September 27, 2010

Magical Monday - Be Inspired

This week over at the Paper Cupcake's challenge blog Patti Painter brings us this weeks challenge. It was be inspired by a fall picture. I just love making seasonal cards and I was sick for most of the first part of the week, busy getting new images out for the second part of the week and so Sunday evening, which surprised me that I actually made 3!

My first image is called "Sweet Encounter". I think this is perfect for a little boy like my son who just loves bugs, spiders and anything creepy crawly! I colored it with my colored pencils and chalked my sky. I punched my leaves and added some inks to them and crumpled them all up to give them some leaf like looks. They look more awesome in real life. My sentiment cracks me up and is computer generated.




This image "Too Sweet to Spook" I colored also with my colored pencils and I did my background sky with all chalks as well. I dropped a wet leaf on the right side of the moon, but oh well. I love how this one turned out with the moon and shadows. I made several of those leaves and used them on this card as well. Added a few rhinestones and thought it was cute. The green around the edges is not part of the card. The image actually sticks up past the yellow which is the card base.




For this image "Autumn Solitude" I used color pencils as well. I love adding some pinks and purples to the fall colors so I thought I would switch this card up and add some of those lovely colors. I cut my image out and tore my dp from Dove of East to give it a more interesting look. I love how the black just pops in the background and the moon just looks awesome in the dark sky. I made this into an easel card and added all the flowers to add some interest, texture and color. I also added Stickles around both the edges of the color mats to add some sparkle.




Well, I really liked how all three of these cards turned out this evening and I wish I had more time to make some more, because I felt like my mojo was working well tonight, but my bed is calling and for once I am going to listen to it!

Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think I always love reading your lovins! If you like any of the images you see here you can head on over to Paper Cupcakes and check out all the images HERE.
Have a Sweet Day! Photobucket

9 comments:

Gloria Westerman said...

Al of these are awesome....and I love your sentiment "sugarbugs"....is funny....I love all you new images too....

Patti said...

OMGosh Nina... you've really out done yourself! All of these are amazing! Each are works of art in their own right! Thanks for the great experience on your DT! I will continue to stalk you and Paper Cupcakes :0)

Toni said...

I love all your cards. You are sooooo good. Love the way you did the fairy card, very different. Got to head over to your store and see the new dijis.

Nilla said...

Great design on all and lovely images! Hugs Nilla

CraftinGranny said...

Oh wow, you been one busy lady lately. Love the cards, the diversity of them, and the way you have colored them. Beautifully done Nina. "Hugs" Carol

Patti P. said...

I love using my pencils to color, you have done an awesome job coloring all of these. I especially love the Too Cute to Spook image and the way your LO is on this card. Don't you wish we could keep that good mojo bottled and use it all the time! TFS

Dru said...

They are all great Nina. Any little boy would love that spider, and I love what you've done with Autumn Solitude - her wings are gorgeous!

byondbzr said...

These cards are awesome!!
(Thank you for stopping by my blog too!)

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

These are wonderful and I need lessons from you with working on backgrounds with copics....your colors are deep and rich and you have your own style. Thank you for sharing and the inspiration.