Saturday, October 8, 2011

A Yippee Skippee Day

 Do you know what this little banner means!? I get to be part of the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Design Team for the next few months. You might have already gathered that I love challenges and that is just what a "SPARK" is, a piece of inspiration that should spark a creative idea. 
 This is the newest Paper Smooches Spark challenge and of course, I wanted to play along. 
 I thought the way the little images were scattered on the page, it looked like leaves falling.  I used the newest FREE digital images at Paper Smooches.  One thing that is cool about a digital image is that you can print it out in pretty much any size.  All I did was open a Microsoft Word document and inserted the leaves, one by one.  I resized the leaf a few times and printed them on plain white cardstock and a piece of red patterned paper and a piece of  yellow patterned paper.  For the white cardstock I used the x-Press Copic Marker paper.  Not only does this paper would amazingly well with the Copic markers for coloring and blending but the computer prints wonderfully on it. 
 I printed the digital sentiment directly on the white cardstock.  The leaves were cut out and then placed on the white cardstock that I had sprayed a couple colors of the Smooch Spritz by Clearsnap.  The white leaves were colored with Copic markers. 
 Another reason for a happy post is that The Cat's Pajamas stamps was the sponsor this last week at Card Positioning Systems blog.  Is this guy the cutest?
After I colored the stamped image, I sprayed the entire piece with a Smooch Spritz in a shiny silver color. It really made a nice finish to the image. 
And for a couple photos...

We got a huge downpour of rain this last week and the sky the day after was nothing but big, fluffy clouds.  I had to take photos, of course.  I used my Hipstamatic app on my phone.

And, this beauty is in my garden. I so love fuchias.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

14 comments:

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!! I LOVED your Sparks entry last week and am so glad you are on the DT!!!

Love the leaves!!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards and congrats dearie!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeee the cards!! I loveeeee those leaves and misting on the first one!! And your photos are GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):)

cnelson said...

Fantabulous cards and pics!!! LOVE them!!!

Connie said...

awesome~ and congrats!!!!

Marie / Legojenta said...

What a beautiful Paper Smooches card, and that bunny on the second card is so cute! TFS =)

Audrey Pettit said...

Yippee! Congratulations on the Paper Smooches team, Linda! So excited for you! LOVE your cards. Those leaves are gorgeous. Love the misting, too. Such a great take on that photo. And love the CPS card. That image is just the cutest thing ever!

sutty said...

Super card - love the autumnal inspiration and the colours and then your photos are beautiful, love the sky and the fuschia is gorgeous.

Lisa Dorsey said...

Wonderful card Linda!!!

Charlene said...

Beautiful cards but that fuchia is stunning!! Awesome photography!

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous cards, Linda! I especially love the misting on your Paper Smooches card.

Meadie said...

Your cards are just gorgeous - I love the 'falling leaves' and that bunny is soooo cute x x

Ruby said...

Love your card, I hadn't seen thos digi, really fun!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Beautiful cards! LOVE that first one--great layers and I LOVE the misting! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)