Aug 11, 2009

365 Cards - Catch Up 163, 164 & 165 + PIO 10

I was just about to post 163 & 164 and I noticed that Day 165 was just posted by Pam... so I sat back down at my craft table and made a quickie. :)

I noticed that none of these cards used patterned paper, so they'd all qualify for Pile It On's Challenge # 10! If I'd have to pick one to be entered, I'd pick this first one:

365 Cards Day 163 - Try a Technique: Masking

Truth be told, I don't use this technique a lot. Perhaps I will use it a bit more now... time will tell. I stamped the flower first, then masked it and stamped the two chains with VersaMark. A little silver embossing powder and I had the look I wanted. I turned my attention to the flower, which needed a little oomph if it was to compete with the silver chains. Glitter, baby!! :) I finished off with a pewter-coloured bead for the flower centre + a funky piece of real chain for added dimension.

Card Stock - CTMH; Flower Stamp - CTMH, Chain Stamps - Inkadinkadoo (Chain Reaction); Sentiment - Fiskars; Bead & Chain - Dollar Store


365 Cards Day 164 - Colour Scheme:




For me, this one was tough. First I tried to combine challenges with Mojo Monday. Yeah... that was a wasted hour. Piali did it - skillfully with panache... but alas, I could not.

When I concentrated on the colours alone, I could do it. I didn't have any DP with all 5 colours, so I opted for simple blocks of colour, stamped with a Penny Black background script. The bird was painted with Tim Holtz's Distress Crackle black, which looked good, but left the whole card rather flat... so I added more oomph again with glitter. While I like the result, there are definitely things I would change if I was going to do the card over. C'est la vie.

Cardstock - CTMH, DCWV; Ribbon - Offray; Chipboard Bird - Little Yellow Bicycle; Background Stamp - Penny Black; Sentiment - CTMH; Paint - Tim Holtz Distress Black; Glitter - Martha Stewart Onyx; Metal Tag - Dollar Store

365 Cards Day 165 - Shape Up: Star

Today's card (rather, tomorrow's card... I'm a west coastie, so I got to finish a whole day early!! LOL) had to feature a star as the dominant shape on the card.

Simple card! I just picked up these fun stickers at the dollar store (yeah, I go to dollar stores a LOT) I loved the colours and they were just so darned sparkly! Finish off with a satin ribbon (don't look to closely at the cut edge - my scissors are apparently getting dull) and a metal tag - and done!

Cardstock - Bazzill Basics; Ribbon - unknown from stash; Star Stickers & Metal Tag - Dollar Store; Sentiment - computer generated, font: BlackJack

Whoo hoo! That was one crafty evening... and it's nigh on midnight now, so I'm heading off to catch some zzz's or I'll be useless at work tomorrow!

Thanks for poppin' by this crazy lady's blog. :)

21 comments:

lcg said...

Lovin' your sweet star card

Chrissie said...

That star card is the bee's knees!
I love it!
Chrissie

Jenny S. (UK) said...

Oh! my!!!! what fabulous cards, you've outshone yourself with these. The chain stamp is amazing, the black bird is so powerful an image and your stars are out of this world, great colours. Well done on your early posting too.

nora said...

Leuke blog heb je Carolyn!!Vind je kaartjes erg leuk.Groetjes Nora

Celeste said...

Beautiful cards as usual. I love the chain on Day 163, I never would have thought of doing that. I also love the Dollar Store!!!! I like the background stamp on Day 164, and your star card is great!

Sherry said...

Carolyn, your cards are freaking amazing. Especially love the star one.

Patti J said...

Girl, I LOVE your color strip card!!! That bird is the best!! All of these are perfect, but that one is my fave...HA - love those $1 stores!!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

These are all fabulous! Have to say I love the cute one with the stars. Fun card. Thanks for playing at Pile It On! ~Denise :)

PaulaM said...

All of these cards are just gorgeous!! I love the chain - that s so unique. I love the color challenge and the squares with the bg stamp - lovely and your star card is just that - a star!! TFS

Tasia D. said...

Okay Carolyn - all of these are magnificent! I love how you did the chains (and added chain) to your first card - You did an awesome job with the color challenge - love how you did the blocks - and the star card is just adorable!! Great, great, great job!

Jennifer said...

I love your cards. You have been busy.

Celeste said...

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One4Joy said...

you go girl! three amazing cards, I love the glittery black bird one especially!

Maureen said...

All three are fab! LOVE the real chain on the first card - how cool! And all those stars are so cute! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

fabricbutterfly said...

Fabulous card!!!!!!! such a great job, how late are you staying us, missy, you got a lot done, and first on the list today,,,, good for you, thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

I love all of your cards, Carolyn!!

Deanna said...

Wow these are all so beautiful and so original!

Thanks so much for playing with us this week!

Dee fr Pile It On DT!

Amy Schultz said...

wow... both of these cards are so cute! amazing job with the silver and glitter!

Amy -- Pile It On DT

Juls said...

gorgeous collection of cards! love your masking one! the flower is great, and I love how you have used the chain.

kristie sessions said...

All three of these are so gorgeous! I love love the star card. Great job!!

~amy~ said...

check out all your crafty goodness!!! Lovin' all your cards!