Thursday, March 25, 2010

Where's Spring? (Penny Black, Week 93; Allsorts Week 44)

Precisely! March is a curious month. We usually start off with great weather and end up with lots of rain or snow. We are almost at the end of winter...aren't we? I used a large Penny Black stamped image which I colored and shaded with Copic markers. It is vital that one uses the proper paper which I was able to find at an art supply store which will produce crisp images. I was pleased with the results. This card was entered into the following challenges:
1. Penny Black Week 93 challenge; and
2. Allsorts Challenge, Week 44.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Card

When I was young, my mother always celebrated St. Patrick's Day. After all, she was born in Ireland. As a youngster, I always made my mother a card for her special day. Also, I always wore green on March 17th since I am 50% Irish and I have carried on her love of St. Patrick. Today's card is a fun card with a modern twist - shamrocks made of hearts. I found Kiss me I'm Irish ribbon to finish off the card.

This card was entered in the All That Scraps Challenge St. Patrick's Day Card Challenge.

Enjoy March 17th, won't you and don't forget to wear green?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Penny Black Challenge #90, Allsorts Challenge #41, Daring Cardmakers

Last Saturday, I took a workshop to learn more about Copic markers. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and I was anxious to start using them. This card was inspired by the Penny Black collection, "Critter Party" . The three little mice gathered around the cupcake might help someone celebrate their birthday after they "make a wish". The aquamarine and hot pink cardstock and design paper from Heidi Grace Designs are uplifting and cheerful. Bronze brads and aquamarine organza ribbon and bows finish it off. This responds to two card challenges;

1. Penny Black Stamps, Sketch Challenge #90;
2. Allsort Challenge #41- my favourite thing (cupcakes!), and;
3. Daring Cardmakers - Aquamarine

I hope you enjoy the view!