Saturday, July 26, 2014

TO #10, CTS #86 and TCCC #15

I'm off today to visit my son and his family for some work projects.  My daughter will be joining us and we girls will be painting and whatever else needs to be done to finish up projects around their house.  It sounds like work I know but we always have a wonderful time doing it.  Before I go, I have two cards to share with you.

First up is TIME OUT.  I hate to tell you how many times I tried to make a card for this challenge.  Nothing looked good.  I was doing my old "follow the photo exactly" thing and I learned my lesson.  Go with what speaks to me.


I tried strips of nearly matched to the photo DP with feathers of different colors.  I tried paper piecing an arrow.  I almost gave up when I found a piece of paper that gave the essence of the photo and everything fell together.


I cut up the bottom like the opening of the tepee and used that space for my sentiment from HA.  I clear embossed the feathers from Clearly Besotted and colored them with Distress Inks.  I'm happy now.

This next card I made for CASE this Sketch.


I just got an order with a darling dragonfly die and knew it was meant to be.


Isn't  she just precious?  I cut her from colored vellum and sparkle embossed it to give it that shine.  Sorry it doesn't show in the photo.  I cut a body from black and used black sparkle embossing powder on it.  The flower from Memory Box is four layers, two white and two green.  Finishing it off is a sentiment from Penny Black.  Since the colors look lime and aqua, I'm also sending this to The Card Concept Challenge as clean and simple.


Thanks for stopping by.  I won't be able to visit you for a while but I'll try to catch up when I get back on Thursday.  Happy Creating!

26 comments:

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  2. Oh I love your cards...the patience on your Time Out card paid off and I'm so glad you could play with us. I love the sweet dragonfly card. Have a fabulous time with your family.

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  3. Your first card couldn't have gone together more perfectly right down to the opening of the tepee! And the second card is elegant simplicity! Love that dragonfly!

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  4. Beautiful card ..love the dragonfly :)

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  5. Beautifully done, Bobby! I love the clean, fresh feeling of your Card Concept/CTS card! So glad you joined us at The Card Concept!

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  6. Two great cards. So glad you persisted on the first one--it turned out great. I hope you have fun with your family.

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  7. A couple of stunners, Bobby! Those feathers were brilliant to use, and perfect with this dp!! LOVE that dragonfly card. CAS perfection!!! I predict some winners here!! Bev

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  8. I am so gad you kept trying for the TIME OUT card and it is has ended up just perfect and I especially like the creative take in the opening of the teepee. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT x

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  9. Wow! What gorgeous cards! Love them both, but the one with the dragonfly is just simply stunning! So pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept! :)

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  10. You were inspired with that DP and those delightful feathers, Bobby, they're gorgeous together ... love the fun way you've added the sentiment! I've had my eye on a dragonfly die for a while and have been resisting ... but this has my resolve weakening. Stunning sparkly pops of colour against the white on white ... just beautiful! Happy painting! Anita :)

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  11. Great cards and I really love the dragonfly die.

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  12. Great cards! Maybe your struggle with the photo was worth it because your final card is stunning! I really like the paper, the layout and the feathers. Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

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  13. What a cute card with the dragonfly, Bobby. I like your take on the challenge, no ribbons, no hexagons :)

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  14. Two stunning cards, Bobby, both winners in my eye! I love the way you did the teepee cut angle on the first and the second, well, the second one I just want to eat with a spoon!! Enjoy your time with your family! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. Love them Both Bobby! Love your determination!! Hope you enjoy your family time!

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  16. Hi Bobby - both your cards are gorgeous, but that dragonfly...oh, my! Totally swoon-inducing! Stunning! I think I need some Memory Box dies *grin*! Fabulous inspiration!
    ~c

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  17. Bobby, your cards are both beautiful! I completely love your dragonfly card, so elegant! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

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  18. Your cards are beautiful!! I love both of them. That dragonfly just pops off the second card. Great take on the sketch!!

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  19. Wonderful cards! Great take on the sketch!

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  20. What a great card for the TIME OUT challenge! Super how you used the colours and chevrons and feathers! Thank you for joining us!

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  21. Popping back in to wish you a very Happy Birthday, Bobby! I'll send you an email in case you don't see this today. Hugs, Darnell

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  22. 2 gorgeous cards Bobby, love the dragonfly, Cathy x

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  23. Lovely and cute! I love the dragonfly :-)

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  24. Gorgeous cards Bobby, sorry it has taken me so long to get here. I love each one for different reasons whether patterns or die cuts--all wonderful!

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