Sunday, February 26, 2012

Yes, more challenges

I have to share first off that I was able to go to a Scrapbook Expo this weekend.  As I walked in the door, I stopped and took a deep breath of PAPER!!! It was just good to be around all of that scrapbook goodness. I can say that I was a bit disappointed in the show, I would have liked to have seen more new stuff and it just wasn't showing up a whole lot. I did get into a couple scrapbook stores afterwards and they satisfied that need though!

It is hard for me to ignore a good challenge plus can you tell what set of stamps I just received in the mail!?


At Moxie Fab, Cath showed off some amazing examples of cards using Navy Blue as the focal point and then she issued a challenge and I just had to play along.  I took a plain navy blue piece of cardstock and embossed it with my Cuttlebug.  Because I used a piece of Core'dinations cardstock, I could slightly sand the piece after it is embossed and it shows off a few shades of blue.


And, the new stamp set is from PaperTrey, Inc. I saw these flowers used on a project and I knew I had to have them. I stamped the flower with a white stamp pad on the same blue cardstock, you can see the texture in the solid white portion of the flower. I embossed this with white embossing powder and then cut it out. The leaves come from the same set and I used the tag die cut set for the little circle tag and one of the sentiments in that set.

The next challenge I played along with is the Unscripted sketch.   Plus it goes along with the Play Date Cafe color challenge. 



I used some of my new My Mind's Eye patterned paper, I pretty much want to use it on everything. 

 And, here is that flower again. This was not on purpose that I used it on both cards that I am sharing today, it just happens to be what I picked up for both.  This time I just inked the flower with this great rust color and then I added some additional color with my Copic Markers.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

16 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love these Linda!! LOVING that blue on that first one!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Wow! I so love the amazing texture that the embossing folder and sanding created - and the focal image is utter perfection! Brilliant takes on both challenges!!

Denise said...

Both cards are so pretty! I also love MME papers and want to add their patterns to everything... it's a good thing. ;) So glad you joined us this week at the Play Date Cafe - we hope to you again soon.

cnelson said...

Such lovely cards. That embossed and sanded navy blue is spectacular!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

I always love looking at your cards, Linda. The love the colors in the first one and the second one is a great take on the sketch and the trio of pearls is the perfect touch!

Desire Fourie said...

Lovely creations once again.
Hugs
Desire

Connie Mercer said...

beautiful simple cards~I love them!!! Love the placement of the pearls~

maria f. said...

Both cards are beautiful. I actually love the combo of PP and your take on the sketch for #2.

soapHOUSEmama said...

these are great! you have been busy!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Beautiful creations! Lovin' the rounded block designs! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful cards, Linda! I really like the sanding of the embossed folder effect~it's gorgeous.

Lindsey said...

I love the way you embossed and distressed the background for the first card! The flower looks just right for both cards.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, they are both pretty, I love how you used one stamp and created 2 totally different card, best part of all, they are both pretty, great work!!!!!!!!!!

Ruby said...

Oh these are just wonderful! I LOVE that Cuttlebug textured background, what folder is it? Your second card is so fresh how you've used the colours. That set is winging its way over to me now, can't wait to play with it now I've seen your beauty! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Sylvia said...

As always, you did a fab job with both of the cards, Linda! I'm such a huge fan of your work!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Cath said...

Hey Linda! Thanks for linking this up to the Cure for the Winter Blues Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)