Monday, November 8, 2010

A Little Behind

Oh, how I wish I had one.  Get it - a little behind?. Sorry, I'm feeling a little punchy today. Not sure why, but I just am.

I am behind in posting to my blog. I have a lot of excuses, too, but I'm sure you don't want to hear them all, so I'll just get to my post.

This first card was made for last weeks CAS challenge to make a sympathy card.

I tried out some new ink I recently purchased, Versamagic chalk inks, and boy do I like them. The colors are really soft and muted, and they dry fairly quickly. I thought the soft colors would be perfect for a sympathy card.

(One of my kitties is biting my hands as I type this. Motorboat always comes running to my lap when she hears my keyboard and bites my hands very gently until I pet her. Silly kitty!)

Back to my card.

Supplies used:
Stamps - PTI Turning a New Leaf, SU Sincere Salutations
Paper - GKD PL white and ivory, crumb cake
Ink - Versamagic chalk inks Aspen and wheat
Accessories - SAMJ

And here is my card for today's CAS92 challenge. It is a color challenge to use soft pink, old olive, kraft, and white with Marina mist as an optional additional color.

I told you I was feeling punchy today! The idea for this card came to me when I got the owl punch a couple months ago. A previous attempt at getting it on paper failed, so I gave up for a while. This color challenge seemed perfect for it, so I gave it another try.

The word hoot and the boy's eyes are up on pop dots for a little emphasis.

Can you tell who hooted?

Supplies used:
Stamps - PSX Antique alpha upper and lower, PTI Out on a Limb, Owl bellies
Paper - GKD PL white, pink pirouette, old olive, kraft, marina mist, so saffron, black, Raspberry Tart DSP
Ink - kraft, old olive, marina mist
Accessories - 2-step owl punch, daubers, pop dots

Finally, here is one more card I made for this week's CAS challenge. I opted not to use marina mist on this one.
This was inspired by a card in the current SU catalog. Several things were changed to make it my own. The butterfly was antiqued by sponging softly with kraft ink.

Supplies used:
Stamps - SU The Art of Life, So Many Sayings
Paper - pink pirouette, old olive, kraft, ivory (instead of white)
Ink - kraft
Accessories - butterfly and border punches, dauber, dimensionals

If you haven't checked out the CAS challenge on Splitcoast yet, make sure you take a peek in the challenge gallery.  There are some real beauties with this color combo!

Now that I'm almost over my nasty cold and our kitty, Moonshine, is going to be ok (she had some issues with her eyes but isn't going to lose her vision), I will try to get back to posting regularly.

Make it a great day!



Bonnie said...

You are a hoot! I love the owl card! And when I saw your title, I thought, "I wish I had one". We all get behind sometimes. It's a lot to make the cards, photograph & blog. I think you do a great job!

Jess said...

What a hoot! Such a cute owl card!!

The sympathy card really appeals to me - such a soft muted look. Perfect for the occasion.