Monday, August 5, 2013

Lots of Fun

Are you ready for some challenges? I hope so, because I have two challenges to tell you about today, plus a VERY SPECIAL blogging friend to tell you about.

August 5 - 11 

Theme: Monochromatic
(I chose to use Stampin' UP! Blue Bayou for my color)

Here's the inside of my card:

Monochromatic cards are such fun to make. I hope you'll choose a color and make a card for the ABC Challenges Monochromatic Challenge this week!

August 5 - 18

Theme: Flowers

My designer paper is covered in flowers, as is the skirt of the MelonHeadz image I used. I also added a gorgeous flower embellishment...

I hope you'll participate in the MelonHeadz Friends Flower Challenge this week!

Now before I show you more pictures of my MelonHeadz card, I need to tell you something special about it.

I am part of the Crafty Gals blog group. On the 5th of each month, we are to post a project we've made that is inspired/CASED from one of our group members. Melina, our leader, chooses the member. This month she chose Sassy. Truthfully, I thought I was going to have to resign from the group. I reconsidered and decided they would surely allow me to stay even though I feel so inadequate in my feeble attempt to CASE Sassy. Oh my goodness! If you've never been to Sassy's blog, you really should go there. She is an EXPERT at altered art, creative techniques, things other than cards, etc. I just drool when I check out her projects.

Here are a few links to let you see some of her amazing creativity:

Handmade Flowers (and so much more!!!)

Oh, and you need to see her adorable puppy Gracie!

I tell you, I couldn't find anything on Sassy's blog that I thought I could recreate and do justice to it.

One thing I noticed was that Sassy often times creates and/or alters tags... so I got to thinking. I can try to do that. This is the tag on Sassy's blog that I tried to CASE.

This is what I came up with:

Now, I'm a card-making kind of gal, so I put my tag on a card, but it IS a tag. LOL!

My inspiration from Sassy included starting with a plain/simple manilla tag and altering it. She used a wonderful technique that including spritzing, etc.; I sponged on Real Red ink. (I told you I was pathetic.) She used an image of a snail; I used a teacher. (Hmmmm... no comparison, I know.) She added two little tags in the upper left corner of her tag; I added three.

Now you understand why I thought I might have to resign from the Crafty Gals, don't you? I just hope they don't kick me out.

Here's the inside of my card:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Please check out the other Crafty Gal blogs to see what they did to CASE Sassy. You'll find the links to their blogs in my left side bar.

And don't forget to participate in the ABC Challenges Monochromatic Challenge and the MelonHeadz Friends Flowers Challenge.

Image & Scripture: Stampin' UP! Harvest Blessings
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Blue Bayou
Designer Paper: Stampin' UP!
Embellishment: Stampin' UP! Blue Bayou Ribbon

Image: MelonHeadz Illustrating Community Service (Colored Bundle)
Ink: Stampin' UP! Real Red
Cardstock: Recollections Black, Staples White, and a Manilla Tag from an unknown vendor
Designer Paper: Deja Views Alpha Blocks Paper Pad
Embellishments: Basic Gray Fabric Flower, Deja Views Alpha Blocks A, B, and C, and Stampin' UP! Red Gingham Ribbon


@JoyceCasaldi said...

I love that tractor image, love that its real looking and not animated. Great card!

Melina said...

OH my! I love the monochromatic card and the shading you did on the second cards image! Oh my Jeanette this is great! :)

paige said...

Beautiful cards Jeanette! The image on the tag is adorable!

Zella said...

Both cards are so pretty...I love doing monochromatic cards and love blue! And then gee, you red tag/card is so cute too!!! Both are amazing!!!

kiwimeskreations said...

Lovely cards once again Jeanette - and so beautifully 'you' - you don't have to be somebody else, you are unique and your cards reflect that!

Peanut said...

Two very different but equally stunning creations, Jeanette. Bold colours and design. Thanks for sharing.
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Barb said...

Great Cards Jeanette. Love the tractor--I too have a card coming up on my blog using that stamp!

And--Sassy's card is wonderful. I love the tag and that image is cute!

Sassy said...

LOL, Jeanette! I LOVEEEEEE your tag! You did a fabulous job with your tag and then adding it to complete a card - now, that is sassy! The red is so vivid and bright - just my kind of colors! You get an A+ in SassyClass today!

Sharon said...

Love both cards!!!

Darlene said...

The monochromatic card is wonderful, Jeanette! Love those colors with that image, so pretty!

The tag card is cute and fun! Those alphabet tiles are perfect for the image. And a cute flower too!