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01 June 2012

Wait....what? (and FWF)

Since this is a FWF post, most of you are probably just dropping by to see the Unity project...but for the rest of you: I'm back! After an almost-3-month blogging hiatus, I finally found the bug again. My creating bug didn't go anywhere (you should SEE all the layouts I've been cranking out), but the whole photo-editing-writing-uploading-commenting thing was wearing on me for some reason. I missed having an audience of crafty blog friends, though. Happy to be back. :)

Ok, enough of that. How about a card?


I made this one a month ago for our godson's 7th birthday (Can't believe he's SEVEN! That's insane). I actually started by stamping a whole 9x12" sheet of watercolor paper with the bike background from April's Kit of the Month in Staz-On. Then I broke out my old-skool Crayola watercolors (you know, the little oval pans in the plastic case?) and randomly added citrus-hued blotches over the bikes. It made me happy to get all painty! I trimmed out a panel for my card front and drew the frame around it.


I almost never do sticker sentiments on cards for some reason, but I needed something that would really stand out, so I turned to my trusty October Afternoon alphas. The little banner-y things underneath that are the ribbon part of the blue ribbon punch from Jenni Bowlin, made from a handful of scraps that were on my desk. Stickers and punch are both from Scrappy Chic. A couple black accents and I called it good.

Hope you all enjoy your weekend, and I really do think I'll be back soon with more.

22 comments:

Ruby said...

Love this card.

Kary said...

What a fun birthday card!! Love the colours and design.

Mirta Sanchez said...

Lovely bright colors, love the little banners! Very nice!

Linda said...

What a bright happy birthday card.

Lindsey said...

Hey, I know you! So glad to see you back in blogland, Ang! And with a really fun card, too. I love how you made the background paper, and how you just happened to have perfectly coordinating scraps on your desk to make the banners. :D Your godson must have loved it! (Or at least for the microsecond he looked at it before moving on to the presents!)

JPScraps said...

Fun card! Love the bike background!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great colors, and nice to meet you!

Crystal said...

Super cute card! I love the bright cheery colors and those bicycles are so fun!

Emily H said...

Wow! Great card!

Eva said...

Fantastic card! Love the bike background you created.

Julie Odil said...

Love the watercolor background!

Tonya H said...

This is so cute. I love the bicycles.

jennifer mitten said...

This is fabulous! I love the idea of painting parts of the background. So clever and adds so much color to the card!

Emily Keaton said...

I hear ya on the blogging hiatus thing! I had to take a bit of a break recently, too (although I still had DT things to do, but that was about all I could handle). I'm glad you're back! Last week was my first FWF in several months--and boy, it feels good to be joining in the fun again. I'll bet you are feeling the same way!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! Your idea to stamp a whole sheet of watercolor paper is fabulous--and then randomly painting citrus-y blobs? The icing on the cake! And those alpha stickers stand out perfectly. :)

Pryn said...

This is just so fantastic that I can't even find a proper word to describe how amazing it is...ok...we'll go with 'amazing'...this is AMAZING!!! I love every inch of this design!!! So glad that you are back in the blogging world! I better follow you so that I do not miss a second of your fabulous work :)

Houses Built of Cards said...

SOOOO cute! LOVE the paint splotches - and that banner is gorgeous too!!!

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Scrapper Myra said...

Love your card... and welcome back!

~Tammy~ said...

It does the mind good to take a break every now and then, but people do miss your inspiration!!! Just like this beauty! I love the background paper you created! That is ├╝ber fun and creative!

Sue Althouse said...

So glad to see you back, but I totally understand needing a break. Such a fun card, looks very
Amy Tangerine Sketchbook-ish!

Emily Leiphart said...

Ang, it's so great to see you blogging again! I LOVE this card. The bikes and Crayola background is amazing. I wish I could buy that stamp by itself. ;) Those little banners and the alpha stickers complete this card fabulously!

Liz Michaud said...
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Liz Michaud said...

Cute card - now I need that Jenni Bowlin punch....