Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Babies and Bears-TE Customer Hop for April

I'm excited to be your next stop after Dawn Barghorn's Paper Paradise along the Taylored Expressions customer blog hop for April. I actually have two cards I made with today's challenge in mind. We were asked to keep it 'clean & simple' and use one of Sankari's fabulous sketches if we wanted inspiration. So this is what I've got...




I've used the onesie, star and CONGRATS sentiment from Hangin' Out and tried my first air-brushing. I found Leigh O'Brien's cloud backgound tutorial helpful and her creations totally inspiring as you'll see in my second card below. This actually is close to Sankari's sketch but rotated to the left 45°. Since I was going with 'clean & simple' I worked with last week's splitcoast CAS114 inspiration challenge too.


To make my cloud pattern I just created ovals and circles in various sizes in my Silhouette software and welded them together then cut on cheap cardstock (the stuff I give my kids). I added a little white flock to the stars, which might be tricky to see in the photo. To create my own custom blue cardstock, I coloured a white scrap with the same copic marker I used for the blue onesie and then stamped the sentiment. The clothesline is a great use for all of the divine twine I now have in assorted colours!!



Why did I create two cards for today? I thought this next one was more a CASE than a CAS card. I loved Leigh O'Brien's baby bear, and well, you know I have bears and balloons of my own! The balloons are cut with the Make a Wish Balloons dies and this sweet bear is from Hangin' Out too. The sentiment is from In the Park. I used a slightly different cloud template and shade of blue copic but the same technique. Thanks Leigh!

Next stop...Jess Willison's Farm Fresh Designs! And I think those farm fresh designs are from Ontario too. ;) 

~Nancy

17 comments:

Lea L. said...

These are both super cute!! I love the cloud background you have created on that first one...and the hanging onesies are adorable!!

FibreJunky said...

Both of those are utterly darling!! So sweet!!!

wendy said...

awe so very cute ...

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Great cards! Perfect CAS cards and your color choices are great. :-)

Tracy said...

W*O*W Nancy these are BOTH fabulous!!!! Love the clouds too. I have to try this technique.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are both AWESOME Nancy! LOVE the different colored onesies!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are very sweet, I am impressed you had time to make two!!

Miss Magoo said...

Look at those awesome clouds! What a great idea. Both of these are just fab. Thanks so much for sharing!

Julia Aston said...

Two cute cards - love the onesies hanging on the line!

Harriet Skelly said...

Oh these are both adorable - I especially love the onsies! Great CAS cards!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Oh how cool! You did an awesome job with those clouds.

Niema said...

I love these!

Natalie said...

Your airbrushed clouds turned out fantastic!! Your cards are so sweet!

Bloomin Rose said...

cute, cute, cute, love the onsies. love how you did your clouds

Joan Ervin said...

Both cards are absolutely adorable...such cute images and I just love the CAS designs!!!

CraftyEngineer said...

wow. i love that onesie card. i have thing for onesies. so cute! tfs.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Both of your cards are just adorable! I love your cloud backgrounds, the embossing on the first card, and your use of twine on both! Just wonderful!

Chris L.