Friday, January 11, 2013

Two in One Day

I don't know what has got my mojo going lately but I hope it keeps going!  Maybe it's because it's winter here in my neck of the woods and hard to get outside to enjoy the outdoors.  Ah, but winter is mild so far - this weekend we are supposed to be flirting with 60 degree temps which is very warm for January here. 

Today I have 2 cards to post for 2 different challenges.  The first is for the Twist of Faith challenge.  The challenge was to use a sketch.  As with my theme for cards this year, I headed off to my stash of pieces parts and found a couple strings of bakers twine that I had saved and a sentiment that a friend had sent me.  Since the bakers twine was blue & white and the sentiment was printed in brown ink on blue paper the colors were determined and I went searching for DSP.  While I couldn't find any DSP in my pieces parts box, I did have a 6x6 pad by Basic Grey that I received in a swap a year or so ago.  So here is what I came up with:

 
 
The next challenge I took yesterday was for the Loves Rubber Stamps challenge to use punches or die cuts.  Now I must confess here that this is not something I'm very comfortable with....I have some punches but have never used them much.  And while I don't think I could live without my Cuttlebug, I use it mostly for embossing and using Nesties more for framing images rather than actually being the image....that doesn't make much sense but hopefully you get the idea.  I remembered that I had some die cuts that were part of kit from Annie's Attic Kit of the Month for cards.  Once I found them the colors were determined because of the printing on the die cuts.  I'm usually not good at using brighter colors, but I do like how this turned out.  Who knows - it might be a new things for me to use bright colors instead of sticking to pastels and earth tones....never know! 
 


9 comments:

Sharon said...

Great Cards!!

Laura said...

Ooooh - send some mojo my way! I have so much to get done, and I'm just not feelin' it!
Love your color choices for your cards - they are both very pretty!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, I have never heard this quote by Corrie Ten Boom -- love it! Thanks for sharing your color-wonderful card! :)
Lisa (SCS: countrybeamer)

Laura Love said...

Your die cut card turned out beautiful! I love the bright, fun colors and the sentiment is awesome! I hope you keep using the dies because you did awesome! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

Marcy said...

Both are such beautiful cards with beautiful sentiments. I love the layouts and the colors you used for both. Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are both so beautiful, love the dies! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Gail said...

Thank you for entering the Twist of Faith card challenge this week - I wish you the best on winning the prize - come back again next week! I life my eyes until to the hills! I love that scripture and the song! Enjoy your week! Wonderful card! Gail Scott DT Twist of Faith

Pauline said...

Hi Zella! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation this week at Twist of Faith Cards. Such a wonderful scripture!
hugs and blessings,
Pauline

Dawn Mercedes said...

Oh wow...#2 is so vibrant! Pass me some of that inky mojo my way. I'm positively out!