Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It's been a while

since I've posted any cards. My Hubby and I returned home two weeks ago from our vacation and I am finally able to start making cards for a few card challenges. It was fun to visit different places but at the same time it was also nice to get home and return to a normal routine. anyway, on to my cards.

This card was inspired by Jill foster. I admire her work and love her style. I used the Hero Arts stamp "Antique Background" CG120. I stamped the image with Hero Arts Latte chalk ink. Then I colored the buttyerfly and dragonfly with Prisma color pencils and used distress inks around the images (Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, and Walnut Stain) The paper that I used is stampin Up paper that has be discontinued (can't remember the name of the colors) The edges were distressed with a distressing tool and distressing inks. When I was happy with the look of my image I mounted it on the base card. For this next card I used Hero Arts Froggy CL323 and Classic Messages CL414. I wanted the sentiment to say "Hoppy Birthday", but I didn't have a stamp that said "Hoppy", so I masked off the "A" on the stamp and replaced it with an "O". I thought that this would be a good card for a child's birthday. The die cut that I used for the sentiment is from Memory Box. The background was made with a few baby wipes and distress reinkers. I folded two baby wipes and then added drops of Broken China, Shabby Shutters, and Scattered Straw ink along the top of the folded wipes and ran the inked wipes horizontally and vertically along glossy cardstock. These two cards will be entered into the Hero Arts Flickr challange for this month. It was fun making these cards and I am looking forward to making more cards on a regular basis. Thanks for dropping by and I appreciate the comments. Have a great day and God bless.


Brenda said...

Hi Sue! I love these cards today! That butterfly card, OMG, it's so beautiful! I love the distressing on the centre panel and the colouring is simply exquisite! As for the Hoppy Birthday, I adore that stunning background you created, those colours go so well together!

Anne said...

Love both of your cards today sue- the butterfly one is awesome with all of the distressing and the frog one is just too cute with an amazing background!

Sue said...

Hello Sue
Your butterfly card has a unique colour combination Sue, we normally see a radiant orange matched up with the cool green, by dulling the hue for the BG it has created a wonderful focal point to your vivid and intense colour of you butterfly, very dramatic and beautifully done.
Your second card is a very cute one.

Barb said...

Love them both, Sue! The frog card is so cute. . .love the plaid! And your butterfly card is gorgeous! Wonderful distressing and colors!