Tuesday, December 13, 2011

FTTC148 Opposites Attract...

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Hope you all had a nice relaxing weekend??? We went a little shopping over the weekend, relaxed big time and enjoyed a nice luncheon with our extended family! I'm so excited...I have only two more days to work...yeah!!!

Since it's Tuesday again, how about a new Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC148??? Maki is our hostess this week and she has challenged us to a fun theme ~ *OPPOSITES ATTRACT*. Use the same image and make two cards/projects with two totally different looks, style themes or colors. For example, you can make CAS and lots of layers, feminine and masculine, monochromatic and lots of colors, for a child and adult, for birthday and sympathy, etc. Have fun crafting!!!

Here is my idea.....I started out with a *combo* look....


Here is my first card.....



I used a very simple CAS design first.  My cards feature the beautiful Dove and Holly Set. The sentiment is from a retired Set. I basically just stamped the image with Memento Black and colored it with these Copic Markers ~ C0, C1, C2, C3, YG11, G21, G24, R14, R27 and Colorless Blender. Next I added the Black/White Gingham Ribbon and an SU Antique Brad...voila!

Here is my second design....



The opposites on this card are the *square and circle* shapes vs. the *rectangle* look from the first design. I also added some different elements like the punched out MS Border on the side, some *scoring*, the Striped Ribbon with the matching Button plus the Silver Cord, the Silver Pearls and of course the colors are a bit different as well. The leaves were also colored in different color *greens*. I used the Copic's ~ YG93 and Y67. The punched out sentiment is also different ...it's from the Holiday Greetings Set. Hope you like my two different approaches :) !?!?

Now it's your turn!!! Don't forget to check out the rest of the team ~ Cindy, Maki, Heather, Tammy, BeateMona and our December Guest Designer Theresa Pollack.

Thank you so much for swinging by my blog....have a great week!!!

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~

22 comments:

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Miss Silke! These are both just Gorgeous! Couldn't pick a favorite if I tried. Love 'em both! So Pretty!

Hugs
Shannon

Miriam said...

Love them both Silke! So elegant and pretty.

Beate said...

Silke, those are both beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

Cindy Haffner said...

Both equally GORGEOUS Silke!!~

Karen W said...

Oh WOW gorgeous, of course that is still my all time favorite Christmas stamp set!!!

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

WOW I have no words for it. Sooooo BEAUTIFUL and lovely cards. Beautiful stamps and coloring.
Lovely greet
Marja

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Silke! Both of these cards are beautiful! They both have your elegant signature style!

Makiko Jones said...

Beautiful cards Silke! I love how you make each one different with layers and ribbons! Fabulous job!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful designs, Silke! LOVE the ribbon on both!

Tanya said...

these are both stunning! I love the ribbons, both are so elegant.

Emily Keaton said...

How interesting to see the differences between these to gorgeous cards, Silke! Absolutely lovely. :)

Theresa said...

Silke, what lovely cards...both so different but both gorgeous. Love this image...one of my faves. Great coloring.

Kary said...

These cards are SO beautiful, Silke!! Such elegance, and beautiful colouring. Adore both of them!!

Anne said...

Simply stunning.. love that one is CAS and the other has more details, but you colored the image the same on both.. love them.. thanks for sharing..

Vickie O'Dell said...

I've come back several times to look at your cards because I like them both so much! They are equally stunning!

Cheryl said...

Sure am glad I don't have to say which card I like the best. They are both beautiful!

Heather said...

Both of these cards are so pretty and elegant. Love the pops of color against an otherwise white card. Great look.

Amanda said...

Silke, you are the master at clean lines and classic beautiful cards!! I love your amazing card duo!! I really love the way you designed the layouts and how you colored the pretty birds in :)

Meredith MacRitchie said...

These are beautiful!!

Heather Jensen said...

Both are beautiful Silke. I love the 2 different ribbons. :)
Hugs~

Kathy said...

These are gorgeous, Silke! Your coloring is beautiful! I love the lots of white with simple extra color...really shows off the image! Blessings! Kathy

Deanna said...

You are so creative in a simple way! I love that! :) God Bless you