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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Two Cards, Two Challenges

October Rose
 I recently acquired a new image from Addicted to Stamps.  It's called "October Rose" by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff and I absolutely adore it!  In fact, I just printed four images and made a card with my first finished image.  It's a birthday card for Susanna Boyd of Paper Craft Planet, and an entry into the Super Nova's Birthday Party Challenge that runs from October 22 through October 30 on PCP.
I colored my image with Copics, putting a tiny bit of shine with Stickles on each rose and her lips.  The card was pieced together with leftover cardstock and patterned papers.  I added some coordinating roses from Michael's and a couple leaves, one gold-embossed, and finished with some ribbon and a feather.

Next up is a card I made for Joan's Garden challenge.  They ask that you use a DIE, a CHRISTMAS SENTIMENT, some kind of LIGHT, and the colors RED and WHITE.  I found a Whiff of Joy image called "Willow with Lantern" with which to play, and believe it or not, I made MY FIRST CHRISTMAS CARD this year!!
I colored with Copics: R05,29; YG03,05 and E08,15.  I added some shine with Stickles.  I framed her in a diecut frame of deep red with a white background, added a cardstock sticker sentiment, and added to the whole shimmery effect with pearlized snowflakes.
I think with this card I have shaken the dust off my craft table and any remnants of Halloween cardmaking.  I need to send those spooky creations to my friends before the holiday passes!  I still want to make a few Thanksgiving cards, but Christmas has definitely stirred my muse.
Whatever holiday you're crafting for, have fun and don't forget to check out Joan's Garden for this week's challenge!  


Selma said...

Your red and white card is so pretty. Thank you for joining us this week in the challenge at Joan's Gardens.

Jill Angel said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I love Mitzi Sato-Wiuff images!

Jamie said...

Your work is amazing! And have to say I love the Addicted-to-Stamps image, both times you used it were wonderful!