Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Back to business

After a whirlwind visit with my oldest son and his family I am finally catching up on things. Finished up my swaps and started in on the challenges. This week on Speedy the Cats Friends you were to use Black and White with a splash of one color and add Piercing. Piercing is something I don't do hardly at all so went right to work. I made the the card itself white and used a leaf stamp from Marks Finest papers. Then I just started grabbing scraps until I found the combination I liked and here's my card.
I actually made this one first for the challenge and then realized it wasn't Black and White. Don't have any idea what I was thinking other than trying this pleated technique I saw at Amazing Paper Grace.

This Clown Image is from I Brake for Stamps. He can be found in the Rick St. Dennis line. The poor guy was on a pink card and then a red card and then finally ended up on this rust colored one with a background made with marbles. It is for a swap.

We had a great time with my son and family. Went to the State Fair here in Florida. All the boys rode in a helicopter.

Then another day we went to Wonder Works in Orlando. Its a Science center type place but in the evening they have this Magician dinner show and it was awesome. Spent our evenings Wii bowling and listening to the chatter of a 5 year old. Oh my goodness I had forgotten how little ones are. We are back to peacefulness for now. In 3 weeks my daughter, grand daughter and great grand daughter will be here. A baby in the house for the first time in a long long time and a 5 generation picture to be taken.


redwasher1 said...

Awesome cards!!! Great photo!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Your cards are wonderful! The paper piercing is awesome. I follow Becca too and have made a couple of rosette cards-love them! Thank you for playing along with Speedy's Friends!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fab creations...and your piercing looks pretty fabbo to me....thanks so much for playing with Speedy's Friends

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Dana said...

Oooo, I like these techniques! I'll def have to try the multiple pierced circles!