Friday, October 17, 2008

And Now, As Promised...

two cards! It has been a busy week, but today I had some quiet time alone here at the house to craft to my heart's content. The first card is one that came to me as I was driving home. I don't know if it's a weed or some real bush, but in lots of random places I see leaves that are almost a fuschia red. They're gorgeous, of course, so I pulled out my Pocket Silhouettes set to try to replicate nature in still life. (What a joke--nature's beauty can hardly be captured, but I'm giving it a shot anyway!)

I sponged the leaves with Tangerine Tango, went over those ever so lightly with Pink Passion, and used my SU! Chocolate Chip marker to make the branches. The rest of the design just sort of fell into place with stuff that was laying around on my craft table. This card is 4.25" square, and the sentiment is from Upsy Daisy. It's hard to tell from the photo, but the piece of card stock underneath the main image is PP that has been sponged with TT. It was just too screamin' pink otherwise.

This second card was inspired by someone's creativity. I don't remember the stamper's name or where I saw it, but isn't this a cute takeoff on the grass stamp from Inspired by Nature? I really like cattails, and remember pausing to touch them whenever I saw them in a dried flower arrangement at my aunt's house. So soft and fuzzy! The 'tails are made using the slot punch, of all things! Clever people, card artists are.

I inked up the grass with So Saffron, sponged it with More Mustard, and applied the 'tails where I thought they'd look best. The frame around the image is also in MM, using 1/4" strips. The sentiment is from a retired SU! set and I really like the thought it communicates. I'm not sure what this sentiment has to do with the image, but sometimes that's how it goes.

I'm hoping to watch the Frontline documentary about McCain and Obama with what's left of this evening. The tv is currently being used as a video screen, though, and I'm not sure when it will be free. I'm having a very difficult time making up my mind who to vote for this year.

Thanks for hanging with me! I hope you have a beautiful weekend.

6 comments:

whittakerwoman said...

fixed it... Sorry, I did not check it. H

sandra said...

i love these cards!!!

amy said...

those are wonderful

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Love the unique color combo you used on the top card! So pretty!

Nancy Riley said...

Beautiful cards, Jenn!!!

Vanessa said...

Beautiful cards. Look forward to meeting you at the blog party.