Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Jen's February Card Sketch Challenge and more...

More being Nancy's Squirrel Challenge to use some items never used and make it a guy item.  I'm not sure what to think of this card.  Often when I am doing a challenge...I AM challenged.  I wanted to use a hot air balloon theme for Jen's and make it guy-ish for Nancy's.  I fit those bills but not sure I am loving this card.  I used the CTMH "Artiste" cartridge with my Cricut for the Balloons.  All other materials are from Club Scrap.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Play time

I have been enjoying my new Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and learning not only how to color and shade with them but what else I can throw at colored areas.  Today I played with a set of stamps called "Butterfly Kisses" from Dare2BArtzy, my markers, Clear Glossy Accents and Distress Stains.  After coloring the flowers and leaves with the markers, I used glossy accents on only the flowers.  Once good and dry (several hours) I stamped a few embellishing stamps and then swiped Distress Stains Broken China and Spiced Marmalade to alter the white card stock background.  I'm liking the vibrancy and liveliness of the piece.