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

4 comments:

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!