Sunday, October 7, 2007

Cards from WCMD

So I never made it to the event with my buddy - Bad friend, I know. I had an eye thing going on - I wear contacts and one of them just was NOT cooperating! So I stayed home and did stuff on my own. Not nearly as much fun as stamping with friends, but it beats cleaning house and doing laundry!

Here are some cards that were inspired by the challenges from Just Johanna:

First my 'recycled card' - this used the packaging from some metal photo corners from my shopping spree last week. Patterned paper is DASHER from Stampin Up, and I thought it was a new pattern for SU, yet the little trademark says, "Stampin Up 2006" -- shouldn't that have been 2007? Maybe it was available in 2006 and I didn't pay attention to it. The cardstock is the basic Red that I had sitting around - just waiting to be used on Christmas cards. (I don't think it is SU though). Images are stamped on Paper Trey white (which I love, love, love!!!!!! WOW! If you haven't tried it yet, you really need to!) Though the little deer from Merry & Bright (SU) was colored with copics, the white paper trey paper does not 'shred' when you use the blender pen and chalks on it! Get some today - you won't be sorry!

Second card is the same thing - recycled packaging from my scrapbook spree, and a tree instead of a snowman. Oh, yes! It does not show :( but I also stamped tiny white snowflakes on the bubble thingie with Staz on Cotton white, and added some glitter to the inside (I was hoping for a snow globe-ish effect but that's not what I ended up with). My eye was having trouble yesterday, so I can't help if it turned out kind of wonky!

The next card was for a challenge that used:
Pink & Green
Polka Dots
A button or buttons
Clear overlay
& Scallops
The color on the dress came out in the picture wayyyyy offf.....I would not have matched them up if it were this far off, ladies!

There was also a challenge for NO Patterned Paper!! That was fun - I used an old stamp set from SU - I love how rich the colors came out - the background is the old weathered wood BG, and it has antique brass pearl-ex all over - it's shimmery and pretty in real life!

And last, I have a card made with my current Favorite stamp: It is the one that I got from the SU order last week...The colors look so pretty together in real life - not something I'd normally put together, (in fact, I don't like the guava at all)....but I like it in this combo! Image was colored with chalks and blender pen. Notice there's no pilling/shredding on the white? That's because it is PAPER TREY WHITE!! ;-)

That's it for me. That's what I did in between bouts of spending sprees yesterday on World Card Making Day! Later I will show you some of the goodies that I bought the other day and some of what I bought today aunt came over to visit and we spent the day looking at cards and then shopping at the craft stores! Au revior!


Eleanor said...

Hi Elaine,
Your cards look great! I love your pumpkin card - sweet colors and sentiment. Thanks for participating!

Anonymous said...

Elaine, your card is very BEAUTIFUL. All of your cards are!!
You really did a great job!

Thank you so much for participating in my challenge!!!


Kim- hutchink :) said...

Your cards look wonderful! Thanks you for doing my challenge!

malieta said...

You did a wonderful job with the challenges Elaine. All three cards are really cute.

Jules said...

My favorite of those cards is the first one with the pumpkins!