Wednesday, June 23, 2010


This is such a hard time of much I want to do and just no energy. Still 4 days of school to get through (2 with kids, 2 without) and then I collapse for two weeks sleeping most of the time.....just what I feel like doing right now!

I love it when images that I know I should colour, but am hesitant to, look just as good in black ink. That's how I feel about this flower. I'm sure I wouldn't do it justice in colouring and I like how this turned out. Play Date Cafe wanted black-white-and a splash of colour (blue) this week and I'm still holding fast to Marina Mist! This card also uses the sketch from Splitcoast this week. No embellishments for this one - pretty Clean and Simple.

This second card, using Mercy's sketch, sort of evolved. I used the colour challenge from Splitcoast (Almost Amethyst, Apricot Appeal and Soft Suede) and added a bit of glitter on the tips of the candles for the challenge at Crafty Creations to add shine to the card. I was able to "sort of" match the cupcakes by stamping the pieced "icing" with the fancy heart from "I (heart) hearts" so it matches the tiny cupcakes along the side.

Finally, I reused the sketch from Splitcoast but used the colours from CAS-tastic Wednesday Challenge - blue, yellow and a neutral - I chose Sahara Sand, Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight.

It's early for me - but I think I'm going to have to head to bed so I can start refreshed tomorrow....Thursday. Thanks for stopping by.


Marlene said...

Love your cards, but have to say my favorite is the last one!

Karen B. said...

Love this teen card, great graphics and textures!

Joycelyn Turner said...

These are all great...I just love the 'uncolored' hydrangea....beautiful work!!!

Alex said...

Okay, well I want your creativity when I am tired, LOL!! These are fabulous Joan!!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Deb Neerman said...

Another fabulous card, Joan!

Thanks for joining us in this weeks' CAS-tastic Wednesday Clean and Simple color challenge!

stampinfrog said...

Three gorgeous cards Joan!

Maria Matter said...

wonderful cards Joan!!! love the silhouette image!!

hang in there!