Saturday, September 19, 2009

Marathon Saturday -- Days 197 - 203

There are 7 cards on this post...please scroll down to see all of them and thanks for stopping by :)

Day 197- Super Sketchy Sunday
This one caused me some problems...for some reason I was in the mood to get as close to the sketch as possible and think I accomplished that (just turned it on it's side to work with the images I wanted to use - I CASE'd "Markie's Mom"'s card on SCS...see here).

  • Paper: Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White (for the oval)
  • Stamps: Waterlily (Flourishes) - images were colored with prismamarker and embossed
  • Ink: Versacolor Seafoam, Turquoise and Pacific for sponging of the water; Versafine Sepia for the images and distressing
  • Other: White gel pen for highlights, Prismamarker French Gray 20% for shadows, circle punch for corners
Day 198 - Make a Mosaic
I was gonna CASE my mom's card for this one, but this got into my head first and wouldn't get out! This was my labor intensive card this week (always seems to be at least one). The image is from There's Magic in the Air and is for their challenge too (so needed to heat or dry emboss). Whew! If I ever do this technique again it will be with a larger image...cutting this one up was tedious! :) So here's the deets:
  • Paper: Sky Blue, So Saffron, Certainly Celery (these were used for the mosaic tiles of the flower...since I colored over them with a versamaker and wet embossed - going for a ceramic tile look - the colors changed so they came out darker than the real colors...hence why I used Old Olive to mat the flower image, Basic Black used for card base
  • Image: digital (see above); I enlarged and printed the image on each of the card stock colors
  • Ink: None. I did color in the base image with a black permanent marker as I went to get the look of grout. Oh wait, I did use Palette Noir to stamp the "thank you" at the bottom (hard to see in pic)
  • Other: Martha S ribbon, rhinestones

Day 199 - Shape Up!
The shape was hexagon (obviously!). Stole my mom's idea of a beehive! (See why I talk to her!) :) The background paper is an image from Word. Added a transparent white hexagon...was trying to make it look like the "home" for the bee. Other deets:

  • Paper: Chocolate Chip, bg image printed onto and bee stamped onto Whisper White
  • Image: bee is from Good Times (SU!) - colored with prisma colored pencil/gamsol
  • Ink: Palette Noir
  • Other: this is little card (3x3) get the shape...drew a hexagon in Word to the size i needed...printed it out and used for a template; bee is popped up with a foam dot

Day 200 - It's What's Inside that Counts
This is my super simple card today and was the first one I made today (great way to start the day)! Another 3x3 card to fit the image...inside of card says "Miss You!" Deets:
  • Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White
  • Image: On the Move (SU!) - colored with prisma colored pencils and gamsol - cut out with nestie
  • Ink: Palette Noir
  • Other: American Crafts ribbon

Day 201 - One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
This one needs a little explanation for those that don't live in Hawaii :) It is very much custom here that before you enter someone's home you remove your shoes outside (here most people wear "slippahs", otherwise known as flipflops, thongs, etc.). My idea for this one was to use as a thank you to a guest (inside sentiment could be "...and thanks for being such a great guest." or something to that effect). I used the MOJO104 layout Anyway, fairly simple card to make. Deets:

  • Paper: River Rock, Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, Ginger Blossom DSP, Whisper White
  • Image: "Flip_Flops" by VAP! Scrap (Mike's $ bin) - colored with blender pen and coordinating inks (i.e., RR, GG, RR), cut out with nesties
  • Ink: Versafine Sepia, sentiment was printed from computer in a "ruby red" color
  • Other: Buttons from somewhere (!), cream twill ribbon, rhinestones (MS, I think)

Day 202 - Once Upon a Time
This one was perhaps one of the most frustrating to make today...I got the main idea (i.e., mirror on the wall) pretty quickly, but could NOT figure out how to embellish it. I tried flowers of all kinds and nothing looked right to me so I just left it plain...oh well, need to work on that. Deets:
  • Paper: Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand (embossed with a fiskars texture plate - bricks), whisper white, metallic silver paper and MS brushed gold paper
  • Image: Finials and Frames (SU!) - stamped image on silver, cut out inside to get mirror part (distressed with black ink), stamped image on gold and cut outside to get frame
  • Ink: Palette Noir, sentiment computer generated
  • Other: cream sheer ribbon, silver brad, pop dots to attach mirror
Day 203 - Feeling Lucky
Did a search to get some different ideas for this one. Found that "red Chinese lanterns" are considered to be lucky...came up with this. Followed the Fall-to-Layout #60. Deets:
  • Paper: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
  • Image: Asian by Design (Inkadinkado), "good luck" from Good Times set (SU!)
  • Ink: Versacolor Scarlet, palette noir
  • Other: MS ribbon, black metal dots, gold paint pen for accents

Whew! Did you make it all the way through?!? Good for you...reading that gives you an idea of what my week was thing after another! UGH! Hopefully, I won't get so far behind in the challenges next week...I like spending Saturdays stamping/crafting but the pressure to get it all done by 6pm (my time) was stressful! Thanks hanging in there with me and hope you have an awesome week! Aloha!


scrap_in_time said...

Beautiful cards. I especially like the flower.

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards, love them all.

Chrissie said...

What a terrific bunch of cards. I would find it difficult to choose a favourite... but I really love what you did with the sketch!

Nilla said...

Lovely cards, I am especially impressed with your mozaic of the Deco Flower, what a job! Well done! Thanks for joining us at TMITA this week! Hugs Nilla

SAM said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I'm with Chrissie, I can't even begin to pick a favorite! All are so awesome...OK, I will anyway, you can send me the mosiac flower because the details you put into were painstaking and the result is over the top gorgeous! Love, SAM aka MOM

Jenny S. (UK) said...

I'm there with the wows!! these cards are amazing. Well done on doing all the challenges in such a wonderful way, each and every one is brilliant.

Celeste said...

I thought doing 4 yesterday was good. You take the cake for this girl. I don't have a fav, I love them all. The honeycomb and bee one made me giggle, what a great idea! Now you can sit down and breathe.

Curt in Carmel said...

Wow! What great cards. The mosaic effect with the Deco Flower is awesome! Almost looks Egyptian to me! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week! Best, Curt

Nina said...

Wowzer!! OK... so now let me get this straight, you cut up all those itty bitty pieces into mosac pieces? Then glued them down? Is my vision right there? CAUSE if it is, you should get the crafting crown for that one!! not just for the crafting part of such tiny pieces, but for the patience as well!! :O) it turned out so beautiful and whoever receives it I would hope they would frame it!! All you cards here are just so lovely! I also really like the little bee and honey comb one for a new house, cute and unique! Thanks for stopping by and playing along with us over at TMITA!

Pam said...

Well, it's just one beautiful card after another! I think my favorite is your take on the sketch - gorgeous!!

Gloria Stengel said...

Your cards are amazing. But that mosaic! That is...well, I've never....oh boy! I'm speachless! That does NOT happen often! LOL

Leigh Anne said...

WOW! nice job on the mosaic - great idea for the embossing challenge and YEAH labor intensive! it's gorgeous though!! love the mahalo slippahs one heehee - my ds would fit right in there, whenever we get any where... first thing he gets inside he asks, can I take my shoes off? lol

Leigh Anne said...

ooo I forgot to say I totally love the fish one too... great colors and I really like the inking & the over all look :)

Carolyn V said...

Bravo! What a fabulous week of cards! They're all gorgeous!!


Congrats on the top trio! You rock! And a whole week's worth of cards in one day and all so beautiful - take a day off, you deserve it!

Rose said...

all are fantastic!! congrats on making the top three :0)

Cardcrazy said...

Your cards are all wonderful! Your mosaic card is fantastic! I had to go look at your mom's and her's is wonderful too! Congratulations on being in the top trio! ~~Pam

~Cindy~ said...

awesome cards!! love you mosiac it is exquisite... congrats on top trio

Natasha said...

Gorgeous card!