Monday, July 11, 2011

A Couple of Challenges

Hi everyone!  Finally got to do a little stamping today and wanted to get in my couple of challenges I have been doing weekly.  The first is my Art Impression Challenge #23, where we were asked to use something from our stash.


I started with ivory and added a layer of designer paper from DCWV.  It is from their Crafty Pad.  I used the Old Barn stamp (Q1228) from Art Impressions, and stamped it in Memento, Rich Cocoa.  I added a sentiment from Amuse, and sponged my edges while it was still in my Spellbinders die, from the Labels Seventeen set.  As accents, I added twine and an antique button that depicts a horse and rider, jumping over the same kind of fence as is in the stamped image.  That is my stash item.

 

My second card is for the Less Is More challenge week #23, where we needed to make a one layer card, and use something with legs.  How fun is that!  This week, I hope I left enough white space.  My stamps are from Gina K. Designs.  The set was created by Rupa Shevde, and is called Cute As A Bug.  I colored my images with OMS and colored pencils.  The ric rac stamp is not marked.  I also used this card for a weekly challenge over at Stamp TV, where we needed to make a kids birthday card.

It is sweltering hot at 98 degrees, and they are saying index of 105 tomorrow.  The grass is all dying and mowing has halted.  I fought off a virus last week, and I am finally starting to find some energy.  Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

14 comments:

Mandi said...

Really cute
Love the sky background
Think it would work without the ric rac too, but, I do appreciate thats a lot of white space
FAB card
Thank you so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Kerrie said...

Hi Mary Anne, both cards are gorgeous, but the first is my favorite, love the vintage button... hey send how warmth my way!

Patty Sue 2 said...

Love both of your cards, the barn looks like something you would find in our valley!

Carol L said...

Both cards are great, and it's good to see you back at the stamp table again! I love the barn with that horse & rider button - it's very country-ish. Your 2nd card is really cute with that sweet little image:)
Tomorrow is going to be the hottest day of the year, and guess who has a Dr's appt. at 4 PM? I can hardly wait.......NOT!!!!

Peggy said...

I love these!! beautiful job you are so talented!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Love your cards, the barn has the distressed look, love it. That little grasshopper is so cute and I think you have enough white space on this one ;) It is sweet.

Chrissie said...

This is a great LIM card Mary Anne... what a fun image... I agree with Mandi that although it might seem a little scary to have so much white space, it would also have worked without the two bands of ric rac... but it's a super card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Becky said...

Wonderful cards Mary Anne, that grasshopper is adorable.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Both cards totally rock GF! Really love your one layer one... super cute! It's pouring rain hear and has most of the night! Smells so good!

GinaA said...

Hopping by card is so much fun

Wendy said...

Love both cards, Mary Anne but the barn card really drew me in! Love the image and how you cut it out with that awesome nestie then sponged it! Love, love, love it!!
Stay cool, my friend! It's been in the 100's here for the last week with heat indices at 113. YUK! Pray for those people that are here doing relief work....don't know how they are standing it!

Kathyk said...

Two super cards - loving your LIM entry

Kathyk

Olga said...

you out did your self with this beauty!! Gorgeous scene!!

Saron said...

So beautiful - both of them!! Thanks for joining Art
Impressions Challenge!!

hugs
Soili-Maria
Art Impressions DT