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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Progressive Challenge #5

Here's another CDAC Progressive Challenge image. I also did a Sew Many Cards sketch that I found and a color challenge by A Muse Studio to use French Roast Brown and BubbleGum Pink. The Pink paper is a digital paper called DiamondGirl from Gina K at Stamp TV.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Create-A-Card sketch 10- 25 &18 2011

I have two cards to show since I didn't get last week's card posted. First come the sketches...

And here are the cards I made with these sketches...

On this card I used an ivory pre-cut 5x7 card as my base. I cut a dark teal piece of cardstock about 1/2 inch smaller then ran it through my cuttlebug using a tiny floral folder. Then I used a yellow and dark green printed piece of scrapbook paper and cut too much off so I had to decide if I wanted it to go down near the bottom or up near the top. I decided that the flower at the top could even out the sentiment at the bottom so that's why I arranged it the way I did. I then adhered the paper and used an eyelet to attach the flower. Next I used some of the dark teal that was left over, used some dark teal ink to ink the edges and leave the middle a little lighter for the sentiment. I typed up a quote to use on my computer using MS Word, playing with my fonts and the sizes until I was happy with the results. I printed it off on plain paper, put adhesive on the back of the teal rectangle and stuck it on the plain paper and printed it again. This way I knew exactly where it would print and how it would look. I did trim down the teal piece a little bit because I thought it looked nicer showing more yellow around the edges. Finally, I pounded in the brass eyelets. They aren't scrapbooking eyelets but are suppose to be used in a fabric project but I thought they'd be ok for this. I smooshed them a little too much so I used two more of the same tiny green eyelets that I used on the flower and glued them into the middle of the brass ones. The last thing I did was to glue everything onto the 5x7 base.

Although the sketch has measurements, we didn't have to follow them. This card has a simulated marble background that I created with the Adrondack Alchol inks then used the leftover ink in my blending tool to darken the edges of the red card base. I used a pre-printed sentiment and a former CDAC progressive challenge image that had been colored with alcohol markers.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Create-A-Card sketch 10-11-11

I didn't change my card any except to use a corner rounder on the squares and I haven't put a sentiment/greeting on it yet until I know how I want to use it since this sketch is useful for any occasion.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Create-A-Card sketch 10-4-11

My card is mostly blue and green. Green horizontal stripes over blue vertical stripes, green ribbon with blue edging, light blue marble print for the decorative edge, and 3 shades of green ink for the Thank You phrase.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Progressive Challenge #4 and a B-day Card for little girl

This card is just to show off this amazing "Mystical" design by Daisy Doodles another image in the Crafters Digital Arts Center Progressive Challenge. Besides the Sew Many Cards image, this was my favorite image for this 4th round (as you may remember, I used to be on the design team for SMC until Cub Scouts took away all my free time). I colored it with my colored pencils. Because of the incritracties of the image, I decided the background needed to be simpler.

This is an image from a previous CDAC challenge. It's hard to tell but the dress and shoes are glittery because they were colored with the Specia pens. Also difficult to tell, the flowers have a little Matte Accent dimension on them. The background was made by taking the edges of border stickers and randomly applying them to the card front. The edge of the image circle was edged with red, while the purple circle and the sentiment "plaque" was edged with green.

I forgot to give this card to the little girl it was intended for (hubby rushed us out the door before I was ready) and had to give her a store bought card.

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