girls in the meantime ... hope it was wonderful! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

Spectacular, Loll. I wish my bike die had open wheels. A rainbow bike will bring a smile to anyone's face and I'd put a bike with a basket full of flowers on my front lawn as decoration.

LesLee said...

OH both of these make my heart sing! soft and subtle and bright and cheery.

BożenA said...

A great entrance to the challenge of Twofer. I love both cards. The first is bold, the second very delicate. They are wonderful.
Hugs,
BożenA