Friday, June 20, 2008

Catching up

Shew, I've been busy so I need to catch up here. On Tuesday, I continued with my "card a day" goal. I created this Billy cards for the SCS color challenge:




Sky, Black, and Craft screamed cowboy to me! Billy's hat, shirt, and pants are paper pieced. His belt buckle and spurs have a glitter pen applied to make them shine!

Stamps: Pink Cat Studios Billy and Billy's Backgrounds
Paper: SU soft sky, Bazzill Kraft and Black
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: Tab punch, twine, glitter pen, copics


On WEDNESDAY, I did some research and made a light box out of items I already had around the house....a cardboard box approximately 12 x 12 x 12, tissue paper, white wrapping paper, and adhesive. If you google "how to make a light box" you'll get several sights with the same basic idea and detailed instructions. I cannot believe how much difference this makes! Here she is:

I started on the SCS Wednesday sketch challenge but it just wasn't coming to me.

On Thursday I FINALLY finished a card for the sketch challenge. Here she is (looking NOTHING like my original idea!):

I made this card for the card sketch challenge SC181. The end result is nothing like the idea I originally started with. My friend Janette (Blessingsx3) always does something with every layer of her cardstock and I always like the look. I challenged myself to do that here.

The apricot cardstock layer was first scored with my score-pal. Then I stamped an eggplant flower in each diamond. Next I sponged eggplant around the edges. I wanted to bring out the grid a little more so I attempted to sponge on just the grid. I ended up getting some onto the flower area and thought it looked great so I just ran the sponge all over the whole piece. It really toned down that bright apricot.

LESSON I NEED TO LEARN: First pickout cardstock, then color! When will I get it!

Stamps: Penny Black Chit Chat, Polka Dots & Paisley, Seeing Spots
Paper: SU Celery, Eggplant, and Apricot
Ink: SU Eggplant and Apricot
Accessories: Scorepal, SU Apricot ribbon, copics, black Micron pen, white gel pen, sponges,

Enjoy!

Michelle





2 comments:

peanutbee said...

Cute cowboy card. It goes great with the colors for Tuesday's challenge.

Adorable hedgie card...love hedgies!

...and you've been tagged. See my blog for details. Only play along if you want to. No worries if you don't. {smile}

Connie said...

Great cards! Thanks for tip about the photo box.