Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cards for challenges

 I found some time to make a few cards for this weeks Grungy Monday and Simon Says challenges. For Grungy Monday we were challenged to use Ranger Alcohol Inks. Well to be fair that's really not a challenge. I hadn't had mine out for ages and thoroughly enjoyed it. As you can see on yesterdays post I started with my alcohol ink backgrounds and stamped some of my favourite images on them. I kind of got stuck there and left them for a day or so. This seems to be happening a lot lately but I guess I just have to go where the creative flow takes me, or at least that's what I keep telling myself. So when I got back to the card making I wasn't feeling very inspired by what I had so far but I just started pulling scraps of paper and what not out of drawers and put stuff together. I wasn't terribly thrilled with my first attempt which you can see above but I was a little more happy with attempt #2 which is below.
The textured background is one I made a while back for another Grungy Monday challenge but the card never got finished. So there it was ready to be used.
The Simon Says challenge was to use a word which is something that has a lot of appeal to me lately. We can convey so much in just a word. I have some necklaces with just one word on that I love to wear depending on how I'm feeling that day or what direction I need reminding of that I'm trying to go in.

If you have a chance head over to Grungy Monday or Simon Says to check our what everyone else has created this week.

6 comments:

Lori said...

Both are lovely, Wendy! And I agree about the word thing...thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

These are gorgeous cards and I must say the lovelies that you show below of what you filled your Etsy shop with look gorgeous.....I must have a closer look...........wishes for a fine Thursday evening...........

Dolly Daydreams said...

Super work beautifully created both of your pieces are srtunning and inspirational.

Marie

Plume said...

I think both of your entries are worthy of mention. I especially like the moon like quality of your blue alcohol ink circle in the first card. And your second card is simly lovely!

sasa said...

Both are beautiful with such wonderful delicate colouring and images - great detail and textures too. Love your creative touch.

Debbie said...

Beautiful cards Wendy! Great inky technique and design! Love the colours!

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