Sunday, April 1, 2012

Monday Musings -- Another Early Edition


Hi, everyone,

Hope it's been a good weekend for you. The weather is absolutely gorgeous here -- just a tad on the chilly side, but the sun is shining and the windows are open. :)

I'm hoping to work on a design later today for that "My Dad, My Hero" card idea that's been rolling around in my head. But, for now, I have 2 cards to share. So, I thought I'd go ahead and post a little early. If this becomes a habit, I might have to think of a name other than Monday Musings. :)

OWH Sketch #115

Donna is the sample maker for this week's sketch cards -- and they are so cute. I just love the patriotic one! Nice work, Donna!

The card below is this week's Any Hero card. Again, I inked up the inside of the embossing folder. I love the texture and extra dimension that this technique gives. 

Paper: Bo Bunny Liberty, Bazzill Watermelon; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Stickles; Stampin' Up Night of Navy ink

This sketch might make for a great "My Dad, My Hero" card. And, I'll have plenty of patriotic paper to choose from when those Bo Bunny 6 by 6 Liberty pads arrive. Looks like I've got a little designing to do...

CFC46: Name That Tune

This week's CAS-ual Fridays blog challenge  is to create a card inspired by a song. After a little pondering -- and some internet searching -- I decided upon Love is in the Air. A pair of head-over-heals-in-love butterflies immediately came to mind. :)

The next decision was to find just the right paper with just the right color combination. The key palette ingredients were a blue background (so these little butterflies could dance romantically through the sky), a coordinating pattern fit for the lady, and a second coordinating pattern fit for the gent. This BasicGrey paper that I found in that unexpected Tuesday Morning spree a few weeks ago fit the bill perfectly. Finally, the inspirational song title (printed in graceful Lucida Handwriting), parallel flight paths that included hearts and loops, and some champagne-colored heart gems provided the finishing touches.

Paper: BasicGrey Granola 12 by 12 pad; Butterflies: Martha Stewart Punch around the Page; 
computer-generated font; mini champagne-colored, heart-shaped gems

I  debated about adding black rhinestones to ground the corners, but decided against it. It would be a shame if anything took away from the gems on the butterflies themselves. 


Love is definitely in the air for these little creatures. :)


Parting Thoughts

Those of you who show your cards to hubbies might get a chuckle out of this glimpse into my world. Hubby said that as he was driving home from Spring Break he realized he'd gone a whole week without hearing anything about cards, squares, triangles.... (Sound like anyone you know?) I just had to laugh -- and told him that his confession was blog-worthy!

My goal for the week is to have a "My Dad, My Hero" card to show on Friday. Until then...

Have a great week!  And, happy scrappin'!

13 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Great cards, both of them, but my favorite is the first one. So nice and patriotic.

Linda said...

I really love the hearts on the butterfly trails! Sweet card! TFS!!!

StampTramps said...

Love your sketch card and the distressed papers. Your butterfly card is great!!! I don't think it needed any corner bling, you're right, it would take away from those awesome butterflies. Great work!

Jen said...

Nice card for our heroes!

Virginia L. said...

GREAT take with the song "Love is in the Air"!! Your butterflies are darling with the textures and patterns! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Julie said...

Great cards, Sybrina! I love those patriotic Bo Bunny papers, too! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Michele Gross said...

Great interpretation of your song! The butterflies are wonderful :) Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Donna Hanley said...

Sybrina, These two cards are great. I love those butterflies are beautiful and I agree with you on your choice not to add other gems. It's perfect the way it is.

Laurie said...

Very pretty cards! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Carol L said...

Great cards, both of them! I love those Bo Bunny papers on the Hero card, and those butterflies are so delicate and pretty!

cindyann said...

Wow! I'm nuts about the OWH sketch card! I had never before heard of inking the inside of an embossing folder. What a cool idea ;)

Dana said...

So pretty, and perfect for the challenge. Yes, your husband's words made me laugh! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week:)

Shari B said...

I love your butterfly card...great details!