Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Vintage flowers and toys...

I know it will be quite a while still before we see any sort of plant life in the Edmonton area - but it's nice to anticipate.

I've used the Mojo Monday Sketch for this card along with the Technique Challenge of Splitcoast - which was Very Vintage; and the colours from Cards and Things - Elegant Eggplant, Mellow Moss and Bordering Blue.
You can't see it very well in the picture, but the flowers are
done on a piece of water colour paper and I used both the blender pen and aqua painter to create the piece. I am NOT a painter by any means - but I'm pleased with how this turned out.
I also learned that it is easier to distress paper when crumpling it up if you wet it with water first - doesn't hurt the hands as much either.

My second card uses an image from Squigglefly for their challenge this week which was to create a scene on your card. I used the sketch from "Lord Have Mercy" and the colours are from this weeks Colour Challenge on Splitcoast. I added a few extra colours for the colouring - but the rest hold true.

We're heading into hump day - the report cards are done and the mornings are brighter. All is
well - I love not having to walk around in the
dark first thing in the morning! I hope your day is also full of light!

Thanks for stopping by,

17 comments:

Dani said...

Oooh! I love your cards! So pretty!

Primitive Paper said...

These flowers are GORG!!!! Love your color choices as well.

Alex said...

They are both beautiful cards Joan, I especially love that first one, the coloring is amazing, girl!! Here is hoping for Spring sometime soon, I am tired of being cold!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Beth said...

Love the vintage feel of your floral card Joan - beautiful flowers! Super card for MSC this week too :)

Andrea, said...

Beautiful cards Joan, I love the flowers on the first one

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh WOWWWW! The colors and image on that Mojo Monday card are AWESOME! Sooooo beautifully done!

Stephanie said...

Oh love both your cards, you rocked both these challenges!

Marlene said...

Your cards are beautiful! I'm partial to the first one, cuz I LOVE purple. :)

Debbie said...

Joan, both these cards are beautiful! Love the colours, they are both so spring like. Especially nice to see on a day like today, I'm looking out at the fog and it doesn't look like spring here either! :)

chris said...

Hi ther
Just had to stop by and comment on this one,its beautiful, just found your blog,its amazing,great work.
love chris xx

stampinfrog said...

Two beautiful cards Joan!
Hugs,Connie

Cheryl said...

Lovely cards. Very pretty

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous! You have done an amazing job!

I'm glad you participated in this week's Squigglefly Challenge!

Holly said...

Wonderful cards Joan! Super coloring!

Shawna said...

Beautiful! Oh yeah, the flowers will be blooming sooner or later!

Heather the MooseLover said...

Both cards are very pretty! Thanks for playing with us for this week's Squigglefly Challenge.

Krista Driessen said...

Love your card, thank for playing along !