Friday, February 12, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches 223


I chose brighter colors on this gray day for my Freshly Made Sketches 223 card.  Black and yellow with coordinating washi tape worked for the sketch.  When I look at the finished product, I see things I would do differently, but completing a challenge was more important for me on this Friday morning.    




Thursday, February 11, 2016

Less is More -- White on White

It's the 5th Anniversary of Less is More, and the theme is White on White.  My card was designed around Penny Black's "heart" die of "soft caress," with hearts of silver metallic; the same metallic material was used for the Simon Says Stamp die, "happy."  (The silver is difficult to photograph...it needs light to prevent it from looking black, but the light also make it look white.  It IS silver, though!)


Monday, February 8, 2016

Tuesday Mailing

I've had a wonderful week with our oldest son and his love from Brooklyn....clear out here in Oregon. I still mailed my cards last week but chose cards from my "stash" because I didn't have time to make new ones. This week, I'm mailing Valentines.   I love using designer paper for backgrounds when I can, and the Penny Black sentiment is perfect for my Tuesday cards this week.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Less is More with a Silhouette

"Silhouette" is the key at Less is More.  (See all the great examples HERE.)  I think I should have added some kind of background to make the image (Stampin' Up) a true silhouette.  When I chose white and black, I added the silver brads to prevent the card from being too somber.


Mojo Monday in Pink



Thursday is my Monday this week because it has taken me that long to work with the Mojo Monday 432 sketch.   I chose pretty papers from Penny Black's "Gentle Whisper" 6x6 pad and a favorite sentiment from Hampton Art Stamps.  The banners were cut with Avery Elle's "Dotted Die."  The brad accent is from Prima's "Delight" collection.  


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tuesday Mailing

I buy designer paper by the pad....I really love the 6x6 pads.  However, because almost all of my purchases are made online, I can't look inside the pad to see just what it contains. That has resulted in my purchase of several pads with full-page designs...6x6 sized pages. Those just don't work well with a  4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card.  These cards each feature part of a page from Prima's "Lyric" collection.  The sentiment is from Impression Obsession.


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Freshly Made with Neutrals and Butterflies


Circles in the sketch become butterflies on my card, which features neutrals for Freshly Made Sketches 220.  A new sentiment from Impression Obsession on a dry-embossed layer completes the card.