Monday, September 29, 2014

What's Up, Dreamer?

Hi there!  I've got two cards to post today for three different challenges. First up is this adorable Avery Elle giraffe.  I used the palette from ColourQ and the Cuddly theme from Addicted to CAS.  I paper pieced him and then popped him in a Lil' Inker frame.  I thought the fun font of the Paper Smooches sentiment was a perfect match for this happy guy.

Next up is a card for the CASE Study challenge which just happens to be their final one.  I strayed pretty far from Debby's elegant, white creation but it makes sense in my brain.  Whenever I looked at Debby's card the hanging feathers and berries made me think of a dreamcatcher (maybe I still had Debby's card from the week before stuck in my brain).   Anyway it led me to this stamp set from Market Street Stamps (which, sadly, is no longer in business).  I'm still watching videos from the Watercolour Class (ridiculous, I know) and tried playing around with creating a watercolor background.  I tried the iron off embossing technique with the stars.  I didn't quite get all the embossing powder off so I need to try this again.  I had fun with this first attempt though!  :)

Supplies Used

Cardstock:  (Kraft) Papertrey Ink, (Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Giraffe & clouds from What's Up?) Avery Elle, (Sentiment from Good Gab) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukinko, (Unicorn) Hero Arts
Embossing Powder:  (Seafoam White) Ranger
Dies:  (Stitched Polaroid) Lil' Inker Designs

Cardstock:  (Distress Watercolour) Ranger, (Elegant Eggplant) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Dreamcatcher) Market Street Stamps
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukinko
Embossing Powder:  (Clear) Ranger
Watercolours:  Loew Cornell
Gems:  Recollections


Bobby said...

What versatility you've shown here, Jen. That giraffe is darling and I love how he's sticking out of the frame. Way to try the new techniques. It's a perfect background for the dream catcher.

Lynn said...

No ridiculous at all. That watercolor is truly fabulous! Love the adorable giraffe too.

lostinpaper said...

So wonderful Jen, love your cute little pp giraffe!

Michelle said...

Two great cards, Jen! That giraffe makes me laugh! Your dreamcatcher card is coloured beautifully!

sandie said...

I think your water colour card looks fab and that adorable giraffe sticking his head out of the frame is perfect for our challenge at ATCAS x

Joyce said...

Two fantastic cards. That giraffe steals the show.

Lindsey said...

Totally love that giraffe! (There's a zoo not too far away from us... whenever we drive past, I always look for them in their enclosure.) The second card is dreamy-beautiful.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Okay, that Giraffe....WINNER, I TOTALLY love it to bits!!!

Jeanne J said...

The giraffe is so cute, but I love the dreamy soft colors of the dream catcher. The background is amazing!

LeAnne said...

Your giraffe is wonderful!