Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Two Cards For 52


Half way through the week already? A few posts ago I said that I thought snow slowed. I might be about to change my mind on that one...

I have completed the next two cards  for the 52 Card Challenge.

Week Three: Using the colour palette:

Pink, aqua and green. With some older October Afternoon, a tag from a Quirky Kit and butterflies cut with a Martha Stewart punch and my Slice


It's good fun working small and I'm learning as I go

- making scraps work on a card isn't the same thing as forcing something to go where it doesn't look right. Sometimes you just have to put it back in your box of bits and choose a different decoration instead.

- Often what you can't really see is as important as the most obvious elements. I'm discovering how to add subtle touches (inking in pale grey round edges to add definition in the top card). Funny, I do stuff like that all the time when I'm scrapbooking.

- I can foresee a time when all my embellishments are sorted and stored by colour: no more jars of buttons and tins of brads. Instead, everything small and red goes together.

- I need to buy some larger acrylic blocks. A CD case isn't going to cut it for much longer.

Week Four: Paper from a Paper Pad

which is mostly hidden here, but which did get me pulling out more of my older October Afternoon. I've been saving that little girl sticker - she looks so like The (Not So) Small One just before she started school.


And that's me for today. I'm off to spend some time with an old friend and I'm hoping we're going to party like it's 1984..

29 comments:

Ladkyis said...

oooh pretty! I make Christmas cards for a local cancer charity and I make them from old cards. I do it without thinking about it because I keep saying I don't like making cards - I must get something from it because I keep on doing it.
Hey Lady! you keep on making me rethink things! I must kind of like it. So from now on I will be saying "since Sian made me think properly I have discovered that card making is cool

helena said...

have a fabulous time - 1984 was 'such fun' - been sorting old ephemera from student days so in that space at the moment

Sandra said...

Your cards are just as gorgeous as your layouts

Ruth said...

The second card is particularly lovely.
1984? The year I did my O levels ...

Scrappi Sandi said...

Oh! I loved your Chanel dolls clothes post! She really is one stylish little miss!! I'm just dipping my toe back into soft toy making...watch this space!! These cards are so you...just gorgeous! I'm with Ruth on the second being my favourite...I just love the oversized ribbon & the zig zag stitching!...oh & LOL at you using a CD cover as a stamping block!! I think it's time you treated yourself to a set of clear blocks!! :D

scrappyjacky said...

Gorgeous cards,Sian.....definately very you.....I also especially like the second one.
And your idea of storing embellishments by colour has really got me thinking....

Chipper said...

These cards are so cute!

Barbara Eads said...

I love your cards. Especially the second one---the little girl is so cute. I really like the vintage ledger paper you used to show her off. Hope you have a fun time with your friend!

Elizabeth said...

Your cards are beautiful! I like both of them equally. I need to step it up a bit if I want to compete with you and Jacky!

Missus Wookie said...

1984???? Scarily that is the year I met Wookie and he did his O levels :)

I like the card and agree the subtle touches are so effective - always prefer the cards when I do that, and have taken the time to put the bits back in the box and dig through for another. All my embellishments were sorted by colour but now I've pulled out brads & bling as they tend to be very specific. My creating style does think, 'hmm I need something small and red here.....' :)

Sandie said...

I love both these cards Sian - the little girl especially appeals. I'm enjoying your new venture into card making. I must looks up 52 cards.... I'd probably use the inspiration rather than be able to keep up with the prompts but I'll find out more then I'll know! Enjoy your time with a special friend x

Louise said...

both cards are gorgeous...the little girl reminds me of your doll in the post below x enjoy your party!!

humel said...

Ah, what a happy catch up I've just had :) So pleased TTO was in the photo after all, how cute are your dolls clothes, and I'm loving your cards! And did I tell you already how much I liked your feature in Scrap365? I feel like I did, but I may have imagined it... x

Alana said...

I'm loving your cards Sian. You hit the nail on the head regarding small is fun. I really enjoy making a cards, it's a quick crafty fix.

Jennie Hart said...

Enjoy 1984 :)

Love the second card especially, that little girl die-cut is really great and the ribbon is a splendid colour.

Ifversen said...

Really really beautiful! You make me want to do cards again!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I especially like the second one. You're becoming quite a master of the cut and stick card, as opposed to the stamped card. I love it!
Rinda

Alison said...

Such pretty cards!
Alison xx

Jo said...

Both of those cards are gorgeous x

Nathalie said...

Very, very well done! They look fabulous and I love the details and colors on both! I had to smile at your CD case stamping block because I have been using my iPod case forever with the same purpose (the only acrylic block I own is about 1.5 inch square! Insert blush here)

S said...

Cute cards! And I don't think I could ever go strictly to color sorted supplies - even though I gave it some serious consideration lately. It's not the way I craft right now, although I do like to have a small assortment of bits and bobs in a bitty box sorted by color - great for crops or when I'm in a hurry.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Cute cards! I really like the second one with it's bow

Rhona said...

I also like both cards but as I'm quite partial to little girls at the moment, the 2nd one just pips it as my favourite.
Hope you had fun with your friend - in 1984 I came over to the UK on my own for the first time since leaving at 3 years old. Good times! xx

Melissa said...

Nice cards! I especially like the huge bow on the bouquet of flowers - perfect!

alexa said...

Both lovely, Sian - though my heart is tied up with that big bow in your second one! And the glorious piece of vintage-looking lined paper ... You are going to have a stunning collection here.

Karen said...

I just love these cards. Those colors are wonderful, and the second card just makes me smile!

Miriam said...

Your cards are so pretty Sian and so you!

Gail said...

They both look wonderful Sian but I especially like the second one.

Jennifer Grace said...

These are lovely. When I'm card-making I have to keep reminding myself not to add too much, but you have the perfect amount of detail on yours. And such pretty colours! x

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