Sunday, September 23, 2007

I've been busy creating...

Here are some of my cards I've made since Friday. Hopefully, I'll be doing more today, as I've got my dinner going in the slow-cooker and my laundry is almost complete and it's only 10:30 a.m. The day is off to a great start.

Stamp Shack Theme1 Challenge

My recent purchase of the Carolyn King Collection from The Stamping Freak had me just itching to ink up those stamps. This image of the little boy is just adorable. When The Stamp Shack's creative team listed their first theme challenge of people and/or places, I just knew which one to use. I call this "A Little Boy and His Dog at the Playground". The base is River Rock, to which I layered some Mellow pp from the Basic Grey collection. The image is stamped on white c/s from PTI and mounted on a piece of Really Rust. Prismacolor Markers were used to colour the image and I added some Stickles to the puddle and rain drops. Then I added the River Rock ribbon and some dog bone eyelets. The eyelets were attached using my new Karen Foster Scrapatus, an absolutely fabulous tool.

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge - WSC20

This is my entry for WSC20. I did a lot of machine-stitching on this card simply because I love the look of it. The base is just white cardstock on which I sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey's Infuse collection. They're gorgeous papers, but I don't think I have the knack that some creators out there do for putting different papers together. The flowers are by Bazzill Wings and Prima and the square brads are from MM. The sentiment is from PTI's Green Thumb set and the tag is a Martha Stewart tag. I think the next time I try to use patterned papers as the main focus, I'll use a matching cardstock base as I really don't like the white showing. Live and learn, that's my motto!

Ways To Use It Challenge - WT132

This challenge was to use basic gray, just the colour, not the Basic Grey we all know and love. I chose a shimmery gray/silver cardstock for the base. I made the card to fit in a business-sized envelope because the "Believe" stamp just won't fit on a regular A2 card, at least not easily. I stamped it along the bottom in Brilliance White, then chose Brilliance Blue and stamped it in an off-set manner. I quite like the look of it. Then I used TAC Snowy Swirls and stamped three snowmen along the top, again double-stamping the middle snowman. Added some snowflake brads and there you have it.

For this card I kept it very simple. I started with a Shimmery Blue base, stamped the Hero Arts Christmas Tree with VersaMark ink, heat set it with silver embossing powder and mounted it onto a piece of Shimmery Silver c/s, then added some silver curly ribbon which I picked up at the $$$ store. I love this stamp because it can be used in so many ways and it always looks great!

8 comments:

beate said...

Barb, those cards are great!
Hugs and smiles

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

You have been busy creating! Good for you! All of the cards are wonderful!

Heather Grow said...

Great cards Barb. I'm looking forward to another round of bingo. I am going to be making lots of cards in the next couple of days. Some of them should qualify for extra numbers.

Rhiannon said...

Awesome job on the cards Barb!! I have another card for bingo :) you can find it uploaded here...though it will be on my blog (www.ringslikeabell.com) with instructions tomorrow :) Trying to get a leg up!! Here ya go!! Take care :)
http://picasaweb.google.com/rhiannon.christianson/HolidaySparkleCard/photo#5113619156407838658

Jennifer said...

Barb, you have indeed been busy. Each of these cards is darling. The little person with the umbrella is so sweet! The tree is gorgeous. LOTS of possibilities and opportunities for this lovely tree stamp.

Lovely work!

Renée Storch said...

Awesome, awesome job Barb. Everything looks great!

Pattyjo said...

Great cards today Barb!

Thanh said...

Such awesome cards Barb! I love the Xmas ones.