Monday, June 25, 2012

Theda, Oh Theda --White on White -Time or Travel --Anything Goes - Anything Goes-Performing Arts - Colour Pallette

The top card is for a friend's birthday. I used the colour pallette of cream, light and dusty rose, lavender and sage green. I stamped the flower image in basic black ink. I coloured it with gamsol pencils. I stamped the image again and cut parts out for a 3D effect. I also used a little ribbon. the cuddlebug and background in 2 shades of pink. I hope this works with the abc challenge and Make It Monday.  The 2nd card is for travel for the Stampman Challenge. It was for my husband who loves Picasso. The stamp was bought in Venice and he is travelling on his horse. I added the background image and coloured it with sparkly golden hued pens and added the mask since it just seemed to go with Venice. The last card, works for the Whimsy Inspire challenge to have a white card except for the image which I drew-I did not trace -from one of my favourites-Al Hirschfeld. This image is Theda Bara. The first screen Vamp. Poor Theda-she always wanted to be loved. I used the cuddlebug alot for the background and the scrolls. I added the bling and now Theda is alive again! 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Too Late for Favourite Songs of Christmas

I missed Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge where one was to make a card to one's favourite Christmas song/Carol. They now have that one can make one card but I still like making 5 and decided to do the challenge anyway and have fun with other challenges.  On Make It Monday it is always anything goes so there are 5 to choose from:) The first card is "Blue Christmas" but with a twist and it is my humour card for  Dream Valley Challenge. I have this version...sung by Porky Pig! If you can ever listen to it-you will laugh yourself silly:). The piggies are coloured in prismas colours and masked so the background notes are stamped on. I mounted it on layers of cardstock and cut the edges with Victorian cut style scissors.I used a glitter blue pen for the wording around the card.
The 2nd card is a song sung by Ivan Rebroff who could sing low F to high F-I am not kidding and I love this one song sung in German which is supposed to be a Russian sleigh song. I had no sleigh so the carriage will have to do. It is about getting home as fast as the wind to home and sit by the fire and be with the children at Christmas. It is my favourite Christmas song since I was a kid. This is a punch out card and 3d effect with pop up dots.
The 3rd card is Monochromatic for the Christmas Stampin Up challenge. I thought of the song "Angels we have heard on High". I bought this new cuddlebug emboss folder-It is 2 in one. I also bought the victorian cutout one that I can use with my cuddlebug as well. I distressed the edges. I stamped and cut out the angel and coloured her with tombow markers. I added the ribbon and stars on the edges.
The 4th card I thought of the "Skater's Waltz" but it could be "Winter Wonderland" as well. I love the "Skater's Waltz" better and this was also done with the pop up dots which I love.
The last card is "O Christmas Tree" and This works for the ABC Christmas Tree Challenge for Keep it Simple. I chose a basic black cardstock. I embossed the tree in silver and used White sparkle embossing powder. The Merry Christmas stamp is embossed in Egyptian Gold sparkle. I added some stars and snowflakes and that is it. Oh and I added the edge in Egyptian Gold as well.
So Christmas rules at the beginning of June:) Have a fund day and week!!