Thursday, March 29, 2012

Give me a challenge

Love challenges, so that is what this post is about.
 First up, the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger for this week.

My mind zeroed in on that one tin with the yellow print on it.  I could see drawing the pattern with a white crayon on white cardstock and then coloring the paper with yellow Distress stain. The white crayon would act as a resist to the stain. I sat right down to play!  Since I love experimenting this was FUN!
 To finish off my card, I went to the other tin with the orange background and the white flowers.  I stamped a Hero Arts stamp with white ink on orange cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder.  Next I used the die that comes in the same stamp set to cut the flowers. Wow, are these easy to use!
 Next, I wanted to play with the Colour Q color challenge.
 I went to a digital set of butterflies that I purchased from Jessica Sprague along with a pack of woodgrain digital papers that I purchased.  I put these together along with a sentiment that I had.  I layered all of these elements before printing them out on white cardstock.
The butterflies come in several colors, I picked out ones that went along with the Colour Q colors. I added black rhinestones to each butterfly.
And, last but not least...


The retro sketch for this week.
At Target this week, I found these wonderful printed tapes. There are three sets of four tapes each. I picked this blue/green set. They are in the office supplies section with paper clips, etc. I love them. 

I filled a strip of white cardstock with three of the patterns.  My strip was a little too long for my card so I cut off a piece and realized I could use that too, I just flipped it so the pattern arrangement was reversed. The little scallop edge is circles covered with the solid color of tape.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

26 comments:

Sarah Webb said...

Great takes on challenges! I love the butterfly card!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are all sooooooooo beautiful!! I loveeeeeeee those butterflies on the second one!

Christa said...

I always adore your cards!! Beautiful!

soapHOUSEmama said...

WOW, you have been busy! Love your take on these challenges! They are all beautiful!

Pat Q said...

Very pretty card.

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Linda, all your cards are just super awesome! I love all the colors and textures! So happy to see you playing with both colourQ and RetroSketches, thank you so much! You're so sweet!

Christina said...

Three fantastic cards, Linda! I had never thought of using white crayon for a resist technique, but it looks awesome on your card. Your butterflies are so pretty and colorful, too! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ!

Michelle said...

Wow, Linda! These cards are all fantastic and all so different! I love them all!

Gina Lideros said...

beautiful cards Linda, I especially love the one with the tape. I'm going to check my Target for those.

kasia c. said...

THey are all fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for ColourQ and RetroSketches. :)

Jackie Rockwell said...

Wonderful cards Linda! The one you made for RetroSketches has awesome texture and pattern going on!!! So glad you played along with us this week!

cnelson said...

Each of these is so FAB!!! LOVE...LOVE ...LOVE! !!

Lindalou said...

When ever you take to freehand drawing I am always impressed. The yellow background is perfect with the inspiration.

I am not going to have to get to Target, not like that is a struggle. Those tapes are so cool.

Great job as always.

Kara said...

beautiful butterflies!! thanks so much for joining us this week at the ColourQ!!

Carolyn King said...

wow wow wow....great cards X 3! Awesome job Linda!

Annette said...

wow your cards are all amazing...I really really love the one with butterflies...so pretty.

Tracey said...

WOW oh WOW!!! All these cards are so FABULOUS!!! LOve the all!!

Cath said...

Hey Linda! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Sylvia said...

All three cards are fabulous, Linda, what a wonderful display of different styles, the butterflies are awesome. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your cards.

Teresa Zuehls said...

All your cards are just lovely! I love the colors of each card and great takes on all of the challenges. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Fabulous cards for each of these challenges! Creating your iwn baackground using the crayon resist was so clever!! Love it

Tracey McNeely said...

All of your card for all of your challenges are great. Great inspiration.

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness ....where to start! All three are just gorgeous! But the butterflies are so eye-catching ...great way to use the colours :0)
Jenny x

yyam said...

Wow! You do amazing work...these are gorgeous! :)

LeAnne said...

Well, all three cards are cute, but that third one made my heart go pitter patter! Love those tapes and that cute button! And thanks for playing with the ColourQ too!

Izzy Anderson said...

I love all three. You really rocked these challenges. Beautiful work.