Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Challenges

I decided that now I have more time, I will take part in some of the stamping and cardmaking challenges that abound on the net! Yesterday, I found these two challenges while I was browsing the blogs that I follow and, after cleaning up my work area, got down to making them.


The Stamp Something challenge was to make a card with one image. I used the Cuttlebug to emboss the green strips and light blue squares. The stamp is one I bought recently and I really love the sentiment on it. I used watercolour pencils for colouring as the tombow pens were a bit too strong for the delicate flower. I punched the border of the background card for the stamp using a Fiskars border punch.




The second card was one for the Allsorts challenge. Since Valentine's Day is coming up, I thought that I would try out a stamp I haven't used before to make the card. I layered the heart and used Kindyglitz to highlight it.

I used a Spellbinders Nestabilities scalloped circle to cut the image out. The papers used were freebies from a magazine. Added heart brads to the corners to finish it off.

3 comments:

Burnice said...

Like these. The first one is very apt given the news today. It's a lovely quote, I am a big Ann Frank fan.
The teddy bear is sooooo cute.
Burnice x

Yolande said...

Hi Janet,
I LOVE what you're doing with the cards!
Yolande

Donna said...

Very nice, I love the way you layered the first card. And the little bear is so cute!!