Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Its been a while since I have posted and now I have posted twice in less than 24 hours. I have been making cards, but only when needed. Here are some that were made for my August swaps.

August COTM
This card is for the Color of the Month - August- using Chocolate, Pink, Cocoa and White. I really like the pinks and browns together. I used my Cricut to cut the flowers and the frame was cut with a nestability and the swiss dots embossing folder from Sizzix.

August Monogram kit
This challenge was to make a monogram card and also make a kit for the same card and send both to my partner. I used my Cricut and the Cindy Loo cartridge for the frame and the letter. Most monogram stationery and towels and whatever one puts monograms on, the initial for the last name is used. For the kit, I included both of her initials so she could use which ever she wanted. I chose shades of brown, the white is actually a very, very light shade of brown. And then the green vine. I thought of doing it in another shade of brown, but decided on the green. I didn't add any embellishments, I didn't know where I would put them. I also don't feel a monogram project needs extra embellishments. I did include some in the kit I put together just in case she would like to use some embellishments.

August clear emboss use a sponge

 This card uses an emboss resist technique. It didn't come out very good as the stamp I used (I think) was too small to get a good background definition. The image on the label is the image I used in the background. The strip at the side was punched using a Fiskers border punch. I added gems for the flowers. I'm not really happy with the card. I'm going to have to work on my emboss resist technique and really work on my sponging.

August sketch theme animal

Isn't he just the cutest little guy? I stole him. He was a freebee and if I use him I should give credit to the artist. However, I can't find where I got him. I can't even find him anywhere on my hard drive. So I can't give the artist the credit he/she so deserves. So, I stole him.
I enjoyed coloring him, tho I still need to work on my shading.
The sketch was an easy one and I enjoyed making this card. Maybe the bear had something to do with it?

If you know where the digi came from, please post a comment letting me and anyone else who may read the comments, know who this adorable little bear belongs to.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed looking at my cards.
Take care.


sistochris said...

Great cards! You've been pretty busy :0). I love the colors and the design of your brown and pink card. Nicely done!

Dixie said...

Your cards are all wonderful, Joyce! I love the pink/brown combo, too and the Cindy Loo font is one of my favourites. I love how you repeated the main image for the bg of the third one.

That adorable digi is from Di's Digi Downloads. Her images are too sweet :) I love the card you made with him!

Just Me said...

The little bear is from Di's Digi Downloads. Address below

Thanks Dixie for the info.

Anonymous said...

Hi Joyce, thank you for visiting with me and your kind words of my art. Your cards are adorable. I love the top one, the pink and brown together is so pretty.

The little bear is so cute! The coloring is awesome!

You had asked what I do with my art, I give them away or keep them. I ask the Lord often, what do I do with this and for now most of it is sitting in my art room. :o)

Have a great day!

Cindy said...

Hi Joyce, Great cards!! I saw you previous post. I just started using Copics too, but I have a lot to learn. Your hair coloring is awesome!! Thank you for visiting my blog!! Come back again!! Cindy