Thursday, January 19, 2012

CCAYR January challenge

Hi Everybody,
Hope your week is going well.  It is very cold here so I have been staying inside, doing some creating.
These are the cards I made for this months challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round.  The challenge this month was to make cards using non-traditional colors.
Since all the cards are different, I decided to scan them individually instead of taking a pic of the whole bunch together.

This first card is made using the old label technique.  I started by sponging the labels while they were still on the backing paper.  I used an anti static bag and stamped the tree (retired SU stamp) with versamark.  I then embossed with white ep.  I then carefully transferred the labels to the purple background paper.  After that was done, I used my stamp positioner and overstamped the second layer of the 2-stamp set with versamark and embossed with gold ep.
And it was done.

 The next two cards were pretty much done the same way.  I tore a couple large postit notes and masked the front of the card, leaving the center area showing.  I sponged this area with blue, green and purple.  Then I stamped the larger snowflake with Tempting turquoise and then the smaller snowflake with versamark and embossed with a purple ep.  I removed the masks, stamped the sentiment and used the same purple ep.  I added the ribbon and fibers and mounted on a purple base card.
The intensity of the colors on both cards is about the same.  I am not sure why one scanned lighter than the other one.

 This next card uses up some mistakes, er...leftovers, that I had from the cards I made for the November challenge.  You can see those cards here.  I used a Sizzlets die for the sentiment.

 And the last card is pretty straight forward.  The medallion is from SU.  The small image in the center is a small part of an old lovely stamp made by Stampendous and I do not know who makes the sentiment.
So, these are my cards for today.  Hope you like them.

I hope everybody is keeping warm.

Theresa in Kitimat


Lynnette said...

Hi! The cards are beautiful. Lots of work went into these. The first and last one are my favorite ones.
Yes, it is cold here so I have been crafting. I have been enjoying the new paper toile that I just got.

Gail said...

I really like them...trying to hibernate here too!
Will warm up on the weekend I hear, then it will snow!

clare said...

i just love all the fabulous techniques you have used in your cards. i'll be trying a few of them too! thanks so much for joining us @ CCAYR. x

Tammy said...

Wow Theresa, you've been busy while you're staying warm! Wonderful card. My favorite is the first one, absolutely beautiful!