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Saturday, April 2, 2011

CR84FN22 -

The  CR84FN22 colors this week are lovely and very earthy. .

I love coloring on kraft and when I saw the colors this week included kraft I decided to try the black magic / white magic technique.  


The image was stamped using white pigment ink on kraft. Color over inked image using color pencils. The sentiment is Verses Troubles Be Less MC0336-D

Here is a second card created using the lovely Memory Box stamps:




Here is  the wonderful inspiration photos. I love the quotes on the color photos and this weeks is truly applicable to me. I am always trying to learn something or do something new when creating.

For all the details on the challenge this week go to the CR84FN blog.

CR84FN Design Team:

Deborah Frings * Sue Lelli  * Andrea Matthews *  Stephanie Kraft * Suzanne Czosek (me)  *  Heather Jensen * Mona Pendleton  * Lisa Somerville   

It's a new month which means we have another fabulous guest designer...  This month's guest designer is the wonderfully talented Silke Ledlow .

Thanks for stopping by! 

Suzz

28 comments:

Dawn said...

LOVE the first card Suzz... not sure if it's the colours ( which are fabulous) or the torn vellum... looks amazing. Your second card is also wonderful.

Sue Lelli said...

Wow Suzanne, a twofer! Two FAB GORGEOUS cards in one post! LOVE how you always introduce new techniques! Your black white tecnique on the first card is stunning and I LOVE the butterfly and the ferns on the second!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

BOTH of these cards are beautiful Suzanne! Love the look you created using the "magic" technique on the first and that butterfly and background are stunning on the second!

Barb said...

I love this technique! It always gives such a beautiful result! Both cards are gorgeous, Suzz!

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely cards Suzz - that colour combo looks good enough to eat! Great torn vellum effect for that fabulous sentiment, Jo x

Sanne said...

Gorgeous result Sue - You know I LOVE Kraft and your cards here are just manifique!!!

Jacqueline said...

Your second card is magical - love it!! So happy I ordered that fern stamp with my FF winnings too... gives inspiration!! Just beautiful!

craftimamma said...

These are both gorgeous Sue. Love the technique on the first one. Not tried that before so thanks for sharing the how to. Love the distressed look of the second card and of course the butterfly. The images used on both cards are really lovely, especially the beautiful fern.

Hugs
Lesley XXx

Elaine said...

Suzz, two very beautiful cards. I love bature images and your colours are just so lovely. Fabulous work. Elaine x

Carol Q said...

gorgeous cards Suzz. great "fluffy" effect created by the white edging showing on the grasses of the first card and I can just smell the damp ferns and woodland coming out of your second card lol

Lynn Stevens said...

Suzz your butterfly piece is stunning! swoon....
hugs Lynn

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I absolutely love this colour combination and your cards are simply stunning, I love them both. Tracy x

Stephanie Kraft said...

WOW! These are both stunning, Sue! Love the cool technique on the Kraft cardstock on the first one and the foliage and butterfly on the second!

Linda R. said...

These are both wonderful creations.. What fun colors to play with. I just love kraft paper also.. Hope you are enjoying your weekend..

Hugs, Linda

Stamping Cafe said...

WOW... gorgeous cards, Sue! Love the awesome technique on the kraft, totally stunning!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab use of this weeks colors! Love the added sentiment on vellum to the first card, but am really drawn to the richness of the second! The beautiful butterfly is perfect with the journey sentiment.

Silke Ledlow said...

Suzz, both cards are gorgeous! I love the black magic technique on your frist card...it really looks awesome on Kraft!!! Your second card is totally earthy...LOVE IT!!!

I'm so thrilled to hang out with you all :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Betty Wright said...

Suzanne, both cards are WOW and so beautifully done! The butterfly one is just so dramatic and the other is so soft and dimensional! Stunning creations!

Alice Wertz said...

sigh... these are absolutely gorgeous, Sue!! both are beautiful in their own ways. you are amazing, girl!! love love these!

Basement Stamper said...

The Black magic technique looks phenomenal on that first card!!! Love it and the Memory Box card, I almost went crazy buying some of these adorable images last week at the stamp store-they were so cute and your card is just reaffirming they should have made their way into my basked LOL

Debgem said...

I really like the white magic technique on your first card, and your sentiment on the vellum is fab! And your second card is just as gorgeous! Love the ferns.

lynn said...

you do the greatest techniques, which result in beautiful cards everytime-love them both!

Monique said...

Both cards are so elegant Suzz..I love the sentiment on the velum.. and your butterfly's are always so pretty and life like... Great work!!

JeanFB said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I love, love, love the technique you've used on the top one! I've seen that sort of thing before but never tried it. Your take on it is exquisite! I think I may just have to give it a whirl now.... thanx. ;)

Andrea M said...

Absolutely gorgeous Suzanne!!! WOWZAS!!! I love the technique used on the first one - amazing! The second card is so BEAUTIFUL!!! WOW!!!

Heather Jensen said...

Both are beautiful Suzanne. I especially love the Ferns and pretty butterfly. :)
Hugs~

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Both are really great...I'm a greenie, so I really love the first card, never heard that tech called that before.

joy said...

I like how you have stamped the sentiment on the vellum - this is a beautiful card!