Friday, April 20, 2012

Inspiration, Inspiration and more Inspiration

Do you know the feeling, "I started crafting and I can't stop"! That is pretty much how I feel! But, that does give me some cards to share with you.
How about a dreamy, watercolor looking butterfly? 
It really wasn't watercolored, I used one of my favorite coloring techniques. The stamp is by Hero Arts.  I stamped it with a Top Boss Tinted stamp pad. What is cool about this stamp pad is that the tint lets you see where you stamped the image and it is plenty juicy for using embossing powder.  Next I sprinkled on white embossing powder.  Now I had a white stamped butterfly on white cardstock.  I took some chalk stamp pads by Clearsnap and started "painting". The stamp pads were rubbed directly to the paper, using three different shades.  It is pretty easy to blend the shades.  Once it is all colored, a soft cloth was used to rub the extra ink off of the embossed image.  The flower piece is cut with the Cricut.
This is the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger that served as my watercolor/color inspiration.
The Freshly Made sketch helped me with the layout of my card.
Next up, I took the Card Pattern sketch to create a card.
I had just received a new set of stamps by Paper Smooches and of course, I had to get some of the images dirty.

I took a Kreaxions 4-in-1 punch to create my white doily.  I cut a circle and then punched around it.  Those great papers are Bella Blvd.

And, since I just love color challenges, I had to play along with the Colour Q combo.

I wanted something really simple where the colors were able to shine.


First off, I punched flowers out of pieces of cardstock, using three of the colors in the combo.  Next, I centered a flower in the middle of a circle punch and punched out circles.  These were added to the front of a white card.  I glued the punched out flowers in the middles of my punched circle, alternating the colors so they were all mixed up. I used black rhinestones for the middle of each flower.  The finished card was sprayed with some yellow and orange spray mist.
And, for a few photos...


From our Long Beach aquarium trip, he loved this huge wall of glass with a view into the fish tank.

He is looking for the various fish in the pond, it is a pond where they can touch the fish.  I loved how close he got and his reflection in the pond.


And, it is always fun to feed these guys!



Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

23 comments:

Natalie said...

You are on a roll!! Love your cards and the techniques are definitely fabbie!! The fish tank pic was incredible!! Thanks for sharing :-)

Valonda L. said...

Very fun cards!!! I especially love the Colour Q combo one.

whoistracy said...

What great cards! Just love your use of color. So glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns!

Connie Mercer said...

love the cards~your take on the challenge is amazing~how you see things!! love that!!!

Kara said...

love all your cards!! thanks so much for playing along with the ColourQ colors!!

Michelle said...

Holy cow....your cards are amazing!!! The silhouette stamp is fabulous and I love the cool design of your CQ card! I REALLY LOVE the embossed butterfly on vellum...soooo beautiful!!!

soapHOUSEmama said...

you have been busy!!! LOVE it!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your cards always make me happy!! They are just GORGEOUS!!! I loveeeeeee the photos too!! Tooooooooooo cute!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

You are cranking out some seriously beautiful cards, Linda. Keep going. :)

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful collection of cards!

Sylvia said...

Lovely cards, Linda, it's great that you are feeling so good about your card making! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your cards.

Margie H said...

Stop by to say thank you for your sweet comment on my blog...WOW! LOTS of eye candy today :) Love your take on Tues Trigger - just beautiful! You've been busy! LOL!! Have a great weekend! xo

Desire Fourie said...

Loving the techniques you have used on your beautiful cards. Great photos as well.
Hugs
Desire

cnelson said...

Those cards and photos couldn't be more beautiful! ! Your grandson is such a cutie!

Patrice said...

Fabulous cards...I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/04/52-card-pickup-week-16.html

BabyBokChoy said...

What terrific cards, that silhouette one is my personal fave :)

Audrey Pettit said...

What fabulous cards, Linda! Love that beautiful butterfly. Does really look like a water-colored masterpiece. Beautiful silhouette image, too. Love that punched circle you created for it. And love your take on that color challenge.
Super fun photos, too. :)

JJ Bolton said...

Lots of great projects! Love what you did with the mists:)

Cool aquarium pics too!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous cards and photos! So happy you shared with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Jen said...

These are gorgeous! I love the dreamy look of the butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lenet said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at CardPatterns.

dstandard said...

Fabulous cards as always and more amazing photos of that adorable grandson of yours!

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! :)