Saturday, April 27, 2013

A sketch, reycling, and some chocolate

It's a beautiful day here in the northeast part of the Buckeye State!  The sun is shining and the birds are chirping....there are little leaves popping out on the trees and those beautiful spring flowers are blooming!  Today is going to be a day of cleaning and then getting outside to enjoy the Spring!  It's going to be a great day - ending with prayer at church tonight.  But of course - how do I start my Saturday?  By spending it in my stamp room!  (It needs cleaned up too - how else to clean it up than to use the stuff!  Hey, it sounds good doesn't it?).  I made a few cards and of course they fit into challenges - so here we go:

First up is Inkspirational Challenges who has a sketch for this week.  I'm finding that I'm leaning more to CAS cards or maybe just a step past that.  While I love looking at the cards where there is so much stuff on them, I can't ever get mine to look fantastic.  I'm learning that it's just not my style.  I don't think I'm a true 1 layer card maker either....while they amaze me - I always feel like mine is missing something.  So what does all that have to do with Inkspirational?  The sketch has that CAS feel to it.  What do you think?:
In my quest to ink all my stamps this year (or at least one stamp in each set - LOL!), I used a set from a kit that I had received a while a go.  I had never used even one stamp from this set!  Shame on me - I know.  I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers using very light colors.  I wanted the color to be very subtle. 
 
 
Next up is ABC Challenges where the theme this week is Recycle.  This one is right up my ally!  I hate to throw away anything it seems that I can use on a card.  I received a thank you note today from a friend at church.  I loved the card and just couldn't think of tossing it.  So the front of it became a layer on my card!  I also used a piece of another card that I used as another layer...and then the inside of that card (it was a store bought greeting card) had some gold design so I cut that off and used it too!  Lastly, the verse isn't really a recycle but is something I have had in my stash for gee, probably 5 years or so.  Here's how it all turned out:
 
Lastly is my card for Twisted Tuesday Challenges Chocolate Buffet!  Now how can anyone say no to chocolate?  I made a gate fold card because I needed a fancy fold card for a Secret Sister Swap on SCS...but my it's not a secret who I have - so yes Dawn, this card is going in the mail to you!  LOL!!  The challenge was to use chalk, glitter, spritz, or distress inks with the twist of a chocolate theme.  I used Distress Ink (Tea Dye) to stamp the image and also line the outside of the card.  The stamp is from Clear Dollar Stamps. 
 
 
Now it's time to start cleaning....thank you for stopping by and I'll see you soon!!  Blessings to you!!

 
 

 

16 comments:

sandie said...

great way to start your Saturday! And a fab collection of cards. I am thinking that CAS is your style as well. And I love a CAS card! Your inkspirational card is a gem, the colours are subtle and great use of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational x

Vickie Y said...

Love your chocolate card, Zella! Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

crafty-stamper said...

Love your chocolate card (a great selection of cards) thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday
Carol DT x

M said...

Great use of the Inkspirational sketch for an elegant and serene card.

Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next week! Marina

Tammy said...

Fantastic cards, especially the scripture card!

MiamiKel said...

Great cards, each one so unique and beautiful! I'm on the same quest - started in january and still going strong! IT's a good thing!

Danie May said...

3 Beautiful Cards, I am loving the bold papers you have used for your last ones and the lovely CAS feel of your first. xx

Ellen said...

How pretty! Love all 3 cards, but the CAS one is my favorite. Love the subtle colors you used! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week!

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Nancy said...

All three cards are pretty. I like the CAS design of the first card. . I like image you used as well.

Lynn McAuley said...

What wonderful cards, Zella!! The second is my FAVORITE!! Such beautiful work!

Patty Gorka said...

Love how you recycled your card front! Beautifully done, Zella! Thanks for playing along this week at ABC Challenges!

Mynnette said...

Some lovely cards! LOVE the sweet sentiment and flowers on the first one! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Melina said...

Such great creations! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesdays :)

Nikki Stalker said...

I really like what you have created for our Sketch challenge at Inkspirational this week. Great image and colours.

Nikki

Dawn Barrett said...

squeal! and I got this chocolate card in the mail!!! I really started a hankering for chocolate after getting it in the mail too!