Monday, September 10, 2007


Okay, so I'm an amateur at this. But I really wanted to join a challenge, and Caardvarks' Sticker Shock seemed like one that would be simple enough, and fun, too! Also, please keep in mind that my digital camera STINKS, and I'm having trouble getting good images, lately! So hopefully you can see beyond the glare....

This first one, super-simple, has a CS of bright blue from my stash, and 3 layers of sparkly blue/greens from a scrap pack. The fish, bubbles, and seaweed, as well as the letters, are all stickers from my stash. All but the letters are embossed and glittery, which is hard to make out in the pics.

This one I LOVE, and I'm sad that the darn flash that I can't seem to turn off doesn't do the colors justice. It's on a pale pink CS from The Paper Co.'s Botanical Collection. BG paper is from Basic Grey's Pheobe Collection. The vellum "friendship" quote is from DCWV Quote Stacks, and the 3-D flower and butterfly stickers are from K & Company. The ribbon along the top is "Funky Fringe" knitting yarn. I drew in the flower stems with a green colored pencil.

This card is on a grey CS with marble-white and marble-off-white from a scrap pack for the BG. For the large green flowers, I traced a piece of chipboard on the light green, and dabbed around the edges with a silver sharpie, then just made a couple smaller ones to match. "Happily Ever After" is a sticker from my stash. I finished everything off by sewing tiny "pearls" into the center of the large flowers and along the edge of the card.


Dana said...

I LOVE the fishy one!!!!! The shimmery paper looks perfect for water, and I like the added glitter on the seaweed too.

The middle one is gorgeous too...I like how you drew the flower stems and the 3d butterfly pulls it together nicely.
The last one is sparkly! I enlarged it to see the silver edges on the flowers, and the pearls really stood out when I saw it bigger. Wish I could see these IRL.

lauren said...

super cards, mary! welcome to caardvarks! out, tho...these challenges can be soooo *ADDICTIVE*!!! :)

Andrea said...

Great cards, especially the fish