Saturday, August 14, 2010

Flowers and Music

My first card is for the Crazy 4 Challenges 50 where Frances asks us to add music to our cards, with bonus points for an Elvis image. Sorry to say I don't have any Elvis images, but I think my card puts you in the mind of music! I used a free digi image from Birds Cards for this card and colored with Copics (I'm learning and have very few of those pricey gems, so excuse the poor shading). I punched the stars and embossed them along with the red background using the SU! square lattice ef, then added some Geo Sparklers stickers on the guitar and stars. I used the Nestabilities labels 4 dies and the sentiment is a sticker.
Next up is a card for Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #16 where Joanne challenges us to use a flower on our card. No problem!!! I love flowers and always find them easy to work with when making a card. For this, I used the Fifth Avenue Florals from SU! stamping them on shimmer cardstock, and embossing with white ep. Then I spritzed the flowers with water, and added droplets of reinker and watched the color spread all by itself! I used shades of orange, yellow and pink for this. The sentiment was computer generated and punched with the word window, then attached with an eyelet and copper cording. For the final touch I added some stickles in the stamens and flower centers.
Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a wonderful weekend!

Carol

10 comments:

Lynn McAuley said...

These stunning blossoms take my breath away, Carol!! What gorgeous work!!

Thank you for creating them to share in the Friends of Speedy the Cat's flower challenge!!

LeAnne said...

Great takes on both challenges! That floral one is superb!

No baby yet....hope you're having fun stamping! :(

Dawn Mercedes said...

wow those flowers are vibrant!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous coloring on your flowers! Thanks so much for playing with Speedy's Friends~ BTW Congrats on the hop win!!

Lois said...

I love the look of your Fifth Avenue Floral card. That's a great look! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week.

Silke Ledlow said...

Super duper rockin' birthday card Carol!!! Thanks for playing the
C4C with us!!!

Your flower card is another beauty!!! Love the technique you used on the flowers...I still have not tried it..yikes!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Elise said...

Goodness, gracious, my LOVE! These cards are amazing! You've been busy, you craftilicious babe! Your use of color in both of these cards is absolutely OVER the top - AMAZING!

StampOwl said...

awesome cards, thanks for playing along with the C4C

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful card!! Love your coloring looks awesome!! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy's Friends

Joanne (jojot) said...

absolutely STUNNING......that technique you used on the Speedy's Friends card is stunning

your first card was fun too...with your fav ef...lol

thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends