Friday, August 14, 2009

Thank God Its........FRIDAY

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I found a new site this week called Inky Impressions. This weeks challenge was to use an image from II (which they gave us this one to download) and to create a card with a tag! Fun, fun! I just got a set of new markers, like Copics, without the price tag! So, my first card using these new fun tools to create a vintage, distressed birthday card. I added some MM mini tag alphas for the sentiment "fairy wishes", added some gold glitter to the wings, Heidi Grace tool to distress and prima flowers finish off this card. Not my usual style, but hey, we all need to move outside of our box of comfort from time to time!

This card, made for the Pink Elephant Challenge (which I am new to) gives me that feeling of freedom that the weekend provides. Their challenge was to make a project using Brown, Turquoise, and a neutral. Now, I don't consider off white c/s a neutral, green is just an added touch of color. The stamp is Verve, and even though I have had it for a bit, I never saw the cloud stamp until yesterday! It made a perfect embellishment for me! Cut it out and popdotted to really give the feeling of floating carefree in the air! Love it! Paper is Bobunny.

Now, here, I am completely out of my comfort zone..... This card was made for 365Cards (Color Scheme Challenge day #164). Which was to use red, yellow, orange, purple, and blue. Hard to tell, but the purple was added by my tiny rhinestones! LOL! I need some B'day cards for the girls to give to friends and wanted something fun and summery. Those colors are really fun...!!! The sketch is 2 Sketches 4 You which helped me pull these colors together. The paper is BoBunny. I fussy cut out the waves in the ocean from a 12x12 sheet of paper. The round "ball" helps to give the feeling of movement (the waves crashing and receding along the yellow shore line). Fussy cut out fish to add to the general beach feel. This card even makes the Cute Card Thursday Challenge- Beach themed! The mini rhinestones give the final touch of how the sand and water sparkle in the bright sunshine. It is very eclectic and I am happy with the end product. My girls love it and we already have dibs on the friend it goes to!

Happy Friday everyone- maybe today I can find a bit more time to play???? One can only be hopeful as I look forward to another wonderful relaxing weekend.

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Laura Davis said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

KimmyS said...

Your cards are adorable!

Thanks for playing along at

Sparkle said...

Wow, what gorgeous cards!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are all beautiful!!! I love your coloring on the Inky Impressions card!! Great job on the challenge!

Love your blue color on the 2nd and the design. While the third is gorgeous, I have to admit that bright colors are out of my comfort zone too.

Nicole Maki said...

Love the bright, bright colors. Fun in the sun indeed ;-)

Jenny said...

Wow! You've been busy! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions! Great job!

Crystal said...

Gorgeous cards...Thanks for playing along with us at Inky Impressions!!!

Nicole said...

Just wanted to leave you some (as you call it) "love" LOL Very cute cards! All 3 of them!

I agree with Chris, the coloring on the Inky Impressions card is just fab! Thanks for playing along with us this week.


Nicole (Inky's Mama) :)

Glitter Monkey said...

WOW another one - well done. I so love the waves and the bright fish. Thanks for joining in with us on Cute Card Thursday again!! Lol Lynn ♥

Caz said...

Wow another one....and fab it is too. I love the bright colours. Thanks for joining us again on Cute Card Thursday.

Ann said...

Great collection of cards - love them all
Ann xxx

cheryln said...

all those cards are just the cutest!

PaperCrafty said...

Fabulous cards!! Thanks for playing with us at TPE!!