Monday, July 27, 2009

FTTC26 Got any Juice and CC229 Unwrap it!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

This is a fun day for me...I get to show you two cards!!! My first one is for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday and the second one is for the CC229.

Since it is the last Flourishes Tuesday of the month we have a new Guest Designer!!! Please give a warm welcome to Deena Perreault aka *moonrise*!!!

Deana is also our host today and she is challenging us to go *monochromatic* with our cards. Her challenge stipulations are ONE color or shades of that color along with ONE either white or cream cardstock. All supplies and tools are allowed!!! So, let's see what you can create!!!

Here is my take on it....... please click on the photo to see it closer - I had a few technical difficulties making this photo larger :(

Here is another close up.....

I used the beautiful Flourishes Set - Life, Love and Lemons.

The inspiration to make a *long card* came to me after I've seen this gorgeous card from my friend Jackie Pedro. The layout is from the TECC75 Sketch.

Please stop by the Flourishes Blog for all the Samples and on how you can play along!!!!

For close ups please stop by - Betty, Cindy, Deena, Dee and Kimberly's blog!!!

~Supply List~

Stamp Set: Life, Love, Lemons (Flourishes)
Ink: Crushed Curry, Copic Marker - Y35
Cardstock: White, Lemon Tart (PTI)
Design Paper: Bitty Box Basic - Lemon Tart (PTI)
Accessories: Lemon Tart Ribbon (PTI), Yellow Gemstones (Hero Arts), Modern Label Punch (SU), Dazzling Diamond Glitter (SU)
Technique: Coloring with Markers
Card Size: 3 1/2" x 7"


Here is my card or the CC229 !!! My friend Betty Wright is hosting this Challenge today and I was soooooooooo thrilled when she asked me if I would like to create a Sample card for it!!! Of course I immediately said *YES*!! Thank you Betty for asking me - you made my day :)!!!

Betty chose these fun and oh so beautiful colors - Apricot Appeal, Pixi Pink and Certainly Celery. I thought these would be wonderful on a flower card.

I couldn't help myself and used my favorite Set from Innovative Stamp Creations called Nature Silhouettes I.

I used my SU Markers and colored straight onto the image and then lightly misted it with water to achieve a *water-colored* look!!! Check out Beate's tutorial over on SCS!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!! I hope you'll have a chance to play along with us???

~Supply List~

Stamp Set: Nature Silhouette I (ISC), All About Bithdays (H&M)
Ink: Basic Black, Apricot Appeal, Pixi Pink, Certainly Celery Markers (Stampin' Up)
Cardstock: White, Apricot Appeal, Pixi Pink, Certainly Celery (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Certainly Celery Ribbon (SU), Silver Pearls, Piercing Tool and Mat Pack (SU), Spellbinder Tag Trio Die, Martha Steward Butterfly Punch
Technique: Misting, Coloring with Markers and Piercing
Card Size: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"


Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Silke! These colors are just perfect. Love those images, too.

Anonymous said...

Silke, these are beautiful!!! Fabulous choice of color for the monochromatic challenge! Love the glitter too!! It is such an honor being part of the FTTC with you all today!!

PinksyDoodles said...

These are both so beautiful. I am glad I have come across your blog.
Clare x

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Silke, both these cards are absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the floral one - you're right, those colors are perfect for a floral scene like that one. Great job!

Denise Marzec said...

I love the lemon card with the slices over the labels one nesties! Love your DP too.

The colors and stamping on the second card are beautiful!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh where to begin Silke!! Simply amazing!! Your monchromatic card is so elegant and beautiful. Love the shape and design!!! So summery!! Your card for the color challenge is so elegant and downright gorgeous!! Wowzer girl!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh girl both cards are gorgeous.

Carol L said...

These are two beautiful, softly colored cards today! I don't know which one I like better.....they're both just gorgeous!! Monochromatic always challenges me, but you've made it look so easy!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Silke!!! Love both cards and design!!! Thanks so much for making a sample for the color challenge. Your card is gorgeous!!!

Rosemary said...

Love both your cards. Simply gorgeous! Especially like the Lemons card!

Jackie Pedro said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Silke! I can't believe you were inspired by ME!! You ROCK, friend!!!

Connie M. said...

These are both so beautiful, Silke! Love the yellow lemons, and your color challenge card is just soooo pretty!

Unknown said...

Well do I need say anything? You know you produce the prettiest cards for miles around Silke. Luv 'em ALL!
Viv xxx

Bethany Paull said...

I love the soft shades of yellow on that first card! And the label punches for layering the lemons.

Dee Jackson said...

Wow!! Both cards are wonderful!! Great layout on the FLLC card and those colors are so pretty together. Your CC card is just WOW!!

Christi Flores said...

Wow!! Gorgeous creations!!!

Lisa Brown said...

Beautiful cards, Silke! Love that watercolor look!

Unknown said...

OMG!OMG!OMG!!! Silke, what amazing creations!! You used both of the color combo so beautifully!! W-O-W!!

Tosh said...

Oooooo!! I love the soft orange palette of the first Silke!! And the flowers on the second are gorgeous!! Your attention to detail and clean lines are always inspirational!!

Dawn B. said...

Silke these are wonderful. I love the soft yeallow and then the wonderful flowers. WOW such great work you do.

Liz Williams said...

This card is outstanding. It has gotten a gazillion comments over on SCS, so I'm not the only one who thinks that!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Oh my! LOVE both cards... the water colored card is just the cutest thing... I have done this same technique and just LOVE IT! Also your lemon card is SO fun with the size of the card and using your Curly Label punch.... TFS!!!! Hugs... :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful! Love the fresh colours.

Lisa Kind said...

These are gorgeous, Silke! I love the lemons and the other is just so striking!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oooooh I love the soft colour on this card ... off to CASE it ... although I don't have this set ... but just feel the need to try the design out!!! Thanks for the inspiration! Have been using your gorgeous silver pearls ... although I am a little "ikey" with them ... don't want them to run out too soon! Thanks again for being so kind to me! Hugs, Andrea xxx

Jenny Gropp said...

You are so good!! -- these are fab!!!