Monday, February 11, 2013

Hello/CTD#228/SSS#177

Hi everyone! I have a card to share today (well, I have two, but I was a dope and missed the deadline on the second card. DOH!) Anyway, here is my take on the Sweet Sunday Sketch #177, using the colors from the Color Throwdown #228:


The inside:

Here are the challenges:



I love the design of this card, and the colors, and my idea about using a jumbo stamp, but I don't like my coloring. At all. I made the mistake of coloring all the petals with the pale pink (which looks more like vanilla), and once I went over that with the light pink, it totally changed the color. Bleah! I should have just colored the tips. Oh, well, you live and learn. I stamped this jumbo zinnia twice so I could fussy cut the center, adhere with foam squares, and use it as the scalloped shape in the sketch. I will definitely try this again, just maybe in other colors.

So, onto my other card. This was made for Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger, but for some reason I thought I had till tonight to enter. (smacking myself on forehead)


Here is the inspiration picture:


Yep, that's right. This chick can cross stitch. I used a stamp as my pattern for the cross stitching. (How cool is that?!) It's pretty self explanatory. White card stock base, strip of wood grain embossed blue card stock that I distressed the edges. (like the chair is distressed) I even have two flowers that I die cut from felt.

Well, that's all I have for now. Thanks for hanging on till the end of this long post! I hope you have a fabulous day!


Chris

Supplies - Hello card
Card stock: Bazzill (gray); Recollections (vanilla); Strathmore water color paper
DP: MME - Quite Contrary Jack & Jill
Stamps: Stampendous - Jumbo Zinnia; Hero Arts - sentiments
Ink: Tsukineko - Versa Mark, Tuxedo Black
Markers: Marvy Uchida
Adhesive: SA by 3L - MyStik, 3D foam squares
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Cuttlebug Chicken Wire E. F.; Martha Stewart ribbon

I ♥ you sew much card:
Card stock: Bazzill (blue); Recollections (pink, white)
DP: MME - Everyday Tango
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Needle Little Love, Birthday Sampler
Ink: Tsukineko - Tuxedo Black; Ranger - Antique Linen
Adhesive: SA by 3L - MyStik, 3D foam squares
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Classic Ovals Lg & Lacey Ovals Nesties; MFT - Rolled Rose Die-Namic; DMC floss; Doodlebug twine; felt from my stash; Darice woodgrain embossing folder; Marvy Uchida pink marker

8 comments:

  1. Dah-ling....those cards are simply gor-gee-us!!

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  2. OK, I know YOU aren't happy with how you coloured the flower, but I think it's stunning! I love the colour (na-na-na-boo-boo!) and I also love how you trimmed the centre out. Very cool!
    And the second card - woodgrain? Stitching? Adorable little tag & Paper Smooches? LOVE IT SEW MUCH!

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    1. Thanks sweetie! I'm obsessed with Paper Smooches stamps. I about peed my pants when Kim announced she was coming out with dies! I'm (not so) patiently waiting for my order to arrive!

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  3. Wow, how fabulous are these cards, Chris!! As someone who has always had a love for stitchery, I cannot tell you enough how much I love your sweet cross stitched heart! And those felt flowers are gorgeous! Such a perfect take on the trigger photo. The big flower card is amazing, too! So love the popped up center and how the flower extends off the edge. Gorgeous!

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  4. These are gorgeous cards! I love what you did for the trigger! WOW!

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  5. I thought the coloring was great! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us for The Color Throwdown!

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  6. Beautiful cards. Love that woodgrain-looks very cool.

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