Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Under the Weather 2

Repurposing.

Recycling.

Reusing.

Sounds green, doesn't it? Well, this time it's blue and yellow. Hey! That makes green!!!! (Ha! I just realized that.)

Because I am getting short on time and my first "Under the Weather" tent card was too big for the frame I am using for this art project, I created "Under The Weather 2" (catchy title, eh? I should get a job in Hollywood).

Actually, that first card was originally "Rain Rain Go Away". Then I thought I could use it for my "Healing" art project so I covered that saying with an "Under the Weather" sentiment. But it still didn't look right with the other cards in my collage, so I re-used the Tilda the old card and made a new landscape proper-sized card simply from cardstock... no patterned paper on this one!

My Cuttlebug was used for the texture behind her, and my Martha Stewart lattice punch was run down both sides of the card so I could thread ribbon through it. I can't take credit for this idea; I saw a beautiful card on SplitcoastStampers and just had to try it out.

Then I had a problem. No deep yellow ribbon. Drat. So I got out my trusty Copics and with a swipe, had the perfect match! Yay!


I raised each of the background mats on foam dimensionals, added a few Dollar Store roses, and viola! A card made in one evening.

On the inside I finally used my Get Well stamp, more ribbon and an umbrella brad I had bought but never used on, my original Under the Weather card.


Here's the Copics used this time:

Skin: E00, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E27, E29
Jacket, boots, umbrella: Y21, Y35, Y38
Umbrella handle: C0, C2, C5
Roses: Y21, Y35, Y38
Ribbon: Y35
Sentiment: Y000, Y21, Y35, Y38

I hope to finish up my last card tonight so I can hand this in for judging Thursday, because I also have a card to make for my daughter's birthday Friday! Yikes!

Well, at least after all that, this long weekend I can make a replacement Tilda with Umbrella for my original Under the Weather card (or, as I like to think of it now, "Classic Under the Weather").

18 people wrote stuff:

hikers said...

Bright and cheerful and full of hope! Love how you punched the edges of your card. Myrna

Pam S. said...

so cute! I love this Tilda!
Pam Going Postal

Silvie Z said...

Maureen, awesome card with beautiful coloring! I love the lattice border on your card!
Hugs,
Silvie from France

Tracy Boyle said...

So cute! I love the lattice idea and you did a great job on coloring your Tilda!

Christine Riley said...

So cute, I love the punch work.
Hugs, Christine

Julie said...

Very cute. I love the contrast of the dark blue and the yellow.

Barb Hardeman said...

Beautiful card, Maureen. I love the punched sides and the woven ribbon. The blue and yellow are the perfect compliment for each other...

Nancy said...

Beautiful card love the color combo!
Hugs,
nancy

Candy said...

Beautiful card! Love the dark blue with the yellow. Tilda is beautiful. Great idea for the sides using the punch and ribbon.
Hugs, Candy

Bengelmama said...

Gorgeous card, I like the cute image, wonderful papers

Nadine

Peggie said...

Beautiful card. Love the yellow slicker and the dark blue.

Leonie said...

Love how you have used the MS punch and threaded the ribbon through. And the yellow with the deep blue is very effective. love it!
Hugs Leonie

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Pretty! I like how you did the ribbon!

Pam said...

Love the color combo, and the lattice is stunning! You have done a beautiful job with Tilda!
Hugs to you,
Pam

Lisette Morris said...

Gorgeous! I love the bold colors and the ribbon and latice work!

Suzanne J Dean said...

So pretty and cheery--love the color combo and Tilda is so beautifully colored. Love the fabulous ribbon threading thru the border--gorgeous!

hugz,
Suzanne

cabio's craft corner said...

Oh Maureen, What a sweet and pretty punched borders with smart way of ribbon inserts. Love the glowing yellow of the dark cardstock. Your Tilda is so pretty!
Hugs,
Cabio

Shelley said...

Love the two colours together. Wonderful colouring and great border. hugs Shelley

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