Wednesday, June 2, 2010

For Grace as QFTD



I don't know why my photos insist in laying in their sides, I can't turn them, so turn your head a little when you look.
There is a new challenge on Splitcoast Stampers called Queen for the Day. Many lovely ladies I know have been selected for this so far although I just discovered it recently. I got the chance to play along this week and CASEd a creation made by Grace Nywening, one of the design team members for Stampin' Sisters in Christ and a chief designer for Our Daily Bread Designs as well. Grace often highlights beautiful bible verses as the central focus in her cards, so I have a verse and a saying respectively as the focus on mine. I made one bright, using the new Cosmo Cricket DeLovely paper, because Grace shines her light so brightly for the Lord and one more vintage as that is more her style, using Melissa Frances papers.

She stitched all around each individual square in her nine-patch card and the outside, I don't have a stamping/sewing machine yet so in the brighter card I paper pierced around the edges and in the vintage card I used a silver gel pen to create and edge and then to soften it I sponged around the edges with antique linen distress ink. Painted cream colored prima roses with a variety of blue reinkers and then sprinkled on some glitter.

Thanks for looking and if you get a chance, stop by and make a card for Grace for QFTD on SCS.

Card One:
Stamps: Sweet and Sassy Stamps, Waltzingmouse Very Vintage Labels No. 5
Ink: PTI chocolate ink, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress ink antique linen
Paper: variety of Melissa Frances DP, PTI vintage cream, green scrap
Other: Prima flowers, reinkers, glitter, leaves, Spellbinders nestability labels five, silver gel pen, Basic Grey half pearls Indigo Sky
Card Two:
Stamps: Sweet and Sassy stamps
Ink: Black craft
Paper: Cosmo Cricket DeLovely papers, PTI polka dot paper, green, white
Other: butterfly embellishments, PTI buttons, brad, spellbinders nestabilities

20 comments:

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful cards. Love the layout of them. (even on their sides!)

Heather P. said...

These are gorgeous, and the paper you used is downright fabulous!

Candace said...

I love both cards! They are both so gorgeous, but I must say I LOVE the bright colors. I must get that paper line!! I actually turned my head sidways to get a better look. haha!!! Blogger can be a pain sometimes. I hope you had a good day. Hugs!!

Terri said...

Great job on both of them! Love the quilted look!

Nerina said...

Oh Wow! I love these - they are so different from one another, despite their similarities! The first one is unbelievably elegant and serene, the second looks more homespun and happy! You deserve to be the queen for the day - they're gorgeous!

Cammie said...

This are gorgeous, even before turning my head! Such beautiful papers you have used and wonderful embellishments.

Aimes said...

Totally worth turning my montior on its side to see these sweet cards ;D
I love that quilted look - it's something I've never tried but you've got me tempted...!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

♥♥Marinette♥♥ said...

Elles sont vraiment magnifiques tes cartes, chacune dans leur style, bravo

Traci M said...

Oh, I am swooning over these...Peggysue, so absolutely gorgeous!! I am taken with the softness and beauty of the first one, and your beautiful blue primas!! You certainly did pay tribute to another so talented stamper, Grace!!
This is on my list of things to stamp this week, I missed it last week!!

Kristine said...

Mine do that every so often too! I don't know why it does that on some photos--drives me nuts, but BOTH your cards are OH-SO-BEAUTIFUL!! Love the DPs you used and of course the verses and Nesties and all your embellies are so perfect. Just LOVELY!!! =) Great job Peggysue! x

Becky said...

These are gorgeous. Beautiful colors and gorgeous flowers.

Lori said...

Gorgeous cards Peggysue!! Sorry you can't get your photo's flipped, must be frustrating!

Dell said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Definitely fit for a queen!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow...gorgeous, my friend....

Vikki Jo said...

I love the card PS! Its got a lovely country charm to it!

Elena said...

I love the cards...beautifully done. I have had the same problem with cards going on their side and I
found that you need to take the picture over again and back up a little so that the pic does not fill the so much of the frame. I think it has something to do with too many pixels. I took my pic again, reloaded it and it worked greaat. Hope this works for you.

The Mama Monkey said...

PS you are so funny! At first I thought I had done way too much blurfing and needed a break! ;)

I love the colors on these and the flower embellies are gorgeous!

All of your posts from when I was prepping to pack and/or packing out are gorgeous...but my favorites are the black magic technique! Really, there is something magical about it!

Grace said...

Oh Peggysue sorry I didn't get to this post last week... but as I told you on SCS... I am so honored that you cased my card and twice yet!!! They are beautiful, even sideways!!! I love them both... the bright one is happy and the softer tones are just gorgeous!!! Love the color combo of that softer one and I am so honored that you played along! Hugs,
Grace

Helen said...

Both of these cards are awesome! I love the colors!
Blessings!
~H

Karen Lynn said...

I turned my laptop sideways and had no difficulty viewing these cards! I LOVE the first one. Another very elegant card!!