Monday, March 31, 2014

Two cards

Two cards with lots of white space today. It's opening day for the Pirates who are hosting my genetically favorite team, the Cubs. I can't help but be a Cubs fan, it's kind of a hereditary thing. Great Grandma, Grandpa, Dad, and now me. A few of my kids are too, and I've been teaching my Brewers influenced grandkids the "Go, Cubs, Go" song. But enough baseball...for now...

First card up is pretty full of shades of white. A few pops of color, but mostly white. This was my take on the very serene photo over at TIME OUT Challenge. Check this out...



Now, while I like butterflies, I don't own many suitable butterfly stamps. So I cut one out on my Silhouette. All the different shades of white, either from shadows or different items called out to me. As did the white painted paneled wall. Here's my take:




Every stitch of paper, except for the Neenah white base are from the two scrapboxes. I know that the dp is from a 6x6 Authentique pad, and the scored, woodgrain is from Gina K., and the white frame is a left-over from a die cut. A bit of Karen Foster twine, HA stamp with PTI ink. The photo is a little dark, but when I lightened it, the woodgrain faded. So bear with me on this one.


Up next, I'm playing over at the Card Concept before the deadline passes, and also at CAS(E) this Sketch, and Less is More. As I need to get ready to head over and have my taxes done, I'll keep the rest of this short. 

      

You can see the requirements for the first two, and then over at LIM, the theme is 'round & 'round. Here's my take:




Again, all scraps except for the Neenah white base. The baseball was cut with my Silhouette, and the font was computer generated. A TE polaroid die for the frame around the baseball. Not quite CAS. I'd call it clean and layered, as there are several layers of cs on the focal point. And with that, I'll stop now. Happy dances everyone.


22 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Wonderful cards, dearie!! Hope all is well....:)

Leigh Penner said...

Great cards!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Love your cards! Such great takes on the challenges!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Beautiful inspired card - I love how you've ussed the elements from the bed to make a card with the same airy, springy feeling! Thanks so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

Tracey McNeely said...

Awesome cards Bev, love butterflies and your baseball--rocks!

Anita in France said...

Oh my, Bev ... you've captured the essence of the inspiration photo so perfectly with this lovely butterfly and all the wonderful woodgrain white space ... so stunning! Your baseball card is such fun ... so bold and crisp vibrant! Anita :)

Bobby said...

Love the butterfly on the woodgrain, and what boy wouldn't love the baseball card.

Jan Ltc said...

Great cards thanks for joining us over at Less is More hope you will join in again next time.
xx Jan GDT

Lynn said...

I am so glad you could play with us at Time Out Bev. You knocked the inspiration out of the park and your baseball card is perfect.

Deanna Dean said...

Both of your cards are great. Love the baseball..perfect guy card. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept this week.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great scraps cards, Bevie! That always feels good! I love your take on that beautiful bedroom and, of course, mwah baseball card!! I love baseball! Go As! Kim and I have a friendly competition because she's a Giants fan, through and through! Hugs, Darnell

Geri said...

Hey pal...you already know that I think these cards are beyond fabulous!!! Glad that you didn't hit the delete button!!!

Chrissie said...

Great take on the round and round theme!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

sandie said...

Hi Nev, love now you used stash and made fabulous ise of it! Love how you picked up the different features of the photo and worked with them, gorgeous! Thanks for joining is at TIME OUT

cm said...

Oh my goodness, Bev, I am 10000% in love with your butterfly card! It's a perfect take on the inspiration photo, but more than that, it really is a "you" card: pretty, creative, cas, and, GORGEOUS! The butterfly alone has me in a swoon! As for your baseball card: YES!! We're fans, too!! Back to gaze and admire the butterfly for a bit longer....Hugs~c

Beverley said...

Two perfectly CAS cards. Love how you've used the inspiration photo for the butterfly card & thank you for taking the TIME OUT to join in on the challenge :) Hugs Bev x

Deepti said...

These are so beautiful; I love that butterfly on ur first card :)

maria f. said...

Hi Bev! I'm back again cuz I caught a whiff of another bday party that I think I missed (Anita?) Have to check it out cuz I hear you were the organizer...
Anyhoo, this butterfly beaut totally caught my eye. I would fall for those sheets cuz of the placement of the butterfly! And I LOVE what you did with your card. Simply gorgeous. And the baseball bday - pretty cool too. (Go Tigers!)

wienerhoneymooners said...

OH Bev! That Butterfly card, AMAZING!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...fabulous cards! I love, love your baseball card and I need to make a few of those too...you are so amazing Bev...just love it!

Nonni said...

Two great cards! I really love the butterfly and wood grain in your first card -so inspired by the photo! The DP is pretty too. Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

Gerrina said...

What a great design on your first card! Beautiful and subtile... Thank you for taking the Time Out to join us.