Hope you all had a chance to play with paper and ink yesterday during World Card Making Day. My sincerest thanks to everyone who stopped visited here and at Words 2 Scrap By from the Operation Write Home WCMD blog hop. I spent the afternoon playing with paper and ink, but not hopping. Hoping to check out the OWH hop tomorrow.
Well, today's post pretty much sums up weather in my neck of the woods. Here in Ohio it was 80 degrees on Wednesday afternoon and sleeting on Saturday morning. Seemed only appropriate to do summer- and winter-themed cards. :)
Card #1: An Homage to Summer
This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to make a card featuring clouds or the Sun. Thought I'd give that uber-cool Tim Holtz rays stencil a try.
Card 2: A Wish for a Mild Winter
The card above was made for this month's OWH Our Daily Bread Design challenge to make a winter (non-Christmas card) that features snowflakes. The card looks so simple -- in a good way. So, why in the world did it take me so long to make it? I knew I wanted to use the Authentique paper and the Memory Box stamp. Also knew pretty early on that I wanted to make the snowflake background on one of those pretty Authentique papers. But, it wasn't until I looked at secondary colors in the dp and decided to use DI tattered rose that the card really came together -- incorporating the tattered rose color in three places. Then, I took an itsy-bitsy page out of Sandy's book and added a little hand-drawn embellishment to the scarf. The final decision was what color and/or pattern to make the little snowflakes in the upper right corner. Turns out sanded DI pine needles was just the right choice. :)
Again, my thanks to those of you who visited from the OWH blog hop.
|This Month's Prize: |
stamps and colored images
from Sandy Allnock!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!