As usual, I'm running behind in blogging my card challenges, but
September was our strippety stripy challenge month. Now, anyone who knows me well, knows that stripy hats, socks, gloves, scarves, bags, wellies & umbrellas are ME. In the colder weather, my extremities are stripy. Every. Single. Day. If I go out & it's raining, my stripy brolly accompanies me. It's a simple fact of life:
I love bright stripes.
When it comes to cards, however, I don't seem able to inject as much vividness/brightness/in-yer-faceness as I do with my hands, feet, neck & head. Maybe I'm all strippety striped out :o)
Anyhoooo - cards. The first three are from Liz's parcel, the last three from Terri's.
I love this cheery little stamp & seeing the bright stripy paper included in the parcel, just had to put them together. Easy to do - coloured the image with promarkers, stamped the greeting, mounted the image on the card, & stripy background paper, stuck it onto a card & that was it.
Another quick & easy card - first I stuck the dark stripy paper to a card, stamped the greeting on white cardstock, coloured it with promarkers,die cut it with a rectangle die, mounted it on gold mirror card & then - technical term coming up: *bunged it on at a bit of a wonk* :o) I then added the 2 sets of 3 card candi to give it a bit of a lift. Job done :o)
This is the last of Liz's & the one I'm least keen on - it's too twee for my liking. I LOVE the stamped image, though.
Again, it was just a matter of using card & paper included in the parcel & then stamping a greeting & adding card candi.
Now onto Terri's.
This was such a simple card - I just coloured the image using the pink & yellow of the background paper for the balloons, coloured the bear a bear colour - as you do :o) - which I also used to edge the image, stamped the greeting & that was it. I DO like a plain & simple card :o)
Because of the busy-ness of the flowers in the wheelbarrow, I wanted something simple for the background. Green & gold always go well together, IMO, so I just cut the gold card to size & stuck it onto a plain white card. I put the cream ribbon down one side, added the mounted image, which I'd coloured with promarkers & die cut & mounted onto a die cut green & cream stripy bit of paper. A small stamped greeting & no. 2 was done :o)
I LOVE this stamp, but I HATE this card !! :o) No need to explain what I did, looking at it is explanation enough :o) I really don't like it, I don't know why it turned out like this - it certainly didn't look like this in my head !! :o)
Ah well, maybe I'll redeem myself in October's challenge - we're all going dotty for spotty !!
Apparently . . . :o)