Tuesday, May 24, 2011

An Egg is Quiet

One of the most beautifully illustrated children's books I've seen in a long time is entitled, An Egg is Quiet.  The story is simple, peaceful, and the illustrations are GORGEOUS.  So, when I saw the "Nature Walk" stamp set in the Occasions Mini, I was struck by the eggs.

I've seen many many beautiful cards created with this set, but nothing CAS (clean and simple).  While I was with her, Lissie challenged me to use the set to make a CAS card, and this is what I came up with.  I wanted to highlight those beautiful eggs, but still use some of the other images as well.

This card uses:
*Stamp Set: "Nature Walk"
*Inks: Um, I can't remember the colors I used on the eggs--sorry!--and VersaMark for the body
*Paper: Crumb Cake, watercolor paper

I know it seems astounding that it should be so, but this card took me hours to create.  I just kept sitting there, staring at those eggs, trying to figure out what in the world I was going to do with them.  Sheesh. 

--Rach

Monday, May 23, 2011

Oops! A Forgotten Easter Card

So, I had this, I meant to post it, and then, somehow, I didn't.  Crud. 

When I went to visit Lissie, oh so very long ago now, I fell in love with Baja Breeze.  I'm not sure what happened, but something about it just really began to call to me and I couldn't seem to stop using it.  :o)

I wanted to make a quick, CAS Easter card using the pretty little egg from the "Easter Blossoms" set and this is what I came up with.  I had wanted to play around with the colors and design more when I returned home, but then, I got wrapped up in Easter, Initiation, visits from friends from Germany, home improvement projects and so much more that my poor offudio is gathering dust.  :sniff sniff:  I left a DVD in the machine, awaiting my return.  Poor Lizzie, how she suffers Mr. Darcy's pride...

I'm hoping to get back in there soon.  Forget that.  I'm GOING to get back in there and get to work.  :o)

This card uses:
*Stamp Set: "Easter Blossoms"
*Inks: Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Pale Plum
*Papers: White (non-SU! cardstock), Baja Breeze

--Rach