Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Still catching up with those Dirty Dares!

Geez, I'm so far behind I don't think I'll ever catch up! This is one of the Monday challenges by prbloom. You can check out her gallery by clicking her highlighted name. Her challenge was to take our favourite animal set and make a card with blue and green animals. Well, as you can see, I did that, but I just had to had a bit of dash with that red thing and, don't ask, I don't know what it is supposed to be. These creatures are from Silly SeaLife by SU. The card base is Cameo Coral, the DP is by Paper Pizazz called "Pool Water". I put some Karen Foster Loopy Brads on the corners and threaded some green wire through them. This is my first time using them and I can see where some improvement is necessary. Anybody have a tutorial on how to use them, please let me know. Then, I threw a couple of star brads in hoping that you could imagine they are star-fish. C'mon, you can do it, I know you can. And there you have a card from Monday's challenge.
It's been so hot here in Northern Ontario that all I can think of is cards with a water theme. You'll notice a pattern in the next card, too!

This card is from the last day of challenges, which was Tuesday. Yvette is responsible for this challenge to make a tag card. You can see her gallery here. This is my first attempt at a tag card and I must say, it was super easy and it won't be the last. The only stipulation was to use the same stamp set for all the panels and/or sentiments. We could have hand-written a sentiment, but NOT do a computer-generated one. No problem as the SU stamp set which I used, Crab & Co., has sentiments as well as great critters. The card measures 9" x 5-1/2" and is scored at 3" and 6". I chose a Bazzill cardstock in a sandy-beigey colour. The DP is by Provo Craft and was purchased at Michaels. I noticed on Asela Hopkins blog, Hop Art Studio that she always gives the colour names of media she has used. I like that idea, so I'm going to give it a try. These images were all coloured with Prismacolor Markers. The clam on the left panel was coloured with Deco Aqua and Celadon Green, the crab in the centre is Pale Vermillion and the shrimp on the right is coloured with Goldenrod and Yellow Ochre, then I added Yellow Stickles to him for some bling. I put some Glitter stuff under the clam and crab and a little blue Stickles under the shrimp. I used a variety of shapes of brads and added bits and pieces of ribbon and/or fibre to the top. I really enjoyed making this style of card and just love how it turned out.
Well, that's it for today, I'll be back tomorrow as I made a card tonight, but I like to photograph them in natural light, so you'll have to come back to see it. It's a beauty and you won't want to miss it!


Jennifer said...

Oh Barb! The trifold tag is so cute! Love you combination of images and embellishments. Just as cute as can be!! (and so are the photos of your grandbabies - what cutie patooties they are!! )

Tami said...

These are both adorable...such great images. I love the tag card. Such an ingenious idea!

Stampin' Meg said...

Those sea critters are just darling!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Great stuff! I LOVE that tag card!

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