Friday, July 1, 2011

Summer Card Camp Day #5, Additional color combos

Another day of Summer Card Camp is here and Jennifer and Kristina have given us a bunch of additional color combos to play with. Here they are:

I was immediately drawn to the third line of colors, with the wonderful blues and greens. I stamped the Hero Arts, Life of the Party Stars, in two different colors for the background. I used the sweet, little basket of flowers from the Hero Arts Sending Smiles clear set, colored them with Copics, cut them out and popped them up for some dimension. The twine is actually two different pieces, twisted together. The sentiment is from the same stamp set but I cut it apart to fit my card.

As you can see, it's a gorgeous day here in Minnesota. I'm heading outside to play in the yard and gardens and to just relax. I'll be working the next three days, so I plan on enjoying the rest of this beautiful one.

I want to wish all my American friends a very Happy 4th of July weekend!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope your day is a bright one too! :)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Card Camp Day #4. . . .A Sketch

Hi There!

I've been struggling with the sketches from Summer Card Camp today. I don't know what it is, but I've made three cards and really don't like any of them. This one is better than the other two, so I decided to share it.

Summer Card Camp Day #4 by bdengler4 (Barb)
The circle stamp is a Hero Arts one, exclusively made for Archiver's (AR170.) I added a couple more butterflies so it was similar to the sketch. The orange background was inked with Wild Honey distress ink and splattered with Perfect Pearl water.

I'm looking forward to the next post for camp, which I can view in about 15 minutes. Hopefully I am a bit more inspired by this one!

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

P.S. Not sure why my fonts are changing on this post???? Sorry about that!

Thanks a Bunch

Hi everyone! Just a quick post tonight. I needed a thank you card the other day and wanted to use one of my new Flourishes stamps. This one is from the Zinnia Clear set and I colored it with Copics. I was inspired by a bouquet of Zinnias I saw at work. They had a vibrant orange center with bright yellow tips. The beautiful, silk ribbon was given to me by Vanessa. It is a deep, rich green and so pretty. Thank you, Vanessa! I love everything you sent!

Thanks a Bunch by bdengler4 (Barb)

I'm hoping to have a card to share tomorrow from Card Camp. Thursdays are video days with Kristina. I've viewed it already because they put up the new posts at midnight, Eastern time, which is 11:00pm here. She talked all about balance when making cards, and boy do I ever need help in that area! I love learning to become a better cardmaker! She showed us 3 sketches, so I'll be creating a card using one of them.

Okay, it's late so I'm heading to bed. . . .night! :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summer Card Camp Day #2

After viewing Jennifer's video today, I created a card using the color combo of the week.

She showed us a fun technique on how to make a window card. Because the card base is textured, I decided not to stamp anything on the front. The acetate window is stamped with the sentiment and inside I stamped the Magical Background with Soft Lilac Shadow Ink. The poppies were colored using a mix of Distress Inks and water, cut out and placed on the front of the card. I adhered the orange, gem dragonfly and butterfly on the acetate also.

I'm having fun at camp so far and am looking so forward to seeing 6 guest designer cards tomorrow!

Hope everyone is having a good week! Thank you so much for coming by! :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer Card Camp! Week #1 Color Challenge

I'm so excited to be participating in the Summer Card Camp hosted by Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner!

Our first color challenge is to use the Summery colors of purple, pink, orange, sky blue and white. I love this bright combination and got started right away on a card. I used the Hero Arts Hand Drawn Flower and watercolored the images with Faber-Castell watercolor pencils. I actually won a bunch of these pencils on Jennifer's blog not too long ago, so I thought it would be appropriate to use them for the first week of camp. :)

I was going to use patterned paper for the scalloped strips but I decided I didn't want to take away from the flowers, so I just used some colored cardstock.

And here's a close-up, showing the dimension of the flowers.

Thanks to Jennifer and Kristina for putting together this fun Card Camp and thank you for stopping by today! Happy camping! :)