Monday, November 2, 2009

A challenge and so many new things

Yesterday was a nice rainy day which made a great day to recover from Halloween and a day to create.

I have gotten so many new things in this past month but have not had the time of desire to play with them. So yesterday was that day.

I have become a great admirer of Melissa Phillips at Lilybean's Paperie and Sherry Wright at Seasons of Change that I just had to purchase some of the products they use like Melissa Frances products and Cavallini Papers.

This first card is a combination of those products. The background paper is an unknown paper that I picked up at a scrapbook store. The birds are from Cavallini Papers. I took the negative part of chipboard and painted it with gesso and added some white glitter on top of the wet gesso. The flower in the corner is from a ribbon that I picked up at Walmart's fabric department. The leaves around it are made with a Martha Stewart punch and I punched the packaging that it came in.

The final touches are a resin rose from Melissa Frances, faux pearls and some prima roses.
This is the close up.

The next card was made using some recycled products. I made this card for Stamptacular Sunday's challenge. The image is from Whiff of Joy. The designer paper is recycled paper from K & Company's Carolyn Gavin. The rub on saying and the glittery apples are also from Carolyn Gavin's recycled products.

Either later today or tomorrow, I will show you some of the projects I have made with my new cricut expression.

17 comments:

Karin said...

I love all of your embellishments and the way you framed the birds...very creative!

Aud Kirsten said...

Fabulous work! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week:)

Liza said...

You have made two beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x

Happycrafter said...

ooh, I love these cards, so light and soft and and romantic!

Piali said...

Fabulous !!! love the color combo and embellishments..
Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.
hugs
Piali

Line said...

You've made some beautiful cards! Love the colorful and fresh papers you've used on the SSC card!

So glad you could join us this week at SSC!

Hugs, Line

Jackie said...

This is gorgeous....I love it!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Your projects are so pretty. I love Melissa Frances too. My project this week uses one of her frames. I have never heard of Gesso and glitter. Beautiful results. I shall have to try that. Thanks for playing along at SSC:)

Sprytebyrd said...

Love your WOJ card! The patterned paper is really nice!
Thanks so much for joining us at SSC this week!
Hugs, Dee

Michelle said...

Sweet cards. Love the flowers. :)

Paula said...

Beautiful card, love Melissa Phillips work too...great job...love the glitter, the birds, stunning job! So glad you could join us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!
Pleasantly,
Paula

Jackie said...

Hi Susan, I have left something for you over on my blog :)

jannekescreations said...

Awesome card ;0)
Thanks for joining us at SSC this week

Janneke X

jillyscreations said...

This is a gorgeous card I love it thank you for taking part at ssc

Georgia said...

Love your card. Great coloring! Thanks for joining us at the SSC.

Carolyn said...

What a great card. I love your coloring. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Allison said...

Oh, I love their work too! And wowsers, both of these are so special! And such a cool mix of colors! Thanks for the award too!

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