Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hi There!

I wish I knew why I wait until the last minute! Dustin Pike posted a challenge on February 11. I got my card finished and linked with one minute left. What? Didn't I know for days that I wanted to make a card?

Dustin's challenge was to use colors, any or all of red, purple, black, brown and pink. I managed to get all of them in there!

I'm not counting the black ink as the black. I colored the rabbit's nose black. I wish I owned a cloud stamp to break up the sky. However, if I did, I wouldn't have made the deadline. :)

Two of the flowers have a layer popped up on 1/16" foam dots and one has two layers on the 1/16" dots. I used my Copics to color. No, I didn't keep track of which ones I used. It was a case of grab and color. I'd pull one out, decide it wasn't going to work, throw it in a pile and grab the next one. Yes, I have a mess to clean up.

I really need to start working on these challenges earlier! However, this week DH is gone on business and I'm planning on doing some purging.

I'm wondering how much of his 'stuff' I can get rid of without getting into trouble. He believes if he throws anything away, he will need it next week. I have fears of being on the Hoarders tv show. But I had better be careful because my crafting supplies are not stuff and he might decide to retaliate!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Be My Valentine

Now the Christmas rush is over and my local craft store is back holding Stamp Club. For the February challenge we were given five pieces of paper from Basic Grey's Kissing Booth and some ribbon.

I am not sure about putting five pattern pieces together! I looked and looked at those papers, but I finally managed to figure something out. I work best with solids and maybe a couple of patterns. Then I had to put that ribbon on there. I was looking at one busy, busy card. In the end, I think I was able to pull it off.

Paper: Basic Grey Kissing Booth; Hero Hues layering paper Grenadine; Neenah Solar White
Stamp: My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Love You With All My Heart
Pens: Copics, oops, I lost my list of colors
Dies: Spellbinders S4-110 Classic Ovals Large, S4-111 Classic Scalloped Ovals Large and S4-143 Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large;  Memory Box Round Buttons
Thread: The Gentle Art Simply Shaker Sampler Threads Tea Rose