I recently found this blog, and loved the idea, this week's sketch is really pretty, so I gave it a try, check it out at Retro Sketches.
Here is my take on the sketch, I just changed the panel to the other side.
Also this "kind" of qualifies for CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 48, I used TWO sets of opposite colors, aqua and orange, and red and green. So I think I'll sneak in there too. because I loved that challenge!!
The challenge at CAS-ual Fridays, to use opposite color in the color wheel. Real challenge, find the darn color wheel in the mess that I call "my craft space". Since that was not possible, I went to trusty ol' google and googled away. Here is the result:
I liked this week's CR84FN color challenge, the colors are so soft and subtle, and the DT samples are beyond gorgeous, so I felt compelled to play. I tried to keep it simple, here is what I came up with:
Here is the results of my playing with BB Chevron, oh my! I so love this set! I hadn't had a chance to play with, and I am trying to give some deserved love to my "collection" ;)
I wanted bright and bold, and I do like the results! I really like all those big sentiments, they make it so much easier!
I have been enjoying the stamped backgrounds that so many are making now, they look so beautiful. look at this one by Dana, spectacular! Or this one, made with sentiments by the very talented Ingrid! or this gorgeous invitations by Nichole Heady! So I gave it a try, this is before I got my new papertrey ink, and I have to say they do make a difference, they are very vibrant! For this card I used memento and versamark inks to match Ocean Tides, Harvest Gold and Aqua mist, and a gray ink by studio g for little details and the sentiment.
I tried to make a card for PTI blog hop, but I really couldn't channel my "inner yellow" So this is what I ended up with. I gotta say I love that circle background set !! Gotta play more with them!
I tried something new to me, I use picasa to store and manage my pictures and I just recently heard about Picnik, I just did the auto correction; it just looked brighter, but somehow the picture on the blog has some blurry spots! I have to figure out what I did wrong!!
One of the most beautiful and fulfilling things about the "crafting world" is the people you get to "meet". Today a couple of great ladies, Laurie and Dana put together a blog hop to send some love to a wonderful lady, Janelle, an awesome crafter and an amazing person. Go check her blog and leave her some love!!
I haven't touch my blog in forever, but I wanted to be a part of this. So here is my entry:
I tried the last Make it Monday technique, but it was hard and this is the best I could come up with!!
So Janelle this is for you, a warm embrace and many prayers for you and your family!!
Happy Valentine's day!
Such a nice day to remind the ones that make our lives special that they are loved and cherished!
I didn't have time to take pics of all my Valentine's but I have the one for my two older kiddos! (my 2 y.o. is not yet ready to be the recipient of a card, as she is a "paper gourmet" :) )
First the one for my darling daughter, she is 11 years old, and truly amazing, every single day I am surprised that that amazing human being came out of me! She is a kind, loving, caring, fashiony, opera lover, writer wannabe incredible little girl! I love her to pieces, God certainly knew what He was doing, when He send her to be my first, it just made me want a lot more kiddos!
Here is her card:
Simple and to point!
Then comes my 5 y.o. boy; oh boy, that is a boy!, rocker, magician, musician who writes songs for "girls with yellow hair" sweet as can be, every single day amazes me with his imagination, his strength, how loving he is with his sisters. An incredible boy, God has put some obstacles in his way, but that has only made him show what he is really made of! A fighter that's my guy! A real hero!
Here is his card:
He is a big fan of Krypto and Underdog, and this darling doggy kind of resembles them!
The one for my husband, is on his lunch bag, I just finished it last night and there was not enough light to take a good picture of it. When he comes back home I will try and take a good pic of it to show it to you!!