Wednesday, June 24, 2009

SCS Color Challenge - CC224 Again and Barlow Girl Videos

Hello Friends! I loved yesterday SCS Color Challenge so much. . .I decided to create another one using the same colors: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, and Summer Sun. If you want to try it out it's SCS Color Challenge - CC224 I even used the same SU stamp set as yesterday's card. . ."Dream A Little".

I'm trying to create more cards with floral images. I've been creating a lot of cards with cutsey images for the past 3 months or so because of my DT obligations and haven't had a chance to use any of my floral stamps. I can only make so many cards in a day so my obligations come first. I also want to make more elegant cards. . .something that can sometimes be a challenge for me. I'm drawn to bright bold colors and to use neutral colors, which elegant cards require, is a difficult process for me.

Anyway. . .I really had a fun time making this card. Do you see the ribbon going across the oval? Well, that is to cover up something I messed up. LOL! Initially, I had added dots and it turned out crooked. Uggggh! Yeah, it wasn't a design I initially wanted but it turned out okay in the end.

I colored my images with both SU inks and Copic Markers. I cut out the flowers and remounted them with foam tape to pop it a little


Are you satisfied with your card making? I feel I've been stagnant. I was looking through my SCS gallery and my cards are not that much different from 2 years ago. . .I do take better photos now because I have a better camera but my style is still basically the same.
Here is a card I made two years ago. . .okay. . .not too different from now, huh? I was still cutting my images from back then! LOL! I think I may need to create different cards once in a while. It's hard because it takes time to do something different and I've gotten into sort of a routine that I can finish a card within 30 minutes to 45 minutes which I love. It frees my day up to actually clean the house or pursue other interest. I'll try to work harder and do something different once in a while.

Anyway. . enough of my babbling. I do tend to write a lot. I believe most of you don't read what I write . . .LOL! That's okay. . I sometimes read back at what I wrote and it helps bring me back to where I was at when I wrote it. . .sorta like a journal. You should write more on your blogs. . .it's like a date stamp of what you did the day you posted your blog.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!!

Card Details:

Stamps: SU Dream A Little
Paper: SU Parisian Summer designer paper, Apricot Appeal, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango
Ink: Copic markers, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Scribbles Iridescent Paint
Accessories: SU Large Oval Punch, Darice Rhinestones, JoAnn Heart Brads, Grosgrain Ribbon


Before I go. . .I wanted to share these two videos. . .both by "Barlow Girl". This first song is called "Never Alone". Barlow Girl is a Christian Rock band and the singer has such a beautiful voice. Their music are so inspirational.

I especially love the second song below "I Need You To Love Me". The song is so beautiful I wanted to share it you. Let me know what you think! I hope you love it like I do!!


16 comments:

2 Worlds said...

This is my favorite loved the stamp set . is it new?

Tracy.H said...

Great card, Maria. Thanks for the videos too. I can honestly say I am not up on my Christian Rock, but I love the first song! :0)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is beautiful Maria, I love the dimension and you tie the cutest bows, Big Hugs, Nikki x

PaperCrafty said...

Maria, your card is beautiful! I love the bold colors & the floral image. I get stuck using the same color scheme so I am trying to venture into using more bolder colors...lol

Creative Mish said...

Beautiful songs! I love Barlow Girl! I've never seen the video's

de said...

Beautiful card! I've been a big photo taking slacker... if I ever left the house besides going to work, maybe I would take more!!!

Elena said...

Oh, Maria... You are too hard to yourself... With each day your cards becoming more beautiful! Look at this elegant flower card you just created!

Randi said...

So pretty Maria!! Great job detailing those flowers!! Love the little heart brads! You always have such great embellishment goodies!!
I LOVE that card from 2 years ago!! Stunning!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love how you popped the flowers and bird up. Also love the use of the colored heart brads.

Oh yeah and LOVE Barlow Girl! I love Christian Rock and have been to many concerts, not BG, but still love their music.

Rita said...

Your first card is stunning & I agree that color combo is beautiful & works well with this stamp!

Rita said...

Oops forgot to comment on your older card. Look at how much detail you put into your cards now, I have always loved your style! Your always changing & revolving to reflect your own unique style & that's a great quality! You are my creative hero!!!

WickedPixie said...

Maria this is a gorgeous card! And I am usually drawn to the cutsey images! I, too, always feel like my stuff looks the same. I get stuck using the same layout(I noticed when I looked back through my gallery!) If it helps any, I never think that way of your work. It always looks fresh, innovative, creative and inspiring! :-) Traci

Risa said...

You are great with these SCS Challenges Maria! Your card is beautiful! I love everything about it and hummingbird is awesome!
hugs
Risa:)

Cathy said...

Hi Maria,

I agree with you. I feel sort of in a rut myself but feel like I don't have time to branch out and make changes. I'm going to try though, you've inspired me!! I love the songs also. Thanks for sharing!!

Hugs, Cathy

Tam said...

I just found your blog and I am just so impressed with your cards. They are all gorgeous. I love them.

Valscrap Démo Stampin up ! said...

Thank you, I love theses songs we didn't know in France

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