Monday, September 5, 2011

Mixing Things Up!

Happy Monday everyone, and to my friends here in the States...Happy Labor Day! It has been a busy weekend, so it's nice to have a day off from work and do a few things around the house. It also gives me some extra stamping time. I have two cards to share with you today. They combine some of my favorite challenges too. First up is this adorable penguin trio from the Hello Pumpkin set from The Cat's Pajamas. The TCP Tuesday challenge is to use an image with wings, so I went with penguin wings. I used a few Copic Markers (YG13, YG17, YR15, YR16) to color up the small areas of the image. My sketch is from Jen Del Muro's September Sketch For You To Try. The patterned papers are from Memory Box. I added a Papertrey Ink button with some TCP Divine Twine to the sentiment and then I used the Button CutUps from TCP to dress up the bottom corner of my card.

My next card combines the sketch from the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club with the My Favorite Things Guest Designer Contest. This month's contest is to use ripping and rolling in our designs. I took care of the ripping part by using a ruler to rip the straight edges on my Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 patterned paper layers. I also ripped a few of the card stock layers. I used a distressing tool to clean them up a bit. The rolling part was easy. I used the MFT Die-namics Rolled Rose die with some MFT Banana Wool Felt and a pearl for the center of the blossom. My other accents include the MFT Die-namics Simply Scallops Die with a few pearls and the sentiment was stamped onto a die cut made with the MFT Die-namics Textile Rectangle set. The star of this card is this lovely girl from the MFT a la modes - Cheers set. She is colored up with Copic Markers (B0000, C7, C9, E00, E23, E25, E40, R11, Y21, Y32, and the Colorless Blender.) A touch of Star Dust Stickles on the champagne flute complete my creation.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today. Have a wonderful week...Toodles! :D

5 comments:

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Hi Kimberly! This is awesome! A gingham pumpkin??? Genius! What a cute card. I hope you're having a great Labor Day weekend!! :-)

Anne Tussing said...

Adorable cards! LOVE the Halloween papers and images:)

Linda Monroe said...

Two great cards. The MFT one is really special. The coloring is great (and I know how hard it is to color those darker shades.) All the accents are perfect.

Vickie Z said...

Both cards are wonderful!! Love those penguins and the al la mode is one of my favs!! Great job on both challenges!!

Gwen said...

Both cards are super cute! I am drawn to the penguin one because of its bold colors! Too cute!