Sunday, 13 April 2014

Some cozy quilts


I'm bringing you two cards this post. I was sitting pondering two challenges last night and ended up using the same sketch for both cards. It must be a great sketch!

My first card is for CAS(E) This Sketch #72.
I used wPlus9 Whole Lotta Happy stamp and Happy Trio die. The card is SU! Tangerine Tango, Soft Slate, and Daffodil Delight. Paper is SU! Watercolour Wonder. Black ink is Memento Luxe.

At first I wasn't sure how this card would turn out. It was feeling VERY bright to me. Once it was finished, I found that the softer colours in the patterned paper gave me enough breathing space from the bright orange that I really liked it. I love that die! I cut the happy twice - once in tangerine and once in daffodil and offset them to create a shadow effect.

My second card is for Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #159. I used the same sketch, but a different technique. The technique is no-sew quilted cards. I decided to make a quilt to place on top of my card (and I embossed the card base in the same pattern).
I used Hibiscus Burst card and paper. I embossed using the Hexagon cover plate. The stamp is from Meadow Greens.
Before I go, I have a couple of photos for you. First is my chicken Penny. She has the most amazing colours. For a while I was worried she was a rooster, because her colouring is so fabulous! Her black feathers glow green as well. She's 14 weeks old now and I'm happy to say I'm confident she is a hen. :-)  She was feeling a bit hot yesterday, so she had her mouth open and her wings spread out for most of the day. My black chickens feel the heat just as badly as my black dog. The white chickens don't seem to have the same problem.
My other photo is what I found when I went to turn the light off for my 6 year old daughter last night.
Because we all know that to be completely cool we have to wear our sunglasses while reading our! I don't know how she was reading, the light in her room isn't the brightest in the first place.

Thank you for coming to visit me! Have a great week-end!



wienerhoneymooners said...

This just JUMPED out at me, lovely showcase of some amazing papers, I had to have them too, though you really set them off like wildfire ablaze with the orange happy! Aamzing!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards, dearie!!! :)

Lyndal said...

Two FABULOUS cards Michelle - LOVE the brights!!!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Love both these card! Cute chick pic! Love the sunglasses! My daughter used to read Dear Dumb diary - she loved them!

Kay D said...

Holy crow! I love that first card so much I can't stand it! It's most definitely not too bright- it's perfect! I also love your quilted card- love that color combo, it makes for such a striking, beautiful card!

Jen W. said...

This ROCKS!!!! I am normally rather wary of Tangerine Tango (or Tang Tang as I like to call it!) but you have completely rocked it here! You're so right about the soft colours keeping it from being overwhelming. Loving the shadow on the hello too. Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!
Henny really is a gorgeous girl! I never thought about chickens feeling the heat but I guess everyone and everything feels it!
As for your daughter? Coolest kid ever!

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous cards, Michelle! I think I like the first one better -- it's just so pretty! Wonderful takes on the sketch!

ThePurplePlace said...

I just LOVE both of your cards....the CTS one is fabulous and so is the second pink version!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Love the pics and your kiddo- haha! WONDERFUL cards, I love the pastels on orange for the first.

Deepti said...

I love ur first card, this is a winner :)