Thursday, March 26, 2009
It's a Beautiful Morning......
If you are a duck. We have been having a nice soft sprinkle since the wee hours of the morning. I just came in from putting out my houseplants for a nice shower. I swear they raise their branches and say ahhhhhh!
I have two items for challenges to share today.
First - Card Patterns Sketch #7. For this card I used the Dutch Bunny stamp from CowTown Stamps.
I love this bunny. The image is so fluffy and soft that it really reminded me of a live soft silky bunny. My daughter Susan had a bunny for a pet a few years ago. His name was Button. Button was shy around me but not around his mama Susan. He would sit in the doorway of the kitchen and thump his foot wanting a cracker. Button was a sweet house pet.Back to the card. I stamped the bunny twice on soft white with Distress Vintage Photo Ink. From the second stamping I cut out the head and ears and layered back in place with a pop dot.
It's hard to see that detail here. But, it looks good. The base card is white, DP ivory and pink print, Prima flower in burgundy and the rest is done with stickers. A little torn edge here and a little distressing there. Done.
Second is Rosie-Dee's challenge "Naturals and Neutrals".
This one was pretty simple but turned out quite nice, I think. It was made using papers and labels from Best Occasions Scrap Pack from Walmart. Everything in the pack is distressed all in the soft beiges, blues, greens and yellows. I really like it. The swirl stamp is from Clear Stamps and a Prima flower to finish.
We all use so many flowers in our card and scrapbook designs that I thought you might be interested in the Hand Made Paper Flower tutorial by Beth at Sunflowers and Dragonflies. What a money saver that is for us. And to be able to custom pick our colors and prints for just the perfect match. And, you can check out my tutorial on How I Make a Newspaper Flower.
at PAMC the blog.
I think I have to go back to Beth's page and check out the Technique Junkie Newsletter Sneak Peak. I just might have to subscribe.