Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tuesday Trigger, Paper Smooches, and Make it Monday


I have three cards for today, and I am going to show them in the order of how much I like them.  My first card is for this week's Tuesday Trigger.





I just fell in love with this photo.  I was inspired by the sweet flowers, the colors, the buttons and the blanket stitching.  I am also linking this card up to this month's Hero Club challenge which is to make a card for a female.  









Next up is a one layer birthday card using three butterflies.  I am entering this card into this week's Paper Smooches Sparks challenge, where the inspiration is butterflies and this picture.  I was inspired by the multiple colors in this butterfly.  

Since I don't currently have any Paper Smooches butterflies, I had to improvise.  I die cut some butterflies out of a mask, and then colored them with a rainbow of Inktense pencils.  Then, using a water brush, I painted over them so the colors would run and blend.  Sounds complicated, but it was actually pretty easy.   I also added a little shimmer on the center and the edges of the wings.  There is only one stamped image on this card, and it is a sentiment from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler.

I am also entering this card into this week's One Layer Wednesday challenge OLW134 where the challenge is to use as many threesomes as you can.  I have three butterflies and three sequins.  I also have three main colors on each of the butterflies.  

 Edited to add:  I am linking the next this project to the The Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. 





Here is what the mask looks like:










My last card is for this week's Make it Monday #110:  Collage Elements, and I used the color scheme from this week's ColourQ cQc #183.   It's good to try new things, right?  Even if they don't work out, and you plan to never do them again, right?  I am wondering if this card is going to be my entry into next year's Ugly Card Contest.  But, I am posting it now, because I did make it today.  I think collages are just not my thing.  This card was so hard for me to make.  Ok--enough complaining, here is the card.



I used images from Tea for Two, Tea for Two Additions, Background Basics Birthday Fun, Iconic Images, Text Style and Wood Grain.  The teapot is stamped with Berry Sorbet, coated with three layers of UTEE, and then crumpled up a little to create a cracked surface.





I will enter all three of these cards into this week's Simon Says Stamps challenge to make a birthday card in honor of their 4th birthday, and Simon Says Stamp and Show Anything Goes challenge.


Supplies Used (PTI):
Flowers
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Sewingbox Hugs, Heart 2 Heart 12, Hero Arts Birthday Messages
Paper:  White, Spring Rain, Aqua Mist, Blueberry Sky
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ocean Tides
Other:  Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles and Instant Camera dies, Heart 2 Heart 12 die, Buttons, DMC floss

Butterflies
Stamps:  Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Paper:  White
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  Inktense Pencils, Michael's Sequins, Picnic Plaid Impression Plate, Sakura Gel Pen

Teapot
Stamps:  Tea for Two, Tea for Two Additions, Background Basics Birthday Fun, Iconic Images, Text Style and Wood Grain
Paper:  White
Ink:  Kraft, Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold, Memento Angel Pink, Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  Teapot Die, UTEE



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34 comments :

  1. Sorry my friend but i really like all three of your cards. Your Tuesday Trigger is amazing in those blues. Love your masking, very cool and brave. Your collage looks like a collage should--random. All wins.

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  2. I agree with Tracey and love all three of your cards. That tea time collage is stunning and your addition of that bird is gorgeous! Your masking of the butterflies in those bright and vivid colors is so fun, but your blue flowers, now that card is stunning!

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  3. I find collage cards hard to make too Joyce, there are no hard and fast rules and yours looks great to me :0) love the blanket stitched flowers too in the Polaroid and that's some clever improvising with a mask :0)
    Tree fab cards.
    Jenny x

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  4. Beautiful cards! My fave is the tea-time card, that is beautifully done!

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  5. Wow! You are always so prolific when you create cards! I'm loving your Tuesday Trigger card, it's PERFECT!

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  6. I love what you did with those butterflies - the bold blended colours are amazing! Wonderful OLW Threesome card!

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  7. Joyce your card is absolutely darling! I so love those blue flowers and how you have mimicked the hand sewn/homespun feeling of the stitched flowers in the photograph. It's just a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for sharing your card and your inspiration with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  8. LOVE your tuesday's trigger card!! Such a pretty collage on your CQC card too!!

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  9. WOW Joyce, these are all fantastic. I love the stitched detail on the first card and those flowers are the perfect fit for the inspiration photo.

    Your second card is very intriguing. I like the way you did those butterflies.

    And your card last card is the perfect combination of stamps, all layered just right.

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  10. Great cards, Joyce! I think the first one is my favourite, too -- I love those flowers popping out of the Fabulous Frames frame! I do love your mix of elements for your collage though-- very cool!

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  11. WoW!! SO BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE your takes on the different challenges!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  12. Great cards, all of them! I do like the blanket stitches around the flowers as well. Very "home" and sweet.
    The butterfly card is so colorful. What a fun way to color them too! Something new for me to try.
    The collage card is also just as sweet as pie! I like the color combo you chose and all the different elements bring it together nicely. You've been busy, busy!

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  13. Your first one is perfect for the Tuesday trigger inspiration picture, perfect stamps too! Love the rainbow butterflies, and the last one is great and no way would be an ugly card. I like it! Its a fun collage.

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  14. Now now, Joyce, you're not supposed to play favourites with your cards! LOL! I do really love the first one - those flower stamps are perfect for the Moxie Fab challenge. And the butterflies you created for the second card are gorgeous. Love the crackly teapot on the third one. :)

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  15. Gorgeous cards! Love them all

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  16. Your favorite card is awesome. I love how you interpreted that picture. Those butterflies are very beautiful. the colors so bold. Very creative of you to do the masking. Love all the embellishments on that card along with the impression. I think creating a collage with stamps is very difficult. Your card is great though.

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  17. Well, shoot, Joyce, I hate to say, "ditto," but everyone expressed their love for your three cards so perfectly with this post, I just have to say it! I love each and every one of them, but I love the butterfly OLW one just a pinch more!!

    We missed you at lunch!!

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  18. I have to say I think all of them are great. Love the blues on the first one, your butterflies are amazing and your collage is just beautiful. Glad you were able to use this week's colors..thanks for joining us at the colourQ.

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  19. Love how you connected the dots in your card design, Joyce! I like the three butterflies in rainbow colors! The texture is very cool too! I'm so glad that you joined us this week in Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge!. Good luck with all the challenges!

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  20. All winners here, Joyce! I don't know why you are disappointed with your collage card. I think it looks fabulous--great mix of elements and I love your teapot! I also adore those bold colors on your butterflies! But I do agree, the Tuesday Trigger card is my favorite too. LOVE your flowers and the photo frame!!

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  21. Fabulous cards here, Joyce, your brain must be whirring after these stunning creations. I too love the blue one, but they all are just stunning! Thanks for sharing them with us this week at the colourQ and for always being here for inspiration!

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  22. This is wonderful - a great design :) Thank you for joining us for our birthday celebrations over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

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  23. Your Tuesday trigger card is as pretty as the blanket- lovely colours.
    Love the colourful butterflies on your paper smooches card.
    Your mim collage card looks fun- there's lots of visual interest. I have to buy that tea stamp set

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  24. WOW! Amazing cards! Love your takes on the Trigger Tuesday, and the Color Q!

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  25. Just a heads up...going to totally CASE this card for the WM Blog Party...I LOVE IT!

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  26. I popped in from MFW and I found not one but three gorgeous cards! The collage is so dreamy, the butterflies so bright and cheery and the flowers - well they are stunning!

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  27. Well done! I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week...

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/04/52-card-pickup-214.html

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  28. The TT card is so spot on - love the flowers in the frame!

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  29. OH MY, Joyce, ALL of these cards are simply fabulous! Great stamps and perfectly matched colors for the TT, the rainbow colored butterflies are very cool and I really like how your 'collage' card turned out :)

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  30. Hey Joyce! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  31. Your blanket stitched flowers are just divine!!

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  32. WOWOWOW! You've been super crafty!! LOVE each card--so different! LOVE the rainbow butterflies:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with the Trend Watch: Butterflies Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge last week! Hope you visit the blog and try our sketch this week:) <3

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  33. Hey Joyce! Thanks also for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun there as well! :)

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