Saturday, October 29, 2011

Challenge Two-fer

This post has been delayed by at least 24 hours due to my inability to take a decent photo. I've even had light lessons and a quick White Balance lesson and everything, to no avail. I've just now played with different color backgrounds and this is honestly the best I can do, people. I am sorry.

Moving on, I used this color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary:

and paired it up with LAST week's Clean & Simple sketch:

to make this:

Dang, that photo is awful. ;( I punched three butterflies with my MS punch, one out of each of the colors in the challenge. I colored their bodies with my Memento marker, then drew the antennae after I stuck the butterflies to the card. The sentiment is from the Paper Smooches Word Up set.

And even though the color challenge is current, I didn't use SU-only, so I can't link it. Sigh. Maybe I'll just go back to bed.

Okay, okay, here's another card:

This is yet another example of me going over-board. I like how cards look when other people do that, but mine just seem to look too busy. Anyway, this was made from all remnants except for the felt layer. I even totally hosed the original sentiment, and then saved it by adding another yellow layer with a different sentiment.

I went over the big red heart with my Versamarker and embossed it with clear EP. I kinda like this one. :)

Oh, did you know it SNOWED in the MD/VA/DC area today? Yep - October snow from VA into New England. Serious, wet snow. Someone has angered the wet-stuff-from-the-sky gods, because we've had more than our fair share of it this season. It's just wrong for snow to be falling on the pretty Fall leaves when they are still on the trees!!! Sigh.

Okay, time to get back into the Captain's Quarters and have another go at this.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love the butterflies. The photos is a little dark - do you use Picasa to edit them? I don't think the second card is overboard at all, I really like it. Not too busy, really. Good job on the coloring, too.

  2. photo, not photos. Someday maybe I will learn to type. Probably not.


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