Monday, August 26, 2013

Second of a Flurry of Posts...TAWS: BE Inspired #35, My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club Challenge #138, Seize the Birthday, Retrosketches #78

As I mentioned in my previous post, the recipe for a flurry of card making - new stuff (and old stuff, never before used), time, and addiction (only in the best of ways!) - is flourishing here!

Three cards here, all 'thematically' connected to TAWS: BE Inspired Challenge #35.

Each card is a 'take' on some aspect of the image - colours, lines, 'whatever tickled my fancies' - as well as NBUS: my latest TAWS addition, Learning Curve, and a old, yet not used Abroad paper pad from Studio Calico, and my new "I'm in love with" Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle Mats.    Each card fits another challenge, or two...

Before carrying on:  huge THANK YOU to Alison at TAWS for this 'umpteen possibilities to draw inspiration from' image, and *hanging head in embarrassment* my apologies because I *had* to make three cards.  Being hoggy wasn't my intention, it just happened (because Learning Curve and Wish Big are so dang awesome!!).

Card 1:  TAWS BE Inspired #35,  My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club Challenge #138 and Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes

TAWS Wish Big featured here (the 'doodles' are the balloon strings, heat embossed in silver, since grey is in the image.  My watercolouring with distress markers looks washed out in this photo...grrr!!)

Card 2: TAWS BE Inspired #35 and retrosketches #78

TAWS Learning Curve featured here...going with colours and 'lines' as my inspiration take-aways.

ETA:  After a wonderful invitation from Patrice at The Old Back Porch, I'm delighted to add my retrosketch card to her blog here at 52 Card Pickup!  She has some fabulous ideas with combining challenges; definitely worth checking out.  Come and play when you can!!

Card 3:  TAWS BE Inspired #35, and that's all!!

How cute is this book worm from Learning Curve?  The sentiment is from Tweet Spot...and this sheet of paper with school paraphenalia seemed like a perfect fit (plus the colours worked, as did the 'lines' of lockers...I know, another stretch).

Thanks so much for dropping in; your company and comments are always welcome!!


Shannon J said...

Oh my goodness, where to start!! What a jaw dropping TRIO of out of the park (like, way out of the park!!!) cards! The first one dazzles off the page - if your photo is fading the water colours, I just can't even imagine how amazing they look in real life, because they look stunning to me!! Second card - the patterned paper choice is perfect and totally outside the box, which makes a fabulous card even more fab!! And #3, um, LOVE! That little bookworm is ADORABLE! Love the sweet little shade of blue he is sporting, and beautiful shading on the stack of books! Yup, grand slam home run Miss Carol!

~amy~ said...

awesome, you're on fire with the cards these much fun to stop by!

Darnell said...

Rock on with your flurries and your frenzies, Carol! All your cards are inspiring!!

OttawaMom said...

Thank you for sharing another fabulous birthday card, with us at Seize the Birthday! Love the colouring of the present image and the added 'bling'!

Arielle H Gordon said...

These are adorable, CM!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at RetroSketches this week!

Geri said...'re cookin' with gas young lady! These are amazing creations!

Card #1 - using the balloon strings for your perfectly and shrapnel free embossed 'doodles' is a fine example of your amazing creativity and resourcefulness (yep, totally clever!).

Card #2 - Love, love, love the stripes, circles and color combo - so perfect for those hard to make guy cards!

And last, but certainly not least, your sweeter than sweet bookworm!!! He "fits" perfectly with the background paper! Great job pulling the colors from the DP into the rest of your card elements!

Thanks the sweet eye candy!

Kylie said...

Seriously, Carol, I just don't know where to start. All of your cards are so different and they all just look fantastic. I have to confess the middle one is my favourite though - it is out of this world! ;)

Greta said...

Love them all, Carol! Your summer off has turned you into quite the cardmaker--wow!

Jodene said...

Loved your cards, especially the birthday card with the little present on it! Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Both of these are fabulous! I love your use of teh TAWs stamps. The birthday one is my favorite!

BTW- Thank you so much for always leaving me comments. You are so sweet and they just make my day! :)

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

You are such a busy stamper! These are all such great cards with so many themes! So cool that you showed off so many TAWS stamps! Thanks for joining the TAWS BE Inspired challenge!

Patrice said...

Great use of the sketch - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!