Friday, January 22, 2016

Marcia's Monthly Challenge

My sweet friend, Marcia and I are back on track with our monthly challenges. This month we decided to use water color powders and combine them with a Valentine's theme. I used Ken Oliver's powders to create the following cards:

For this card I stamped a background panel using a background stamp My Creative Time. I die cut the water colored panel using MFT's Love dies and stamped the sentiment from My Creative Time's 100% Sweetness onto the heart.

I cut two more hearts from the scraps and made these two little milk carton candy favors. So fun!

This next card uses Top Dog Dies, Lacy Heart Doily.

I wanted to try to use one of the water colored panels as more of a background so this is what I ended up with. I wasn't sure in the beginning what direction to go in because using the panel as a background, it seemed very busy to me. I started by stamping a silhouette image from Sweet N' Sassy stamps but didn't like where it was headed so I brightened it up with a die cut flower given to me from my pal Marcia. I colored that up using Zig Clean Color pens. The primitive heart is another leftover from the card above (can't have any waste!). I die cut the sentiment twice from PTI's Still Life Summer and added some black Wink of Stella, which not surprisingly, doesn't show up in the photo. I can never seem to capture WOS with my ipad camera.

Here's another card I made using more of the hearts punched from the rest of that piece of background.

I'll be entering one of these cards into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday
DRS Design Blog
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Be sure to stop by Marcia's blog and see her lovely creations and leave her some love! Thanks so much for visiting. Blessings~ Birgit


Lindsey said...

Wow! Each one of these projects is just amazing. What a great idea to challenge yourself. I love that you made such a variety of projects with the same technique.

Marcia Hill said...

I just knew you'd knock this challenge out of the park Birgit! Absolutely love all your cards and your little milk carton projects! I think it's great that you didn't let any scraps go to waste!! Your first card is fabulous...I love how you used the love letters with the water colored paper and that background looks so good with it!! Your lacy heart card is so CAS looking, but SO filled with that one!!! Really like your save on the busy background one too...they are harder to work with and definitely take some thinking about, but it came out great with the die cut flower on the side! And your last card is a beauty glad you were able to get so many hearts out of one piece of paper!! GREAT job on all your cards my aced this challenge!! :0)

Linda said...

So many great projects, Birgit. I love that you and Marcia have this monthly challenge. So pretty.

Shelia said...

This are all beautiful cards. I really like this first one with the soft colors and die cut Love with a heart for the o. Beautiful. Thank you for playing along with DRS Designs.

Barbara said...

I absolutely love all these works! I can't choose! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! barbarayaya

nwilliams6 said...

Gorgeous technique and fun projects. You have been busy and these are all wonderful! Thanks for sharing them with us in the DRS Designs Challenge!!!