Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring on the farm

I think there is a possibility there will  be a spring this year, although snow is in the 10 day forecast.  I am really hoping that my note cards will at least bring spring into the hearts of the friends that I am going to send them to.

I used Cricut cartridge A Child's Year to cut out the spade, tulips and boy with a bird.  He reminded me of a friend I had on the farm who could coax birds to land on his hand.  It always fascinated me how he could do it even though I was very frightened of birds.

This boy is cut from CTMH slate and the bird is painted blue with a CTMH Opaque pearl as the eye.  The spade is also from the slate and the shovel of the spade is aluminum cut from a diet coke can and glued on to the spade.  The tulips are  from a scrap of  green and a scrap of yellow.  I like to use scraps of paper whenever I can as I save almost everything!  The blooms of the tulips have CTMH  Liquid Glass applied.  The WELCOME SPRING is from a CTMH stamp set in outside denim ink.  The background is a printed paper of blue and very light grey.

This card will be entered  in Bitten By the Bug 2, Fantabulous Cricut Challenge, Exploring Cricut and More, and Heart 2 Heart.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Luck of the Irish

This is my St. Patrick's Day entry for the crafting contests.  I created it for my husband who is bound to a wheelchair and in a nursing home.  He enjoys receiving mail often.  I felt a colorful card would put a smile on his face!

I used the Cricut cartridge "St. Patrick's Day" for the rainbow and pot of gold and the Cricut/CTMH cartridge Art Philosophy for the background.  I used CTMH white paper for rainbow and black paper for pot.  The rainbow is colored with CTMH colored pencils and the gold is embossed with the CTMH dot embossing folder.  I used a cotton pad to rub Topiary ink on the card surrounding the background.

A great big thank you to  Katie from Katie's corner for the new ideas that she showed at a CTMH party this past weekend.  I would never have thought about using a cotton pad to rub stamp pad ink on a card.

My card is going to the following challenges:

Heart to Heart
Exploring Cricut and More