Sunday, February 26, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #276 and a PaperTrey Ink Anniversary Card Posted Too Late

Hello everyone!! It is Sunday night and I am posting a couple of cards I created.

The sound of crickets were here on my blog last week as I was not feeling the creativity bug. Then on Thursday night I came down with hives and was a little sick to my stomach. Think I had an allergic reaction to something I ate-but still trying to figure it out!! Yesterday Charlotte and I went shopping with my niece who had come down on Friday. She took Char to a Panic at the Disco concert. Both had a BLAST.

I was able to play a little last night, though. My first card I created using Freshly Made Sketches #276 my inspiration.

My card is not as clean as the sketch but it has the elements.

I combined Simons Stays Stamp! images from "Time for Wine" with a sentiment from Paper Smooches "Free Spirit" stamp set. Las time I used this set, I made my wine purple, but today I played with it being a "white" wine. The color is not perfect but close to what I wanted!!

The background was created by watercoloring Ranger "Twisted Citron" and "Mowed Lawn" Distress ink onto watercolor paper and then pairing it with a little Kraft card stock.

Love how it all came together and know I could send this to several of my friends.

My next card I actually created last week for the PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge but never got around to photographing it. It was also EXTREMELY simple. I rarely enter PTI Challenges as I can never make my cards look as good as so many other contributors!!

I was inspired by the "2015 Birthday Tags" stamp set and my favorite DT member, Dawn McVey. While I do not have that set, I do have the "2012 Birthday Tags" (The Vault) set and used that instead.

I stamped the green and white patterned paper using "Ombre Builders" and used "Edgers #3" die to die cut the scalloped edge. I thought the colors were perfect for a more masculine card.

Of course I am a day late and a dollar short for entering this but that is okay. Any card made is a good thing!!

I am also entering this into Simon Says Stamp! Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes."

I thank you for stopping by today. Have a great night!!


Stamps-Simon Says Stamp! "Time for Wine" and Paper Smooches "Free Spirits"
Dies-My Favorite Things "Blueprints 13," Simon Says Stamp! "Time For Wine"
Ink-Memento "Tuxedo Black," Ranger Distress Inks in "Twisted Citron" and "Mowed Lawn"
Paper-Neenah Solar White, PaperTrey Ink "Green Parakeet," Recollections "Kraft"

Stamps-PaperTrey Ink "Ombre Builders," "2012 Birthday Tags" (The Vault)
Dies-PaperTrey Ink "Edgers #3," "Limitless Layers 2 1/4" Ovals"
Paper-PaperTrey Ink "New Leaf," and "Classic Kraft Polka Dot," Recollections "Kraft," Neenah Solar White
Ink-PaperTrey Ink "New Leaf"



Jen Brum said...

What fun cards! I love the bright green!!! So cheery! Great images! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Virginia Lu said...

Wow, your use of green and images are superb, Nora! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done! I also really appreciate that you stop by my blog, too!

Linda Callahan said...

Great cards! Loving the greens! Glad you shared one at FMS!

Kim Heggins said...

Two amazing them both but your wine card is fabulous, what wonderful images and your coloring is beautiful.

Barb Ghig said...

Two fabulous cards, Nora! I love the combo of twisted citron and mowed fun and vibrant, and your elements are layered perfectly on this card! Your 2nd card is just as beautiful as any I've seen in the PTI gallery...crisp, clean and sophisticated as well as perfect for either gender! Great job creating for all of these challenges, too :)