Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Capraesque: adjective

From Frank Capra (1897-1991) American
Think: celebration and eventual triumph of the average guy, sentimentalism.
(Probably the first nonactor movie director to be known by the general public.)

Craftin Desert Diva's - Summer Linky Party #10
I started my card off with a piece a watercolor paper, spritzed it lightly with water and then gave it one good shot of ink spray, took a paper towel and dabbed away the outside edges leaving me with a focal point for the camp fire.

 I was a little stumped at first with how to create the fire staying within the color parameters, because I wanted to add oranges and yellow to the flames. Then it hit me on the head like a bottle of V-8...paper piecing! So I stamped the image first on grey paper for the logs, then 4 more times for the flames. Cut out the flames and adhered them with LSD for dimension. I used the same pen to color them in, just layered the ink for different intensity levels.
The marsh mellows are paper pieced too, I wanted to make sure I had a piece of the cream white for the color scheme.
Paper Smooches - Happy Camper stamp set
Tattered Angels - Midnight Blue Glimmer Mist
Faber Castell - PITT pen, pale geranium lake ( pretty name for red, huh? )
Helmars - Liquid Scrapdots
cardabilities - Sketch #79-Design Team Reveal 
House of Cards - Classic & Elegant

also in:
Creative Inspirations - Inspired by: Ribbon and Bling
Moxie Fab - Tuesday Trigger

The water feature is reflecting an arc of light across the picture, I should know better than to photograph out there in the afternoon. I will replace the picture tomorrow with a better one.
UPDATE: New picture, goes to show you that it is important to pay attention to what time of day is the best time to take photos!

DCWV - Homespun Card Stack, glitter paper
Prima - Candy Gems Carmel Apple
Helmar - 450


Cardabilities said...

sweet colors! Thank you for playing along with us at Cardabilities :)

Winnie said...

I love smores, so that card just made me smile. I love the details, like the shading on the marshmallows, and how your V8 moment told you to paper piece and layer the flames, that was brilliant and very effective. I love the elegance of the second card as well.

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Simply stunning and elegant...thank you for joining us at House of Cards "classic and elegant" challenge this week. Suzanne xx

LauraVi said...

Beautiful cards here! Now I am your new follower!
Love the motto you put on your blog title!

Pam said...

Both cards are really cute!

Anita said...

This is just lovely. Love the pearl accent with the beads. Thanks for playing along with us this week at House of Cards Classic and Elegant challenge. Come back soon. Hugs.

Unknown said...

love the flames and smores card ... thanks for sharing how you did the background!

chanya13 said...

Sweet card!!! Love colour combo. Thanks for playing along at Cardabilities! Agnieszka

MaryH said...

Two beautiful cards. How clever of you to do the paper piecing over your sprays. That was truly an inspiration, one I prob'ly wouldn't have thought to do, so would have had muddy flames. Loved your soft blue card as well. The light does make a big diff,but actually I liked both cards!!! TFS

Carole Z said...

Two super cute cards Sandee, love the paper-piecing, Carole Z X

Unknown said...

This is so pretty! Love that fun sentiment. Would you like to be a guest designer on an upcoming linky party? If so email me.

Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Summer“ Linky Party.

Craftin Desert Diva's

Mynn xx said...

Both cards are fabulous, Sandee!!! LOVE the gorgeous jewels on the second one--it's so elegant! Thanks for joining us at HOC and I hope you join us again next week! :)

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

I love your smore's card! I've always liked my marshmellows a little on the burned side!


Boutique Country said...

Beautiful Card...

Thank you for joining along with us at Cardabilities

Rita said...

Love these cards! :)
(Love Capra, too!)

Jacquie Southas said...

The second card is stunning!

Tara Cardwell said...

I love your soft interpretation of our colour theme. Thanks for playing at HOC.
Tara (aka Craftilicious)

Lastochka said...

Love your CAS style Thank's for playing with Cardabilities!

Michele Kovack said...

Both cards are so different from one another but I love them both!!! The first one is so cute and fun, and the second so elegant and striking!

Donna K said...

Camp fires are one of my favorite summer time things... your card is just adorable! What a fun sentiment. So glad I spotted your card over at Tara's Linky party. You are very talented! I'm an NC girl too, but on the coast!
Happy Friday!
~Donna K

Carole said...

Lovely card, very elegant.

Vannessa said...

Both cards are lovely but your HOC entry is absolutely beautiful. Fits the classic and elegant style perfectly and the little shimmery touch on the background make it such a stunning card! Thank you for joining in our challenge this week at House of Cards. Hope to see you again next week for our next card style. :)

Hugs, Vannessa

Donna Nuce said...

Lovely cards! The Smore sentiment is so cute. Thank you for joining us at House of Cards Classic & Elegant challenge.

stampingandstitching said...

Your first card is so cute and fun and your second one is so elegant and pretty! Isn't it amazing the difference it makes in a photo depending on the time of day it is taken? Thanks for sharing!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome technique results on your adorable fire card! Way to use the colors~ Thanks for joining in at HOC!

Ruth M said...

Your thank you card is SO pretty and elegant Sandee, beautiful accents! Thanks so much for joining us at HOC & I hope we see you playing along with our next card style! Ruth x

sue t. said...

What a great CAS use of the embellishments to make an elegant card! Thanks for joining us at HOC this week! Come back and play next week!

Alica said...

very pretty! Simple and elegant!
Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

Alica :)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Great cards - congrats on your HM at HOC!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Great cards-- I esp. love that watercoloring background on the first one! LOVE LOVE LOVE the red fire too! FAB use of our colors:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS team-- hope you play along this week with the Picture Perfect challenge!!!

Kimberly S said...

Beautiful job on both of your cards. Really love the berry bling pieces! Thanks so much for joining us for the Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge! hugs, Kimberly

Katie said...

The first one is too cute, and I really love the fire! And its so true, it is terrible when someone burns the smores :(

The second card is great too. I really love the "we" in the sentiment. I think that would be perfect for a wedding thank you!

Majo said...

So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at the Cardabilities Challenge, hope to see you again.

AtStudioD said...

I love the simplicity of this card.

Thanks for joining us for the Cardabilities Sketch Challenge.

x0, Damaris