Thursday, March 21, 2013

Catching Up on OWH

     Where are these weeks going?  I feel like I blink and it is Friday again!  I do know that I may be a bit scarce in the coming weeks from extra work hours, baby stuff, and some house projects the DH wants to start.  Once fishing season gets going, I will lose all hope for painting, and such.

 
     Today I am going to link up a couple of OWH projects that were ready to slip by me.  First up is this weeks sketch #164.


     This came about by scraps on my desk.  I started by playing with a couple neglected stamps, to create a background.  The swirl is from Magenta, and I believe the polka dot circle is an SU! stamp.  Inks are Poppy Parade, and Midnight use form SU!  The green I added is Pistachio from Memento.  My little button brads are a peg stamp from Judith.  I coated them and popped them up.  My glasses and sentiment are Unity Stamps form their 4-11 KOM.

 
     Next is the Midweek Throwdown over on the Stars and Stamps Blog.  This week we are asked to create with our colors Ombre style.

     I went with shades of grey and used a digital focal image.  My sentiments are from Gina K. Designs, older stamp set, called Punchy Words.  My images and chevron papers are from a website called Mel Stampsz.

11 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Mary Anne, It's unbelievable how fast the time goes by. I like the paper you made in your first card and I love the sentiment with the glasses. I was going to sty to work with chevrons, but I never got around to it. I think, after seeing your card, I may go back to the drawing board and make a few cards with the chevron. The bike looks like mine when I was younger. Have a great day.

jimlynn said...

I'm with you on the bit about fishing!!! Love to do that!

Two wonderful cards! That first one is so cute with the glasses and is perfect for that sketch! Love that bicycle and all the chevrons on the second one. Fabulous cards!

Lynn

Carol L said...

These are some seriously great cards! I love the little specs and how you stamped that bicycle on notebook paper! I used a "time flies" sentiment on my card today because the time is seriously flying by for me too!

Jennie said...

Pretty designs Mary Anne and LOVE the chevron trend..great looking paper!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Wonderful layouts! ...time is flying by....can't wait for pretty weather either!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Wow what great cards, you nailed that sketch. I know what you mean about time just going by, cannot believe how fast it is going. Enjoy the weekend.

Olga said...

these are fantastic!!!!! Sorry it took me so late to comment..........

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, I really like both of your cards, that sketch has me inspired and your Ombre` card is lovely! Thanks for playing in our Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge!

Penny Ward said...

Both cards are super cute, but I really like how used used the ombre effect with the chevrons, then included the same theme with the bike. Super cute. I have joined your blog, hope you will join mine also. www.pennywardink.com

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
I love the background you created for the sketch, it made the whole card. The bike one is perfect in shades of gray.

Maria said...

Great cards with wonderful designs! First card is fab with glasses...too FUN! Second one has the lovely bicycle image with fun chevrons!