Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Card Camp Week 3

Hey everybody it's week 3 of the Summer Card Camp. This week we are working with these colors. A nice neutral palette, with a pop of red. 

Here is what I've created so far. A cute little airplane and clouds from the Lawn Fawn Bon Voyage set. The clock background stamp is from Hero Arts. Isn't it great? I typed the saying on the computer, stamped the clouds around them and cut them out. I'm not sure where the ribbon is from. The paper is Bazzill and from JoAnn's. The graph paper is from Basic Grey.

The next card is a pretty butterfly from Hero Arts. I stamped it with a VersaMark stamp pad and embossed it with white Zing powder from American Crafts. I used the finger inking technique from Jennifer McGuire's video using the fired brick and vintage photo Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads. The brown and red shapes were cut from the Elegant Shapes Cricut cartridge. The sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink. The background paper is from Basic Grey and I also used Bazzill cardstock. Oh and the pearls are from Hero Arts too.

Wonder how many more cards I can make this week?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

June Socks - Flutter

The Skacel 20 Years of Trekking contest is over (or will be on July 15). It was lots of fun. I learned some new toe and heel construction and knit some interesting patterns.

I think the June pattern is one of my favorites. There are sweet little butterflies fluttering all over them. I made these for my sister, but I think I am going to make a full sized pair for myself. 

I have lots of projects on needles, so I hope to finish some of them before the summer is over. Right now I'm working on a Central Park Hoodie in a cream color. After that, there are several pairs of socks and a scarf that need finishing. I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Summer Card Camp Week Two

Wow, week two of the Summer Card Camp is over. I didn't get as many cards made this week. In fact, I only got one finished. I am going to try to get a couple more finished today if possible.

This week the color palette reminds me of melons; watermelon and cantaloupe.  So did I use either of those in my card? No. My card is one of the Hero Arts Peeking Posies stamps. I colored it with colored pencils. I like the way it turned out.

Supplies used:
Hero Arts Peeking Posies Stamp
Papertrey Ink sentiment stamp
Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen stamp pad
October Afternoon paper
Bazzill Paper
Mark Richards gems

Hopefully I'll get more cards made next week.