July 31, 2007

Two for Tuesday, CPS and childhood.

Surprise! I have 2 cards to show you today...amazing, isn't it? The first is for CPS sketch #24. I really do like sketch challenges as I think that's my hardest decision when creating a card--the layout. When I first saw this LO, I knew immediately what stamp set I wanted to use. (hee hee, get it? *slapping my knee*) This card came together in about 35 minutes!
I actually used three different stamp sets for it; Wanted, Starstruck, and Think Happy Thoughts, all from SU!. Throw in some touches of silver (EP, photo corners and ribbon slider buckle), some sponging, a piece of PP perfect for the whole ensemble, some soft velvet ribbon, and some CS from Bazzill, and you can see why it came together so quickly.
NOTE: If anyone can tell me who makes this PP, I'd be eternally grateful. I like it a lot, but have no idea where I got this piece.
The second one I've actually been working on for 6 days. Crazy, I know, but it wouldn't come together the way I wanted, so I kept putting it aside and coming back to it later.
It's a tribute to childhood secrets. You know, the ones you tell your bestest friend and hope that she keeps forever? I know my BF has kept some crazy secrets of mine for more than 20 years! Not sure why it looks all wonky on the right side, but it isn't really IRL. The boy image is from Paperbag Studios, one of my all-time favorite stamp companies, the word MUSE is from Ma Vinci's Reliquary, and the sentiment and measuring tape BG are from my huge stash of UM rubber that I have no idea on the origins of! Brown ribbon is SU!, yellowish is from my stash along with the key and keyhole. The crown is from ArtChix Studio.

11 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

Wow, both are so different and both are fantstic, love them.

Andrea said...

Great cards. The paper on the horse card is gorgeous and I like the little ribbon buckle

~Lea~ said...

What super cute cards...totally love the horse card. Great job, and thanks for participating at CPS this week!

~Lea Lawson

Tami said...

Both great cards!! The horse card turned out great!! TFS!

scrappa jack said...

What fantastic cards. They are really brilliant. Thanks for sharing
jackie

Jessica said...

Both of these cards are awesome!! i looove the PP in the first one (wish i knew who made it, too!). Man, fantastic work! :)

malieta said...

I am so loving the vintage look right now! I like the childhood reminder card alot.

mum on the run said...

Both beautiful cards!!

You totally rocked the CPS sketch and I love all the elements on the second one :)

Rein said...

Beautiful cards!

Michelle said...

LOVE the wanted card!

ct said...

great job! Christine