Monday, August 17, 2015
Some More Cards!
Colour Q- Brown, orange, turquoise, white
Oh yes this is my inspiration from the most recent Battle of the Bands. Stephen T McCarthy who loves American Graffiti (who wouldn't??) chose the song "Since I Don't Have You" which was in the film. I thought what better way to showcase the music but have a 1950's car leaving this 50's gal behind who took his heart and stomped on it. Well she is holding it up like a trophy. Music was changing big time in the 50's with rock and roll and it is a by-gone era so why I thought the watch would work here. I hope I did the music and, what inspired me, justice.
Craft Your Passion-Always anything goes
Yup I was too late for the Color throwdown and they are colours I love! Blue and ...blue. I tried a new style which is using the Tim Holtz distress ink. I stamped it on a platform (that you can clean up after) and spritzed it with water and then just laid the white card down on it. Not too bad eh? I don't have any sparkle on this either-what is the world coming to!!
Happy Little Stampers- CASE (clean and simple)-masking
This was hard for me to do...why? I had to make it simple with no embellishments. This is like asking me to forgo chocolate for a year. I did it though and it looks pretty good overall. I stamped and embossed the butterflies first. You can't see them until you place the colour on top. I did this the same way as I mentioned above. The colour does not adhere to what was masked. After enduring wrist pain trying to get the corner punch to work and almost hurling it through the window, My hubby came up and did it for me. I cut out the butterfly (machine does all the work) and coloured the wings and attached the wings to the butterfly with a glue pen.
Happy Little Stampers-Christmas-Sparkle.
Christmas Cards All Year Round-Snowflakes
CASE Christmas-Case the card on their blog and be inspired by it.
CHNC-Anything Goes as long as it is Christmas
Yup-a really hot day so I made a Christmas card with a snowflake because I felt a little flaky. Um....well I did and do feel flaky so there. Of course I used my favourite colour-blue and any shade will do. I used sparkle and shine and felt just fine:) I was inspired by the CASE card because they had a snowflake border punch and a design on their paper and some ribbon and lace. I hope this works.
So there we have it. I was in bad pain yesterday- my ribs hurt and I could hardly talk (my hubby was so happy). I had no idea until the Dr. and Naturalpath told me that the ribs are jointed also since they must move(never knew that). I was happy to make a card and start a couple before laying on the couch. I am better today so could finish all. I am pleased with myself that I overcame the pain so I am bragging a bit:) I will be back to work tomorrow-I had 2 weeks off and mainly did a staycation but it was nice being away from work.
Hope you like my BOTB card and how I was inspired. Have a great week everyone!
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Love your pretty blue Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas!ReplyDelete
That's a great card and a wonderful tribute to my BOTB contest (which is turning out to be an unexpected blowout). Thanks so much! Very "boss" and very creative.
By the way, there is NO WAY I would drive away while some girl held up my heart like a trophy she'd won. Cars have a "reverse" gear, and I know how to use 'em. Ha!-Ha! The LAST THING that '50s chick would have ever seen was the license plate on the back of my cool car coming at her no less than 75 MPH. [;-)]
That all-blue 'Happy Birthday' card is fantastic, too!
Incidentally, that car in the BOTB card is not unlike Steve Bolander's (Ron Howard) car in 'American Graffiti', which he loans to Toad, and which Toad promptly has stolen from him. Poor Toad! What a nice, tryin'-so-hard but utterly hapless Toad.
You might like this: (Link:->) Cars and Making of 'American Graffiti' - Clips of Bonus Material.
Thanks again for digging my BOTB enough to let it inspire you to create a '50s-Cool card! (Actually, early '60s, but what's the difference? Same music, same car styles, same "boss" lifestyles.)
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Hahahaaa-You sound like my hubby:) There are many men who have had their heart stomped on like that song said. Glad you like the card plus the blue one. I will check out that site also. I wish I had a car like that but I can only afford the hotwheels or matchbox type of car.Delete
Nicely done, dear BB! I like all of your cards especially the first and second. The second card reminds me of the 1963 hit record by Bobby Vinton, "Blue On Blue."ReplyDelete
Blue on blue, heartache on heartache
Blue on blue, now that we are through
Blue on blue, heartache on heartache
And I find I can't get over losing you!
(Maybe he is still pining over the girl in the first card's scenario :)
I enjoyed seeing your artistic talent on display, dear friend Birgit, and hope you continue to feel well as the week progresses.
He might be pining over that girl but she is not worth it:) Thanks for relating that song to the blue card. I like that.Delete
So sorry to hear you weren't well yesterday, but glad you are doing better now. I do like staycations, sometimes they are so much more relaxing than actually going any place (I'm such a home body). Love the cards you did; all so very nice and apprpriate for the themes!ReplyDelete
Thank you-I am slowly getting a bit better. I enjoyed making my cards because it does get my mind off of things. Glad you like these:)Delete
A lot of gorgeous cards, Birgit! - Love them all!ReplyDelete
Thanks, for sharing your beautiful Blue and White creation with us at CASE-ing Christmas
Thank you and glad the card fit!Delete
Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR August challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - and thanks for entering this for my CHNC challenge extra for August xReplyDelete
I enjoy the challenge for sure:)Delete
Love the American Graffiti card - I know have Since I Don't Have You as an earworm today! The version I know best is Art Garfunkel, but having googled the Skyliners' original I now prefer that.ReplyDelete
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I only knew the Skyliner's version and love the voice in that songDelete
That first card is perfect for the Dream Cruise that was held nearby in Royal Oak this past week-end. Hope you are feeling better this week.ReplyDelete
Oh! Cool!! Did it involve cars or broken hearts? The cruise sounds so nice.Delete
The second sure shine through with the blue. can't not like American Graffiti indeed, great card from the battle of the bands inspiration.ReplyDelete
Glad you like them and the blue one is a stand out I think:)Delete
Very nice cards! And the story behind the first one is funny.ReplyDelete
Thanks and the song inspired me. Many women get broken hearts but plenty of men do too!Delete
How cool. Do you sell those? I love your Christmas cards!!! You should make them and sell them on Etsy.ReplyDelete
Thank you! I have not sold them as I always give them away. I thought about etsy but not sure how it all works.Delete
You're so creative!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much:)Delete
Awesome cards! Sorry to hear you are in so much pain, but it hasn't effected your creativity. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.ReplyDelete
Thank you! The pain is easing off to my normal pain now-I had fun with your challengeDelete
fabulous cards Birgit my favourite is the blue flower card...just loving that soft background...hope you are feeling better ...xxxxxReplyDelete
I love the blue one too. It came out better than I thought. Slowly getting better.Delete
Lovely cards! What a great interpretation of this month's CASE card at CASE-ing Christmas. So glad you joined us!ReplyDelete
Glad it worked and hope I can make one or 2 more for the challenge.Delete
Beautiful cards. So sorry you were in pain. I hope you're feeling better now.ReplyDelete
Thanks! The pain is going back to my regular pain which is good.Delete
Those are so pretty! The butterfly one is stunning and the Christmas one is just lovely. You're very talented.ReplyDelete
I hope you're feeling better today!
Glad you like the butterfly one and the Christmas card-turned out better than I thought. I am getting there.Delete
Beautiful and so creative.ReplyDelete
Thank you...thank you very much(my best Elvis):)Delete
Great cards, Birgit! Love those butterflies! Thanks for sharing them with us at Happy Little Stampers!ReplyDelete
Thank you! It was a challenge to make it simpleDelete
I always enjoy seeing what you create. These are unique, and I'd enjoy receiving any of them.ReplyDelete
That is so sweet and if ever you would like one just ask and I can send one to you:) no charge!Delete
Love the American Graffiti inspired card. Perfect and so fun. And of course your Christmas cards always make me wish it was December already.ReplyDelete
So sorry you are still dealing with the pain. Hugs to you.
Glad you like that first card due to my inspiration. The pain is decreasing to normal pain so that is good.Delete
Love the snowflake card you made for Happy Little Stampers - beautiful sparkle from the stickles and the snowflake. Thanks for joining us. And I love your other cards too, especially the blue one as blue is my favourite colour!ReplyDelete
So glad you like all of them. Thank you so much:)Delete
I really love the car. Probably because I love to travel, but the 3D is very nice.ReplyDelete
Glad you like that card:)Delete
you're so talented! i love these cards, you have a knack for putting the images and colors together so they compliment each other. Lovely!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much:) I am glad you like them allDelete
All very lovely cards - I am especially fond of your tall Christmas card - so elegant and glamorous - filled with wonderful details that just make it shine!! Wonderful job and Thank you for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas - we are thrilled that you joined us - please join us again in September!!ReplyDelete
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Thank you and am glad it works for the CASEDelete
The cards are all so different - that's so cool! I love how each one has a different flavor and feel to it. The first is my fave though :)ReplyDelete
Ugh, I'm so sorry you're in pain. The ribs have more than one joint, actually, and since you have to use them with every single breath, they hurt constantly if they're injured. That stinks. Feel better soon!
Glad you like them all. I didn't realize they have more than one joint which explains the pain since all my joints have ...the pain. It's a real pain in the ass to deal with:)Delete
So nice. These are so clearly a labor of love for you. I especially like the second one - very gentle.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much. I never thought of the card as gentle but that is so nice:)Delete
So sorry you had a bad day yesterday:(ReplyDelete
I'm amazed at how much symbolism goes into your cards, it's like writing stories. You really put a lot of thought into them. They're a work of art.
Oh my goodness! Thank you so much:) I always try and like telling storiesDelete
I love these cards. Each is unique and original, just like you. I like how that snowflake is showcased. Gentle hugs to you, Birgit.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much! What you wrote made me smile:)Delete
Your snowy card is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the soft blue and white combo--fabulously festive! Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas! HUGS! :) Mynn xxReplyDelete
Thank you so much:)Delete
Wow you've been a busy bee!! Terrific cards So happy you could join us at ColourQ!ReplyDelete
Love your cards! Your husband did a great job on the corner punch... Seriously if I asked my husband to do it it would be a waste of time. The American Graffiti card is so fun! Glad you are once again feeling better.ReplyDelete
Yup he pushed down on the punch, it worked and he left:) Thanks about my first card:)Delete
Yay!!! Cards! Your rebel of a card is fabulously cheeky. The blue birthday card is really pretty and delicate.The sparkly Christmas card is ... simply stunning. The butterfly is quite cleverly executed. LOVE it.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Asha! I had fun especially on the Monday before going back to work.Delete
As usual, all nice work. And nice of you to give the BOTB a bit of promo. That's a great card.ReplyDelete
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Glad you like it:)Delete
I love the card.. but more importantly I am glad your feeling better.. I know what it is like to live with pain.. and it is not fun. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge xxReplyDelete
Thank you so much for your kind words.Delete
Those are all lovely, Birgit. The BOTB one is really cool. ☺ReplyDelete
I'm sorry you have such debilitating pain but am glad you are feeling better now. My arthritis acts up a lot these days, so I know a little bit about that too. May you have many more better days!
Thanks! Yes I am better but it is a day by day thing. It's trying to get used to it and overcome the pain that is the problem at times.Delete
Beautiful cards! Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful line up of fabulous cards, Birgit! The first is a great masculine card~ I just love the old car!! The blue silhouette card is gorgeous, as is the butterfly one! The water colored background looks great with that beautifully detailed butterfly. The winter one has me ready to start making my own winter / Christmas cards but I need to get through fall first. ;0)ReplyDelete
These are awesome! I love them all- but I think my favorite is the one with the car. Something about it just kept drawing me back to look at it. You are so talented. :)ReplyDelete
Love you take on Steph's card for CASE-ing Christmas. Love the snowflake. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun with CASE-ing Christmas.ReplyDelete
A wonderful card with snowflakes Brigit ..ReplyDelete
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