Tuesday, October 30, 2007

More Cards for Angel's (Angelosity) Blog Candy/Challenge

This set will be given to someone who was very nice to me. I'm not going to say who. I created the shopping list using my CombBind machine. Just as a note. . .I don't mean to diss Rubicoil. I know there's a lot of you who like the Rubicoil. I think spiral coils are great but I already have a Bind-it-All but if I had to choose between the CombBind and Rubicoil, I prefer the CombBind. Mainly because of cost and its flexibility. Because the CombBind has a solid spine, I can hot glue it over chipboard so that it can look like a real book. I also like the fact that it opens up evenly. When you open a spiral bound notebook, do you notice that the pages to the left sort of shifts down. The larger the space between the coils, the more it shifts. I know its a minor issue but I don't like how it shifts. Open a spiral notebook and you'll see what I mean.

I used Angel's (Angelosity) sketch for her ongoing blog candy. . .you have 8 days left so be sure to stop by her blog site. I created more cards with Angel's sketch on Card Inspired: Click here to check them out.

This card was created using sketch #9: Click here for the sketch

Here's the second card I made. . .I love this sketch. It was a fun sketch. The difficult part was finding fall/autumn stamps that were small enough to fit into a 1 inch circle. All the images came from 4 different stamp sets.

This card is for sketch #11: Click here for the sketch

Here's the third card that I created. . .I had a bear of a time coloring the penguin. It's a great stamp by TAC but the black part of the penguin had to be colored in. ..that was really hard to do because it's hard to get a nice even color when coloring with black.

I tried watercoloring, markers, and finally Prismacolor pencil with gamsol. The watercoloring was too light, the markers were too dark and uneven. . .the Prismacolor pencils worked best but I really had to be really careful. It took a bit of effort to get it to look even.

Anyway. . .this card was created using sketch #13: Click here for the sketch


Angel Wilde said...

Wow....Maria...Your cards are great! I love the butterfly one especially. Thank you for playing along in my blogabration!!

Rita said...

Luv all your cards, you did an awesome job! Luv,luv,luv that penguin, he's so cute!!! Great job with the coloring too!

Sonya said...

Just beautiful Maria! that butterfly set is stunning..whoever gets it is going to be so happy.Woderful job on everything!

leann said...

these are stunning Maria! i especially love that penguin ;)

malieta said...

I love love love the butterfly card, that stamp is a "must have"!
I love the other cards too Maria, I'm just partial to butterflies:)

Aimeslee said...

Love the cards, Maria. You make the best butterflies! xoxo

Beth said...

How sweet you are to RAK someone. Your projects are awesome. I can't understand how you pound out so many projects on a daily basis. You really are a super woman!

Nancy Grant said...

Look at all those wonderful card creations! Love the TAC penguin even though you had to color him.


Tracy.H said...

I love that penguin!! I should have ordered that set...oh well, my mom did...I am sure I can snag a few images off her ;0)

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