Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cards and Butterflies

My daughter has asked why I'm always making square cards now.....well, you can put a bit more on them....duh! I have grown accustomed to them.
Saturday Spotlight's challenge this week is to find something from around your house to add to the card....but it can't be a craft item. I decided what DSP to use first and went from there. The playing card is so old - it's unbelieveable....it's yellowed so it went well with the paper. I put 4 layers of circles together before adding the little poker chips so they really stick up off the page. I figure I can give this to either of my two nephews, so it's all good. The sketch is Sweet Sunday Sketch #76 over at The Sweetest thing....

The second sketch is from I{heart}to Stamp -
SFYTT (Sketch for You to Try). I've used a butterfly from Sugar Creek Hollow which you can find in the freebies section!!!! I used my watercolour crayons for the Pretty in Pink on the inner wings - trying to get some dimension. This image does have printed antennae for this beauty, but I thought I'd try giving her wire ones.

I took the Grades 4-6 to the city today to see the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. I had a class with the 6's later in the day and the thing they were talking about most was how impolite and disrespectful some of the students from other schools were who were sitting around them. I'm sorry that they had to experience that, but I'm also happy that they are learning how to be good audience members themselves. They did enjoy the music too - which was geared for their ages and the conductor is awesome with a crowd of kids. The test will be when I take grades 1-3 in June. (I may be crazy on that count!)

Anyway - I hope you had a terrific Tuesday or are working on a wonderful Wednesday. Thanks for dropping by,


Joseline said...

What a clever idea with the playing card Joan!! Both cards are really pretty!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Both creations are very creative & clever!! Great thinking to use the playing card ... love how that came together! Thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight ... we do hope to see you again next week!!
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Tammy Hershberger said...

Great cards! I especially like the one with the playing card... very creative! Thank you for visiting my blog... I appreciate your comments! :)

Deb Neerman said...

Fabulousness, Joan! Love that vintage playing card ... and the terrific sketch you followed!

MiamiKel said...

Gorgeous card, Joan! Super creative to use a card! Well done :)

Corie said...

Both of these are beautiful

Maria Matter said...

Fabulous Joan!!!!

beautiful butterfly card, love the colors!

And brilliant 'card' card! lol
What great paper to place this playing card atop!
I'm so glad your played along with us at Sat. Spotlight!
Blessings, Maria

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow! Both your creations are gorgeous!! Love your butterfly card!! You should enter that in Flutter By Wednesday's challenge to use a fairy butterfly or angel.

What a beautiful take on the Around the House Challenge at Saturday Spotlight!! The playing card is too clever! Thanks for joining us this week!