Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hmm posting on a Tuesday

I usually don't have anything completed this early in the week so I rarely have anything to say...well, I always have something to say just not necessarily about art lol

But, since I tried my hand at last week's Cricut challenge (and liked it) I thought I would not wait until the last minute to join again this week.

The challenge is to use the following sketch to create a card.

Now, you should know, I never EVER follow the rules when making art. It used to drive my professors up a wall in my art classes in college. And then when I took craft classes at the local craft stores, they would make me sit in the back so that the other students couldn't see that I was not following directions! haha

But, this time I tried....I really did. And I don't think I am too far off (for a change lol)

I have not made any art with Tucker lately so I thought he might enjoy making an appearance.
Using the Meow lite cartridge (which has some super cute kitties on it) I let Tucker lounge in one of the drawers.  :-) And since this is a sort of old fashioned looking dresser I mounted it on some old fashioned wallpaper looking cardstock (no clue where it came from, I pulled this little bit from my scrap pile). I embossed the blue block with one of Cuttlebug's Organic Flourish folders and then highlighted it with a white pigment ink pad.

I know it is kind of dark but I worked on it during another rain storm and I think that was effecting my color choices. I am thinking maybe I will make a brighter, more 'springy' one if I have time later in the week.

And finally, I finished my third ATC for the BadBabies Color swap. Yay!

I used my Home Décor cartridge for the bird. The flower paper came from my scrap pile. The leaves are a stencil I snagged at a yard sale years ago and the sun stamp is from Inkadinkado.
I am not sure why but my Cricut is bringing out the glitter side of me (and I never even knew I had a glitter side! lol) I used Stickles to highlight the bird, tinsel embossing powder on the sun and ultra-fine pink glitter on the heart.....Oh my!


JoNeita said...

Great card. Thank you for joining us this week at FCCB!

Missy said...

Very nice cards, I really like that cute cat sticking out. Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

L.B. said...

Great use of the sketch (twice i see) Love this desk card.

Thanks for joining us at FCCB