In between paying visits to all the people who've linked up on my challenge, checking in on the OWH Facebook wall and even making a few tweets I've been making cards too. Here's what I have to share...
|K&Co. Paper • My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags Layers Stax|
Hero Arts OWH Miss You All the Time Stamp Set
Our Daily Bread Challenge for May
Miss You Theme
For some reason I always find myself reaching for brown or black inks when I use this stamp set. Today I forced myself to use different colors.
|My Favorite Things - Lovey Dovey Sentiments, Blueprints 1 Die Set, Designer Labels 1 Stax Die|
Echo Park 6x6 This & That Graceful Papers • Tim Holtz - Kraft Paper
I finally got around to trying my hand at this very popular chalkboard technique and while it did take me a few tries I just love the look and will definitely revisit it again with some of my other sentiment sets. This is also the first time I've used the MFT Blueprints 1 Dies set and I think it's safe to say I am in love with it.
Use a Scrapbook Sketch to Make A Card
This was the hardest challenge for me today. This was my third try and I haven't completely decided yet if I like it or not. I found my inspiration sketch over at the Scrapbooks etc. site here and while I'm more likely to stick with one of the many card sketches available I do think it's a good exercise to stretch and challenge yourself creatively once in a while.
|My Favorite Things - Decorative Doilies Die • Stampin Up / Sizzix Embosslits - Beautiful Wings|
Papers from My Stash • Sentiment - Unknown
OWH Sketch #171
My first instinct was to place a sentiment in the circle part of this sketch but I couldn't make it work and so I opted to turn the spot into a focal point of combined elements and use the lower right corner for my sentiment.
I have used my own photos several times to create 'picture postcards' of places and sights near me and used them to write Any Hero Mail. I find that it really is a great help in making a note easy to write when you have a topic in the photo itself. I write a line or two about the image, like where and when I took it, include my thanks and the note is done! I've never used a photo as part of card but love this idea and will definitely do it again. This image is of a local lighthouse that can be seen off the shore very near where I live.
|Image by Elizabeth O. Dulmeba • Papertrey Ink - Ric Rac Die • Twine by Doodlebug|
Sentiment - My Own Custom Design Stamp Set
Striped Paper - Oriental Trading Company
Having lived in a shoreline town on the East Coast my entire nothing says 'Summer' to me more than the beach. I've been in a coloring groove lately and had this in my folder of digis. It's by Elizabeth O. Dulmeba, whose work I love and use often in my cards for OWH.