Monday, July 7, 2008

Sweet 'n Sassy and a little "hog"

Well it is Monday again, man the weeks are flying by! Today I have two challenge cards, the first I love, the second... ehhh I can't decide if I like or hate.

First - Friday Sketchers Blog - wow it is week 9 already! And this was a great sketch just as the 8 before, I changed the sizes just a bit from the sketch, but love how it came out. First I love this stamp!! How pretty is she, this is one of the new Sweet Ebony images, Sweet n' Sassy, I think she is my favorite so far, but then I pull out one of the others and think the same of them =) I colored her in with my Copic Markers, white gel pen, and Sakura Glaze Pens.
I then got a chance to play with something new, or new to me anyway! I ordered some of the new Coordination's card stock... ok, will be ordering more soon! I took the darkest purple and cut my sizes for the sketch (I was excited about the new card stock and got the sizes off just a bit compared to the sketch, but it works) Anyway I then ran them thru my Cuttlebug with embossing folder. Then I sanded the tops of all of the pieces. WOW the center lighter color pops! I love it! Can't wait to try some other things with this paper. I then matted all of the pieces on a yellow scrap and sewed everything down with orange thread with a blanket stitch. The image was matted with a scrap of the dark purple and sewed down. I then used pop dots on a dark orange card stock. I used a light purple base and inked the edges of it and the yellow to add to the shadow effects. I found a yellow with orange dots flower in my stash and a large yellow brad for a center. I really wanted some leaves......... so I just apart a large Prima flower and took two petals as a leaves for the dotted flower. I don't know if it the image, the new card stock, the colors or what but this one really made me happy.



Then to the one that just is missing something... I don't know what or if the colors just are not working for me or what. I did this one for this weeks Penny Black Challenge. This week they asked us to use Brads and/or Buttons. Well I had a new stamp squealing to be inked up, I love this "little" piggie, perfect for summer don't you think. I colored her up with my Copics and Sakura Glaze pens. I chose the colors after picking the K&Co. pattern paper, It might be hard to see, but it has tiny dark orange flowers in it. I cut the piggie with my Nestibilities, and then found a card stock that matches the flowers perfect and made the base and then cut the scallop mat for my bathing beauty. I stamped the sentiment (... snort snort... love it) on a scrap of the orange. I distressed everything with a paper edge blade thingy... what is it called? Anyway I distressed everything and then inked the edges. I then used a piece of blue felt border from Queen and Co. I place buttons on the corners to give the look of holding down the mat, I wanted at least one brad and found a decorative one in my stuff and put it on the corner of the piggie art. I stitched down with a glaze pen. Just seems off to me... what do you think?


Well Hubby has the day off, and get this ---- he is taking my MIL across town to a few shops, then Bass Pro Shop (you would think this was on his list but no it is on MIL's for some new shoes) Then we will have some late lunch on our way home. Now this may not be big to some of you, but anyone who knows my hubby... this is big. He hates shopping. We will see how it all works out!

Gotta run and get ready, have a great Monday! HUGS and-

19 comments:

Heather (Craftling) said...

Love your cards! The PB one is perfect.. and great colours! The paper edge blade thingy for distressing would be a distresser!! lol ;o)

Heather xx

Anita said...

Your cards are amazing. I love the hog card.

NanaBeth said...

I'm thinking the adorable piggy might be wanting a little bling ala the infamous Miss Puggy!

Janet said...

I feel kind of funny giving feedback on a card since I am NO WHERE near as talented as you are in card-making. I am only making a little comment since you wanted feedback. I am thinking that the greeting is too big for the card. I know that it goes so well with the image, but it may be a little overpowering. What about using the same greeting, but type it up on WORD in a cute font but smaller size. Also maybe try matting it. Just an idea. I love the card anyway and am sure anyone would love to get a piggy hug!

kath said...

Fabulous card for the challenge and what a cute image - love that blue felt border - scrummy
thanks so much for joining us at PBSC this week
Love
kath
xxxx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

These are both lovely cards, I don't think the second one is missing anything, its delightful. Loving the choice of colours too. Best wishes
Linda x

Bev said...

Oooh! Two fabulous cards Michelle, but the Sweet 'n Sassy one is just stunning! The colours are amazing

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow, Fabulous colouring with your copics Michelle on your Elizabeth Bell and the image on the second card is just so cute but funny. Hugs, Nikki x

Jill said...

oooh gorgeous cards, love them both, My favourite it the Sweet n sassy one Jill x

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Wonderful cards....I love both of them!

cocoetnono said...

Your two cards are very beautiful!! I love the colours you used!! Hugs, Christelle.

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Very beautiful cards, I love the sweet ebony card very much and the sewing detail is amazing. Thanks for trying my sketch at FS.
Carole ;o)

perilloparodies said...

GREAT cards!!! love them both... and lvoe the twist of words in the pig one... cool background and colors in the first...

perilloparodies said...

GREAT cards!!! love them both... and lvoe the twist of words in the pig one... cool background and colors in the first...

ink'n'rubba said...

fabulous cards, the first one really pops, love the bright colours. hope the shopping trip went well. annie x

Jovita said...

Michelle I really like the blue and orange color combo.. the piggy is so cute! Thanks for playing in this weeks PBSC ~ Jovi

Sian said...

Wow, both cards are gorgeous :)

Katharina said...

Superb colouring Michelle and the piggy card is too cute :)

traciejane said...

wow fabulous card, love the stitching and gorgeous sn stamp. Oh how cute is the piggie - love it. Thanks for joining us this week :)x