Sunday, August 23, 2009

Busy Weekend!

Hello! :) The last few days of this week, I had off, so I was busy making things for swaps!! (And trying to get further on some projects that still aren't finished!)

Here's a card I made for David- his last day is today, but my last day working with him was Wednesday. It's kind of a neat card-- I have problems trying to make masculine things!! I went with cream and black for this and then added hardware stamp cutouts to give it a more rustic feel.
Inside, the card was bright blue!! With a crying Hello Kitty! Nothing like a personal touch, right :) Here is the card I made for the Fall card swap in my ArtHaven group. I don't know why I signed up for this swap!!! I don't really like fall colors, and didn't have any! Lol :) I had to run out and get black cardstock, even. I kind of lifted this design from a card I saw at Buffalo Stamps. That one was just black with the gold embossed tree, but I, of course, had to add more things to mine!! The tree stamp I got at Michaels for a dollar. When I went to use it, I found out just why it was a dollar- it was mounted crooked!! Lol- so it took a while to get it straight!
This is my Joker card I made for the Deck of Cards swap for the ArtHaven group. I think the little bunny look soo cute!! The only thing is that the right side looks a little plain... Hmm... I might have to add something over there... This was the first time I got to use a paint sample in something, and I used the grass sticker Deloris gave me in her package of goodies she brought for me when we met last week! Thank you Deloris!!
And finally, my favorite, is my Lady ATC for the ArtHaven swap. Um, I love this so much that I don't even want to give it away!! LOL How terrible is that?!?! I will have to make a double so I can keep one. It is funny, too, because the lady is holding a flower in the original graphic, but I cut it out because it looked too much like the other ATC I had done. Well, I didn't even notice when I went to put her on the paper, but the vine from the flowers on the paper ended up right in her hand!! Lol :) I sparkled up her dress and gave her some perfect pearl eyeshadow. Vintage lace and millinery flowers that matched the colors of the flowers on the paper completed the look.

Ok... now I must go get ready to go to Matt's parents' house for a yummy pork dinner! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

9 comments:

koralee said...

Your cards are amazing...I really need to get cracking on my creations...yours will come I promise! Happy week to you!

Gloria said...

Wow--Great job Julie....I do love the lady ATC too....

Dorothy said...

Wow!! These are awesome cards!!!
Very nice!
Dorothy

Wanda said...

Love your Cards Julie!! The Joker is really cute and the ATC is very elegant. I Love them all!!

Wanda
wandascrafts.blogspot.com

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh JULIE!!!!! These pieces are GORGEOUS!!! I'm sorry...you might not like Fall....but your creation is absolutely AMAZING!!! I LOVE it!!!! Very very pretty!!!!

Rita said...

just beautiful...as always...

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH WOW Julie!! BEAUTIFUL ART. LOVEEEEEEE the lady ATC...STUNNING!

Christina said...

Lovely as always Julie....
Hugs, Christina

Chrystal S said...

Love your cards Julie! And I love the Lady ATC! Just gorgeous!!!