Thursday, February 6, 2014

Can't Decide....

Ever have those days when you have more than one idea for a card and just can't decide which way to go? Well, this is one of those days so I made both.....

Using this sketch from Cardabilities Sketch #92 :



I am having a blast playing in my craft room lately, sure am glad my mojo returned {grin}!

I am also playing along with a new challenge that just started this week Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog Challenge #1- What's your style? 

My style? what a great question? I am not really sure, I think like my decorating style I am a bit eclectic. I love traditional along with antiques and you may even see something a bit modern thrown in at my home and my card designs follow suit. I love creating vintage cards but at the same time a beautiful CAS design calls my name. I do love layers, whether from papers, elements, ribbon or dies...you will usually find some or all of these on my creations. I love creating hybrid cards. Nothing makes me happier than playing around with digital images in my designs.

For this card, I did a direct to paper inking using Distress stain in peeled paint and broken china.
After I let this dry completely I ran it through my printer. I had laid out this beautiful floral image and sentiment ( freebies from Paulette at Create with TLC ) in my Cameo software. My fence is also a cut file from the Silhouette store. I made my fence sign with SU's window word punch and teal wire that I have had since starting this crazy journey. I used a Sizzlet little leaves die, a button from Papertrey Ink and my small butterfly is from SU's "Collage Curios" set. Another fave of mine is sparkle from Stickles, which I used here in Crystal or shine from a Sakura glaze pen.



My inside image is a two step stamp from SU's set "Simply Soft"
in peeled paint and broken china.


I love how this next card turned out as well. The gorgeous Letter and Flowers image which I used 
in outline also comes in color if you don't love to color your own images. It can be found at Diane's Daydream Designs. I used Spectrum Noir markers along with distress ink on the envelope. The flecks of color come from Tattered Angel glimmer mist which I have owned for ions and sad to say have only used a couple of times, I am striving to use more of my things this year and why I am so excited to find the Craft Hoarders blog, I bet you have things you haven't touched in quite a while...
My design papers are "Candy Lane" by Kaisercraft, I love the  scallop border that is also part of this paper pad. I made my own banner by hand adding a half inch circle punched flower from the same papers along with SU white twine and a doily that was a gift from a friend.

I couldn't resist adding some more stickles to the flowers.


I kept the inside very simple with a birthday sentiment from the set "Well Scripted" by SU.

Sorry to have such a busy post today but wanted to share....hope this will tempt you to share as well. Be sure to visit both of these blogs and see what they are all about, bet you will want to play along.

hugs....








18 comments:

Christy Butters said...

beautiful cards…thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Gloria Stengel said...

I love your cards. I also have a hard time describing my style as I have several distinct styles that I love! Your cards really showcase your soft, sweet style. Thanks so much for joining us over at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge, and for promoting us! We appreciate it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome use of the sketch for BOTH cards!!

Tammi said...

I love the colors on your beautiful card!! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Hoarders!!

Amber Milone said...

Beautiful cards! So soft and pretty. Thank you for joining us for our first challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

CreatewithTlc said...

Your card is beautiful....so fresh and dainty.
Paulette

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Two lovely cards....beautifully stamped and such crisp design. Love them! Thanks for playing along in the very first CHACB challenge! Hope you will come play again soon!

Pammejo said...

Beautiful cards, both are just gorgeous....Thanks for playing along with our first challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Colleen said...

Patti,
I can't believe I fell behind again. It seems like the further in the week I get the more behind I get. I love both these cards the first one blew me away and the second is just too cute.

Jan Marie said...

Beautiful cards, Patti! Love that you first did the color pop and THEN ran it through your printer! Clever! Love both cards, but particularly the first one. . .those bits of glitter, the strategic coloring the tiny pops of pint and then the layering with the fence. Thanks for sharing your style with us at ,Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

pollyspaper said...

Very pretty cards! I'm so excited that you joined us for the launch of Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. I hope you come to play often! Ginny from Polly's Paper : )

lost coast scrapper said...

Beautiful work!!! Thanks for joining us for our 1st challenge!!

adziamar said...

Wonderful cards, Thank you for joining us at Cardabilities this time.

Donna Idlet said...
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Donna Idlet said...

Beautiful cards....thanks so much for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Debbie Seyer said...

I love both cards and your style! Your choices of color combos are some of my favorites! Thanks ofr playing along with Craft Hoarders!

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

Patti, this blue nature card is gorgeous! I love the fence. Glad it sounds like all is going well for you. Renee

CreatewithTlc said...

Your cards are beautiful~! Love the colors of the nature one.

Paulette