Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Not as CAS...

Hello!  Ready for some more cards?  These ones are not so CAS (one is kinda, but not really) but were equally fun to make!  I've gotta get to some real life things soon, so I'll make this quick!  I'm sorry for this, but there are three cards in this post...

First card~


For these fabulous challenges~

(Inspired by the vase of roses and the Victorian feel.)

(I water colored my image.) 

(Inspired by the colors and the simplicity of the photo.)

This card was really fun to make.  I made a card front using a free digi image found HERE and then water colored it.  I added some glitter glue, a sentiment from PTI's "Simply Jane" stamp set, and then some bits of bling.  I LOVE IT.  I think this will be one of those cards that I have a hard time giving away.  I actually might frame it and put it somewhere in my home.  Let's keep going!!!

Second card~


For these fabulous challenges~

I also used an old sketch from Sketchbook Saturdays~

This card was inspired by the book/movie "Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens.  There is a scene in the most recent film adaptation where a room has this luscious red and black wallpaper with a brocade pattern.  Hence my brocade embossing.  The sentiment is also about the two main characters in the movie--Amy Dorrit and Arthur Clennam.  They are so fantastic!!!  You should check this book/movie out--it's fabulous!  I also used punches on this card, since it's the dessert option at Dynamic Duos.  I used a border punch and my main image is made from two punches, plus the red punched leaves!!!

Third & last card~


For these fabulous challenges~

(I've used a brand new to me digi from ADFD!)

This card uses a brand new to me digi from ADFD!  I masked off the image in order to get script only on the background of the image and then colored the peacock, added glitter and pearls, and put it on the card!  There is also script on my patterned paper and lots of circles throughout this card!  Here is a TIP: when you print off a page of digis onto cardstock, print another copy of it onto plain computer printing paper in case you decide you want to use masks later.  You can keep these in a file folder for later use!

That's it.  Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a fabulous day and I will see you soon!  Happy stamping! :)


Unknown said...

Beautiful cards Mynnette...great designs and colours. love annie

Lisa Elton said...

WOW Mynnette you've been a busy bee! These are all wonderful. LOVE the pretty little framed blooms on your Dynamic Duos card. Thanks for playing along this week!

Victoria said...

I never cease to be inspired by your beautiful cards.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

What a great line up of art. I love all the details on your card for Dynamic Duos.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, stunning image & beautifully water coloured!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Sonia said...

Hi Mynnette,
Your new creations are really lovely:) Some fab image and beautiful details:)
Big hug,

lauren bergold said...

holy WOW! these are sooooooooooo totally ♥FABULOUS♥!!! i love them all, but i think the peacock is my favorite, it's just so dramatic and, well, yeah--MAGNIFICENT!!!! (i love that it was inspired by "little dorrit" as well, that's fantastic!!!!!!) ♥♥♥

jimlynn said...

ALL of these are simply gorgeous! Love the flower (and coloring) on the first card - the design on the second - and that third one is such a beauty with a perfect sentiment. So very pretty!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash.

Becky said...

wow, these are just stunning Mynnette! Gorgeous colors and coloring.

Annette said...

Wow, these are some amazing cards. Love them all. The colour schemes are so different, but they go so well. Great work.

Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for Top Tip Tuesday.

Melissa said...

ALL of these are gorgeous! Wow! Love the little leaf sprigs you stuck in behind the main image on your DD card! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos again this week! :)

Kirei said...

I love your striking colour combo Mynette! The embossing and punched details all make a fab vintagey card! Thanks for taking part in this week's Simply Stampin' Challenge! Kirei x

CaroleAnn said...

I just had so much fun looking at your beautiful cards! I can't say which one I like more they are all three stunning and your designs and style are just beautiful. You are inspiring to me! thanks for sharing your talents. Hugs

Kim S said...

An absolutely gorgeous group of cards!! Love all of your details - the sparkle on the peacock is stunning. So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos - your use of the colors in each details is lovely!

Ruth M said...

Hello Mynnette, what gorgeous eye candy, I came to check out your Simply Stampin' vintage challenge entry and got a two card bonus added on!

I love all three of them! Have you EVER made a duff card?! I bet not!

A BBC TV adaptation of Little Dorrit was on in the UK a few years back and I LOVED it! It was one of those series where you feel bereft when the series ends, it was THAT good! Imagine my total shock when I was grocery shopping and I saw the actress who played Mrs Clennam in the fruit and veg aisle - I just HAD to tell her how much I loved the series! She was so sweet and charming!

Hope to see you again at Simply Stampin'!
Ruth x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards!TFS.

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my goodness - how do you do it Mynnette! Your cards just keep getting better and better, and that's sayin' something because they are all AWESOME! What a wonderful and inspirational treat to pop into your blog and visit - makes me feel better that I don't have time right now to play but can live vicariously through you :o) Hugs.

Anonymous said...

OMG! Three amazing cards! Your vintage card for the Simply Stampin' challenge looks fabulous. I love the touch of the pink leaves.

Thanks for joining us this week at the Simply Stampin' Challenge.

kelly said...

wow someone has been very busy! All of these cards are amazing, but I do really love the vintage one, just goes to show you can go bright and still get that gorgeous vintage look!
Thanks for joining us this week at Simply Stampin'
Kelly xx

Pat said...

Some lovely cards here, thanks for sharing at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

crafting maria said...

hi mynnette
it's always a pleasure seeing your cards, thank you for entering just inspirational challange
kindest regards
maria xxxxx

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards Mynnette! I thought the rose card was my fave & then I saw the peacock; WOW!! I love it! Its absolutely stunning!!

Anonymous said...

3 awesome cards hunny LOVE them all but that peacock card is stunning, Thanks for playing along at Top Tip Tuesday this time for our all about circles challenge, hugs Samantha :0)
PS don't forget you can enter 3 projects and or 3 Tips too! xx

Alica said...

great cards and the peacock is truly magnificent! Now I want it too!

Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash Challenge!

Hugs, Alica ;)