Sunday, November 15, 2020

A Successful Sunday With Cards for Some Challenges

 Hello everyone!! Just popping in to post a couple of cards I created for some challenges. 

I had a bit of time today to create. My mojo has been a bit spotty and my energy low so I have not been getting into my craft room as of late. It doesn't help that I really need TO CLEAN because it sure is a mess!!!

For my first card, I used this weeks sketch from the Paper Craft Crew for my card. Please excuse the photo. I could not fix the lighting on it no matter how hard I tried!

Below is the sketch that inspired me. 

I was a little bit liberal with the elements on my card because they wound up being a bit bigger then what is represented in the sketch.

I literally used elements that were previously stamped or die cut for other projects to put this card together.

The flowers are from Altenew and Paper Trey Ink, the circle is from MFT, the envelope was cut from a die from Mama Elephant and the sentiment was from Hello Bluebird. 

This was one of the EASIEST cards I have created in a long time and will be sent out tomorrow to a member of the Union I belong to.

My second card I created using this weeks The Color Throwdown #619 and Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #297.

I knew when I saw the badge for the Color Throwdown that I wanted to use my new Tall Tree dies I bought from The Stamp Market and my Skinny Postage Frames from PTI. These were some of my new toys I bought to try to get my mojo going!!

I created the blue background on this with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and watered down white acrylic paint.

The sentiment is from a stamp set that was gifted to me from Stamplorations.

I absolutely LOVE how this card came out!!! 

My next card was inspired by this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #461 and once again, I used the Color Throwdown colors. 

This card was one I originally designed for The Color Throwdown but I liked the one above better.

I used some paper from my scrap drawer for the background and the greenery is from The Greetery.

The poinsettia is from the Layered Poinsettia from Spellbinders. I used Copic markers to shade it in BUT as I was doing it, I failed to do a color test with my background paper. I wound up having to fix my mistake by using more colors than I wanted so it is more blue than white.

The middle of the flower got muddled too because I was impatient for the Silver Stickles to dry. They were supposed to resemble the tiny flower in the middle of the poinsettia but when I was doing my layers, I didn't let the previous one dry enough!!! 

I will fix it by layering some more over it once the first layer dries.

My last card I created using the Inspired By Challenge #150 and the sketch as my inspiration.

I used a Santa image from Simple Stories Simple Vintage North Pole Collection

I keep buying these darn pre made die cuts and never use them but this image was PERFECT for this challenge. 

I actually altered the die cut by cutting some things off this side that just didn't go with this aesthetic. I also covered the fur and hat with a Clear Glitter Marker and the hat with some Glossy Accents

The snowflakes are from a huge amount I die cut last winter and the sentiment is from Uniko Stamps.

Well, I think that is enough from me today. I thank you for taking your time to stop by and I hope you have a FABULOUS night!!


Danni Reid said...

LOVE that wonderful Santa your card is SO cute, and love how you interpreted the sketch! Thank you for inspiring us @ IB this week!

Witchcrafted Life said...

Oooohhh, Nora, these are absolutely beautiful! I adore (and pinned) them all. What elegant, gorgeous holiday season makes coupled with a deeply sweet get well greeting.

Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

LeAnne said...

These are ALL fabulous but that Santa captured my heart over all! Just adorable and perfect for the IB challenge!

Vickie Z said...

You had a very productive day!! Love both of your cards you made for CTD!! So happy you joined us!!

Jacquie Southas said...

What a great set of cards! I especially love the gorgeous poinsettia and use of designer papers with our Freshly Made Sketches sketch!

Jen Brum said...

What a beautiful set of cards! They're all so pretty! That white poinsettia is just beautiful - especially with the sparkly centre! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lisa Elton said...

WOW, you've been busy! Love your jolly Santa and was so happy to see him in our Inspired By gallery!

SmilynStef said...

What a magnificent set of card ... I really like how you used the vellum in the first design. I'll have to check out that clear glitter marker and the glossy accents on the hat is awesome. He really is the perfect Santa ... and that poinsettia is amazing. Great work.

SmilynStef said...

and congrats on your shout-out at the Watercolor Wednesday Challenge.

Karen said...

You definitely got your mojo back! Great cards, but my fave is the three silver trees; love everything about it!

Kim S said...

You had some great crafting time!! (I hope your tooth is feeling better!) I love your soft yellow "get well" with all of the fabulous images in the envelope. The tall silver trees are fabulous - just right with the splattered snow and the bright red sentiment. And I love the classic poinsettia and Santa!

Jan Musselman said...

Wow, all of that in one day! I love the color combo you used for this weeks sketch. Thanks for joining the Paper Craft Crew this week!