Monday, June 1, 2009

Dreaming With My Toes in the Sand...

... or rather dreaming of putting my toes in the sand, although it is not quite beach weather yet here in central NJ. It is a beautiful day, but still a bit chilly, at least for laying out by a pool or sitting on a beach.

The cards I have to share today definitely help to set off my daydreaming though. I made both of them for the color challenge on the Moxi Fab World Blog. The challenge was to use citrus colors of yellow and green. You can't get more Summer-ie (ok- THAT'S NOT ACTUALLY A WORD, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN) than this.

I really had fun with this and it helped to push me out of my comfort zone a bit. I might not have otherwise made a card using this color combo. Also, it worked out great because I had some great papers in my stash that were perfect--I had come by those papers after winning some blog candy a few months back. At the time I thought that they would be perfect to use in the Spring. It doesn't get better than that.

This first card was also based on sketch #118 at the Card Positioning System Blog. The card stock is from Papertrey Ink, as is the stamped sentiment. The patterned paper is from Making Memories and the other stamps are Amy Butler's from K & Company.

The second card was based on sketch # 17 at the Card Patterns Blog. All of the patterned papers used in this card are from Crate Paper and the sentiment is once again from the Out on a Limb sentiment set from Papertrey.

What a great way to start off the week, three challenges down and a lot of fun had putting them together. Now back to work, there is vacuuming and dish washing to get to.

I hope you enjoy,


Ingrid said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Tina. Especially the one for Card Patterns. I love the colors of that one. Thanks for joining us.

Julie Koerber said...

These cards are both complete WOWS!! The colors are amazing and what you did with both layouts was ... just too pretty!

NinaB said...

Wow, these are beautiful. It's a great compliment to hear your encouraging comments on my blog from such a talented artist. Thank you.

whoistracy said...

Tina your work is gorgeous!! Love the use of color on these. Your take on the CP sketch is wonderful. Love those buttons and twine. So glad you could join us.

Linda Beeson said...

Love your cards and LOVE how you used that CPS sketch.

Terri Trotter Earley said...

I adore your color combos! Wonderful job on the CPS sketch.

It's a good life!
Terri E.