Friday, May 30, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #49 - Animals

I am back for Blogger's Challenge Friday! Today's challenge was make creations featuring animals. I just couldn't decide what to do, so I made two cards today!
The first uses a Stampin' Up! set called Bronc Buster. The main image is layered on an Aged Parchment Background. Aged Parchment is a technique from the newest June issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

This was the first time I pulled out the "Build-a-Brad" set that I bought in January! As I was making these custom brads I immediately thought that I should order more...can't run out now that I used them! Stamping is a disease, I swear! They sit there for months, then I use them once, now I want more! YIKES!

On to the second sample. This one uses Close To My Heart stamps. The main image is surrounded by greens and blues from the Marker Water Coloring Technique from the June issue. This card is a captured beads card -- again, a technique from the June issue. I show the outside here, then the inside below... Love this card! It is so adorable...

So here are three techniques from the newest June issue -- 3 out of 12. If you are not a subscriber, shouldn't you be? You can see all of these techniques, plus the OTHER 60 that will be published this year, for just $9.99. What are you waiting for? (Sorry about the shameless plug -- someone has to do it!)
Hey, do you like the props for the photographs, or do you prefer them "bare bones?" I can do them either way -- let me know your opinion, if you have a minute.

Make sure to check out the other Blogger's Challenge cards from the other players -- they are listed in my sidebar.

20 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Pat, both of these cards are outstanding. I have to say that I love your photo staging...something I need to do more of. Awesome techniques and, as always, fabulous cards.

Summerthyme Studio said...

I love the Rustic and rugged look about your first card. The second is cute as a button..............

vicki

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the new blog header Pat! Beautiful cards - and techniques!

evetterice said...

Shameful plug, indeed. But you are soooo good! These cards are great. I love the look of the horse card! The puppy dog is sweet and the dog bones are a neat touch.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Both are great designs! Love the distressed look on the horse card, and the whimsy of the doggie card! Great job!

Claudia said...

GREAT card - I love the build-a-brads!

Beth Norman said...

Pat, your western card is truly outstanding. The whole way it is put together and the rough edges is pure delight!

Chrissy D said...

Both of these are wonderful - I love the rugged look and the textures of the first card- but that second one is soooo Dog gone cute! TFS!

Elizebeth said...

Wow that first card is amazing!

Ida said...

Fantastic job on the cards. Again I am drawn to the Western card and now I'm just going to have to break down and buy those (Build A Brad)set. - The Dog card is adorable and I did chuckle at your dog bone "prop."

KimberlyG said...

I just love how you mix up your styles! The first one has such a wonderful elegant feel for a man and the second card is just as cute as can be! :D

Nikki Bond said...

Fantasic cards!!! Your bronc buster one is sooo rustic looking and love the simplicty of the doggie card! Perfect for a little one! {SMILES}

Lori said...

Two completely different style cards, but both fantastic, Pat!

Kathie said...

I love them both Pat. I am especially drawn to the richness of the first card. Great job with the challenge.

Lisa Bohler said...

What a wonderful newsletter, again, Pat! These cards are so very different from each other. The bronc is just so manly and strong and the pup is too cute for words. The tech on the dog is especially attractive!

Anonymous said...

Pat, I like the props!
Debby G

Beckie said...

Great cards! I love the texture on the cowboy card and the inside details on the puppy card. Great job!

Connie Paxman said...

My kind of technique, cannot wait to try it. Both card are stunning.
Connie Paxman

Val said...

Love the new look to your blog! Both cards are wonderful

Connie said...

Both cards are AWESOME, Pat! I definitely LOVE the Bronc Buster one...funny...I was going to use that set for this challenge then changed my mind!