Thursday, May 20, 2010

CAS and Joyfully Sing...

Hello!



Fast forward a few hours....WHAT DOES SUNSHINE LOOK LIKE??? Sigh.... I'd like the rain a lot better if I were a duck!


I have two cards this morning. The first card is for two challenges.


The challenge at the Simplicity blog was to make a one-layer card that incorporates a faux embellishment in some way.


My main image is the Papertrey Ink's Everyday Button Bits set. I chose to use the hot air balloons. Of course, we couldn't use 'buttons', so I had to stamp some! I found three circle stamps of the right size to make the balloons. The two smaller stamps were from the $1 bin at Michael's, and the largest circle was in a cute little stamp set that my good friend Olga sent me for my birthday last month. The bottom was sponged on, using the edge of a border that I had cut out and didn't need. Coloring is done with Tombow Markers.



I will be submitting this card to the following challenges:


1. Simplicity: Faux Embellishments

2. Cas-Tastic Challenges: Make a one layer card.


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The second card is for the challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. Their challenge this week was to make a card or project that depicts music or singing, or other joyful praise. The sentiment stamp is an Angel Company stamp. The bird is another $1 stamp. The DP is a scrap from my stash...sorry! Coloring is done with colored pencils, and sponging is done with Tim Holtz distress ink, Old Linen. I've added ribbon from my stash, some brown pearls, and a bit of Scrapper's Floss.




I hope you are all having a wonderful Thursday. The weekend is almost upon us! It will be a working weekend here!


Take care - see you soon!


Patti J.


Food for thought: The only time the world beats a path to MY door is when I'm in the bathroom.

32 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh are these gorgeous! i love, love, love the 1st one with the treetops. it's fabulous!

Lisa Foster said...

Hi Patti!
WOW!! These are gorgeous!!! Beautiful sponging on the 1st one and I LOVE all the details!
The second one is just lovely...the layout, the musical background! AWESOME!
Hugs,
Lisa

Lisa M. said...

Wow..you made your own button stamps! Love it! Great idea! And your music card is so pretty too...definitely depicts "joyful!" :)

Deb Neerman said...

Such a cute one-layer card! Love how you created the faux 'buttons!'

Thanks so much for joining us in this week's "CAS-tastic Wednesday" One-Layer Card Challenge!

Patti said...

OMgoodness you do rock GF! Love the simplicity card... perfection. Both are beautiful works of art!

Beate said...

Both cards looks great, Patti! I love the fun colors in the first one and the vintage feel of the second.
We have sunshine today, the first time in I don't know how long. It's sooooo good to see the sun again.
I hope it will come out for you too.
Hugs and smiles

Theresa said...

2 great cards...like your buttons. Enjoying sunshine here.

BonnieRose said...

both cards are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us in this week's "CAS-tastic Wednesday" One-Layer Card Challenge!

Dawn said...

Both are fabulous cards!!! I love the antique look of the second one.

Wendy M said...

Lovely :D

Crystal said...

Patti AWWWW these are great sweetie..LOVE your CAS design with the hot air balloons...and your second card WOWZA LOVE the music notes and those warm colors...Beautiful work, hope you are having a good day!! Hugs!

Karen B. said...

So pretty and fun, love the rolling hills that you've created on the bottom.


Thanks for playing at CAS-tastic!

PetraB said...

Both cards are just fab, love the colour combo on both.

Kim said...

Wow! These are both great cards... I really really love the musical one!

Grace said...

Patti these are both so cute! I love your single layer card! Love the hot air balloons! But I really love the second one... love the sheet music and those sweet little birds! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!!!

Patti P. said...

Love both of your cards...especially the one with the music background. Glad to see you got a day of sunshine.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Patti - you know we love your cards and this SSIC is no exception! I love the CAS one as well, your sponging is divine - I love the way you have done it with a border punch - very cool! Your SSIC card is perfect for the challenge this week - love the music and of couse that sentiment along with the birds, pearks and ribbon - loving it all! We love it that you were able to join us for this weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge and would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous!! I especially love the music background and the design of the second!! Hope the sun stays for you. We have had a lot of rain too.
hugs,
Chris

Susan said...

Both cards are simply beautiful! I really like the music background on the second card! Awesome work!

redwasher1 said...

Patti, I love both cards!! They just gorgeous, especially the last one! I'm quite ready to complain about the HEAT! If we ever get it!! LOL

Sue W said...

Great cards both Patti but I just love the second one!!!! I can't wait to get to the US I'm going to buy every $1 stamp I can find!!!!! Love this little bird!!!

Sue W said...

Great cards both Patti but I just love the second one!!!! I can't wait to get to the US I'm going to buy every $1 stamp I can find!!!!! Love this little bird!!!

donna mikasa said...

love the hot air balloons! very clever card!

Glittered Paws said...

As usual - you ROCK!!! Finally was able to get on and do some blurfing this am before I head off to work. Love both of these as well as the ones I missed - off to comment on them also. How creative you were with the balloon set from PTI - talk about CAS!!!

Amy Johnson said...

what pretty cards! I love how you sponged the trees/earth below the balloons, and I love the music theme in the second one....especially how you added the bird. I was just listening to the birds singing at 5:00 a.m. this morning as I lay in bed and thinking how beautiful they sounded.

Ruth M said...

Both cards are lovely! The first one is just so fab and fun - full of happy!

Cat said...

What beautiful cards, Patti! I have the "Button Bits" but I haven't used them yet! Hope you get some sunshine soon! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week! I'm having a "Count the Pearls" contest on my blog Here
You could win a digi from the new Pixie Dust Pearl Collection.

Randi said...

Patti, what a sweet card! Love the music BG and the little birdie. Thank you so much for sharing your art with us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

Susan Raihala said...

Patti, these are both wonderful!!!! The buttons on your balloon card are fab, but I really, really love the sponging, too! And the Psalm card is beautiful...the colors, the musical background, the little bird accent singing His goodness!

peggysue said...

That little bird is so joyful, I can hear it singing from the music behind it! Great cards, both of them. Thank you for participating this week in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge!

Lynne in NI said...

Both fab cards PAtti, but I especially love your sponged border on the first, it looks like the balloons are floating above a forest! I'm definately going to try that (though my sponging is always a bit pants!)
:o)

Angie Cortes said...

Wow Patti! Love the sponged border and the balloons! Thanks for joining us at CAS-tastic Wednesday!!