Happy Hump Day and welcome to another edition of the Wednesday Evening Post! I've got lots to show, so off we go. . .
I have a question for you. . .when you create cards, do you come up with your own design most of the time, or do you use other cards you see on blogs or sites like SCS for inspiration? I tend to do the latter. I see a card and I think "Wow! that is such a great idea. . ." Then I go and make a similar card based on the idea, but making my own personal creative changes to make it my own. Well this card is one of those. Here is my card:
You can see the inspiration card HERE. There are so many techniques used on this card. There is paper piecing (shell and poppy flowers) colored pencils and oms, sponging (sky and ground/grass), Flower Soft, and paper punching (grass MS and dragonfly). When I saw the inspiration card, I thought it was cute, but a little plain for my style. I used several stamp sets to pick the background flora. I made this card for a neighbor who made us dinner for the day of Jay's surgery so I wouldn't have to cook that night. Such thoughtfulness. . .
The next card is for Halloween (what a surprise huh? LOL). Again, I saw a card that I used as my inspiration. Here is my card. . .
The link to the inspiration card is HERE. Once again, I've used the house image from the PTI set called Boards and Beams. It is so versatile. I combined several stamp sets for this one. The tree is from Memory Box, the grave stones are from Hampton Arts, the bats are from a $ stamp, and the sentiment is from Hampton Arts. I sponged the night sky using various Ranger distress inks and colored the house with colored pencils and oms. The tree and house shadowing were done with a grey colored pencil. I made the stars with a silver gel pen.
My last "show and tell" is a set of Halloween cards that I made from a newly purchased cheap stamp set. Take a look:
This is a stamp set from Recollections. Their stamp sets sell for $6.99 at Michael's, but I used a 40% off on it so, what a deal. The "boo" is by High Hopes. I colored them with colored pencils and oms. All the paper is from my scrap bin. These were quick to make and I really like how they turned out. The inside says "Have a Monstrous Halloween" which is computer generated.
OK, that's it for this edition. I hope it was worth your time taking a look. I'm off to look at your blogs for the next couple of days, and as always, can't wait to see what you've created in the last week. Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs to all of you! Don't forget the "Pic of the Week" below!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."