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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Creative Friday #85 and Hello to 2 new Members

 Two new members on my little blog - I can't believe it! For a long time membership was kind of flat, so this is very exciting! 
Michelle is on the design team for Simon Says and loves vintage.
Mary has been in blog land since March 2012 and uses a variety of styles - even has given mixed media a try!

There are treasures to find on each blog - perhaps you want to check them out yourself!

I choose this as my welcome picture:

I usually choose some modern artist for that - this is different. It is a "collage" of used glass molds for glass blowing. I found this on a recent visit to Vermont, where I visited the Simon Pearce workshop in Quechee. So it's kind of vintage, with a modern feel to it....I hope you like it!


With a color inspiration over at Creative Friday  like this I can't resist....

Here is my card:

The background squares I cut from left over rubber snippets (when you buy sheets of stamps) and stamped them in yellows and pinks. The hippos are Rubber soul and the sentiment is Papertrey -Sketched Shapes. I used enamel accents for the eyes.

I am also linking this card up with Seize the Birthday and The Paper Players - for the Kids.

I mulled this over for a couple of days if if this could be put into the Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground, but I decided it qualifies, since I used left over rubber pieces to create my own background stamps - after all snippets are snippets, right?


MaryH said...

Love your picture and isn't Vermont a wonderful place to visit? Such gorgeous scenery. Loved your color blocks with the little leaping critters. This looks like it should hang in a gallery up in Vermont! Clever use of the inspiration photo to make such a bright and clean look on your card. TFS & the mention on your blog. Always delighted to see new visitors pop by, and hope they will like what is posted - at least like it some of the time anyway! Hugs

MichelleZ said...

Thank you so much for warm welcome! I'm thrilled to be here! And the welcome photo is amazing. So much texture! Incredible! And your hippo card is very creative. I like the colorblocking. I will have to remember that. I love that you used the leftover rubber. I did that too! :) I have a few triangles that I made that way. Fun, isn't it?

Uta said...

Wow, what a fantastic card and the little hippos are so cute. Thanks for joining us at Creative Friday.
Hugs, Uta

JoAnn said...

So cute. Love the color blocking and cute hippos. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Nancy said...

Those hippos will make anyone smile!!! Thanks for sharing this with us over at Seize the Birthday!

stampwithsandy said...

Love the color blocking and those hippos are the cutest! Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players, Cornelia!

Benzi said...

Oh, your little hippos are so cute. Color blocking is one of my favorite techniques. Haven't done that in a bit, though. Have to remedy that.
Thanks for coming by my blog. Your work is great and I checked out several of your cards. Wow!

Di said...

Yup, snippets are indeed snippets. It's lovely to see folk pushing the boundaries a bit - sigh, why do I always throw away things that would come in useful :(

Love the design and colours you used!

Hugs, Di xx

Nance Leedy said...

Cornelia, this is so clever! What a great way to use the colors and I love the block technique. The hippos are sooo cute! Thank you for joining us at The Paper PLayers!

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful! I love the effect you have created-I have never tried colour blocking,I think i will have a play this weekend,I have some Greyhound cards to make and I think black Greyhounds would look fabulous against a background like this :)
Nessa xx

Martina said...

wow - sieht super Klasse aus! - ne tolle Idee! - die Hippos sind aber auch genial :D

Danke fuer deine Teilnahme bei Creative Friday!

xo, Martina

Elizabeth said...

Love this card - it's such fun and the vibrant colours are great. Elizabeth xx

Kim Heggins said...

Ok, this is one of those cards that you see and just laugh out loud! This is about as fun as I gets and those sweet little hippo's look like they are having so much fun! Love it.

Kim Heggins said...

Congrats on your mention with Paper Players!!! So excited to see your card there.

Daen'Ys said...

Ha, ein Nilpferderennen!! Wie sind dir denn die dazu eingefallen?
Einfach genial!!

Kanan Pandya said...

Love the super cute card with those hippos and all the pretty colors on background. As always your welcome picture is beautiful, Cornelia. :-)