Saturday, July 2, 2011

More 4th July Challenges

It's getting mighty late so I'm just going to put these in one post, so I can get to bed. I didn't get all the challenges today, but I made a bunch of cards... I didn't get to the first challenge, to number 6, or the last challenge for the day, so I'll try to fit them in tomorrow. I'd like to get ALL the challenges done if I can!

Challenge 4 - What does freedom mean to you (Americana)
Make a patriotic card. Easy enough! This card was so easy it feels like cheating. Somebody gave me this country-style flag image a long time ago, so I coloured it in with markers and coloured pencils, and the card was basically done! I didn't like the blue swirly thing in the center of the star, so I covered it with a star-shaped button that adds a little extra interest to the card. 


Challenge 5 - Vintage cards.
I wasn't quite happy with how my first card came out. I like the stamped background, but the sentiment bar is just kind of floating there and it doesn't tie in very well to the rest of the card...


Then I remembered that I had some lovely vintage diecuts, and I made a second card that came out much better.The diecut is basically olive green with a VERY pale image, so I used a fine tipped marker to lightly trace over the edges of the bird and vine, and I added a little pale pink colour to the flowers. Then I rubbed some distress ink over the top to pull it back into line with the rest of the card.


Challenge 7 - Subway Art.
Nobody was really quite sure what we were meant to do for this challenge, but the gist of it is to use different fonts and colours and to make a block of text the centerpiece of your card. At least that's what I got from it! I don't have a working printer atm, so I used a Thankyou stamp, and coloured in some of the lettering. The little hearts are punched out to add a bit more interest, and I tied a skinny red ribbon around the mat just to finish it off.

6 comments:

Marti said...

Your card is so cute, thanks for letting me know my link wasn't working. If you would like to link up now that would be great.

Carol L said...

You did a great job with your challenge cards! I love the last card and festive it looks, and of course the freedom card has a special meaning for me:) Thanks for playing along with my challenge:)

Yolanda said...

The Thinking of you card is beautiful!

Sandy said...

Love these, Karen - those vintage ones are delish!!

helloholley said...

you did a great job with all your cards....the vintage ones are gorgeous!!!;)

Kerri said...

Love your cards as well as your blog! So glad I found it. I live in FL too!