Friday, January 10, 2014

Home...Where Your Story Begins

Hello everyone!

I have 2 more cards to share today. My first card is for the challenge at Less is More, and it’s a color challenge. We have been asked to use ‘Winter Blues’ and since I recently bought this stamp and die set from PTI, I thought I would try my hand again at JJ Bolton’s Technique using some blue inks.



I have to say that this technique is a lot harder than it looks! Lining everything up is only part of it...for some reason, I had trouble with the stamp, then smearing the Memento Luxe ink, and on and on it went ~ LOL ~ I went through a lot of cardstock to get it right,  and that infuriates me! In the end, I’m happy with how it turned out, so all is well...and of course I LOVE this sentiment!

My next card is for 2 challenges: For this week’s challenge at Addicted to Clean & Simple, our code word is ‘Die Cuts’. This is my 2nd submission for this challenge, and I used die cuts almost exclusively on this card. I would also like to enter this card for this week’s challenge at Muse. Our inspiration this week was provided by Laurie Willison, who created a beautiful card with a sunburst. It’s Laurie’s last challenge as a DT member, and I’m sure going to miss her!


I die cut the 'Power Rays’ with white cardstock, and inked it up with Hero Arts Butter Bar. Then, I inked a background panel also with Butter Bar and Orange Soda to create depth. I added all of my die cuts, stamped my sentiment, and voila!

Well, that’s it for me! Tonight was the finale on Project Runway All Stars, and I can't wait to see who won :-)
I hope everyone is having a great week! 
Barb



1st Card:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Polka Dot Parade #10
Ink: Hero Arts - Mid-tone Navy; Memento Luxe - Teal Zeal; Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White; Bazzill - Icy Mint
Dies: Papertrey Ink - Modern Alphabet
Glitter Pen: Wink of Stella - Clear
Sequins: Kelly Purkey - Turquoise Blue

2nd Card:
Stamps: Fresh Squeezed Stamps - Everyday Expressions
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Hero Arts - Butter Bar, Orange Soda
Cardstock: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White
Dies: Paper Smooches - Power Rays; Mama Elephant - Landscape Trio; Impression Obsession - Deer Trio

25 comments:

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Oh, Barb- this is fantastic- LOVE, LOVE it!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Lovely Barb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Super FAB inking!

Barb said...

I love how your first card turned out too, Barb! (I'm always smearing ink everywhere so I know exactly how you feel! Lol!) It's such a cool technique! Your second card is fantastic! Love those beautiful rays!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Oh, I feel warmer already - those rays of sun just glow and the treatment with the stark black silhouette and sentiment is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

Chrissie said...

This is a fab LIM card... love the technique too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Loll Thompson said...

Two fabulous cards Barb. Love the home with the polka-dots and the perfect sentiment. And your sun rays are so gorgeous with the clouds and stitching. Great job! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. Loll xx

Rosemary said...

another set of fantastic cards, barb... i'm a bit partial to the second one, though... love the inking and how you used the die cuts!

Laura B. said...

oooooh spectacular die cutting on that first one!!!! LOVE!

Kylie said...

Beautiful starburst, Barb! I love everything about your card. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow Barb!! These 2 are absolutely amazing hun...simply love everything about them!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

jintyoo7 said...

Two VERY fabulous cards, Barb :)

Linda said...

Those rays of sun are so pretty. Lovely card.

baileyrosy.com said...

What a talented lady you are, both cards are sublime, that first one its amazing I have tried that technique and failed miserably yours is stunning. The sun ray card is a pure delight those colors are amazing and I love their names lol ! Thanks so much for another stunner for our challenge at ATCAS and good luck.

Marie

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow, your card really stands out from the crowd! The rays of sunshine look fantastic and the whole scene is serene!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Oops, just saw the home card - LOVE it!

lostinpaper said...

Fabulous Barb! the layered die cuts in the home card were totally worth all the effort!

Karen M said...

Love both of these gorgeous cards xx

SchnauzerCrafts Creations/Christy Q said...

Wow, what an amazing take on the Muse card! I love your use of diecuts and the layering you did. Fantastic! (and your home card is beyond incredible!!)

Petra said...

Oh Barb! wow! I love the sunburst on your card! and your technique with regards to your background colour is amazing. you've really done such a great job! well done!

Gillian R said...

gorgeous cards, love ths sky affect in your Muse card

Kailash said...

Such gorgeous creativity Barb, love the die cut technique, you did a beautiful job pulling it off!!!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the way you interpreted the Muse card!

Jean said...

These are both stunning - you're really taking these die cuts to a whole new level.

Deni(se) said...

The deer in black makes a great contrast and really draws me in for a closer look. The sun shining from beneath the clouds and between the naked trees is just beautiful.

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Barb --- So happy to see you WON again!! Woohoo!! Very talented lady!!!!