Monday, January 25, 2010

EBTKS Challenge # 3

Hello everybody,

Have you been by the EBTKblog? Check this sketch out...what do you think? Even though I usually make sketches before I make a card (well I try)... this turned out to be quite difficult... you know I was in search of something that has never been done! hehehe silly me.. it took me forever to come up with something "unusual" and end up with...well... that... go on... keep scrolling down you'll see what I mean...Yeah this is it. I particularly like it... a bit disapointed that it wasn't out of the ordinary but hey... something doesn't have to be uncommon to be beautiful. right?

It's been a while since the last time I have submitted anything. want to play along? I think you might still have a few hours check it out! Everything But The Kitchen Sink challenge #3. Enjoy it!

I am going to keep this sweet and short to check on the other creations. I am always inspired and amazed of all the things everyone else do in these fun challenges.

I have used many materials that I was given and I have not a clue of what company designed the paper or what collection they are from the paper or brad. I have used Hero Art acrylic stamps, and Martha Stewart acrylic stamps with Versamark and embossing powder as well as brads.

Simple and super easy to do. What do you think?

NOTE: After looking at all the fabulous creations I have noticed I made a mistake in the layout of my card... I wonder if it will be automatically scratched from the challenge... canyou tell? the upper part of my layout is split ( between the brown and dark orage) sniff, sniff!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Embellish Magazine Challenge: Color with Stripes

Hello Everybody,

After my last post I was sooooo determined I sat down on that desk chair and didn't got up until I had an idea. Well, it worked!! and here is my take on this fabulous challenge at Embellish Magazine. I do recommend that you pass by and filled your eyes with the amazing cards the team made for this challenge.

So here is my submission:

I used SU Fun & Fast Notes stamp set, Color Box ink, Hero Art Stamp for the sentiment, Bazill paper along with Pocket Full of Possies Stack paper from DCWV. Not many things, ah?!

Okay I am very sleepy. While here is 10:00pm, it is close to noon back home. Just the thought of it makes me tired. Have a good night rest and I promise I will keep practicing the same tactic in order to get cards done... just sit until a card comes up!

Good night

Aren't Those My Ideas!?

Hello everyone!

I am not posting a card today. I have to though make a comment about all the cards that I have seen around in all the different blogs and cards of people participating in the so many challenges.

I have noticed in more than one occasion people have had the same ideas I have had. Does that ever happened to you? I have gone around looking at the color challenges as well as the layout challenges and amazes me that when I check the already submitted cards they have either the layout or the same use of colors I was thinking of... waut a minute...Aren't those my ideas?! should I still go for it and create a card that would look like the one someone else's made?! What do you guys do in this situation? It is very acquard and very incredible that this happens. I have to say that it happened too many times this weekend.

Anyway, that makes me be a bit down and creatively bumped for this weekend.

I have also find that the expectations on some of these challenges have gone either very low or is it that the winners are picked up randomly by a computer software?! if someone knows about what is going on with the challenges or me, please let me know!

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Embelish Magazine Color Challenge

Hello again... I am telling you this is definitelly a record, not only am I posting twice today but I am posting cards to submit the into challenges. I am very motivated for different reasons: first I have got new goodies and second the challenges are HOT! great colors or they are very... uhhmmm...challenging in terms of materials to use in the projects... plus I get to meet tons of people in these challenges.
Well, this are the colors for the Embellish Magazine Color Challenge... very Valentine's colors but I thought of friendships instead and this is what I came up with:

Well, part of it. In the box of new goodies I got Inkadinkado's fun cartoons ( I can't remember the exact name of the stamp set but it is cute. I also been loving stamping these characters and instead of coloring them I jut cut them and leave them just like they are.

So this card is quite simple but I still like it. what do you think?!

So, thanks again for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying being part of all these challenges and gettng your creative juices flowing like crazy!

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Challenge No. 6

Hello there!

While going nuts without craft goodies, I kept looking at the challenges over at EBTKS.
I loved how everybody worked so hard and got rewarded with nice candies!

Well, this time I had to participate. This time the main material to be use was from wrapping paper to napkins... since I don't have any of those laying aorund the house and it was allowed to use paper from a variatyof things... I had to use this bag.

I have had an eye on this bag for a long time now. It is very black but I love splash of color on it. so... this bag was going to be part of my challenge. This is what I came up with:

I had to also use a wood stamp. No I am not talking about wood mounted stamps, I am talking about wood stamps. Whenever you come to Pakistan or India you will see beautil fabrics and when you ask about them they will say it is hand colored, handprinted or handmade period. So what they mean is that they have used woodblocks to stamp it. I regret not having a pic of the little wood stamps I got.
Saddly you can't use just any ink. you have to use a thick ink... SU ink pads wont work neither chalk. I had to use Speeball ink and let it sit for a while to dry completely. It might look a bit busy of a card but I still like it.

I love the colors I was able to get from the bag. I almost wish I could have used them all in this card, they are very warm and bright, my kind of colors!
Okay you guys... hope you are palying along this challenge, enjoy the card, and hope this gets you to recycle some cute bags this way.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Kristina Werner Color Inspiration # 57

Hey 2 posts in one day? I know, I can't believe it either! Well this time I had participate in Kristina Werner Color inspiration #57. She use to use a lot of her time to post these and not only that go through a few submissions that suddendly became hundreds... So I understand it takes tons of time to sort and go thru all the entries.

So know you understand whay I had to participate. Plus the colors are great and I challenged my self to use them all. So here is my submission.

The colors are not exactly the same and it was not wasy to put them together but I liked the results.
I used Inkadinkado stamps, Color Box inks, Martha Stweart stamps, embossing powder, and lot of patience to cut the gecko. I love that the gecko is plain white. it looks very cartoonish and "vintagy"?! Anyway, one more image and you can go ahead and check the rest of the submissions.

Thanks for stopping by... I will keep playing and posting!


Thank you Owl

Checked what inspired travelingmama in this post. I really loved not only the objects but also the colors and since I finally got some inks and new stamps... I had to play with them and use the color combination she had going on in the post.

So with no further due...

The Size of this card is half of a regular 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. I am telling you those colors worked great! I was lucky to have some of them. I really do feel very blessed to be able to buy online and get some goodies delivered. I was really down not to have my usual stash.

So, for this card I used: Martha Stweart acrilic stamp, Hero art acrylic stamps, Color Box inks and some ramdom paper I bought at the local Book store.

I thought it turned out pretty well and made three more cards. I already give them away to Faye. She was very generous during the holidays and let me borrowed tons of her stamps so I could make some Christmas cards.

Thank you Faye!! Thanks to all of you that visit and drop great enocuragment comments... You Rock!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year everybody!
As you might have noticed because of my tiwts, we decided to go to exciting INDIA! but before our departure I had some time to make these cards to send home to my family. I am sure the package is still in transit however I keep hoping and praying it will get there, no matter how late.
Anyway, here they are. I was not planning on using these colors at all but they came together as I was browsing through my recycle file of cardstock.
For this one I have to admit it is not my favorite one just because the background on the right side of the card didn't turned out as I wanted. I do however love the embossed snowflake.

This is just a different angle of the same card. I liked the colors so much I decided to make a series with the same materials and here are the results:

Aren't there times when after you have made a card and you look at the pics and think you could have done something different to it? This one I like too but I think it is too square of a base card. Oh well!

I still like it!

This is, I think, my favorite of them all! I had this little piece of embossed snowflake left over and had to use it somehow... and it worked very nicely I think.

Sometimes I wish I had a super creative brain to come up with "cooler" sketches like Kristina Werner or Ashley Newel, or Tina from the travelingmama or Joanne... I pray it will come to me more often specially if I keep up making cards.

Something I feel I need badly is Challege... I might join Ashley's!! We'll see! Anyway, I hope this year is full of grea blessings and among them tons o health and prosperity to ya'll!