Sunday, July 3, 2016

My Favorite Things Sketch #287

Hello everyone!! It has been a beautiful weekend weather wise here. Sunshine in the low to mid 80's and NO HUMIDITY!! I will take that any day. It is the humidity that kills me every time.

Chris and I walked to breakfast this morning it was so nice. Our usual place was closed for vacation, unbeknownst to use, so we went to a hole in the wall that I don't remember ever being there. Apparently we had eaten there when we first moved to this town nineteen years ago and after today, I know why we didn't go back. Not only was the food not great but for a hole in the wall, it was expensive!!! I cannot figure out how it stays in business. Anyway, we will NOT be going there again!

Today I am posting two cards that I created for the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #287. Again, I am playing with the MESS ON MY DESK. (I really, really need to clean it up but am waiting until the carts I want are in at IKEA in the color I need them to be.)
My first card I used patterned paper that was left over from my SJ Kit Club Kit that I die cut using My Favorite Things "BluePrints Die-namics #13".

I then die cut a sentiment block out of white card stock using MFT's "Cross Stitch Rectangle Stax" and stamped a sentiment from a retired set.

The blooms are from MFT "Fall Florals," which is one of my favorite floral stamp sets right now.

The second card I created I like a lot better then the first.

I die cut some Fancy Pants Chevron Paper with one of the MFT "Blueprints #13" dies and adhered it to a top folding, white A2 card base. I then placed a banner that I had die cut from a piece of MFT  "Dots and Stripes Fresh" paper over the chevron.

On the circle, which was a scrap on my desk, I blended "Spun Sugar" Distress Ink and then misted Heidi Swap "Primrose" Color Shine and "Picket Fence" Distress Stain on top. I adhered it onto the card front with foam adhesive.

I then layered images from MFT's "Sweet Succulents"set that I had stamped, die cut and colored in with Copic markers.

I used "Clear" Wink of Stella over all the succulents and a bit of "Icicle" Stickles over the flower. The sentiment, also from "Sweet Succulents" was stamped on piece of white scrap and adhered with foam adhesive.

That is all from me today. I hope you have a FABULOUS rest of the day. I thank you for taking the time to stop by.
P.S. As I am writing this, my husband is outside working on putting trim around our windows. He is swearing, which he rarely does, so that is not good!!!


Joyce said...

These are both wonderful cards. I especially love how you colored that succulent--it is so realistic looking.

Kia said...

Both cards are wonderful Nora, and I agree with Joyce about the succulent, so realistic. I also really like the way you photograph your cards, so nicely shown.

Barb Ghig said...

Two really pretty cards, Nora! Your Copic coloring is amazing, and I love how you play with patterned papers...I'm so challenged in that department :) Great job on the challenge!

Kim Heggins said...

Two lovely cards beautiful!

Kim Heggins said...

So the large banners and they look amazing with your beautiful stamped images.

Mona Pendleton said...

Such pretty cards Nora! Love the blossoms and succulents! Thanks for the inspiration!

Leigh Penner said...

These are both so pretty! Wonderful takes on the sketch!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Your first card - elegant and beautiful! Your second card - LOVE those succulents! gorgeously colored and love that background banner

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow! These are both fabulous! I LOVE the various color combos you've used on them!

Marybeth said...

Sorry the food was so bad! Well you sure gave us a feast for the eyes and the price is right :) Two stunning and beautiful cards!
I do use the house base often I love it and can’t pass any of them up as of yet. The awning I made was a bit hard and I want easy so I can’t wait to get the die.

Ted said...

Nora, that patterned paper on the first card is beautifully chosen! Your coloring on the succulents is superb! :)