Sunday, April 25, 2021

Quick Pop In

 Hello everyone!! This is my second post for today. I wanted to pop in with some cards I created for some challenges. 

My first card was inspired by two challenges.

I used the badge from the Global Design Team Project #288 as inspiration, as well as Just Us Girls Challenge #581

I used the way the designer created the background as the inspiration for my background. Instead of watercolor, I did some ink blending with Distress Inks. I also used a little critter like the designer. The whole little "garden" scene form the Just Us Girls badge is what inspired my whole scene on my card.

All these images are from Hello Bluebird. I had colored them in at an earlier date and then went through my stash to find the images I wanted to use.

My sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.

For my second card, I used a sketch from Pinterest and the current color scheme from The Color Throwdown Challenge.

I chose to use the colors, as well as the stripes from the photo as my inspiration.

At first I wasn't sure what I was going to use for my banners. I decided to die cut them out of white cardstock and use different colored inks. I did not have the exact shade for the last color so I used the second colored stripe combined with some brown.

I added some leaves from a Mama Elephant die set. I used a clear shimmer pen to make them a little bit shiny.

The sentiment is from the same Simon Says Stamp set as the first card.

Stamps: Simon Says Stamps Tiny Words, Hello Bluebird Field Mice, Strawberry Jam, Fairy Garden and Garden Friends
Ink: Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade, and Twisted Citron Distress Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Peach Bellini (retired), GKD Peach Bellini, MFT Coral Crush (retired), Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Dies: Banners-MFT (retired), Lawn Fawn Rectangles, Hello Bluebird, Mama Elephant Botanic Envelope

Well that is all from me today. Thank you for taking the time to stop by!! Have a great night!


Lisa Elton said...

Two wonderful cards, Nora! The images on the first are super sweet and your second card is a beauty!

Kim S said...

LOVE both of them!! That little mouse in the sweet garden scene is perfect for "happy thoughts"! And then the array of softly colored banners is so lovely behind the leaves.

Bobby said...

I'm glad you were inspired by the photo to make this cute scene, Nora. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

Cécile RIBON said...

Wow! This little scene is as sweet as can be! You did a great ink blending and coloring job. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Us Girls. The second card is nothing but CAS perfection.

Witchcrafted Life said...

What sweet, wonderful cards. The first epitomizes the word adorable, the second is a warm, meaningful hug in card form for something going through a deeply difficult time.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life