Sunday, February 28, 2010

My First Easter Card for 2010

I think you will see more on my blog than usual now. After I got over the initial shock of our beloved fur baby, Cotton, passing away, I am pushing myself to start creating again. It is definitely therapeutic, but I couldn't make myself even get off the couch for a while. I hope I will be able to do a layout of him to frame very soon. Right now, at least I have been able to make some cards. This is the first Easter card I have made this year. I actually felt bad that it wasn't about Christ's resurrection, but I am sure these dancing bunnies are rejoicing over His resurrection, don't ya think? This card fit the criteria for two challenges this week. One is from the Copic Challenge Blog. If the link doesn't work, it is in my sidebar. This week they wanted an Easter card, and you were supposed to use your Copics to color your embellishments. I used my Copics to color in the Prima flower that I used. It was originally solid pink. I didn't realize that Copics would do so well on coloring embellishments - I tried it on ribbon, too (not on this card), and it turned out great. There is a video tutorial on the site if you want some more ideas. I also colored my dancing bunnies with my Copics. The stamp is just so cute, I think. It came from Cowtown stamps, and if you haven't seen their stamps, please have a look. There are so many great stamps and the prices are also great! Btw, I stamped the image and then heat embossed it. I can color better with my markers when the image is slightly raised from embossing (a tip from someone who has trouble staying in the lines! lol).

Down below you can see the closeup of the flower I colored and see where I added a few pink Stickles for some bling. I also posted another picture of the card, because the first one is from a scanner, and the edge of my round embellie was cut off. So I wanted you to see it all!

The other challenge that this card is for is from Stamp Something. The link is also in my sidebar if this link doesn't work. Their challenge this week is a recipe challenge. We had to have dp, buttons and ribbons. In case you can't see my white ribbon, it is from the K & Co. Smitten collection. The solid blue dp is from Basic Grey and the blue dotted paper is from Creative Imaginations. Oh yes, the pink dotted paper is from Best Creation. I inked the edges of everything with Tea Rose Distress Ink. The Happy Easter die cut is from Bo Bunny also. I used Pop Dots on both my die cut and stamped image to give them some dimension. The buttons are from my stash and actually match much better than the pic shows! The blue gemstones are also from my stash.

Hope you like my dancing bunnies card. Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a blessed day!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Our Daily Bread Shining Light Challenge 3

Even though I am not at all happy with the pic of this card, and how washed out it all seems to look, I don't have time to take a photo from another angle. In fact, I didn't have time to fix it with my photo editing software either - which would have helped, I think. So here it is, in spite of my whining, because my deadline is upon me! This is my card for Our Daily Bread's 3rd Shining Light Challenge. This challenge is called "Secret Admirer", because we pick an artist or card we admire and case it. I chose to case the extremely talented Chris Olsen's card using the "You are the Potter" set. I hope you can see her card here, but if not I will come back and fix the link. I have had so many computer issues that I will be lucky to get this in on time. We were supposed to change 2 things. I changed the frame's shape, but I got really close. The big changes were the dp and I don't have a machine to do stitching. Oh yes, I used brown ribbon, but I had the exact lacey (is that lace exactly? lol) ribbon that Chris used by Wrights. Will come back later with more info on how I made the card. Right now, I am just trying to get it in! The link to Our Daily Bread is in my sidebar. I love all of their stamps, but unfortunately this is the only set I have! $$$ is tight right now, so I am hoping to win more of their stamps. : ) They are beautiful AND they glorify our Lord. Can't beat that! Go have a look at all their goodies and all the wonderful talent there also.

More later on how I made my card! Have a blessed day.