Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bugaboo Stamps Challenge - Valentines with a Twist

This is my first time entering a specific challenge (aside from the Greeting Farm relay last week, but that had no specific instructions other than to use the free digi). This one is the Bugaboo Stamps/Catch the Bug challenge for Valentines with a Twist, consisting of non-traditional colors (i.e. no reds or pinks). Here is my entry:

I'm sorry I didn't photograph this very well. The dog's brown is much lighter in real life, and the whole card is at an odd angle here. Hopefully I'll get better at the photographery part in time.


Image: Puppy Love - Basket (Bugaboo Stamps)
Patterned background: CVS tissue box
Cupcake Stickers: Paperchase
Colors used: Copics E37 (sepia), E00 (skin white), B29 (ultramarine), B32 (pale blue), and B23 (phthalo blue)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Baby Card

My third card for the Greeting Farm CHA relay challenge, featuring Toby. This one doesn't use a tissue box, but the patterned background, including the three gold-embossed decorations near the bottom, is recycled from a retail thank you card that someone sent me.

Card the Second

This was my card for day two of the Greeting Farm CHA relay challenge, featuring Wild Sprout Charlotte on another tissue box background.

In addition to learning how to make cards, I need to learn how to photograph them better (or get my scanner working!)

My First Card!

I've been viewing and commenting on inkstamping blogs and forums for about six months now, and gradually building up a small supply of rubber and digi stamps, as well as a very basic set of Copics. I was finally inspired to complete my first card for the Greeting Farm relay. I have a long way to go in terms of learning how to color with Copics and building up supplies (I have no Cuttlebugs or Nestabilities or anything!), but it's still fun even at this early stage.

I recycle a lot, and I've been saving tissue boxes for use in cards and art trading cards. The blue swirly design here is from a tissue box. I cut a few wavy pieces to make a wave effect.