Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Summer Fun

Hello! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer, hot and humid as it may be, and stocking up on ice cream for a summer treat. My favorite right now is Haagen Dazs Black Cherry Amaretto Gelato. I could eat an entire container at one sitting if I allowed myself to do that, it is THAT good! 

Speaking of summer and ice cream, here is the card I made for our new Twisted Thursday challenge this week at The Outlawz, with an optional twist of "fun in the sun". Our sponsors this month are Anne Fenton Digital Stamps and Paper Temptress.

For my project I chose Anne Fenton's Hugzz...Ice Cream digital image. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir and Copic Markers. To add more color and scenery I drew grass and little flowers on the ground with my markers. Next, I cut and embossed this focal panel using a die from Spellbinders Wonky Squares and sponged around the image before removing the die. This panel was then matted with GKD Sweet Corn card stock which was cut with a larger die from the same set.

Having completed the focal panel, I prepared my base card in green. I added a layer of patterned paper from my stash. I added another layer in green, which was die cut with Spellbinders A2 Distressed Edges, and then embossed with Sizzix Square Lattice embossing folder. (For a video tutorial on how to emboss only the center of a panel which has been die cut, leaving the edges clean and crisp, visit this link).

My sentiment is from GKD Beach Bum stamp set and was stamped in Versamark, embossed with green EP and then cut with the smallest die from the Spellbinders A2 Distressed Edges set. My final step was to pop my focal panel onto my base card and add the sentiment. 

Thanks for visiting!  And make it a great day!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
TTCRD  -  July 8-14 Challenge - Anything Goes
Joan's Touch - Vacation Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #26 - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  -  Challenge 46 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #140 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments  -  Challenge #46 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls  -  Challenge #22  - Anything Goes
Sister Act  -  Challenge #65 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments  -  Challenge #110 - Anything Goes
Mod Squad  -  Jul 9 Challenge - Love that Texture


Verna Angerhofer said...

Cute card design and well colored.

Joan Fricker said...

Olga, what an adorable card. Love the design and your image adorable. Ice Cream is good any time.
thanks for sharing your card with us.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous image and love the die cut's. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Angelica Schmidt said...

What a beautiful and darling card! Love your coloring and the texture! Have a Blessed day!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

A wonderful layout, color palette and the image is really cute. The overall effect is excellent. Thank you for posting this wonderful work of art at Word Art Wednesday.
Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Sharyn Polesel said...

Such a cute card and so beautifully colored. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad Challenge!

Anne Fenton said...

Olga love your card ... thank you for sharing it with TTCRD this week.

Mrs. Swandog said...

Olga...your card is so cute! Love the colors!!!

Angelina Rogers said...

Fabulous card. Stop by for a daily list of card challenges.

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Super cute card hun love it thanks for joining the Challenge at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week hugs Judith xxx

Teresa said...

Such a pretty card - thanks for joining us at Creative Moments...good luck x

Taniaj Scott said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments with anything goes challenge Hugs Tania (DT)xx

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet card! The new challenge at Creative Moments is to use just 1 flower - hope to see you there. Leona (DT)