Friday, June 27, 2008

Can you resist??

Today is Friday and time for another Blogger's challenge! This week we were to use any resist technique. I know there are tons of techniques out there, but I decided to use a quick and easy one for my challenge. Keep it simple, right? I was up late last night because, well, because it is summer and I can't seem to get the kiddies in bed before eleven these days. At least they sleep in! anyway, I went into my office late last night so I could make my resist card and be on time this morning. I did make a card, but I really wasn't pleased with it. So, instead of being on time, I went to bed and got up and made not one, but two new cards. I'm much happier with these two. (See what some sleep can do?!)
Both my cards use the "stamp with Versamark onto glossy paper and brayer over it" resist technique. For the first one I used the Heartfelt Thanks stamp set. I brayered over my Versamarked images with Not quite Navy and then stamped the flowers again with Not Quite Navy over the brayered ink The floating words are from Stem Sayings, stamped in Black. To emphasize the white flowers, I used a basic white card base and white tafetta ribbon. I just HAD to add a bit of shimmer, so I touched up the flowers with a bit of clear stickles. I didn't use dry glitter for this because the glossy paper can really grab ahold of glitter and I didn't want to mess with that.
My second card is the same technique, this time using Garden Green ink to brayer over the Vmark images. I stamped the lion from Wild About You onto whisper white cardstock twice, once with more mustard and once with pumpkin pie. I used my paper snips to cut out the pumpkin lions head and then used a dimensional to stick it over my mustard lion. I mounted the lion onto pumpkin pie cardstock and then sponged the edges with pumpkin pie ink. I mounted it first because I wanted a real shallow, soft sponging on the edges. (also because I didn't think of it til I got it mounted and it looked so...cold!) Natural linen thread is wrapped around the cards middle and tied with a simple bow. I stamped Wild About You with basic black ink and then mounted it all onto some mustard cardstock. I think this one is my favorite. Which one do you like best?
Be sure to check out the other blogger challenge gals by clicking on the link to the left. Have a super Friday!! My goal today is to get my daughter's room painted. She comes home tomorrow and I want to surprise her. Wish me luck!!

20 comments:

Connie said...

Two cards! Great job with this resist challenge on both of them!

Connie

amycara said...

Beautiful cards. I LOVE the first one...the colors are so pretty! Good luck painting!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Well, it certainly looks like YOU can resist, and do it very well too! Both cards are wonderful and I'm impressed that you were able to crank out two cards this week! Great job.

Nikki Bond said...

These look amazing! Wonderful job this week! {SMILES}

Barb Hardeman said...

Both your cards are an absolute delight. I love the Navy card! Blue is my color and your resist with the leaf branches on the lion card are so delicate and pretty. Glad you got some sleep and produced two excellent cards. Now go paint that DD's room...

Patti Chesky said...

Both cards are incredible!!! I am a flower person so that one is my favorite. Great job on both!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

They are both lovely Beckie! Your first one is so elegant! I really like the Wild About You card too...so cute! :D

Anita Van Hal said...

What great cards! Very ambitious! Don't be so hard on yourself, you did a fantastic job with the challenge...love all the details and the color combos!

Gina Wrona said...

Awesome, I must vote for the 1st one as that stamp set is one of my favorites.

Good Luck Painting!

((hugs))
Gina

Lisa Somerville said...

Both resist cards turned out great!

Ida said...

Two terrific cards. The colors are lovely on the blue card (I'm partial to blues and greens) but I love your lion card. So cute!

Connie Paxman said...

Love the ribbon and the accent with Stickles..
Beautiful shades of blues..awesome.
Connie paxman

Lisa Bohler said...

Two great cards! I love the NQN one the best, though! It's so striking!

Pat Huntoon said...

Great cards, both!

MJ said...

Wonderful cards. I love them both, you can not go wrong with this techniue. Beautiful job.

Marcia said...

Two cards, two different looks - both cards look fantastic.

Thanks for sharing
Marcia
new BC member

Claudia said...

both cards are just great!!!

Barbara said...

These are both wonderful! The first is lovely, and the 2nd is so fun!

Lori said...

These are both great, Beckie! I think I like the first one best--I'm kinda partial to blue . . .

Chrissy D said...

You did a beautiful job on both of the cards! I still have to do mine so need to do a search and see what strikes my fancy! LOL Maybe I should KISS too? Great job on the challenge!