Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Courage and Dreams

Hi everyone. Quick post today. I want to show you two cards I made last night. I'm not a fan of either, really, but something about them appeals to me. They're not my usual style, but I suppose that's okay from time to time, right? I am using the sketch from this week's Mojo Monday challenge, seen here:



And here are my cards:




What do you think? I'm just not sure about them. The first one has a funky vibe to it. Both cards use the same patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket, but on the first one I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist to get that copper effect. I don't know. I am not convinced that they're okay. I'm in a kind of funk or something. Missing hubby a lot and I found myself crying on my new paper! Eek! I've got to pull it together. We still 4+ months before he comes home. :(

Well that's it. I've got to get in the shower so I won't be late for work. Thanks for stopping in..and I hope you have a lovely Tuesday.


Stamps: Blue Skies (Verve)
Card Stock: Ocean Tides, Black, and Pure Poppy (papertrey)
Ink: Versamark and black embossing powder (su)
Extras: Grosgrain ribbon, butterfly die (su); Bling (want2scrap); Glimmer Mist

17 brownkowments:

Debbie Carriere said...

I think both of these are fabulous!! I love how you switched up the colors but used the same patterned paper. The butterfly/flourish on the first one is beautiful. I'm sorry you are missing your husband (is he deployed?) :( Hang in there ((((hugs)))

Debby said...

Both cards are great Keva, but the colours of the second one are wow, yes please!

Ravengirl said...

I'm so sorry to here that you are missing your hubby so! I like both of your cards and the space under the curve just looked to me like a perfect place to put the sentiment! I love how you ruffled your ribbon to follow the curve too! I hope you have a better day!

Laurie said...

OH Keva! I am so sorry he is gone! I know he will be back before you know it!!

Your cards are gorgeous! I do love htat paper you used! And the ribbon treatment is perfect for the sketch! Sending hugs you way!

Anonymous said...

I really like the paper and colors you used on your second card. Different but I think the design on both worked.

Amy said...

Chin up! Think about when he does get home!! :) Both of your card are beautiful and I'm glad you posted them! Love the ribbon treatments soo much!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh Keva, I love these both! Beautiful papers - and I love that fresh, funky vibe! It suits these stamps and papers so well.

Julie Mutch said...

Hi Keva,

Your cards are beautiful, but I especially love your first card with the hot pink and black. It's stunning! It's funny, I was about to make a card with those two colours for my niece for her Sweet 16th birthday next week. I may have to borrow a couple of your ideas! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Julie

Kara said...

what a unique sketch...you've used it wonderfully!! love the ribbon

CardArTart said...

I think they're both fabulous! Hope the time goes fast till your hubby is home again. :)

Suzanne said...

Keva, there's nothing wrong with having a cry every once in a while. Praying that the 4 months fly until you're family's back together again. {hugs}

I absolutely love the way you used the same layout, but each card has such a distinct feel. The paper on the second one is gorgeous. The funky ribbon looks fab with the blingy flourish.

christy compton hall said...

Aww, sweetie petey, I just pulled out a hankie for you! I remember the love birds card you made for him... you just keep channeling that enjoy into your crafting :) I love these cards, btw!

ANewYear said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I really love the butterfly card. I have a thing for bling. :)

I'm sorry your are down; I'm guessing your husband in in the military. I hope the time passes quickly for you both. Hugs to you.

Anne Marie said...

Keva these are both beautiful! I love the ribbon on both and the bling on the first is fabulous! I'm sorry you are going through the "deployment funk". I have been there too many times to count. :( Thinking about you, girl! Hang in there!

Jen Carter said...

Those are beautiful! Love the papers you used!! Beautiful colors and design!

Rhonda said...

OMGoodness!! Love the shimmer on the 1st one!! Sending {hugs}. He'll be home before you know it.

 

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