Friday, July 10, 2009

Farm Fresh Friday Challenge #2

T.G.I.F! I will be heading back home tomorrow and have access to all my stamping stuff. You don't know how much you love your craft space until you work from a coffee table in a dark paneled den or don't have one of your go to tools with you. I forgot my scorpal and so it is very time consuming to get that perfect fold. Good thing I did remember the bone folder. I hope you al have a great weekend. In the mean time how about joining in on the Greeting Farm's Farm Fresh Friday Challenge. This week's challenge is "Supplies, Supplies..." use punches, bling, and at least 2 TGF stamps.

My first card is a little attempt at a collage style of card. I used my nesties to create the sun and the white glittery swirl border is a sticker border. The scalloped red polka dot paper is from Sassafrass Lass, the stripes and sun paper is from Basic Grey June Bug. I stamped two clouds and a sentiment from The Greeting Farm's Far Away set and added some tiny twinkles to the sun and easy but bold and fun to look at card.

For my second card I used The Greeting Farm's Geisha Anya and sentiment from the Whimsical Wishes set. I colored this little beauty up before I looked to see what papers I had with me. I had no definite purples, but I did Find this piece of K&Company the was green one side yellow on the other with purple accents throughout...perfect. I used the square nestie to create the scallop border and circle. I think I spent an hour putting on all those little beads on the scallops and just happen to have bought the purple jewels on my trip. now I have mostly been using Caucasian skin coloring and this is my attempt at Asian. I fairly new to copics only about a year so if any of you experts out there know a good Asian color combo please let me know. This is also my first attempt at black hair. I have always admired Wicked Pixie's black hair coloring and she even did a tutorial for the Club Anya blog. My only problem...I don't have the same colors she does. So I just tried a bit of a feather technique to make the best of what I did have. I hope you enjoyed the inspirations for the challenges and can find some time this weekend to join in on the fun.


Skin: R00, E11, E13, E93
Hair: C3, C5, 110
Dress, Flower: V000, V09, V15, W1, W3
Paper: K&Company DP, PTI Vanilla, Spring Moss
Stamps: TGF Geisha Anya, Whimsical Wishes

14 comments:

Sandra MacLean said...

Both are very cool cards Mary! I really love the collage look to the first one and that sticker scroll is delicious! And your Geisha card is so pretty and delicate. I'm glad you didn't have any purple paper because the yellows in this paper against her dress works perfectly! She even looks like she has wings because of where you placed her! Can't wait until you're home safe and sound. :D

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh love both cards, super work.

Jacilynn said...

super cute! I love your cloud card. Super colors. Great design Mary. Both are fabulous!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Love these cards, Mary! I think they're both STUNNING. LOVE the glittery scroll, too-so awesome!

Kim Nath said...

Love your cards and your copic skills are awesome especially the hair!

Diana said...

Dude, you are so superduper talented. I love the busy fun collage card, and the asian one -- super awesome and stellar.

Angela Knopf said...

Love your creations for today. The geisha is gorgeous! You did a fabulous job coloring in her hair. Beautiful!

Sparkle said...

So pretty! I love both of your cards. Everytime I try to go darker, my people look sun burnt, lol. I'm still trying on the skin thing too.

WickedPixie said...

Mary, the hair looks FABULOUS! And I LOVE, LOVE, Love the collage card! So Whimsical and funky! :-) Traci

Tori Wild said...

Love the collage card--- totally fun and I think her hair looks fabulous as well! Great cards Mary!!

MiamiKel said...

Hello from Portugal! Mar, this is splendid - the bead work is as lovely as working on a wedding dress! Your hard work shows in it's beauty! I don't have much 'net time but keep checking to see if you made the Hanna DT team to offer congrats! If I missed it, woohoo!!! hugs! xoxoxo

karen said...

Mary! These cards are fantastic! AND THE HAIR! Its great! the way you got the shadow on there it looks as if its popping off the card!

Elena said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the collage card! And your coloring on the second card is very beautiful!

Michelle said...

OMGosh - these are amazing. I love the little Oriental girl - she's so soft and beautiful. Great job and thanks for sharing!

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