Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Playing Catch Up

I haven't had much time to blog lately, so I'm playing catch up with a few cards I've made in the past few days.

Today is Teapot Tuesday, and Barbara20 is hostessing for Mothermark this week.  She's got a fabulous nautical-themed teapot she's given us for our inspiration this week.  You can get the details here.  This is a one-layer card.  I brayered all the various colors to create my sand, ocean, and sky.  I used my Cricut Life's a Beach cartridge for the ship, lighthouse, sand dollar, and starfish.  I used Liquid Applique for the water's foam.

My next card is in honor of my friend and fellow Rubbernecker DT member, Cathleen (aka ctorina), who was chosen as the featured stamper on Splitcoast this past Sunday.  Cathleen makes such elegant and beautiful cards.  It was an honor to case her.  After I settled on wanting to use Blush Blossom, I knew I was going to have to make my own designer paper, which I love to do. I stamped Baroque Motifs and Linen bg in Blush Blossom and then finger walked French Script in True Thyme over that. I used my finger dauber in Blush Blossom reinker to sponge the edges of each piece of cardstock.

This last card I made for the Inspiration Challenge this past Saturday.  I used a napkin transfer technique.  This is where you split the top layer of the napkin from the back, place it on the shiny side of freezer paper, put a piece of paper on top of the napkin and press with a hot iron.  The napkin sticks to the freezer paper.  Then you can adhere this to a piece of cardstock.   I love these napkins I bought at Michael's.

Thanks for stopping in!  I hope to get to your blog soon, too!


Pat (mspfd) said...

Charlene, these are amazing! TFS such wonderful, inspiring cards. Love all three, especially your awesome nautical card... gorgeous work with the brayer. Gosh, now I need a circuit too!

Cook22 said...

I'm glad I got to see your FS card which was one I'd missed in the gallery. Wonderful work creating your own script paper. D'ya think I could try telling myself I've got the same look as finger-walking when I've only got a partially-stamped image because there was something under my mat! It's the sort of vintage I like :D.
And the cruiser still reminds me of those old travel posters. I think I had a BOAC one that had a liner like that in the foreground, with a plane flying over.

Traci M said...

Wowee, Charlene!!
These 3 really showcase your multi-layered talentedness...you did such cool techniques and achieved three very different looks!
I like your beach brayered scene, the bright and boldness of it...the second is so inspiring as I love those colors and that look...and the third...well my ironing board is out and I'm ironing napkins, that never happens!
Have a great day, friend!!

Lorraine said...

So when are the brayer classes starting cause I wanna learn that! Really! These are all gorgeous and such a showcase of your talents.

Dawn B. said...

OH my goodness.. These are beautiful..That first one is amazingly colored. I love it.. The second one is soft and beautiful..Love those napkins. I saw those the other day here..Great job Charlene.

Bev Gerard said...

Let's just confess here ....
I am so luvin' these cards ...'
But how on earth can you call yourself "behind"?! These are so creative and inspiring! Here I sit, so behind on blogging that I have given up on 'catching up'!
Dearest Charlene, you put me to shame!


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

holy moly! are these ever fabulous! i love the peachy floral! but i love the others too. soooooo creative! GOR-G-US!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wowza...wowza...wowza......well, I already told you on SCS what I thought of that 'dirty worthy' teapot card....truly AWESOME...wow

The FS card is gorgeous....so soft and romantic in feel...perfect details

and the third...well...fab technique work on that bold beauty

Always a joy to stop in and see what you are up to, my friend


Charlene said...

I bow to you oh Wondrous One! I thought the first card was wonderful, then scrolled the second and after picking my jaw up from the floor, ventured down to the third. Seriously, you are some stamper, Charlene.

Joan Ervin said...

Mercy, gf....my heart can't take all this gorgeousness!!!! I am in awe of your talents, Charlene...each card is absolutely STUNNING!!!!! The background you created on the first card is over the top and the second one is sooo shabby and elegant!!! Love the fun and fabulous cherry design, too....I need a few M&M's to call myself down!!!!