Saturday, June 30, 2007

Catching up

Somehow I missed posting these two cards on my blog. I made them for the SCS color challenges last week and the week before. The first one was marigold morning, cool caribbean and pretty in pink. That was a true challenge! Then I spotted the toucan from Toucan of Love and that got me started. Toucan is stamped in Staz On and colored using a combination of blender pens and markers. I layered it on caribbean, pink and white, than layered that on a pink card base stamped with itty bitty backgrounds in caribbean. I also added a crimped caribbean piece and some torn strips of marigold. What can I say? I was experimenting with the layout. Not my favorite card, but I'm sure I can use it for a kid's Valentine.

The second color challenge called for creamy caramel, real red and barely banana. I needed to make a masculine card for guy from work who retired, so I used the color combo for the card. I am terrible at masculine cards, but I was really happy with this one. The caramel card b ase is stamped with flannel plaid. The convertible from Classic Convertibles and the sentiment from Sincere Salutations are stamped in red. I distressed the banana and red layers under the image with my Heidi Swapp edge distresser. That is one of my favorite tools! I finished the card with some caramel eyelets and some red hemp.


Cindy said...

So many cute cards here! You've inspired me to pull out the scrap pile and make some cards this weekend.

Leigh said...

Both great cards,that toucan is so cute.

mum on the run said...

Great cards, well done on the colour challenges!