Saturday, December 27, 2014

Inspired by Challenges

Hello again ~
I have two cards to share today, inspired by this week's challenge at CASology, the current challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group, and this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
Here is my first card:


For the theme 'Light', I used an older stamp set by Technique Tuesday and colored this little guy to look as if he's on stage. I also included the shadow from Paper Smooches and added the sentiment and flower from Mama Elephant.

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For my 2nd card, I realized that I didn't have any SSS products to create a card for a new baby, a new home, a new job, or a new marriage (time to shop - lol), so I went with the theme of 'new' year!


I used selective inking on a SSS sentiment set using Hero Arts Soft Granite, Studio Calico Clean Slate and Versafine Onyx Black inks. I wanted an ombre' effect on the glasses, so I used two shades of inks, inlaid the first die cut and stacked three more layers to add dimension. Lastly, I used a tone-on-tone diagonal pattern with a stencil for the border.

Well, that's it for me...thanks so much for stopping by ~







34 comments:

Karen Mead said...

Love both your gorgoeus cards Barb - your first one is so clever with the spotlight! Hugs xx

Cindy C. said...

Both fabulous creations Barb!!

Joyce said...

Wonderful creations. Love how you combined so many different elements to make your scene. Those ombre wine glasses are fantastic on your second card. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Karen Letchworth said...

Your cards are lovely, Barb. I would really like for my entire Design Team to be able to see and enjoy your art work. I hope you will stop by to share with us.

Come and play along in our weekly Anything Goes challenges at Word Art Wednesday. We offer great prizes every week, and you can share all your wonderful projects. I hope you will join us here:
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Blessings,
Karen

Leslie Hanna said...

I really like both of these! I enjoy seeing how other people combine challenges, as it's one of my own favorite things to do. :)

Michelle said...

Barb, your cards are gorgeous! I'm in love with your "hero" card. :-)

Cat Craig said...

I love your interpretations...so smart and fun.

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards, Miss Lady!!

joy said...

great cards, Barb! Good luck in the challenges.

Sarah Gray said...

I so love your spotlight card, Barb! So clever and great for CASology :) The ombré glasses on your second card make a great CAS design too.

KayM said...

Ooooh both of these are so fun, interesting and adorable!! Of course I love anything with those cute little ME people, but your card is so neat with the big spotlight! So creative and clever! The second one with the shaded glasses is fantastic too! Beautiful work my friend! ((Hugs))

lostinpaper said...

These are fabulous Barb, loving that sweet little fella in the limelight!

Meghan said...

Love your spotlight on that sweet little guy! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Rosemary said...

Super cute set of cards, Barb! Love your take on the cue word!

Karen L K said...

Cute Barb! That guy on stage is so clever!

wienerhoneymooners said...

So sweet to "shine a light" on this HERO!!! What a great light!!! Thanks for joining us at CASology!!! Sweet cheers New Years Card too!!!

Happy New Years Barb!!!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Such WONDERFUL cards!!! LOVE them!!! Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Hugs, Karin

Kylie said...

LOVE these cards, Barb. I really do like the one with the light shining on the little fella! xx

Kristie Goulet said...

Love your cards, Barb!!! Love the sweet little guy in the spotlight! So cute!

Chark said...

love the little spotlight! and the shading on the glasses is cool--Happy New Year!

Happy Dance said...

Two great cards, Barb, but I have to say that I'm totally smitten with your little fella on stage! You've turned a clever idea into a great card!! Love it! Happy New Year. Bev

Teresa Kline said...

hi Barb! these are both gorgeous CAS cards, fabulous design. so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! May your 2015 be filled with lots of glimmer and happiness!

sparkle & shine *~*

Darnell J Knauss said...

Once again, your clever eye for design blows my socks off, Barb! These are fantastic!! Happy New Year! Hugs, Darnell

Nonni said...

Two great cards, I think the first one is definitely a winner in the challenges you entered!

Judy Tuck said...

Cute cards Barb! I especially like the first one. It's adorable.

Cornelia W said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your first card - just super adorable!

Laura Norris said...

I just love your light card Barb! That little guy is so cute standing in the spotlight. And your ombré glasses for New Years are great too! Happy 2015 to you!

Deepti said...

These are sooooo adorable :) I am in love with ur first card !

Marion said...

Your light card is stunning Barb! Love it. You are clever.

Jen W. said...

Both of your cards are fabulous, Barb, and I especially love the combo of different stamp companies on the first card - they all work so well together! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, happy new year! What a sweet treat to see your adorable card for CASology's LIGHT cue this time around...the masking of the light shining from the lamp is pure eye candy! A perfect combination of stamps, too. Well done...both cards are fab!

Lisa Lara said...

Genius light card with the spotlight Barb. Love it.. Happy New Year.

May Sukyong Park said...

Your cards are so fun and fabulous as usual, Barb! Love the coloring and blending on your first card! Well done!!! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology. Looking forward to more inspiration from you in 2015. May

donna mikasa said...

Fab cards, Barb! I LOVE the spotlight on the little hero. Congratulations on your CASology HM win!