Monday, April 21, 2008

Tilda & Co. and Ismaki challenges

Hello and Good Monday!

I completed two challenges last night, then found that one of them is perfect for a third!


Tilda & Co. Challenge this week is "Girly but Blue!". To make a femine card in shades of blue. Here is my attempt. I like the way it came out, I used Bazzil card stock, then layered a piece of my new DCWV Nana's Kids embossed papers, love that this card stock already is embossed! And a lot of it is glittery! I then ran a piece of plain white cardstock thru my Cuttlebug and embossed it, and inked very lightly. The flowers are my shimmering white Bridal confetti that I am just in love with, I inked them and then added some adorable Making Memories mini button brads. I also added a piece of lattice Ribbon. The sentiment is from Hanna Stamps. And Tilda is all decked out in shades of blue, and carrying a basket of mini prima blue flowers. Her wings are stickled, and she is highlighted with a white gel pen. That of course is used to stitch the edges of everything.




My second card today is for last weeks Ismaki Challenge. I know I am behind a little bit, but I didn't want to miss a week, so I hustled up and got it done over the weekend! I struggled some with this sketch, and I hope you can recognize it. I pulled out a set of stamps that I have had for months and never inked! Sad I know. I purchased these Clear Art Stamps because I fell in love with the images, I had to have them! Then I got them and was stumped with them and they just sat there. I inked the images with Brilliance Cocoa Bean ink, then clear embossed them (this is hard to see in the photo but in real life it looks pretty cool)I then aged them with a cream color Color box ink. Place on black card stock and found this 7 gypsies pattern paper in my stash, I think it has an old word french look. The sentiment is from Rubbernecker Stamps. I used a scrap piece of ribbon and high lighted with my Spica gold glitter pen. After completing this card I remembered a brand new challenge site that started on Saturday. I went over to see the challenge hoping maybe I could fit one more card in before I collapsed for the night. It has been a really long emotional couple of weeks. Anyway visited the new blog Saturday's Workout, which is a brand new challenge on Saturdays. I think it will have a lot of really cool things to try and different! Well the first "theme" is to distress. I don't do this often, then looked down at the card I had just completed and couldn't believe it! TaDah! Done! Hope they don't mind sharing =)


Package Update!!!! I came home yesterday from the grocery store, which I hate to do on weekends. And on my gate was a white box, dented and smashed on one end. With a note saying "this was delivered to the wrong house". Whoever received it was nice enough to drive down my long dirt bumpy road and leave it on my gate! I was so thrilled I almost cried! So my prize box is here and lots of new Cloud 9 and two fiskars tear rulers to play with! There are still some really nice honest people in this world!

Card Info:
"Hey Girlfriend"
Stamps: Magnolia, Hanna Stamps
Paper: Bazzil, DCWV Nana's Kids
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Colorbox Catseyes
Accessories: Copic markers, Stickles, Ribbon, Bridal confetti, Making Memories Brads, Prima Flowers, Ranger white Gel Pen.

"How about Lunch?"
Stamps: Clear Art Stamps, Rubbernecker
Paper: Bazzil, 7 gypsies
Ink: Brilliance Cocoa Bean, Colorbox Catseyes
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Ribbon, Spica Glitter Pen

24 comments:

Mephisto said...

Great. I like the Cards.
Domi

Flossie's Follies said...

Your cards are great and glad to hear that your goodies arrived safe and sound, yes there are still some honest people in this world, have wonderful to find one in you neighborhood.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Michelle what for wonderful cards. So really great. Gorgeous.

Thanks for playing Saturday´s Workout.

Katharina said...

These are sooooo cute Michelleo! Love your colouring on the first one and the style of the second! Wonderful creations!

Femmy said...

beautiful cards!!! great colors and images!

Marraskuu said...

Your card is very gorgeous!

Debbie said...

Fab cards Beautiful Images on both of them

stampingbalou said...

Michelle, your cards are sooo gorgeous - love both of them...

Thank you so much for participating Saturday´s workout with your cute cooking card... ;o)

Suzanne said...

both cards are lovely but the tilda is gorgeous i love everything about it!!! so nice to have your faith restored in people. Sue :o)

debby4000 said...

fabulous cards, love the delicate blues of the Tilda. Glad to hear you parcel arrived safe.

Tricia said...

*Love* the Tilda card. She's so sweet in Blue!

Claudia said...

goooosh.. this is awesome!
both your your creations!

Anonymous said...

Oh I so love both cards. The blue Tilda is wonderful and I do love the browns and the motif of the other card. Of course as always they are wonderful!!! I'm so glad your package arrived. It is nice to hear a good positive story about nice people still being around isn't it!! Have a great week girl..((((HUGS))))
Patti Smith

sophia landry said...

Oh these are so gorgeous!! They are both so different yet equally beautiful. The Tilda is so sweet with those cool colors, and the Crafty secrets is so warm and earthy. Love them!

Heike said...

very good idea to combine these two challenges - your card is great!
Hugs, Heike

Godelieve said...

I really like how you do your Magnolia cards... I think I said that before? They are unique!

bastelkueken said...

wow your card is fantastic - so great and wonderful - perfect styled

Anne said...

Love your Tilda card, it's so fresh, and the layout is fab!

Sharon said...

I like both cards but love the Tilda card. I think I'm going to use more blue in future !
Sharon :-)x

Ila said...

I love both of your cards...2 so different looks....but both So Gorgeous!!!

Cathy said...

Great cards - but Tilda is gorgeous - I love everything about this card.

maneu said...

Great Ismaki card! And thanks for being with us right from the beginning and not missing one sketch!

Kristine said...

VERY ADORABLE IN BLUE!! :D LOVE THIS SOO MUCH...THANKS FOR ALL YOUR INSPIRATION!

ink'n'rubba said...

lovin the first card with Tilda in blue - and I shall borrow your idea for putting paper flowers in her basket, if you don't mind!