Have had one of those days, I mean WEEKS!!! Hopefully next week will be MUCH better. ANYWAY, I needed to de-stress big time so here is what I did. I made this card for three challenges once again.....details...
First off, this is for the QFTD challenge where Mary, aka octoberbabe is our new queen. I cased this card loosely, I might add. Changed her sentiment into a chubby bee. Mary you have a fabulous gallery. Enjoy your reign!
Second this is for the F4A challenge. I chose to use bright colors because they just make me happy! My bg was made using my new gelli plate which I am loving!!! It is just so cool and tons of fun. For extra points we were to put a bee on our cards.
I had a large Plum Purdy bee stamp that I put on shrinky dink paper and shrunk him down. Fits perfectly on my card. hehe
Third, finally, this is for the MIX challenge, which I am really enjoying. I have been drawn to the Mixed Media so this challenge was right up my alley. Today we were to use script of some kind and the color red.
I put tape on a page in the phone book and ripped it off taking the script with it. Then I glued the tape on scraps of red gelli printed paper.
I made my flower out of newspaper, more script, sponging different reds on it.
Well, I feel much better. Hope you enjoy my card. Have a great weekend!....TFL :0)
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Date: Friday, February 15, 2013 GMT Views: 667
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Fri, Feb 15, 2013 @ 2:23 PM
Oh, this card should DEFINITELY brighten your day AND bring you good luck for next week :) It just looks FUN, there's no better word to describe it in my book (not even the phone book :) ). When I look at it, all I see is FUN!!!!
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Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 18026
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 @ 2:55 PM
You are the most creative, imaginative stamper I've known! Just wow each time I read the amazing techniques you use and see your work! This is awesome! I sure would love to watch you work! Thanks for sharing and for your wonderful descriptions!
Registered: April 6, 2009 Location: Weyers Cave, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley Posts: 14670
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 @ 2:57 PM
So glad you feel much better, it's always good to de-stress. I have to admit that this card looks very different from your usual style, it's so nice to play with new toys and experiment. I like the bright colors~
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Registered: July 9, 2008 Location: Stars Fell on Alabama Posts: 38775
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 @ 3:01 PM
Yes, we did case the same card and I am wishing I had used bright, cheerful colors. I know they would have made me happier. I love how you got the text on that tape and your bee is so cute. Great flower, too. It's a fun card all around.
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Registered: May 9, 2007 Location: Wisconsin Posts: 8050
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 @ 3:06 PM
Cathy, thank you so much for playing along today. I'm sorry you had a lousy week. But creating a card always helps me too!! Your card is SO vibrant. I love all the orange. I like the script dp you used for the strips. I get this funky collage feel for your card. Cool!!!!! Hope your days ahead are better then the ones just past. Hugs!!
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Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11907
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 @ 3:08 PM
So cool Cathy! I have been meaning to try those Mixed Media challenges, they do look FUN! Your card is such a wonderful mix of shapes and patterns! I love how your bee turned out! It looks like a Tiger Bee to me! Awesome use of the strips of phone book pages too! And, what amazing color!!! Fantastic card!
Registered: November 21, 2007 Location: Regina, SK Posts: 22650
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 @ 3:18 PM
Wow, Cathy...love the layout and beautiful warm colors! Love that you use strips of paper from the phone book and a gelli print...very cool!
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