Saturday, March 12, 2011

Simple Saturday

Stencil Flower_1_Mar 2011


When I make a card and wish I had something that looks similar hanging in my closet, I always feel like I’ve accomplished something. The “print” I created for this card would make for a nice blouse or maybe even a fun summer dress.

This card is 5-1/2 inches square. The flowers were colored with three Copic markers. The shading was accomplished with a blending pen and ink from my Grey Flannel ink pad. The flower centers are White Opal Liquid  Pearls.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Black cardstock; Tuxedo Black Memento and CTMH Grey Flannel ink pads; R24, R27, and R29 Copic markers; Hero Arts Stencil Flower stamp and Thinking of You stamp set;  Ranger White Opal Liquid Pearls; Dove blending pen.



Stencil Flower_2_Mar 2011

This next card was inspired by one I saw here on Nicole Heady’s Inspired Papertrey Ink blog. I wouldn’t mind wearing this one either. LOL. I stamped and shaded with Grey Wool ink. The stitching on the red strips is faux, created with a piercing tool and white gel pen.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Cranberry cardstock; Grey Wool and Black ink pads; White gel pen; Hero Arts Stencil Blossom stamp and Verve Stamps Asian Flair stamp sets; Dove blending pen; Piercing tool; Stampin’ Up Piercing Guide and Mat.

A Slice of Life: Are you having a good weekend? I hope so. Me? Right now, I am looking forward to a good night’s sleep, and then we shall see what the new week brings. Of course, I have projects in mind – more, in fact, than there are hours to accomplish them. That seems to be how life – mine, anyway – works. LOL.

For now, I am off to the bedroom to watch some TV … for about five minutes … before falling asleep. Enjoy your evening, friends. I’ll be back tomorrow after catching up on a little shuteye.


Jeanne said...

Ahhhh, Kathi! Great job on these cards. The coloring looks good and I can imagine the print as clothing. Neat comparison.

I hope you got a great night's sleep and are raring to tackle your to-do list today and get lots knocked off of it. This is a busy get the girls here and there to their different activities weekend. I tried to create a card yesterday, but was met with frustration instead. Darn. Not sure if it's in the "cards" for me today, either.


Sheila H said...

Very nice cards. I particularly like the faux stitching on the second.

Laurel said...

Such pretty cards!

Sparkle said...

Such lovely cards! That would be fun fabric! :)

Alanna said...

Two gorgeous cards. I love them both.