Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Spring Will Arrive

As I have mentioned before, I live in the snow belt region of Ontario. We still have lots of the white stuff around and they are forecasting more in the next few days. I hear that the skiing is terrific right now, but I no longer take part in such winter activities. Sometimes, at this point of the year, we begin to wonder if spring will ever get around to visiting us again. It is not unusual for us to have snow lingering in the shadows well into April, and we long for the sight of green grass. (I really shouldn't complain, as we have had a relatively mild winter this year.) When I saw this digital stamp by Mo Manning, I just couldn't resist turning the little bird into a robin. The stamp is entitled, A Little Birdie Told Me, so I decided that the little birdie could be telling this adorable little girl that spring would arrive eventually.

The card base is made from Memory Box card stock. The focal image is coloured with Copic markers on Solar White Neenah paper. I cut out the image and adhered it with 3D mounting squares onto a background constructed of some gorgeous My Mind's Eye paper from the Reunion collection. I added a chipboard border under the window, also from My Mind's Eye, with a stamped sentiment from Hero Arts. As a finishing touch, I used twine to tie a bow above the sentiment. Here is a close-up of the detail on the card:

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week, where the topic is "Anything Goes".

Until next time,

Friday, 8 February 2013

Have a Heart

The Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week is "Have a Heart". I'm entering the challenge with one of the cards I made during the latest Online Card Class, Clean & Simple 2. I have found the lessons just chock full of ideas and inspiration and can't wait until I have more time to play with the concepts that Jennifer, Kristina, Julie, and their guest instructors presented. For my card, I incorporated the Salted Watercolour that Kristina presented on the eighth day and the folding that Jennifer showed on the ninth day. I changed it up by creating a three dimensional hand cut heart from the watercoloured paper.

Here is a close-up of the heart detail.

I'm so sorry that the Clean & Simple Card Making 2 classes are drawing to an end. It was just so much fun!

Until next time,

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Clean & Simple Card Making 2

It has been my pleasure during the past week and a half to take part in the current Online Card Class entitled, Clean & Simple Card Making 2. This series of classes are being presented by Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner and Julie Ebersole. These ladies are remarkably talented and creative, so naturally their classes are incredible.

I've been trying to keep up with the daily homework, however, I am also busy making wedding invitation samples for my son, Michael and his beautiful fiance, Pamela. This is a real labour of love and I'm having a wonderful time playing with designs. As usual, I am also planning for my weekly classes and for my next class for our local Cancer Support Centre. Needless to say, I've been knee deep in paper, ribbon, adhesive and such!

Anyway, here are some of the cards that I have created after being inspired by the Clean & Simple 2 classes:

Obviously, I haven't had time to make a card for each day, but I'll keep tryin'!

Until next time,