Saturday, April 20, 2013

OWH Challenges

Hello --

I can't believe how time flies by so fast.  I've been busy creating cards and a new wreath for the front door and just don't get to my blog.  I did manage to do a few of OWH challenges -- Last Sunday's Sketch Challenge 168, Bootcamp - Using Odd Numbers in Design, Tuesday Tutorial:  Mirror Image Stamping, Midweek Throwdown - A Bugs Life and ODBD - April's Challenge - Things That Fly

OWH Sketch Challenge 168 - I used all Stampin' Up products unless noted DP for the two background
pieces from their Print Poetry 6 x 6 pad, SU card stock - Wild Wasabi and Midnight Muse, and Very
Vanilla.  I used Vintage Wallpaper EF and the image and Sentiment is from Clearly for You (retired)
The ribbon is a scrap from my stash.

This card I made for the Tuesday Tutorial - Mirror Image. The image is from Hero Arts --
For some reason I had a hard time finding something in my collection that would do the job.
I colored these two (not my specialty) - the polka dot DP is from Stampin' Up Sunshine & Sprinkles,
I used Pacific Point and So Saffron card stock.  The Pacific Point and Polka Dots are
brighter colors than what I usually work with -- so this is a big change.  I also used -- three
strands of Tim Holtz striped cord.  (This goes with our Bootcamp lesson - odd numbers in our design).
The sentiment is from SU - Short & Sweet and used SU punches.

This card and the one below are for the Bootcamp lesson - I put three items for
a focal point to the right of the sentiment -- thread spool,  pin with 3 pearls and the scissors.
I used Stampin' Up card stock - real red, black; oval & Labels  Collection framelits.
All images and sentiment are from Clearstamps - 2010 Material Girl.  The wood look
DP is Bramble Rose by My Mind's Eye -- the red DP I don't remember the manufacturer.
I added some bling to the neckline with pearls and black gems at the waistline with
some red Offray Tulle for the skirt.

This card is for three challenges (hmmm odd number) - ODBD Challenge - Things that Fly,
the Midweek Throwdown Challenge - Its a Bugs Life and our Bootcamp Lesson - Using
Odd Numbers in the Design.  
I had different visions for this card -- I wanted to use the
sentiment -- I've had it for a long time and wanted to finally ink it up.  When I first started with my
idea - I thought I wanted to make the dragonfly and butterfly images lifelike - well guess what,
in my stash of stamps -- I have plenty of lifelike looking butterfly stamps -- but no life like
dragonfly. So I opted to use a flowery butterfly stamp from Stampin' Ups Papillon Potpourri set and
the dragon fly -- unknown.  The sentiment and the itty bitty dragon fly stamp is from Stampers Best.
The other itty bitty butterfly stamp is from SU  - The DP is from my scrap pile and the card stock
is from Stampin' Up - Wild Wasabi and the one blue square is Baja Breeze.  

Here is my Spring door wreath.  I used the Swallowtail stamp from
Stampin' Up to make the butterfly. I borrowed it from one of my fellow card makers --
I heat embossed the image on vellum then water colored on the back of each of the butterflies.  I used various colors on each of them.  The list of colors - not in any order on the Swallowtail, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Midnight Muse and Cajun Craze.  I fussy cut one of them out -- it wanted to curl up so I glued them on some white card stock and then finished cutting them out.   I think they add a nice touch to my wreath.

Thanks for stopping in and sharing your thoughts.

Hugs & blessings,



Linda said...

Awesome group of cards...Great layers/details and lots of visual pop! tfs!!!

Diane said...

fabulous group of cards- and glad you tried the mirror image technique- that makes 3 of us! I also struggled to find a good image- something without a ton of detail in case I needed to draw in a lot! lol

Paula S. said...

Great group of card Sharon! The mirror image birds are sweet and I love what you've done for the April Bootcamp too. The themed embellishments are just adorable and I like the rustic wood texture paper juxtaposed with the sweet red floral print of the frame. You've not only used the Rule of Odds but created a fantastic focal point and chosen a great color combo. Marvelous!

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Penny Ward said...

Wow!!! you have been busy. Your cards are lovely and the wreath...OH my! Lots of work.!!!