Monday, June 18, 2018

Here's a TWOFER for ya ...

Happy Monday All!
I'm still trying to get my mojo going after being on vacation for such a long time ... so today I thought I'd join in on the fun challenge blog Darnell started a short while back called the TWOFER CHALLENGE.
 

Here's what you do for this fun challenge ...


and the current challenge theme is:



I chose to use a tree stamp by Stampscapes for my cards.

First I used it to create a border to showcase my Sue Wilson 'You are Special' die
for a special birthday card.  I have used  Dandelion Yellow Nuvo Crystal Drops to fill in the flowers.


And, for my second card, I created a sympathy card by making a lightly colored background using Tim Holtz 'cracked pistachio' and 'broken china' distress oxide inks on a sponge dauber.  Then stamped the entire tree stamp image using Versafine Onyx.  The sentiment is by Impression Obsession, bird is a Martha Stewart punch and I did faux stitching around the edge with a fine tip black marker before popping the panel up using Thermoweb 3D foam squares.


This is such a fun way to create two totally different cards
using the same stamp or die!

Be sure to check it out and then come join in the fun.
Some of these ladies have really thought 'outside the box' with their creations!
WOW ... fabulous inspiration!

Challenges to share in:
International Art & Soul Challenge #35 - Sentiment as Main Focus
 My Time to Craft Challenge #373 - Stamped Background
 Happy Little Stamper June Challenge - Anything Goes with Dies

It's very hot again today in NE Ohio and now that I've got my mojo revved up,
I think I'll stay in my air conditioned room and get creative!

Thanks for the visit and have a FABULOUS week!
As always . . .



15 comments:

!neke said...

Great cards !!!!!

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Darlene. Clever idea to use the tree stamp for the border and I love how you've used the yellow Nuvo crystal drops. The peaceful scene on the sympathy card is lovely and the faux stitching makes a perfect border. xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous both, such great stretching of those trees stamp!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both are so beautiful. I love those trees and I own them as well. I love the frame that you made for the sentiment too.

mamawcindy said...

Oh I Love both of your cards. I really like how you used the trees for the border of the card. I may have to try that. Thanks for the Inspiration. Glad I stopped by.
cindys-greencricut

Nancy said...

Gorgeous cards, my friend! I love those beautiful trees! I really like the creative way you stamped around the first one! So lovely! :o)

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant cards Dar, love the way you displayed the trees, looks fab.xx

Darnell said...

I'm so glad we helped rev up your mojo juices, Darlene! You sure don't seem rusty to me with these two gorgeous designs! I am quite moved by the simple, but impactful, sympathy design. Love the stand of trees with the blended background, the beautiful sediment, bird, and stitching! And using the tops of the trees as a border was inspired! I love it in black and white with the pop of schparkly yellow!! Thank you so much for supporting and joining in Twofer Card Challenge #6! I hope it cools off soon! We're sposed to hit 100 on Saturday here, ugh! Hugs, Darnell

Birgit said...

Two fabulous card Darlene! I love the trees used to make a border. Truly inspiring! Your sympathy card is so lovely too. What a lovely sentiment.

Donna Phelan said...

You were on vacation for so long lol I love the trees, especially the one with the framed ones, so clever!

Amy Seigler said...

Beautiful cards! Love the trees! Thanks for joining us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Darlene I will have to say I am sure you have your Mojo back, this is just so clever. Love the way you used the trees to frame your die cut sentiment, and your other card is so lovely, pretty sponging behind the trees, great sentiment and like your faux stitched framing!

Sall said...

OH wow the latter sentiment is amazing...I love it. THank you for participating at International Art & Soul

Leslie Miller said...

Holy WOW, Darlene! I never would have thought to use the tree tops as a border, but it looks fantastic! Love these cards as I love anything nature inspired. We just spent a week in the midst of it and I'm ready to go again. Your sympathy card is so peaceful and comforting. It will probably be a while before I get around to stamping again. You were gone a month, so I can imagine trying to get your mojo going, but you did an amazing job on these cards!

Helen said...

Beautiful cards, Darlene - love the way you've used your stamps.

Thanks for joining us at My Time to Craft.

Helen x