Fridays on Splitcoaststampers have two challenges I like to play. We get an early invitation for one of them -- the Queen for the Day -- late Thursday afternoon. I have been a fan of this week's queen for a very long time. Betty Wright (a/k/a gbedwright) has a wonderful gallery -- full of big bows, fantastic embellishments, and over-the-top creations. After looking through most of her cards, I chose this card to CASE. In her description of the card, Betty said she used a paper pad called Lost and Found Christmas, even though her card is a friendship card, not a Christmas card. So I decided to make a Christmas card.
That church image is one of my favorites from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company. Betty's card had more neutral colors, but I went in the other direction! I even added one of Betty's signature embellishments, the curly wire!
The second challenge on Fridays could go in any direction the hostess takes it. And so, it's the Free 4 All challenge. This morning it was a boy's birthday card. My three-year-old grandson William loves Thomas the Tank Engine. So I immediately thought -- TRAINS!
I colored the trains in different colors, but I knew the engine had to be blue. Thomas is definitely blue! I thought it would be fun to put the birthday sentiment in the smoke. I'll have to save this card for William's birthday in September.
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Country Church
Paper: MFP Fresh Cream, unknown DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Distress Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey
Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders Labels 7, MS border punch, Ribbon, Wire, Sponge applicators, Spica glitter gel pen
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Train Talk, What a Fox (sentiment)
Paper: MFP Flecked Dirt, Snow Storm Smooth; DCWV DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (inkpad and marker)
Accessories: Copic markers