Saturday, May 8, 2010

Speedy the Cat's Friends & Inspiration Challenges

In honor of Week Two of Speedy the Cat's Friends blog challenge (to use corner punches on your card), I decided to do TWO cards. I don't expect this trend will continue, however.

My first card is part of my continuing journey to learn to watercolor. I've decided that I should do at least one card a week using watercoloring, which has not to this point been my color medium of choice.

The rose is watercolored using markers and an aquapen. The background is a wash using Yasutoma pearlescent watercolors. The corners are punched using two different corner punches. The top layer is a Fiskars three-in-one Leaves punch, and the green layer is a Marvy scallop corner punch.
Stamps - Mark's Finest Papers Presents: Speedy the Cat Collection -- Spring Roses, Daffodil and Anise (sentiment)
Paper - MFP Strawberry Freeze, Spring Leaf, Watercolor paper
Ink - Palette Moulin Rouge, Jardin Moss
Accessories - Memento markers, Yasutoma pearlescent watercolors, Corner punches, Ribbon, Half pearl

The second card was my SCS Inspiration Challenge entry. I saw these tea cups and liked the red check pattern. I bought the Great Impressions tea pot/cups stamp at a LSS that I frequent about twice a year. It's an hour's drive away, so I can't get there much more often than that. The rest of the card is pretty self-explanatory. I brought the red check pattern in with the gingham ribbon.
Stamps - Great Impressions tea set, SU Like It a Latte
Paper - MFP Ripened Tomato, Great Grandma's Lightest Pink, Snow Storm Smooth
Ink - Palette Noir Black, L'Amore Red
Accessories - Spica markers, Ribbon, Cuttlebug and Diamonds in the Rough folder, Floral Borders die, Charm, Ticket Corner punch


Vicki Dutcher said...

Lois - thanks for playing (supporting) Speedy's Friends. I love your corner punches in the first card, but I love both cards!

Carol Southern said...

Wow, love both of them. You're watercolouring is going great too Lois.

Liz Williams said...

Love your beautiful rose and am so glad you played along with us. Always look forward to your MFP creations.

Claudine Poch said...

Very pretty cards. Good job on the watercoloring. Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Stacy Morgan said...

Both of these are so pretty. Your rose is fabulous and I like the tea set. Very pretty.