Sunday, August 30, 2015

Giraffes, Trees & Planes

Thank you for all the love, thoughts and prayers you've sent out to Luis and me.  We're both still feeling very raw and more than a little lost without Atticus as I'm sure we will for a while.  Today we've been trying to keep busy - Luis puttering around in the yard and me in the Craft Cave.  I have 3 cards to share but probably not much chatter.

First up is for the Colour Me challenge using a Papertrey cover plate and Altenew stamps.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Pool Party, Lost Lagoon) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Geometric Menagerie) Altenew
Inks:  (Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Horizontal Stripe Cover Plate) Papertrey Ink
Markers:  (YR68, E08) Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Next is a card for the Muse challenge.  I was inspired by the layout of Tracey's card and the tree and banner.  All products are Paper Smooches.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Tree & large gift from Winter Groves, Small gift from Santa Paws, Sentiment from Christmas Sampler) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Flag Tags) Paper Smooches
Punch:  (1/4" hole punch) McGill

Finally is a card using the design from Freshly Made Sketches and the Colour Throwdown palette.  The "clouds" are made with white pigment ink steamed through a Crafter's Workshop stencil.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Rose Red, Marina Mist, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Plane Awesome) Taylored Expressions
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Luxe Wedding Dress) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Stencil:  The Crafter's Workshop
Gems:  Recollections


lostinpaper said...

Fab cards Jen, I especially love your funky take with the Chrissy card. Hugs x

Ardyth said...

Love these cards Jen - your Christmas take on the Muse makes me smile - I love that Tree! We're all thinking of you and Luis as you go through this difficult time.

Lindsey said...

Keeping busy, good idea. All three cards are awesome, but I am totally wowed by the last one!

I Card Everyone said...

Hi Jen! Oh you have been in my thoughts the last few days. What a sad time for you and Luis... if prayers can help ease your pain, consider them said. You gave him a wonderful home, Jen - I'll bet he thanked you every day of his life...

Lisa Elton said...

He'll be in your hearts forever Jen. And with time, the days will get easier. You both remain in my prayers during this difficult time. Your cards are terrific. I like the cute polka dot tree!

Joan Ervin said...

All your cards are do CAS beautifully!!! I especially love how you used the colors on the CTD card...awesome take on the sketch, too!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!!!!

Jenni's Jems said...

Love your Muse card its just perfection! x

OttawaMom said...

Lovely group of cards! I really like what you've done with our colour challenge - great image of a giraffe! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Colour Me...!

Julia Aston said...

3 lovely designs Jen! Wonderful interpretation of the Muse challenge - with the Christmas Tree!

Linda Callahan said...

What a wonderful set of cards! Love your bold colors! Glad you shared one at FMS!

Broni said...

Those are great cards, Jen! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us this week at the Color Throwdown!

Jen Brum said...

Great cards! Love that airplane and the sentiment! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Mimi said...

Really cool card! I like your style! The plane card caught my eye initially on FMS, but I'm glad I got to see your other work!

Tracey McNeely said...

Jen my heart just aches for you and Luis sending hugs. Your cards are all so lovely and your Muse with the Christmas tree is so fun. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Muse!