Edit: 3/28/09 11:02p.m. I have decided to add the last 2 cards to the Friday challenge after all in addition to another one in a later post.
Many cards again... this first one is for the "Color me anything but that" challenge on 365 Cards. I am not the biggest fan of purple, especially purples with red tones, so I chose this magenta color as well as a particular shade of yellow that seems to have a puke undertone :P I guess even the worst colors can look okay in small doses and with the right combinations. I had fun making this flower.
This next card is from a sketch on The Pink Elephant. I had fun making an Easter card, though I don't often give out Easter cards, so I'll have to get creative.
365 Cards has a special "Touchy Feely Friday" challenge, where we are required to use 3 different methods of adding texture. I've done a couple so far, but am just not satisfied with either one enough to add to the challenge. In this first one, I did dry embossing with a pattern press board (blue polka dots), I tore the brown paper behind the blue paper, and I hand-wrinkled the brown paper behind the flower (which I distressed with scissors, so I guess I used 4 methods).
On this one, I was trying out some new stamps, so I hand-stamped the neutral paper, which is hand-wrinkled and distressed/inked around the edges. I did more polka dots on the white paper as well. I don't love this. ANY suggestions you can give for any of the cards would be greatly appreciated. I really am a beginner and am trying to learn and improve, but I seem to just keep making the same rookie mistakes over and over again. I think some people would say my cards are "under-embellished," but I have a new baby and am in the personal care field, so we don't have a ton of extra money for me to spend on crafting (that's why I keep hoping I'll win something one of these days and get some more cool stuff).