I was gone over the weekend to my niece's wedding, and had running to do the first three days this week. Hence, I've been pretty much absent from blogland. Making up for it a bit today, however. I've got a couple of cards for several challenges, so bear with me.
Card number one is going into The Card Concept, and Seize the Sketch. TCC has an awesome color palette including a couple of my favorite colors, yellow and gray. It feels Clean and Layered to me. And a fantastic sketch at STS:
And my card...
Looks purple, doesn't it? Trust me, the panel behind the frame is this lovely deep gray, and the bicycle paper is not lavender, it really is light gray. (crap!) Couldn't get the light to work for me, neither would Picasa cooperate... Neenah white base, scrap of deep gray and yellow, a (to use Geri's word) smick of MME Cut and Paste 6x6 dp, an SC wood veneer bike colored with a black marker, and some NBUS; LF Happy Trails stamps! I cut the frame with my MFT die, and used SU black in for my stamping.
The next card is for my dad, obviously. I'm lucky to still have him around. He's in great health, is as ornery as ever, and believe it or not, he still golfs 18 holes almost everyday whenever weather permits. Not bad for an almost 85 year-old! And yep, he still bowls in a league.
This one will go into Curtain Call, "Something Simple," Less is More, "use more than one stamp," CASual Fridays, "What a Catch," with no use of kraft and using ribbon, and CASology "Shine." Whew! My card is pretty simple, I used two stamps, it's masculine and uses ribbon, and there is shine...
Here's my card:
Alrighty then. The stamps are from TAWS and I stamped the pins in SU black, then colored the bands with a couple of Copics. I did some masking, which was really quite fun. Then (be proud of me here...) I pulled out a remnant of watercolor paper and swirled some green and blue together and once it was dry, I used the SU black ink to stamp the bowling ball. There's a smick (thx for that word Geri) of navy ribbon from Michaels. Neenah base, panel, and sentiment. The sentiment is computer generated and edged with Copic green. I sure wish you could see it, but there really and truly is shine on this card. I covered the bowling ball with Glossy Accents, and that's where the shine part comes into play. Only you can't see it. (pooh!) And I'll stop here. Happy dances everyone.