Monday, October 31, 2011

Barely made it!

Mr. Linky let me post my card on the CDAC Progressive Challenge #4. I received my Round 5 images and they threw in a twist, use the cool colors of the spectrum.

Now, when you think 'turkey,' is a cool color combination your first thought? It isn't mine. I decided to do some research and yes, there is a black turkey, Black Spanish. That led me to think about my Black Australorp chickens and the fact they are glossy black with a greenish-purple sheen. Greenish-purple is on the cool side. I can do an artistic interpretation of a Black Spanish turkey. Hey, it's my bird!

As I was coloring this black bird, I needed more color. The Black Spanish has light blue around it's eyes. I can do that. And then I threw the Black Spanish look out the window. I decided to dress this bird.

If I ever saw a bird that looked like this, I would want to eat pork, too! The image was provided by Sew Many Cards. I hope she forgives me for this strange bird. Elizabeth Dulemba provided the pig.

Obviously, I couldn't keep away from some of the warm colors. No matter what I did, I just couldn't color a blue pumpkin. I could have added watermelon! They are green and DH picked the last of them last week. Oh well, a little late in that thought.

I tried some blue corn but it didn't work either. As much as I love blue (yes, it is my favorite color) I had to put some other color into this. I guess this means I totally missed the additional challenge! Oh well.

I think I need to buy a frog to place my cards on when I take pictures. The card really is a 5.5 x 4.25 inch card, not a quadrilateral polygon.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

My Favorite Things

I thought I would try my hand at My Favorite Things Wednesday sketch. Wednesday was three days ago, so I managed to make a card in less than two weeks!
I used MFT's Pure Innocence Bunch of Blooms, their Die-namics Mini Ticket Strip Border, and the 'Hugs' from Pure Innocence Love You With All My Heart. The Fine Lines backgrounder is from Cornish Heritage Farms.

The girl was colored with Copics: B000, B00, B02 for the dress; R29 for the heart and flower; Y08 flower center; dress band R20; flowers, Y02, Y08, Y15, Y15; leaves YG01, YG03, E000; shoes C3, C5, C7; hair E51, E53, E55, E57, E59. The sentiments and fine lines were stamped with Colorbox's Chestnut Roan chalk ink. I used Distress Inks, Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy, for the edges. The paper is from Jillibean Soup, their Homemade 6 Bean Soup 6x6 mini pad. Love that paper.

I wonder if I can get a card done in a day? I'm willing to try!


So I've been busy the last two weeks. Last month I turned, yes, 50. I tried to keep it low key but alas, it was not to be. The women in my Sunday school class get together when one of us reaches the half century mark. I managed to delay it a month! I needed to make thank you cards and no, I have no photos. I have the supplies all laid out for a few more, so maybe I'll get a photo yet.

Then I got a nasty cold. My head hurts, the nose is plugged, the throat hurts and coughing is painful.

I've been working on the CDAC Progessive Challenge card for the last two weeks, in between everything else. (I really need to break this two week habit!) Tonight I got it finished. I thought, I'll post it tomorrow but decided to check the blog. No, it was due at midnight PST. As I write, it is 12:58 am PST. However, Mr. Linky is still up so I'll give it a try.

I went to get the camera. It wasn't where I left it. Now what? I hate to do it but I'll ask DH if he knows where it is. Yes, he has it. Doesn't he know I have important things to do? I wait for him to finish, grab the camera and take a few shots. Sorry for the quality but at midnight thirty it's the best I could do.

I used the Mandala provided by Daisy Doodles. I had fun coloring it. I played with several color combinations and liked this one best. I used Copics B000, B00, B04, B06, V000, V01, V12, V15 & Y02 and Bic Mark It Polynesian Purple and Hot Aqua. It needed some shine so I added Stickles: Yellow, Waterfall, Lavender and Turquoise. The scalloped mat is Core'dination's Elegance. The card base is Hero Hues Powder and I dyed the seam binding.

I colored and cut out the center portion and put it on 3D-Dots. I wish the Stickles showed up better, but it is what it is. Now to see if I can get this posted before Mr. Linky says tough luck!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Can't work on just one

Yes, this is a 'Two Week Card,' too. I like coloring and will work on several at a time. Then after the images are colored, I have to figure out what paper is going with it! However, this card I got the paper from the local craft store for their card challenge. I then decided which image and what colors to use. What a novel idea!

I'm not sure whose paper they gave us, something Halloween, but I'm not into the spooky. The image and leaves are from Doodle Dragon Studios. The branches sticking out are actually My Favorite Things Die-namics Sheltering Tree & Leaf Trio. It is way too cool! I cut three trees and rotated them for branches.

While blog browsing yesterday, I saw DeNami Design Blog had an inspiration picture posted. I think this fits so I'll be sending it off to them.

Now to see if I can get a card, or two, done in less than two weeks!

The Two Week Card

A little boy played a duet with his piano teacher at church. Well, he is nine so maybe he doesn't consider himself 'little.' At my advanced age, he is!

Little or not, I wanted to make a card for him. Any boy who will play in front of a couple hundred people deserves a card.

The background stamp is Cornish Heritage Farms' Aged Sheet Music. The dragon and star from Doodle Dragon Studios, colored with Copics. The 'play every day' is from, yes, Create with TLC. I don't remember what Word font I used for Super Star. It took only two weeks to get the card made, do you really think I would remember what I did? :D