Thursday, March 22, 2012

Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge and more

Today is the day for a new challenge at the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog, March 22 - April 4.
 Talk about adorable!

 Of course, I wanted to start with the bunny since Paper Smooches has a cute bunny stamp and they are the focus of the inspiration piece.  Notice my background? I used one of PS's new background stamps.  I stamped it repeatedly with white ink on white cardstock and then embossed that with white embossing powder. Now let me tell you, this was something I am not going to try again soon.  It is basically impossible to line up images when they are stamped in white on white!!! I sprayed this piece with a few colors of Chalkboard spray.  I used pastel shades to match the cute bunny ears in the inspiration piece but I wanted to have green be one of the main colors.
 I kept the coloring of my bunny to a minimum and then used the chevron background stamp to mimic grass behind the bunny.  I had to include a cloud in my little scene.
And, for something new to me...
 I played along with a new sketch blog, retro sketches.  Plus I am also playing with the Practical Solutions week: Household items challenge at Moxie Fab and that is to use "found" pieces on a card. 
 The apple stamp is by Paper Smooches and I paper pieced the two sides of the apples with patterned paper.

This is fun, for my "found" items, I spied the cute bag that apples came in that we had picked up at Targets.  The green print is from the label, the bread tag was used to close the bag and that cool bow is the neat thread net that held the apples. I just couldn't throw that stuff away, it is so soft and made a fun accent.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

13 comments:

Annette said...

such a fun card...love the color combo...

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Awesome, as always! Very creative use of "found" items on the second card, Linda! :)

Jackie Rockwell said...

Extremely clever recycled card!!! The thread is awesome! Wonderful card Linda—so glad you played along with us at retrosketches this week.

Margie H said...

Oh Linda, I love your take on the challenges. That bunny is just so stinkin' cute! LOL!!!

Connie Mercer said...

your are right~very adorable!! what a clever way to use the bread bag tie ~ love it!!!

Lindalou said...

How cool to use those found objects. What a great challenge.

Great cards as always.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Adorable cards, Linda!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute cards! LOVE that pink bunny---and the gems in the cloud are a great way to embellish--totally casing that idea:)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I love the bunny. You are certainly inspiring me to want to try some challenges

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Awesome cards, Linda! I always love your fun work! Thank you so much for playing with us at RetroSketches this week!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!!! Sooooooooo cute!! I love them both...but I am SO LOVING that bunny!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

gorgeous projects!! I love your apple packaging on your 2nd card - genius Linda!

Cath said...

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