Monday, March 25, 2013

Emphasize (the negative)

Good Monday to you all!  Hope that your weekend was a good one and that you did something fun...maybe a little crafting?  I was a busy bee this weekend and was able to make a few cards and visit Becker Vineyards right here in Texas.  We took our adult children there for the afternoon for a wine tasting and a guided tour of the facility with some explanations on the process involved, well worth the hour drive!
a couple of the cards that I made were for some of the challenges going on over at the Moxie Fab World blog.  This first card is for the Emphasize the Negative challenge, something that I have not done before (at least not knowingly) and I had fun with it! I used a PaperTrey ink daisies die on a sheet of SU Starfruit (oh how I love this colour and must admit that I am having a little trouble not using it for every card) and I was careful removing the die to preserve the upper and lower left flowers so that I could sponge the petal edges and the centers could be glued in place.  I adhered a sheet of patterned paper from the Christy Tomlinson collection.  I have not seen this collection name before, but it is pretty!  It has a chevron pattern in it with some tiny aqua florals.  The chevron in the cut out petals part shows nicely and forms circular ridges.  I added some buttons for all of the flower centers and I also added a yellow felt layer to the largest flower.  The sentiment is an older, perhaps retired SU from a set that I am sorry to say, I just don't remember the name  to which it belongs.  I also added a remnant strip of the patterned paper add some "weight" to the bottom.
For the next challenge The Chevron challenge, I Copic colored this picnic basket of Spring Tulips and cut out a strip of chevron patterned paper that I added in the bottom third of the card and adorned it with some buttons.  The card front was embossed with an older Sizzix folder, I think it is called Ironworks.  I am not a purple kind of girl, but I do love how rich in colour this card came out to be.
I have another challenge, the Ombre challenge that I am really trying to make a go at...
hopefully I will be able to make an entry before time runs out on April 1st!

That's it for now.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope that your week is a happy one filled with Springtime weather and colour.



  1. Lovely cards, love the die cutting of the first & the purples on the second. Thank you for stopping by my blog & commenting. Hugs Bev

  2. Chriss these are lovely ... I particularly love the Mother's Day card ... I think this could be a winner!

  3. Beautiful cards, Chriss! Lovely lift on the first and perfect pop of chevron on the second~

  4. Wonderful cards Chriss! I always love to see how others put their stamp on life!

  5. Hey Chriss! Thanks for linking this up to the Emphasize the Negative Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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