Saturday, June 22, 2013

comely: adjective

pleasurably conforming to notions of good appearance, suitability, or proportion

 having a pleasing appearance : not homely or plain

Inkspirational - #25

Eclectic Paperie - E-Team Picks Challenge - Monochromatic

All the major work on this card was done on the background. I think sometimes I can get more wrapped up when creating my own paper than the actual design of the card itself. Anyhoo....I first used Broken China along with water, spritzing, and drying, but it still was too dark. So after I finally achieved what I hope for will pass as a sky, I let it thoroughly dry and then sprayed it with my Archrival Varnish and let that dry. Then, I went over the background with a white wash to soften it up somewhat. Stamping the image and sentiment was the easiest part. ;)

Ranger - Distress Stain
StazOn - ink
Hero Arts - branch and bird stamp
Our Daily Bread - sentiment
Golden - Archival Varnish
Cute Card Thursday - # 274 - In the Summertime...
Little Scrap Pieces - Fun Friday Summer Luvin' Challenge
Delightful Inspiration - i {heart} card sketches no. 23

I colored my cool cat in with some distress stains, added a little stickle to the center of the flower on his sandals....done. :) 
Creative Imagination - pattern paper
Ranger - Distress stains, stickles
Faber Castell -PITT pens
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Helmar - 450


sandie said...

The time you spent on the sky was worth it! The CAS design of your card is perfect and really shows off the sky. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational

Carole Z said...

Hi Sandee! Two totally different but super cards..all the work you put into your background sky paper was worth it because it is so effective and I love the cute image in your second card..have a great Saturday, hugs Carole Z X

Meighan Wheller said...

Fabulous use of our sketch at Inkspirational Sandee. Love the simple and stylish look! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational, hope to see you again soon. Meighan

Mynn xx said...

Two fabulous cards! LOVE the CAS feel of the first one--the silhouette stamping is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Krisha said...

Hi Sandee,
Great cards, love the sky effect, such a CAS card. I also have the cool cat from Humbo, but your card really makes him a "cool" project. LOL
Thanks for all the visits and the lovely comments.

toni said...

Two lovely cards there! The cat is a real cutie ! I love the clean fresh look you have achieved with your monochromatic card. Thanks so much for joining in the ePicks challenge over at eclectic Paperie good luck!
Toni x

Craftychris said...

That sky is stunning which makes the whole card fabulous! The second one is really cool! xx

Rita said...

Love your distress ink sky!
I thought the cat was a girl because of the flowered sandals--LOL! Cute! :)

Teresa Jaye said...

love your sky! It's so dreamy - perfectly done! So glad you joined us at eclectic Paperie!

MaryH said...

Two lovely, & so different cards. Loved your info as to how you made your birds background. That is such a serene & calming card. The kitty-kat made me smile. So cute..TFS & Happy Sunday

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun summer card! Adorable image! Thanks for joining us over at Little Scrap Pieces! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

Ruth M said...

The card for us at Inkspirational has a beautiful sky Sandee, the work you put in was well worth it! The black silhouette and sentiment really stand out against that fab sky background! A great CASE of Vicki's card, thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inkspirational! Looking forward to seeing you again very soon! Ruth x

Anna said...

Love the beautiful soft sky and the simplicity of the first card. CUTE, cat card! It makes me smile!

Anonymous said...

Very cute!! The colors are great and - love the simplicity of your coloring - awesome!
Hambo Design Team

Kylie said...

Your sky is amazing and well worth the effort. I love your take on our CASE. Thanks so much for playing along at Inkspirational xx

Jennifer said...

Ohhh wonderful summer fun! Thank you for joining us at Delightful Inspiration {from the heart}! Sorry for the late was wonderful to drop by your blog!

DIANA L. said...

This is so -summery love it
Thank you for joining us at Little Scrap pieces.
LSP--DT member

Karen said...

ha ha wish I was the cool cat floating with the yummy drink. Great image super fun colors....Thanks so much for joining the lsp challenge this week. Karen

Bonnie Irvine said...

The sky on the first card is phenomenal. It has such depth and looks realistic. It creates a lovely setting for the sentiment. Great contrast. Your second card is very cute! So glad you joined us for our monochromatic challenge at eclectic Paperie. You nailed it!