Friday, August 27, 2010

Challenge

When I saw the current Case Study challenge, I knew exactly what I wanted to do! These cards use new releases from Quietfire Design's Gentle Thoughts rubber stamps...just LOVE these!!

For this card, I prepared a watercolour paper background by spritzing Ecoline Watercolour Inksfrom a Ranger Mini Mister over a flourish mask, then simply stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink, and the hearts with the same ink and Top Boss gold embossing powder. The butterfly is a Hero Arts digi image. The Papertake Weekly challenge is 3-2-1 (I used 3 hearts, 2 crystals, 1 sentiment)

For this one, I used a precious piece of hoarded musical score paper from an old Creative Imaginations line, some paper flowers, and a handmade wire treble clef. The alphabet challenge is to use roses on our creations.

The current Creative Cottage challenge is Christmas. Here's a card I just finished with a new Dreamweaver embossing stencil. It uses a Cuttlebug embossed background on metallic cardstock, with "Christmas" paste embossed and glittered overlay on acetate.




Thanks so much for visiting today! I'll visit you too when I come back home. I'm taking three of my delightful little grandkidlets to the lake for a few days, for swimming, boating, bonfires, fishing, and general summer fun...a last hurrah before they go back to school next week.

Wishing you a creative, happy weekend, doing whatever you like best!

14 comments:

Tracy said...

these are all beautiful, the designs are gorgeous.Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

Yogi said...

Beautiful cards. Love the first card. And what a good idea with the acetate layer.
Hope you're having a nice time with your grandkids.

Robyn said...

lovely cards- love the sentiments

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous cards and love the Quietfire stamps they always look so lovely in your cards.

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful cards Deborah!

Aimes said...

Beautiful cards! I love your misting technique with the watercolour paper - so soft and pretty!
Thanks so much for taking part in this week's CASE study!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Caroline said...

beautiful - TFS :)

Caroline in Toronto
www.craftincaro.ca

Sue Kohler said...

Wow, these are all fabulous cards, great techniques!! Thanks for sharing your creativity at CASE study this week! :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderful cards, Deborah! Love the Christmas card with that pretty shimmery background paper and that great embossing. Thanks for joining us at CASE Study challenge this week!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Beautiful cards! Love your CASE Study one - cute butterfly!
Thanks so much for playing with us! xxx

Quietfire said...

Now how did I not comment on these when you posted them?! These are beautiful! Love the Ecoline colour combo. Thanks so much for using the new rubber stamps!

Shar said...

Gorgeous cards! I love all your great finishing touches!

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1CardCreator said...

Very elegant and sweet! ~Diane