Thursday, June 14, 2018

June "Twofer" Challenge!

Hi all ~ It's time for Darnell's June Twofer Challenge, and this month the prompt is 'Trees'!


And, here are the rules:

I love playing along with this challenge, and I think it's because it really IS a challenge! I had an NBUS stamp set in my stash, so of course, it was the best excuse to ink it up :)


For my one layer 'Friendship' card, I created a mask with an oval die and did some ink blending fading out on the upper right. I deliberately kept it CAS by refraining from adding gems or enamel dots...



For my monochromatic Christmas card, I did more ink blending, this time in shades of blue/green. I stamped the trees, leaving them bare, and added a sweet little bird using the same colors.

And, here they are together ~



If you're looking for a really fun challenge, look no further than Darnell's Twofer Challenge...there's still plenty of time to play along, and I know she would love to see your take on her latest prompt!

Have a great day ~ Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Card #1
Stamps: MFT - Modern Trees; PTI - Keep it Simple - Friendship
Dies: MFT - Cross Stitched Oval STAX
Inks: SSS - Hot Lips, Duckling; Hero Arts - Orange Soda, Soft Vanilla; Versafine - Onyx Black

Card #2
Stamps: MFT - Modern Trees, I'm Tweet on You, Snow Globe Sentiments
Dies: Mama Elephant - Landscape Trio
Inks: TH Distress Inks - Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio; Versafine - Onyx Black; MFT - Black Licorice Hybrid
Misc: Copic - Markers, Opaque White; Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Sequins


18 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

great cards for this challenge, Barb - your little bird is so cute with the barren trees in the background

Cat Craig said...

Sweet trees Barb, that set has a lot of choices. So darling.

Darnell said...

Ooooh, your blending is perfection, Barb! Whether warm hues or cool, you have a smooth hand working with the inks! I love how the oval coloring fades off into the white of the card and how you have your sediment and tree flowing from inside the oval to the outside! And eep to that sweet little aqua blue bird enjoying the snow! So adorable!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #6! Hugs, Darnell

Christine Alexander said...

Barb, such beautiful blending for both cards and sweet little trees:)

Karren said...

These are wonderful, Barb! Both cards look so different from each other. And you are so right about this being a challenge - I'm too scared to have a go! I keep meaning to join in but my brain freezes when I have to come up with two cards using the same image. Maybe this month I'll join in...

Loll said...

I love your blended background Barb! The masked oval really pops with the shades of orange and the black stamped tree. Really cool how you've shaded only the bottom of the oval. And your Christmas card is so sweet with your blue sponged sky and sweet little birdie! Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge! xx

Brenda said...

I am loving both of your tree cards Barb! That oval blending looks amazing-love the colors and love the boldness of the black tree and sentiment. So beautiful and stunning! Your blending on the Christmas card is just as stunning. I need to take a class on how to blend like you do. lol Love the bare winter trees and that sweet little birdie. So cute! Hugs, Brenda

I Card Everyone said...

I sure hope you know how much I admire your blending skills, if I haven't told you before. WHEN we do get to craft together, please teach me your tricks!
LOve your trees, Barb... and isn't it nice to get those NBUS inky? and another Christmas card made - beautifully!
=]

Sybrina K said...

Hi Barb, Saw your lovely cards in the Twofer gallery and had to stop by. So pretty....

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beauties, Barb - just love the masking on card one and the sweet scene on card two! Great twofer!!

Kara Lynne said...

Wow! The contrast between your two cards is striking! Beautiful ink blending, Barb, and gorgeous designs on both of your cards! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Anita in France said...

I'm so pleased you inked up that gorgeous NBUS tree stamp, Barb ... and paired it with such delicious blending! The warmth of the friendship card is gorgeous ... love how it fades out to blend with the card base ... the tree is so striking and bold against it! Your Christmas scene is a delight ... that little bird's such a cutie on his snowbank amid the gently falling snow! Of course, your blending is, once again, beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

HilaryJane said...

I love these cards. The simplicity and the colours are just perfect xx

Shona Chambers said...

Talk about CAS deliciousness!!!

lostinpaper said...

OH my, I need some blending lessons from you, they are both magical Barb!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such pretty CAS cards! Gorgeous blending, pure perfection!

Bobby said...

Fabulous ink blending on both cards, Barb, and a great way to use those trees.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on the Honorable Mentions at the Twofer Challenge, Barb! These cards are fantastic CAS twofer cards with beautiful ink blending! Hideko xx