Saturday, August 23, 2008

Fall Upsy Daisy Mums


The OCC Challenge today is a color challenge: Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and an optional Chocolate Chip, which are wonderful colors together. The first card I made (the one on the right here), I affectionately titled "Step Away from the Chocolate Chip". This card evolved and spun a little out of control ... lol. Once I added the faux stitching in Chocolate Chip, I thought I'd sponge the corners of the orange Cuttlebugged (is that even a word??) layer, but then the other part of that layer looked too "clean" in comparison. So I sponged everything, including the ribbon. Definitely not my normal style, but it was kind of fun to stretch a little.

The 2nd card is a cleaner and more finished card because I didn't use Chocolate Chip at all and I added the sentiment, which I love. I'm originally from Maryland, but since I'm living in the South I will probably always make cards in the fall with this fun sentiment.

Thanks for a great challenge, Dawn. I definitely miss Fall because it's mostly pine trees around here, so if I want to see foilage I have to either drive West or North for a few hours. I hope everyone has a great weekend.

13 comments:

Kim said...

Yes, cuttlebugged is a word. I declare it so! lol

Lovely cards!!! I like the wild sponging frenzy's effect. And I like the clean look, too. Both cards are gorgeous!

peanutbee said...

Awesome cards! They're both beautiful..you rocked the challenge colors!! :)

Bevie Pearl said...

I love how you are using this stamp set and making such gorgeous cards. I am gonna have to try your technique. Thanks for shareing that idea.
BTW...Your stamp club is lucky to have you showing them such great ideas and cards.

Stephanie said...

I love both of these... I have given you an award,check out my blog for details..

LOUISE said...

Awesome cards Sandy, love them both! Louise x

Kathy H said...

That Upsy Daisy set sure makes great cards...I was going to pass it up but yesterday I saw alot of awesome cards with it so I went and ordered it yesterday. can't beat a sale too...

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

These cards are absolutely GORGEOUS! My stamps arrive tomorrow and I can't wait to dig in to them!!! ;-)

Julie said...

Great cards!!! I need this set!

chelemom said...

Love these!!! REally pretty!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your cards, so pretty.

chelemom said...

Hi! I couldn't find a link to your e-mail. I am honored that you would like to link to me. I would love to return the favor! And use any LO's you want! If I can inspire someone, I am more than thrilled!! Thanks so much for visiting my little 'ole blog!

Stephanie said...

Hey Woman, how are you?? Glad you didn't have too much damage from the storm... I check out your blog almost daily to see if there is something new, hmmmmmmmmmmm... you must be really busy!!! Hope all is well. Thanks for all the comments on my blog...

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

These cards are stunning and look very expensive. Linda x