Saturday, December 31, 2011

Lucky Stars

Hi Everyone!

I hope you have all enjoyed your holidays. Mine was fairly calm and quiet; but lots of fun, nevertheless. It was really strange without the hubs; but we are anxiously awaiting his return in the next week or so and will be happy to have him home for at least a few days before he has to leave again!
I have had a chance to play with some new stamps I picked up at my LSS over the holidays. Hero Arts just released a whole new line and they are all just fabulous! For the card, I'm showing today I used one of the new
OWH sets "Year Round Sentiments"
I decided that it would be a good set for the CASE study challenge. I really liked the simple layout. It was one that could be dressed up or kept really simple. I think I found a middle ground with my least I hope I did.
I have also been playing and experimenting with my Distress inks for this card I used Iced Spruce, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain to coordinate with my color palette of Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tide, Aqua Mist, and Melon Berry from PTI. I also used some Soft Sky ink from SU. I used the three colors to stamp on the new Hero Arts Zig Zag background stamp. I messed up one piece and then messed up the second piece...and then somehow they ended up combined and layered together in the two pieces that are on the card.
Anyhow, it was rather refreshing to step away from Christmas cards. I did find a few challenges that were non-Christmas related:

4 Crafty Chicks: Something New
Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes
Just For Fun: Anything Goes
CASE Study: Case the Card
Rainbow Lady's Challenge: Anything Goes


Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Great geometric style, Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.Dori.

Von said...

A lovely card :)
Thank you for sharing with us at just for Fun
Happy new year
Von x

Zoechaos said...

Super Card, great for a chap thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

Rainbow Lady said...

Great card and different too. Thanks for playing Love Cynthia x

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project very cute, thanks so much for joining us at Aud Sentiments!

Neet said...

Hope it's not long before you can hand it to your special man in person. Thanks for joining us at JFF. Hugs & Happy New Year, Neet

Elsea Designs said...

Happy New Year.
Love the card, great colours.
Lorry :o) xx

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Love your design and colors. Happy New Year

Tamie said...

Loving the stamp, the sentiment is awesome and loving the paper. Thank you so much for sharing something new with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Clare said...

Fab card! Love the stars! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study! : )