Monday, February 8, 2010

C is for (C)ard (C)hallenges

I vowed today to get back in the saddle and try to make a card. Since it's C fortnight, I thought a Card Challenge was even better.

To be honest, it was super hard. My hands are really shaky and getting to my supplies required a lot of moving around. I persevered and got to play with my newest Bombshell Stamp - Madonna Woodcut.


This week's Copic Creations challenge is to "feather" with copics which is having one color merge into another. I don't know if I did it right but it sure was fun. I used the current CPS sketch and the Bombshell Stamps February sketch as they are very similar:



I chose my colors based on this weeks Etsy Inspired Challenge. The Shop is Traveling Mama and the photograph I used is:



I had a lot of scraps left over so I used them to make a card based on the Clean and Simple Stamping Sketch:


Here's my card:


For this one I used Butterfly Queen by Bombshell Stamps

Thanks so much for stopping by.

14 comments:

CathyR said...

I love your cards. They look great. I'm glad to see you are in creative mode again.

Lea L. said...

Neat card! Love the papers you used! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!

♥Lea

Carmen said...

Gorgeous cards Nicole. Love your new stamp. So fabulous seeing you getting crafty again *g*

Natasha said...

Wow! These are both gorgeous!

Tiff said...

Your cards always have a worldly feel to them, like you're not from the USA! I love the bright vibrant landscapes you provided for your bombshell madonna and butterfly! Your cutting is impeccable....seriously! And with shaky hands at that!

travelingmama said...

This is awesome! I love that patterned paper- it reminds me of Moroccan tile! I'm honored to have you create from our image! Hugs!

Heather P. said...

These are fabulous, and your coloring is just incredible!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Fabulous cards! I can't believe you did such intricate coloring while your in so much pain. Hugs!

Rach said...

Beautiful cards I love the choice of colours. x

Savitri said...

Wow, great creations and with shaky hands! Impressive!! I can't do what you did with none shaky hands. GORGEOUS and lots of great thoughts your way!

GlitteryKatie said...

gorgeous cards Miss Perky!!!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Both cards are terrific! I'm loving the color palette and I'm really crazy over that Madonna image. Beautiful coloring!

mycardz said...

Wow, great job on the feather blending technique! Glad you could join us at the Copic Creations challenge. hugz, Mary

Bombshell Stamps said...

OMG Nicole, freaking gorgeous card!!! I am constantly amazed at the layouts you come up with, and these colors are just outstanding!