Thursday, January 14, 2010

Past and Present...(and Future)

PAST - I delved into some of my old stash to come up with these owls I had never used. They are fitting into today's "Ways to Use It" challenge - which was to add birds to your card. I also started out using this week's sketch challenge, but the card sort of re-designed itself along the way. You can't see the words in the small scallop oval - they're a rub-on and say "thinking of you". I thought it was appropriate with the way that the owls' eyes were going.

PRESENT - I used all current product for the second card - AND I kept to the sketch challenge for this week. The colours were taken from the Colour Throw Down - they're Mellow Moss, Garden Green and Rich Razzleberry.

I have been totally inspired by Theresa Momber over at Crafting the Web. What she does to the edges of her cardstock is simply amazing. I've taken a step away from using ONLY the ink which matches the cardstock and over the past couple of days have even used two colours along the same edge. Today her card has been air-brushed and she gives all the steps for colouring her central image and doing the airbrushing. Take a visit over there - I don't think you'll be disappointed!!!
FUTURE....Vancouver - next month....I downloaded two of the pictures I took yesterday of the Olympic flame. I was enthralled by how it went down the "carrier" looking as though it enveloped the whole top section. Our students were very very lucky today because one of our teachers knew one of the torch bearers who ran through town yesterday. She came to our school, with her torch, and the kids were able to touch it and ask questions. All of the "flame" elements had been taken out, but it was very cool to see.

Well, I'm off to visit some sites, eat supper and then try and get a few more pieces into that (stupid) 2000 piece candy cane puzzle I'm STILL working on. I WILL NOT GIVE UP!!!!!!!!! :)

Thanks for dropping by


Deb Neerman said...

Love the cards, Joan! That's one touch color combination ... I've been pushing those three colors around my desk for days !

The owls card is adorable! Don't you love it when cards take their own direction?

Happy Friday!

HappyCrafter said...

Neat post, great shot of the torch bearers for the Winter Olympics with snow in the background...let's all cross our fingers for snow for the Olympics next month :-)

Theresa Momber said...

Love your cards! Great layouts on both! Thanks for the shout out. :)

Andrea, said...

Fabulous cards, I love the colours you have used and those little owls are so cute

debhorst said...

great cards!! How cool that you got to see the torch!! Lucky bunch of kids!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Both cards are wonderful Joan! You must be so excited with the Olympics so close now!!! Good luck with your puzzle too!! :)

LeAnne said...

Very nicely done, Joan! Thanks for using the CTD colors in one of your cards! And thanks for sharing about the torch....very neat. I saw that on someone else's blog as well, but the closeups are fab!