Saturday, February 14, 2015
Happy Valentine's Day and Hello to My New Members!
Happy Valentine's Day to all of you out there!!!!
I made some appropriate cards for the occasion, which I show you a little further down. but first I want to welcome my new members - it has been over due, I know..... so in the order of joining:
Katy from I like to cut and paste
Neha from Periwinkle Creations
Meredith from Paper Canteen Creations
Kara Lynne from Kara Lynne's Card Designs
Karen Hasheck from Karens Kreative Kards
Lena from Lena Johansen
A warm welcome my new members - great to have you with me and hopefully you'll be happy with my cards and you'll stay on! I appreciate everyone of you - so sorry, if I can't comment on all your creations - I try, but my day is only 24 hours long and some of those I have to work or sleep...I wish I had 48 hours....
But I don't want to take up too much of your time, so here is your welcome picture:
It is by Olafur Eliasson and titeled "Whenever the Rainbow Appears". It consists of 300 individual paintings that represent the progression of colors in the spectrum of light visible to the human eye. I saw this installation on my visit to the Jerusalem Museum last fall and what a fabulous museum this is! I love color, so this naturally appealed to me. I hope you like it as much as I do!
And now the cards, of course:
For my first card I sponged the bottom corner in pink (distress inks - raspberry and spun sugar) and then die cut the LOVE. I die cut the LOVE again out of white card stock and secured it in there. The "you" is from Avery Elle. I scrunched up and layered some toilet paper and die cut the heart out of those layers, Also die cut a smaller pink felt heart and sewed them onto the card. Added 3 silver beads and a little gem.
Here is a close up of the toilet paper heart layers....
So guess - why toilet paper? Well, that's the requirement at Shopping our Stash - I just love it!!!! I can't resist playing in challenges like that - so much fun!
Also adding this to CASology - Love
Just Add Ink - see inspiration picture below
Artfull Crafts - see picture below
My second card came out of my first card - see those LOVE letters - I just switched them from one card to the other.....all stamps are by Avery Elle. I did some masking and this is a one layer card, as those are inlaid die cuts. also added Stickles and Wink of Stella to the flowers.
This card will go into following challenges;
One Layer Simplicity Challenge - Blending
CASology - Love
Less is More - One Layer card - Love
Avery Elle - Masking
Addicted to CAS - Mask
So once more - Happy Valentin's Day ,
hugs and kisses,