Saturday, January 29, 2011

Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week: The Jewel Tones Challenge

This challenge was fun. Although, I think I started three cards before I finalized my card. Moxie Fab World's Jewel Tones Challenge made for some beautiful colors!
The Bazzill versions were: Sugar Cookie, Sunshine, Pansy and Blue Calypso.

First off, I have to apologize for the photo... It's not really coming out exactly how it should. The teal color... Is off. I most likely will replace the photo in the morning.
Instead of using the Bazzill, I used the "B" side of a piece of American Crafts Boo paper. I know, I keep using the AC "B" sides... but the colors are so beautiful! American Crafts cream cardstock, American Crafts ribbon, and rub-ons from both American Crafts and Pebbles Inc. I did place one small My Mind's Eye bling on the sunshiney rub-on.
This is so simple, but I really like it!! I am going to hope for some sunshine tomorrow, so I can retake the photo!!
That was the last of the cards!! Enjoy!
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Friday, January 28, 2011

Moxie Fab World's Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week: The Neutrals Challenge

This challenge from Moxie Fab World threw me a little... The gold from the metallics challenge was a challenge, but getting shades that really went together was almost tougher! Funny though, because I ended up with two variations using almost the same colors!
The Bazzill colors were: French Vanilla, Twig and Smoky.

For the first card, I used a Bazzill Swiss Dot paper in a pretty khaki color, a light cream American Crafts cardstock, that was cut using the Wild Card Cartridge from Cricut and altered using the Gypsy, two variations of the same die-cut sheet from My Mind's Eye, and a section of a Making Memories ribbon. The top layer of the blue die-cut border has some dimensional stickers to make it "pop" off of the card :)
I like this card, but it wasn't really my style... So I took another look at my supplies and found these papers that are pretty similar in nature.
For this card, I used the same Bazzill Swiss Dot khaki paper, part of a sheet of BoBunny Mamarazzi paper, a ribbon in the same colors (I cannot remember what company...), and a rub-on sentiment from the Letterbox line from American Crafts.
I may just give this one to my brother for his birthday. Lucky for me, he has no idea that this blog exists :)
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Moxie Fab World: Color Inspiration: The Monochromatics Challenge

For this card, I decided to create something more fitting for the Valentine's season... Using the following colors for the Moxie Fab World Color Inspiration for Cardmaker's Week, I created a beautiful card for my sweetie.

The Bazzill inspirations were three shades of pink: Bubblegum, Precious and Pinkini.

Instead of the Bazzill versions, I used a base of Basic Grey Two Scoops patterned paper, two shades of pink cardstock from American Crafts that I used my Cricut to die cut the heart, a Making Memories pink ribbon with a Basic Grey rub-on sentiment, My Mind's Eye butterfly rub-ons and bling, and Basic Grey rub-on swirls to tone down the dark pink of the butterflies. I also hand punched the double heart on the die cut and hand sewed using a similar variation on the medium pink shade of the heart.
I really like the simplicity of this card, but I know that it took quite awhile to make "just" right. My sweetie will love it ;)
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Moxie Fab World: Color Inspiration: Pretty Pastels & Cameos

Continuing with the Moxie Fab World's Color Inspiration for Card Makers week of color, I completed the rest of the color combo cards :)

For the Pretty Pastels Challenge, I decided to also incorporate the cameo from the Moxie Fab World's Challenge: The Appearance of Cameos.
I used a light pink shade of American Crafts cardstock, a violet shade of Bazzill paper to create the background of the cameo, the "B" side of a piece of AC "Boo" paper, (you would never know that it was a Halloween paper!!!), the background paper is from the Basic Grey Kioshi line, along with the matching lavendar and white polka dotted scallop sticker, and the rub-on is from American Crafts. The cameo and shaped paper die cuts are from the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge from Cricut.

I like how this reminds me of the Holly Hobby kits that my babysitter and I used to make on half days in elementary school. The "Birthday Girl" font reminds me of the 1970's, so it really fits with the childlike cameo. Pin It

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Busy Bug Babble - "Cart A Week Giveaway"

The Busy Bug is having a fantastic giveaway of a Martha Stewart Cricut Cakes Cricut cartridge. This would be fun to play with!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!! Pin It

Monday, January 17, 2011

Moxie Fab Cards: Brights and Metallics

I love using color for my inspiration!! I love sketches, I love seeing how different people use sketches to create similar layouts and cards... But my art background makes me love color even more!!

This week, I used Moxie Fab World's Color Inspiration. I have two cards that I created for their six challenges!! I'm going to try to complete all six!!

The first that I completed was a thank you card. The inspiration was using Metallics. For the most part, I can't stand metallics. I can never find the "right" version that doesn't look too cheesy. And gold? Not my favorite. Fortunately, I did have a neat looking gold, metallic paper lying around...
For this card, I used a DCWV gold paper, MME Lush flocked damask pink and winter white paper and a winter white cardstock from American Crafts. To give the card the message, I used a Martha Stewart ribbon, and to add some more metallic in my favorite way... MME Lush brown rhinestones! I used the Gypsy cart from my Cricut for the fleur-de-lis.
The second card that I created is one of my all-time favorites! I used the colors from their Bright and Bold Challenge. The Bazzill equivalents are Beetle Black, Lily White, Pink Fairy and Tangelo Blast.
I used some American Crafts cardstock in pink, AC Craft Fair "B" side for the orange, some generic black and white cardstock that I had lying around, Making Memories ribbon, and a MyMindsEye gem. I used my Cricut for the die cuts. The lips are from the Indie Art cart, and the "Smile" is from the WildCards cart. :)

I'm off now to try to finish the others!!

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