Monday, March 5, 2012

Monday Musings

Hi, everyone,

Welcome to the second edition of Monday Musings.

OWH's Midweek Challenge

I must admit I was less than thrilled when I saw this week's challenge.
  • The only digi that I've used is OWH's "Thank You, Hero; You Make America Proud" sentiment,
  • I own no copics, and
  • I can't begin to come close to the amazing coloring that I see on fellow cardmaker's works of art.
But, I thought what the heck and found an adorable cupcake at Elizabeth Dulemba's site -- one of her Coloring Page Tuesday creations. I e-mailed Elizabeth and found out that she's a huge supporter of OWH -- and is even featured on the OWH site. All she asks is that we give credit where credit's due with a copyright line created especially for OWH use.

Illustration by Elizabeth Dulemba
Background Paper: Paper Pizazz (that I've had at least a decade)
Image printed on watercolor paper and colored with watered down acrylics,
and embellished with gold metallic gel pen
So, the coloring is certainly not to the quality of my fellow OWHers. But, I'm pretty pleased with this first effort -- which is a good thing since I have 5 more colored cupcakes ready to go. :)

OWH Sketch #111

This week's sketch challenge has inspired 1 Any Hero card and 2 OWH cards -- and that's just for starters. All three cards have a patriotic flavor as they were made from Bo Bunny's Liberty line. 

Embossed, with embossing brushed lightly shaded with ink
and embellished with gold stickles

Embossed, with embossing brushed lightly shaded with ink
and embellished with blue stickles

Bo Bunny Paper enhanced with BasicGrey Kraft

And, I'm hoping one of these 3 cards will meet the March ODBD challenge.

This Week's Goal

I'm hoping to finish up those 5 cupcake cards and get a package in the mail to Kris by the weekend. That half Mother's Day/half general sentiment cards challenge seems to be approaching a little too quickly!

Have a great week!  Happy scrappin'!


Donna Hanley said...

Syrbina, All fabulous cards.

Lee Mae said...

Hi Sybrina! Love your cards and your cupcake coloring looks expert! I also like your sketch cards too - a great set of cards. Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown Challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!

Jen said...

I really like your sketch cards, and the cupcake card is very cute! Nice job! ;)

Carol L said...

Great cards, all of them! I just love that BoBunny dsp!!

Berni Cuttino said...

Your cards are beautiful, love how you embossed the paper, and the use of the stickles, very nice. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the lovely comment; and instructions on the fold. Thanks for joining in the fun at OWH Star & Strips weekly challenge.

Linda said...

Sybrina...I am not a fantastic colorer either. Sometime I paper piece parts of the digis (if you don't mind cutting + you can really spice things up with the pattern paper) to reduce the amount of coloring...or make the digi small...just a thought for the future. Your coloring is fine! I bet the gold just pops! Great cards!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

you did a wonderful job on your coloring - I too am coloring challenged but I keep trying. Great hero cards.

Barb Housner