Monday, October 15, 2012

LIM89 - Winged Creatures

As always, a new diabolical exciting challenge was posted on Saturday by our great hosts, Chrissie and Mandi of Less is More fame.  This week is the dreaded (maybe not so much anymore) one layer challenge and we've been challenged to create a one layer card with a theme of "things with wings".  While there are many "winged" things, I stayed with the usual - butterflies and birds....I know, I took the easy way out! LOL!

Here are my humble offerings for this week's challenge.  Listed below are my cards in the order of my favorites for this week:

The butterfly is from HA and was stamped in black Memento and colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment is from PTI.  Simple...and very quick, but I do love how it turned out.

This one was a little more difficult because of the partial embossing, but after two tries I finally got it right!.  The image is from Flourishes and is colored with Copics.  The sentiment is from PTI.  I dotted each of the berries with some crystal lacquer and touched up the branches with a little of the white Copic paint.  I used the dotted embossing folder and to do the partial embossing, I used a technique that I've described here.

This was another simple card.   I used a SU image that I've had for a while but had never inked up.  I colored the stamp with markers so I could have red birds.  I embossed an oval with a Spellbinder die and stamped the image inside the oval.  The sentiment is from PTI.  After stamping, I used a mask and lightly dusted the background with a bit of blue for the winter sky.  You can't really see it on here, but I used a clear star glitter pen on the branches...looks cool in real life.

I made this card a 4 x 4 card.  The image and sentiments are both from Flourishes.  I stamped in black Memento and colored with Copic markers. Very quick and easy card (except for the inky fingers I seem to be plagued with!).  I think I made this card two times, also! LOL!

I'm thrown these next two cards in just for fun (are these penguins considered "winged"?)...just more Christmas cards for my stash.  This first on is from an old SU wheel.  I took the stamp off the wheel and added tacky to the back of it so that I could use it on an acrylic block.  Never could get those wheels to stamp straight!  The sentiment is from PTI and I colored the penguins with Copics.

This cute little guy is a little fuzzy for some reason.  He's from a Collections set (I believe that's a Michael's brand stamp).  Sentiment is from PTI.  I drew some lines with a silver pen (for the ice ... cool huh?)  Then I added just a few stickles, which you can't really see from this card...looks kinda cute though.

Bet you thought I'd never finish! HA!  Well, that's all for me today...I got kind of carried away with my winged friends!  Thanks a million for stopping by!  Your comments are always welcomed and appreciated!! Until next time....


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lililindsay said...

You may have a favourite Susan but I just can't choose! They are all amazing. I will give the partial embossing a go. Thanks.

Bonnie said...

Another fantastic collection, Susan! I love the partial embossing especially with the embossing inside. That row of penguins makes me laugh. And even the sentiment looks chilly!

Rosemary said...

you always have an amazing selection of cards, but this week's cards are absolutely fabulous!!!

Sheila in Cyprus said...

What a great array of fabulous cards.
I love the row of penguins,they are beautifully stamped and coloured, and I guess, my kind of Christmas card, having the Grandchildren in mind I guess!
Thanks for the tutorial on partial embossing.
Love Sheila x

Unknown said...

Susan, you never fail to amaze me! Another great set of cards; they are all gorgeous but especially love the partial embossed one and the row of penguins made me chuckle.


Karen x

kingstonmama said...

Fabulous cards, Susan. I can't pick a favorite this week. I love them all. I do love those penguins, too! They may not fly but I think they're certainly wings. They looks so festive with their brightly colored scarves! ann

Stamps and Paper said...

Susan what a lovely selection of CAS Christmas cards...your colouring is amazing on the butterfly and floral card


Rosmarie said...

What a charming collection of cards! All so beautiful. x

~ Ali Robertson ~ said...

Wonderful creations as always Susan
Very pretty indeed

ali x

cnelson said...

LOVE each and EVERY one!

Carole said...

These are all fabulous Susan, I especially love the Cardinal, beautiful!

Sue said...

A stunning set of cards, Susan. The little penguins are cute and fun! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments. Hugs, Sue x

Lynne said...

Wow Susan, another wonderful selection. This week I really can`t choose a favourite, they are all fabulous.
Lynne xxx

Sandra H said...

Susan, Your cards are amazing they are so inspiring xx

Chrissie said...

These are all as stunning as ever Susan... but that little cardinal is just fab!
I really have a soft spot for them, we used to have them visit our deck when we lived in Va.
Thanks so much as always.
"Less is More"

Suzi B said...

Wow Susan these are all fabulous as usual.. my favourite is the third one
Suzi b xx

Aileen said...

Hi Susan, it's always such a delight to visit your cards. I love all your Christmassy ones. Especially the red cardinal with the partial embossing. x

Viv said...

More fabulous cards Susan, can't choose a fav, all so lovely :) Viv xx

My name is Wynneth said...

What a fabulous set of cards Susan, I love them all ! Thanks for your kind comment on my LIM card, I appreciate it. I had a ball in Florida and lots of crafting/shopping with my pal Kathy (Purple Princess Diaries). Maybe next time I'm in Florida we could find somewhere that would work for us to meet up with you ? That would be so much fun !! Both Kathy and I have been lucky enough to meet up with a few online crafters. I met up with Suzanne Dean (Copic expert teacher) when I was in Las Vegas in April/May this year and it was fabulous ;o)

Darnell said...

It's so exciting to see one of your spectacular cards showcased at LIM, Susan!! Yipee!!


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