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Thursday, May 27, 2010

What's in a week?

Just scraps Challenge 9: I am going to enter two cards in this challenge - the second and forth card in this batch.

About seven days I think since I blogged last time - well, I have been busy socialising and yes, I have made some cards as well and tried to clean up my work space, but not my desk - and I have been doing some plain air painting with my friend Glenda, at her place at Wattle Grove. I was experimenting with an abstract, but it looked like a landscape gone wrong, but Rosemary, who was there in the afternoon, suggested I turned it on its side and hey presto! I have an abstract bunch of flowers! Oh, and I did four hours relief teaching on Monday. Now for the cards made..........

Well, card number one is one I did for a friend's birthday very quickly yesterday afternoon.  It uses SU products and the SU Always stamp set, and SU DP; and an old Stamp It sentiment stamp. I stamped the bird in Wasabe Green ink,  and coloured the flowers with the markers. I sponged Melon Mambo ink around the edges and glued it to a scrap of green card.  The I glued another scrap behind that, and added a piece of paper to allow me to write a message on that. Then I positioned the message on the RHS so that it was hidden behind the bird when the card was closed. The front of the card is just folded back at the half way point.  Here is inside it.

The second card also has a bird on it - from my TJ Designs - Song Birds.  The branch the nest is resting on is from my new WMS - Asian Gardens and the pink flowers are also from there.  I was practising using my stamp positioner to get the nest on the branch, the second brown bird on the branch and the flowers in the right place. I wrote the sentiment and the last line went up to the right a little! BAD GIRL!  I mounted it all on SU Close to Cocoa, and then on Melon Mambo.  I used my Martha Stewart punch for the Birds on a Wire at the top of the pink card! I then put all on a white commercial card blank, added a simple insert with the birds nest stamped in grey just on the bottom RHS.  I used the SU markers to colour the single bird and the nest, and sponged the edges of the card in Melon Mambo.  

Just Scraps Challenge 9 - first one:

Sorry the next bird card is out of focus, but it is not very good - I used pattern papers and drew up and cut out the birds and then glued them onto scrap red card.  I tied red string around them, and then wrote the two words in black pen.  I also outlined the birds in black marker. I mounted the red card on an aqua card before putting them onto the patterned paper scrap and then the whole lot again on a red card.  I needed to have made the birds smaller and to have put the string down lower on each square.  It could be a retirement card or a birthday one.......

This card is simple and a case from my ideas book using the SU stamp set Natural Beauty.  I randomly stamped the flower onto my base card with Close to Cocoa ink, stamping off once each time before stamping onto the card.  I then stamped the word square onto craft using the same ink and stamping off first again.  I then mounted the square on green scrap, and used a piece of the same card to place across the stamped card.  A piece of light green ribbon completed the card and I stamped the same flower image the same way (just once) onto the inset. 

This card was also quick and simple - and a cased idea - using a peel-off spider's web, asd well as a spider I had as an embellishment, and a drawn line to connect the two.  The word was stamped with a small letter set using black Stayzon, and the ribbon was threaded through a button and attached to a scrap of red stripy card on the RHS.  The whole lot was then put onto red card, with a white inset (blank).

The last card was me just deciding to use the coloured digi (when I was practising using copics) I had of an iris, and mounting it on scrap yellow and green card before I made a card blank from green bazzil. I again added a blank inset - there is no sentiment on this card and it can be used for a notelet or birthday or just to say hello. I made it when I was cleaning up the desk space - so far I have moved all the scrap I have collected in the last two weeks to one other desk and changed my base sheet on the desk.  I had better treat this seriously and get to cleaning before I disappear into the mess, never to be found again!

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