Monday, April 10, 2017

Playing along with the As You See It Challenge #147

"Chirp, chirp, chirp." Crickets have taken over my blog of late. A lot of personal stuff has taken over my crafting time so my blog has suffered the last two weeks. When I have had time, my mojo has seemed to disappear. I know we all go through it but it is so annoying!!

I had a little time to actually play yesterday and made two different cards for the "As You See It Challenge #147." I used the sketch and pulled from the pile on my desk for the first card.

The sketch that I pulled this from is below. There is also a kind of "theme" to go with it to interpret the sketch: Lacey and Lovely. It is up to you to interpret what goes across the top-lace or patterned paper?

I chose yellow gingham patterned paper as the large panel that goes partially across the top. This was actually my second choice. I first used a stencil and stenciled some lace BUT as it often is with me, I messed up and went out of the lines. So my second choice was my yellow paper. It went well with the yellow flower and was a good contrast to the red.

I added a vellum die cut underneath the circle for some intent and instead of stamping a sentiment underneath the patterned paper, I stamped it ON the paper. I just couldn't find a sentiment that looked good in the space underneath.

The stamp I used is "Beautiful Bouquet: Ranunculus" from WPlus9 and colored in with Zig Clean Color markers.  I have a love/hate relationship with these markers as I cannot seem to make them work like other people do. I added a layer of Spectrum Noir Sparkle over the top. The sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink's "Pretty Peonies" set (retired).

I loosely used the sketch for the second card. I also used a card by my CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Design Team Mate, Shona Chambers, as inspiration. When I saw her black and white card I was blown away!!

I used CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Modern Petals" stamp in blue as my focal point for this card. I knew when I saw Shona's card that I wanted to use blue ink for my version.

I also decided to use the sentiment as my focal point. I used Simon Says Stamps "You Matter" stamp set and matching die for the sentiment. The added touch of red really popped off the blue.

I also covered the die cut with Glossy Accents to give it a bit of shine. I also stamped a matching envelope. I did not line it up as well as the card but kind of like the look. I added some Nuvo Crystal drops in the middle of the flowers on the envelope in red to match the red on the card.

I thank you for stopping by today. I hope your day is as beautiful as mine has been!!

Card #1 Supplies:
PaperTrey Ink "Pretty Peonies" set (retired),

Card #2 Supplies:



Jen Mitchell said...

The yellow gingham is a great choice for your card. It's so bright and sunny and cheerful and goes perfectly with the flowers! And I just love the shiny die cut sentiment on your second card. What a bold statement it makes!

Heather Cooper said...

The yellow gingham on yellow looks great and is a fitting backdrop for your cheery flowers. I like your vellum leaves and the sentiment is a perfect fit. So glad you joined us at As You See It Challenges!

Jan Clothier said...

The bright and cheerful colours you've used are so right for the sentiment of your card. I love the red contrast with the yellow and the placement of those red enamel dots is perfect, The vellum leaves are a lovely addition. Thanks so much for joining us at As You See It.

Diane said...

Greetings Nora, wow both designs are really fabulous, love the bold colors.

Hugs Diane

Claire said...

2 totally different cards Nora - love the vibrant colouring on the first and the simplicity of the red, white and blue on the second!

Barb Ghig said...

Two fabulous cards, Nora! I love your yellow gingham paper with your roses and vellum and your blue 'Modern Petals' look amazing with your red die cut sentiment! I love how you brought it to a high shine, striking!

Jane Knudsen said...

Beautiful cards! Beautiful coloring and I really like the way you showcased those flowers! The vellum was a great idea! Thanks for joining us at As You See It!!

maria f. said...

Wow. What a treat! Love the cheery feel of the first, the gingham with that bold pop of pink is great. And the graphic nature of the second in those slightly unexpected colors - yep, wow!