Friday, September 14, 2007

Scrapdragons challenge-which one should I enter?

So here are my entries for the Scrapdragons challenge! I don't know if I can enter more than one card, but if I can, here are two! HELP!! I don't think I have very many readers, but those of you out there...which card should I enter???
Don't you LOVE the paper for this first one? It's from a calendar scrapbooking set that I got from Dana. When I saw it, I just knew it would be perfect with the orange dragonfly applique! The bright orange cardstock is from The Paper Co.'s Tango collection, and the green and pale yellow are both from scrap packs. The "inspire" plaque is from my stash, and is secured with orange embroidery floss. I applied glitter to the large lily pad and the large fish. I currently have this card displayed atop my computer desk-I love looking at it!!

This second one is one that I put together and tore apart and put back together again! For the pale purple BG CS, I stamped black dragonflies...I like that effect-I might do something like that again...I layered a dark purple paper, a black CS and a marbly off-white, all from scrap packs. I stamped "Thank You" (Inkadinkado) and another dragonfly (Hampton Art) in black ink. I traced the the "Friend" on vellum from a Quote Stacks sentiment and applied the frame and tiny purple flowers. The photo corners were Dana's idea to add a little more detail, and I think she was right! Too much white space without them! The trim is from my stash, just to add a little sparkle! I realize they're not the same size...it's okay-I don't think it would be me if it were perfect!!

So you guys-oh bastians of good taste and experienced challenge enter-ers...which one shall I enter, if I can't enter them both?!?!

It has been starting to get a little chilly and rainy in the central Finger Lakes area lately, but the last couple days have been absolutely gorgeous...yesterday afternoon, my boyfriend and his daughter went for a walk around town in the lovely sunshine and they took a pic that I wanted to share...

I love marigolds...they're so simple and sweet-and I thought this bright yellow was just awesome, especially since everything right now is starting to turn red and brown! It made me happy when they so happily showed it to me on the camera!

9 comments:

Dana said...

It's so hard to choose! I don't know! I really can't decide!

I LOVE the PP and the elements involved with the first one. It's so cool!

But I also LOVE the LO of the second one and the trim and the stamp.

I think I'm leaning more towards the second one...but I think your photo corners should be the pale purple color of the BG, to bring that more to the attention. The black seems like too much is on the right side???? Anyway, I think I like the second for the contest, but I LOVE the first for ME!!!!! Need someone to send it to? *wink*

lauren said...

mary, with regards to your card question on scrapdragons: you may enter as MANY cards as you like!!! :)

having seen them...there's no way i could choose, either...so send them BOTH by all means!

malieta said...

This is a tough decision Mary, I like them both. However I am leaning towards the second but you never know. I think you should enter both cards!
You did a great job with these challenges also...have fun and have a great day.
Malieta:)

TessaAnnWatte said...

Hi there! I just popped onto your blog after seeing a post you made over at Jana Eubank's blog...and I'm so glad I did. Your cards and blog is just so lovely.
Enjoy your weekend and happy creating!

Hugs,
Tessa Ann Watte`

TessaAnnWatte said...

Hi Mary!
THanks for stopping by :)
Of course you can add me.
I look forward to seeing more of your lovely cards and creations.
Hope you have a great week!
:)---Tessa Ann

Morgan said...

Mary, I think I like the first card better! More original, not something you could pick up anywhere! Guess you don't have to chose though! Thanks for visiting my blog! Happy creating, Morgan

chelemom said...

I really love the first card with the fish! It is so stinking cute! I also think it is more unique!

Helen & Co. said...

Cool cards!

Helen & Co. said...

Cool cards!