Saturday, April 14, 2012

Play Time

Somehow, even with Easter and a little four year olds birthday to celebrate this week, I found time to create!  I pulled out some sketch and color challenges to work with.
First off, the Freshly Made sketch for this week.

 I have been wanting to play with some purples so this card gave me the chance.  Gotta love this wonderful patterned paper by Glitz from the Dance in the Sunshine collection. 

 The green die is cut with a Spellbinders Nestabilities, maybe my favorite shape.  The butterfly is a stamp by Stamps by Judith. I stamped it with white and embossed it with white and then used a purple Distress Stain to add the color.  The sentiment is brand new by Paper Smooches.

Next up, the colour combo at Colour Q. 

Do you notice that same die cut shape? I just used a larger die to frame my little couple.  This great zigzag patterned paper by My Mind's Eye helps me match this color scheme.
  My card uses an adorable set of stamps by Sweet n' Sassy. The little couple are a silhouette stamp. I inked the stamp with black and stamped that on a piece of scrap paper to get off most of the ink. Next I used a dictionary print stamp by Hero Arts and inked it with black. I then pressed my little couple onto the inked text. Now when I stamped them, I got a gray outline because of the left over black and I also got the text print. I thought it was a fun look. The umbrella has an extra stamp that is just the outline of the umbrella so I stamped that on the zig zag print paper. 
And, I also used the retro sketch for this last week. Unfortunately I didn't realize how quickly their sketch ends so I missed the deadline for this one. 
I used a great collection by My Mind's Eye from a mini pad.

I just had to use this sketch when I saw the little house on it.  I used a chipboard house by Maya Road.
For part of the birthday celebrations we went to the Long Beach Aquarium.  I took a few pics with my Hipstamatic phone camera.





Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

15 comments:

Deanna Jean said...

Wow..you've been very busy. Great cards Lina. Thank you for playing along at the ColourQ this week.

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

WOW!!! When do you find time to create all these beauties - fabulous cards - so impressed!
/Karin

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous cards, Linda! I love the colours on the top one and that is a fabulous butterfly stamp. I also love the Long Beach Aquarium. Your photos are amazing!

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

I love the colours of your butterfly card Linda. The butterfly itself is gorgeous and I love the sentiment stamp too. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week. You've created a very pretty card.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS cards!! LOVING the colors!!! I loveeeeee the photos from the aquarium!!! That last one is ADORABLE!

soapHOUSEmama said...

Gorgeous cards!!!! Those umbrella people are so fab!!!

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, Linda, love your paper piecing! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card.

Pam W. said...

Wow! Such beautiful cards. Love the butterfly-so pretty!!

Annette said...

wow lots of amazing creativity...I love that butterfly and the background paper you used...so gorgeous...

Connie Mercer said...

these are all beautiful~takes me awhile to do a card!!! Love these!!!

Jennifer Smith-Sloane said...

Amazing cards! Great aquarium pics too!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... what a fabulous array of cards and so beautiful too!
I really love the purple colour pallette of your FMS card and the gorgeous resin flower on the butterfly is beautiful ... and that sentiment is perfect!!!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

cnelson said...

AMAZING photos!! FABULOUS cards!

Cindy Hall said...

Gorgeous cards! I love that purple butterfly and the sentiment on the FMS card! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Linda, these are beautiful.. you have certainly been busy.. love them all...