Sunday, July 24, 2011

Summer Card Camp - Week 4 - Card 5

Here's another card I created with this week's colour scheme...again using my new favourite (RETIRED) SU Screen stamp...Signo white gel pen, and some K & Company chipboard & elements I've had in my stash for a long time...glad to be finally using it !! It's loosely based on one of Kristina Werner's sketches from Week 1 of the Card Camp !!

Summer Card Camp - Week 4 - Card 4

Here's a card I created to thank a friend for getting a tow for our broken down Mustang last week. (fuel pump) I'm pleased with how it turned it...simple but still somewhat elegant. Inks are SU, Mustang stamp is from Rubbernecker, sentiment is from The Stamps of Life, the turquose background paper is stamped with my NEW favourite background stamp (RETIRED screen from SU). I used my watercolour marker and my Taken with Teal ink to colour the Mustang in...the shading isn't the best but I'm working on improving my colouring skills !! the black behind the Mustang image is embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder (little circle - like wheels).

Friday, July 22, 2011

Summer Card Camp - Week 4 - Card 3

Here's another card inspired by this weeks colour combo, and Kristina Werner's sketch. The star stickers are unknown, the "You're a Star" stamp is from The Stamps of Life; ink is SU Taken with Teal, the background stamp is a retired SU stamp that looks like a screen. I had fun creating this card this morning...and aside from the star stickers being WAY TOO sticky (thus a little crooked); it was pretty quick and easy !!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Card Camp Week 4 - Thomas' card

Here's what my 4 1/2 year old son Thomas created...

He had a lot of fun colouring in the image. I showed him the colours for the week, and he picked the appropriate coloured pencil to use. The stamps are from The Stamps of Life. The pocket on the t-shirt is a light green, but hard to see with the photo. He is very excited to see his card on "The Internet".

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Summer Card Camp - Week 4 - Card 2

I crocheted the three flowers as soon as I saw the colour scheme for this weeks camp, but couldn't come up with a really good way to use them on a card. I played quite a bit with stitched stems and hand-cut cardstock stems, then settled for the CTMH stem from a floral set I had. Again, I had a difficult time incorporating all the colours (especially the pear green and sky blue); the embroidery floss used to make the flowers covered the teal and turquoise and white quite nicely. Overal, when I finished the card I was pleased with it.

Summer Card Camp - Week 4 - Card 1

I struggled with this weeks colour combo, but came up with a similar card to last week for another friend who has just moved, so if it looks familiar, it is !! The inks I used were brocade blue (sky); tempting turquoise, taken with teal (all SU); I used a light green cardstock to bring in the pear green colour. I also put it on a kraft card (hope this is okay as it's neutral). The Stamp set is from CTMH, and the ribbon is simply white satin ribbon that I stamped with the little flower from the stamp set (you can't see it really well tho!); the background turqoise cardstock was also stamped with the little flower from the set . I used my Signo White gel pen to add the stitching details and white dots.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer Card Camp Week 3 - Card 2

Here's another card I created with this weeks colour scheme. I just loved this CTMH stamp set and had to have it. This is a card I made for a friend who is moving into a new place this month ! I hope she likes it !! I created it with all the colours except white, so I went back with my Signo White Gel pen and added the pen stitching. I think it really adds to the card !!

A couple of Sympathy cards

Unfortunately I have gone through a few Sympathy cards this past couple of weeks, so I wanted to make a couple more. Here's what I came up with...very simple...just sponged ink and stamped image ! The tree stamps are "Lovely As A Tree" by SU. Inks are also SU ! I used a 4x6 photo mat (from a frame I had) as the template for the sponging !

Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Card Camp - Week 3

Here's my first submission for Week 3's card! I used two shades of brown, but couldn't get the effect of light and dark brown, so I used the buttons in a couple of shades to make sure I incorporated all the colours. There is a red strip of paper under the buttons, but it doesn't show well in the photo. This was a reltively quick and easy card, and I think it looks pretty good ! Overall, I'm quite pleased with it. The stamps are Hero Arts, Stampin' Up inks (chocolate chip, soft seude and real red); scallop punch SU, cardstock (Reflections/Michael's); buttons from a stash of old buttons !

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer Card Camp - Week 2 - card 2

Here's a second card I made today using the Week 2 colours. Again, the photo doesn't do the colours justice, but I think it looks pretty darn cute !

Bunny stamp is Close to My Heart, greeting is The Stamps of Life; watercolour pencils used, cardstock Reflections (Michael's); linen thread (unknown supplier).

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Summer Card Camp - Week 2

I'm very excited to have joined the Summer Card Camp by Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire. Although week one is over and week two has begun, I'm finally getting started. I hope to get a few cards made using the week two colour scheme sometime tonight and my goal is to post them to the blog.

Well...I completed my card last night (pat on the back for me!!) The photo doesn't do the colours justice, but I used my watercolour pencils to create the two shades of orange and the light green...the mats around the coffee pot are the watermelon and dark green ! I was very pleased with how this turned out...didn't take too long either.

Coffee stamps are SU, Scallop punch SU, cardstock is unknown, rhinestones are SU, Woodgrain stamp is All Night Media.