Friday, September 14, 2012

Colors, Sketches and FUN!!!

I have some fun stuff to share...
 I have a hate/love relationship with this card. Ever happen to you? I created the card around the Colour Q combination. I worked one night for some time trying to put something together and as I left it and went to bed, I knew I did not like it at all. I was going to get up and go in a completely different direction. BUT...when I got up and looked at it, I could see the possibilities and so I went with it. The circle pattern is cut with the Paper Lace 2 Cricut cartridge. 
 As I was trying to make this work, I read Cath's challenge on Moxie Fab to use a canning jar. I LOVE canning jars, so this made me happy. I had this adorable digital stamp jar by The Wax Fruit Co and I was pretty sure I could print it out real small.  I could say as I finished the card, I loved it!
 Here is the Colour Q combo.
 Next up, the retro sketch for this last week.  I pulled out a stencil that I hadn't used yet and created the design on white cardstock using a stamp pad from Hero Arts.
 I just purchased a set of stamps from Verve.  I loved this set because it includes several sentiments that are meant to be the spotlight on a card.  My little sun is hand cut.
 Here is the retro sketch.
 And, I also wanted to play along with Freshly Made sketches this week. The fun part is that you are to pick out a sketch from their past sketches and I was so happy to see so many that are fun. 
  I used a piece of digital paper and some digital elements from Echo Park's Everyday Eclectic to create my card.
Here is the Freshly Made sketch that I used, sketch #2.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

17 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Love all your cards, your colourQ is so graphic with all those awesome circles then the sweet mason jar of flowers. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

Lindalou said...

I've had those card struggles before. Even to the point of tearing one up cause I so didn't like it. Glad you could see the beauty in what you created. I love the Ball jar. So clever.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are all beautiful!! I loveeeeeeeeeee that balloon one!!!!!

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Linda, love that little ball jar! thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ this week.

Jen said...

More often than I'd like to admit I'm not happy with a card I've made and I put it aside only to realize the next day that it MIGHT have possibilities. These cards, on the other hand, are all fab! Thanks for joining our anniversary challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and for joining our color challenge at colourQ!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

I've had those struggles before, usually with a layout. I think the first card is great. Lovely color combo topped off with the sweet mason jar and flowers.

maria f. said...

That ColorQ card is wonderful. Such a juxtaposition of the mod circles and the good ole mason jar. Love.

Jen Sannes said...

Such a lovely batch of cards - you've been a busy lady! So glad you could join us at FMS!

Jen Timko said...

Wonderful cards! Love that balloon card especially! Lovely details. Glad you joined us for this special week at FMS!

Merilee Lane said...

So very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Merilee

Rita said...

Love them all! The hot air balloons are great; what a fun designer paper. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Gina Lideros said...

what fun takes on all the sketches Linda! Cute stuff!

Anita Scroggins said...

I love Mason Jars too - and in mini size they are super cute! Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ this week!

Chriss Blagrave said...

CUTE! Love all of the colours and graphics, great take on the MF challenge!

N@ Ali said...

great cards here! indeed that little mason jar was just the perfect touch! thank you for joining us at the colourQ ; )

Cath said...

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

BethieJ said...

All your cards are WONDERFUL! I LOVE the little jar!! I think I need to find that! ;)
Have a GREAT Day!