Sunday, March 20, 2011

2 more challenges!

 This card is for Gina K's challenge of use metal.  So I used an old pop can, cut off the top and bottom and used my flower dies in the Big Shot.  I used the Copic airbrush system to color them.  The background is a Technique Junkie herringbone that uses left over strips of paper.   I've had that piece sitting around for MONTHS and for some reason today I was able to think it would work for this.  I have done the thing to cut some things out of old pop cans before but this is the first time I colored it with the airbrush.  I really like it too   The tag is from Gina K's Fanciful Tags set stamped on the Spellbinder Fancy tag die.
Since I also used something I would have thrown away (or recycled), this qualifies for the Our Creative Corner Challenge too.

This one is for Gina K's Sketch challenge.  I must admit, this was a little intimidating and a real challenge.  Those little squares are hard to figure out what to put in them.  I finally decided on Friends Forever set.  I was able to stamp a piece of each one of the flowers on the larger squares.  Then used the stamp positioner to get the greeting (unknown) on the smaller ones.  I colored them with Prisma pencils and gamsol. Really the purples ones don't look like such a crappy job in real life.   Please don't ask about the background.  This is another one I've had stuffed in my 'backgrounds to use later' drawer and I don't have a clue what I used anymore.  All I can tell you is was on glossy paper.  I looked through my 'stuff' to see if I could tell what I used but can't.  Sorry.

13 comments:

Vicki B. said...

So cute, those flowers are sweet!!Thanks so much for joining us this week on the OCC!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wonderful card - love the herringbone paper technique! Your flowers came out terrific - very cool effect with the Copic airbrushing. Great job on the recycled packaging challenge! So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Sharon said...

Such a clever girl using a pop can to create some flowers! Thank you for playing along with us @ OCC. HOpe to see more of your work in the future!

EcoRover said...

I like your recycled/found object memes for cards. I'm lucky if I remember to post a FaceBook note to friends on BDays!

Julie Koerber said...

A pop can??? How fun is that? Love both of your creations Betty! Hope life is treating you well in your neck of the woods! :-)

Carolyn King said...

love both cards....lovin those metal flowers! Very cool!

Moosisk said...

Love your cards, Betty. I guess you did find some time to stamp! :D

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It was such a pleasure reading it. I have bookmarked it and I will show it to my friend, she is a huge fan of this subject.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Betty: I am passing on the Liebster Award to you if you check my blog you will find it - it is to recognize bloggers of talent with fewer than 200 followers. Enjoy your work.

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! That is one creative piece of work with the herringbone weave and the pop can flowers! Love the pretty sentiment stamp in the die cut, too. You also did a great job on the second challenge. Some decisions can be so difficult, which is why it takes me so long to make a card. Hope you're enjoying life, even if it doesn't include time to stamp. Thanks for dropping in to visit me!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both of these are really wonderful! So colorful and happy. Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

ChatterScene.com said...

very pretty!

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