No challenges for this post, just warm loving wishes for hubs to have a Happy Birthday!
Hope you all have a fabulous day!
I am still deep into the reading binge. The weather has been cooler and perfect for reading all afternoon long. Today though, I am watching college football and playing along in a few challenges. Instead of separate posts, I'm going to put them all into one.
First up - Freshly Made Sketches...I took a bit of a liberty on this one, but I think it should work.
Temps are coming down here. Nights are cold enough to grab a couple of blankets and days have me considering finding my 3/4 length sleeves. The tanks are about to be packed away and the short sleeves are likely to be paired with cardigans. I love a good cardigan. I always have.
Today's card is for AAA Cards. I pulled out a new to me set from CTMH--Reindeer Crossing. I won it last year and it never made the holiday rotation.
I started with a corner and some inking in tumbled glass, then the deer and the sentiment were heat embossed on top in silver.
Thanks so much for visiting.
I started the Jack Reacher series of books by Lee Child mid August. There are 24 in the series plus a handful of short story/stand beside books. I'm on book #17. I stay awake all night reading. I cannot put the books down. I am going to take a break after this one. There are only 7 more and I need to not blow through them. I'll be sad once they are over. Besides, I have loads of cards to be made! :-)
I made a matching envelope, something I rarely do. But I a left over piece of the patterned paper and why not?
I've been deep in the books again and not making cards. My Dad's birthday is coming up so I had to get on the stick. Two cards, one from Hubs and I and one from the Cats. I'll be submitting the first one to both Watercooler Wednesday and The Male Room Challenge.
One more card before I crawl in my bed. This time I am playing along with The Card Concept. Their inspiration photo is below.
I pulled out a whimsical flower set from Paper Smooches. I love that it has sentiments curved nicely to fit the banner which is a separate stamp from the jar of blooms. I colored the flowers in sunflower tones then fussy cut it and the banner. I layered them. I added a fancy cut across the bottom of the card base and then underlayered a stamped black/white lined panel.
My card is clean and layered.
Another break from my binge reading and laundry folding, and I took a bit of time to make a card for the CAS Christmas Card Challenge. The prompt is:
My stash of sympathy cards is empty again. So I am making one on the fly to send out tomorrow.
I opted to use a portrait card orientation instead for CAS Colours and Sketches. The base was inked, the leaves die cut and inked in the same shade of green. I liked that tone on tone. The remainder of the card was inked in yellow. A bit of a thread bow was added in yellow along with the sentiment. Simple enough for a Sympathy card, but hopefully it will bring a smile.
Thank you all for taking the time to visit.
Hello There -
Its been a few days, since I actually sat down to create. My design team work is done months in advance. I've been hanging out downstairs watching it rain and binge reading Lee Child's Jack Reacher series. I am on the 9th in the series of 24. I thought I needed to do something else for a few days, since I really get engrossed in the stories and resent having to leave them to do things like make meals and clean the kitchen. Time for real life to intrude.
This card is for the colorful challenge at Double D. Here is the mood board:
I loved the pink, orange, purples and touch of red in that upper left panel, so I used those colors.
Some distress inking and copic coloring and I have quit the colorful just because kinda card.
I hope my card makes you smile and that you have a great weekend. Thanks for taking the time to come visit.
P.S. I sucked it up and went ahead and used the new blogger interface. It was easier than the last time I tried it. So I thank any and all who made a fuss and got improvements. I think I can deal with it. hugs.
Hi again -
One of the things that needed doing was organizing all my stamp off and die cuts friends have sent. I have stuff that is years old and it was in 4 different containers in three different places. That mess has been resolved. One bin, dividers for die cut pieces, panels, stamped images, words, embossed panels and duplicates which I will likely share with others. Sometimes it's nice to get a little surprise with a card. I do not necessarily remember who all gave me the items, but the ones I do recall I will mention.
These fabulous leaves came to me from Betty. I colored the whole leaf with distress oxide ink and placed the die cut veins over it.
I'll be submitting this to Freshly Made Sketches. Their sketch is below.
Thanks so very much for visiting.