Monday, October 5, 2009

WCMD Challenge #2..Inspiration Mexico

The second challenge from the {Capture the Moment} blog was a project inspired by Mexico. I have not been to Mexico, although it is my very favorite cuisine and I almost thought about making a card about a burrito but I thought better of it. When I think about Mexico I think about the Molas really more Panamanian but you can find them further north as well. I used to work in a frame shop and people would bring them in and I was fascinated by the handwork. My first love was fabric and quilting so the intricate pieces inpired me. I love how the bright colors stand out against the dark backgrounds.

For my "Mexico" card I made a cricut creation. I cut the same shape in different sizes out of black cardstock and multi-colored cardstock. I used pop dots to raise the whole black piece (the negative of the cutouts) and then stuck just the middle's of the colors down, slightly bending the petals. I then used the pop dots again for the centers. I lined everything with my trusty white signo- uniball pen.

Well, making this card wiped me out and I could use a mojito and a siesta. I unfortunately will not be able to make the other two challenges..time was not my friend! The WCMD was a fun, think out of the box, challenge. I am glad I could at least partially participate.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

World Card Making Day!

Today is World Card Making Day. On all my favorite blogs everyone has challenges and is posting their card creations for the day, so I can't help but partake. My current all time favorite blog is {Capture the Moment}  They are having a challenge that caught my attention...winning some of their product! I love, love, love their stuff, so I HAVE to enter.

TheWCMD Challenge #1: Japan
We are traveling to Japan!

I personally have never been to Japan but my neighbors were stationed in Okinawa for three years and they were very gracious to always send us souvenirs. I have always loved the woodblock artwork and the colorful kimonos. I used this picture as my inspiration.

I did a simple card on kraft cardstock. The stamps I used were from PapertreyInk and Close to My Heart. I blocked the sides and in between the stamping with 1/4 inch quilters tape and then I pulled it off and used a gold metallic marker to the line the masked areas. The fan was created by stamping and using a watercolor technique to fill in the flowers and then I used a white signo uniball pen to fill in the spots surrounding the flowers. I then used my Scor-Pal (so glad I bought this tool) to create the fan creases. Thanks for looking and I now I have to work on the next challenges they have so I can be entered again to win the yummy product!