Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Betty Boop Time

I have a co-worker who just LOVES Betty Boop and I hadn't made one card last year of Betty Boop for her.  This year, her Christmas present will have Betty Boop cards.  I'm very pleased with how they turned out.  They actually surprised me.  My favorite is Betty in Purple, so I'm saving her for last.  I used Copic markers to touch up and change some colors on the images, but most are close to what I printed out.  I hope you enjoy them.  (smiles all around)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Some great inspiration

I really liked Card Patterns' sketch this week and as I began picking colors in the color inspiration from the Simon Says Stamp blog challenge kept popping up as the "best" colors to use.  I rarely make one card that I can enter into more than one challenge. I really like the way it turned out.  A little yellow and a bit of green with shades of pink.   I made this from leftover paper and ribbon with a flower made from a tissue paper box.  Yes, recycling is my middle name.  I left all that blank space alone too.  Good on my part.  I hope you like it.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I can't get buildings out of my Mind!

I can't get buildings out of my Mind!  After I made the first card, I just couldn't stop building cards with (yep) buildings.  The base cardstock is black with a panel covered with gold wrapping paper.  My May 31st post gives the low-down on making the card, but I couldn't stop. The wrapping is quite reflective and catches colors surrounding it.  Even after these, I still wanted to do more.  I checked the Hero Arts June sketches and was wondering how to work at least one building into it.  I thought maybe I could turn one of the sketches upside down and BLAM!  There it was perfect for a CAS card.  See if you can identify the sketch I turned upside down.  The card uses the colors of the French flag of blue, white, and red.  A friend wanted a card to send to his friends in France and I thought I'd use the colors for the building colors.  GOOD IDEA!  I entered the card below in the Hero Arts Flickr June challenge under the sketch portion of the challenge.  I imagine you're going to see more buildings.  
.  I used the wonderful Hero Arts Newspaper Skyline (S5573) and the new set Heyday Thoughts (330054).  I don't think I can make a card without using a distress ink. the blue on blue paper is Faded Jeans and the red on red is Fired Brick.   I embossed black paper with white embossing powder for the black and white building.  I really like the way this turned out, but was tempted to add something else, didn't but was severely tempted.  

Friday, June 1, 2012

No more Lily Pad Cards - sniff!

I have so thoroughly loved Lily Pad Cards with its cheery quips and wonderful challenges, guests, videos and of course the "CCC", Card Chain Challenge!  This is the last day, when I clicked on my link, I did not expect to the the "Gone for the Duration" sign up... so to speak.  So sorry to see them close, but at least I can join the CCC over at Deborah's Society of Stampaholics, from which it first appeared.  I have a badge on my side-bar, but it's too bad you can't get there by clicking, you'll have to take this link to the fabulous S.O.S. on your own two feet.