Wednesday, July 28, 2010

foodie cards

Happy Wednesday!  I hope that you are having a fantastic week!  I have had a great one, hit the splash park with the kids again, Carter probably went down the slide more than any other kid in the park as he does not understand lines and is little enough to get around the other kids!  No worries the lifeguard thought it was hilarious and the other parents couldn't believe how brave he was for being not even 2!  We also had a few playdates too.  I have sorta been having a busy summer.  Well I finally made a few more cards for the current challenge at Hero Arts which ends tomorrow and is food, travel and bookmaking.  I love Hero Arts and I love to play with there challenges!  I have two very different cards to share with you.  And the first card has dots and that works for the current challenge over at Simon Says Blog.  (Such a great challenge, dots who doesn't love them?)



Did you notice the egg?  Not only is it adorable with the cute face on it but I used glossy accents to make the egg yolk glossy and than I used Liquid Pearls on the white part to make it look like a real egg!  I will be honest with you my friends I was quite excited when I came up with this idea!  To do it I colored it all in and than I did the glossy first and waited for it to dry than I did the Liquid Pearls!  I want to make more egg cards!



This card is inspired by my mother's garden.  My parents are currently in Croatia which is where they are from, visiting family.   My mother has a huge garden and grows everything she can.   When we go to visit she always takes my kids into her backyard and shows them all of what she is growing and lets them water.  Actually funny memory when Ariel was 2 1/2 and the apple tree was in full bloom and she saw it for the first time she stood in front of it and just looked for what felt like hours, she was so enthralled!  Since my mom is gone my aunt is taking care of her garden, and my brother and sometimes me too.  I love this stamp because I love the carrots face!  My "theme" if you will to this card is to be garden like.  I stamped the friends def in distress inks and than with another distress ink blended it in.  I also used my new edge distress thing by Tim Holtz (that I had been desiring and searching for everywhere for at least 2 years) on the edges and than stained it with the distress inks.  I even colored the floss with the distress ink.  The distress look and the layout to this card is supposed to represent my mom's garden.  I plan on giving my mom this card for her to give to my aunt as a thank you card for taking care of her garden. 

Well thank you for reading me, and thank you for your always wonderful comments!  I so appreciate you!

18 comments:

Jill said...

Anita, these are just too fun! I love the bright colors and all of the stamping you've incorporated on each card! FABULOUS and perfect for this month's challenge!

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Alice Wertz said...

love seeing happy egg and vegetables!! your cards are so cute in their own styles, Anita!! love them both!! sounds like you are having a wonderful summer with your kids!! =) have a happy day and stay cool! =)

Dawn said...

Super cute cards Anita. Love the egg and the carrot - Your summer sounds fantastic. Enjoy these days as you can... life goes way to fast!!!!

Barb said...

Two fun cards today, Anita! Love your liquid pearl, glossy egg! Great idea!

Vanessa said...

Both cards are adorable!!Love them, Anita!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE both of your cards, Anita!! Your egg looks SO yummy with the GC and PP!! :)

Heather Maria said...

Your cards are so cute Anita! I love the cheerful colours and spatula bg on the first one! Using the glossy accents and liquid pearls on the egg was a brilliant idea! Great colouring and distressing on the second one!

T. Sanderson said...

Very cute cards Anita! I think I need to go make myself some eggs now.

Barbara said...

These are darling Anita! I absolutely love the egg!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Oooh these looks so great! I love the spatulas in the top one and the veggies in the bottom one look so cute!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Ann said...

SO darn cute! I love your egg!

CuttlebugCourt said...

Congratulations on making the Wee Memories team and I'll see you around there! These cards are adorable!

Julie said...

Congratulations on your Wee memories DT post,see you there!!! x

alexandra s.m. said...

HUGE CONGRATS!!!!
I adore your cards!

Tiffany said...

These are sooo very fun and full of life! So glad to catch your cards for the food challenge, yay!

Christine said...

You've created some super cute cards for these challenges. I love the food theme. Great use of the dotted background stamp. I use mine all of the time! Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Ayana Posadas said...

Ahh! Such CUTE cards!
I just adore your little EGG in a frying pan! :)

 

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