Thursday, May 13, 2010

Twinchie and Fishy

I have 2 cards to share today! Both were so much fun and the first time I made a card like it. It is great to try new things, when the time permits, LOL. New things do take a bit longer than something that has been tried before. These two cards went together really easily and quickly, though.

My first card is a "Twinchie". I heard of them for the very first time when I read this challenge. Actually, I didn't even know what it was and the challenge post didn't define it. The only thing left to do was to turn to good old Google. What did I find? A lot of blogs talking about them but not defining them, sheesh! I finally happened upon a site that did. It is a project made with a 2 sq. inch piece of paper. Like and inchie, just 2 inches instead of 1. Now I could decide on a theme and make my first Twinchie"!

I used the lovely Rose digital stamp from Soft Pencil Digital Stamps. I printed 3 out in a 1 1/2 x 3/4" size. WOW, those looked so tiny on the sheet in Photoshop! They really were not bad to color at all. As a matter of fact, the small size made the coloring go rather quickly.I cut each layer smaller than the previous one to give the rose a 3D look. I added gold around the edges of the petals using my gold metallic gel roller pen. For some sparkle, I  ran my sakura glitter pen around it. If you click on the picture, you can see a bit of it which looks really pretty with the subtle sparkles near the gold. I also added all the smudges with the same pen. Some I did randomly, while others I put in specific spots, like the corners.

The butterfly was originally a pewter color, but I wanted it gold. Using my Kryon gold marker I colored it as well as using it on the distressed edges.

Challenges I entered this Twinchie into to:
Something Completely Different: twinchie AND butterflies
ABC Challenge: "U" for unused stash
Wild Flower Patch: Recipe: ribbon, sparkles and dimension.
Meljens Designs: flowers and blooms
Pixie Dust Studio: cut it out
Splitcoast Stampers: Ways To Use It: Edge Distresser

My second card was made using the brand new image "Fiona" from Wink Wink Ink. I wanted to do something completely different with her though. What did I decide to do? Well, I made a bunch of Fiona's and framed the image with an origami frame.

I also cropped the seahorse from the Wink Wink Ink image "Li'l Mermaid". They look so cute with the baby Fionas! Instead of coloring the background, I used an acetate sheet from the Paper Temptress cut into a circle. To make the water, I simply took my BG xxx (I forgot the #) copic marker and ran it over the sheet in wavy lines. The origami frame is...hmmmm...what to call it? Well, it has dimension since it does not sit flat on the picture.

The actual "card" is on the back.
Challenges I entered this card into:
Wink Wink Ink: Make card or project that is not square or rectangle.
Creative Cottage: Fancy Folds. I don't know if this fold is fancy either, but the frame that the pieces make is fairly fancy
I Love Digi: Use a charm on your project

I am so very glad you stopped by today. And, yes, another reminder to >>>enter the blog candy by becoming a follower.<<< You can read about it at the top of the main page. Actually, it just hit 21, which means I will be adding more candy tomorrow! I hope you will come by :o)



Regina said...

I love the rose card..very elegant! But the 2nd one is awesome! love the folded frame!!!

Gez said...

Gorgeous twinchie. Good luck with the draw. Thanks for joining Something Completely Different this week. Hope you can join us again this month. Gez.

Lisa Summerhays said...

Wow. Gorgeous cards! That rose is amazing! Thanks for playing along this week at Meljen's!

lisa808 said...

Your origami fish card is Amazing!!!

Laura said...

Great Twinchie. Fabulous rose. Thanks for playing with us at SCD this week.

Elaine said...

Oh my what a delightful card, so different... love those cute fishes and the design is fantastic and your added charm just finishes it off perfectly :)

Thanks for joining us at I Love Digi this week :)

Elaine x

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow! Gorgeous projects! Especially that beautiful Rose.
Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Wink Wink Ink!
Wink Wink INk DT

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

FANTASTIC!!! Love both projects but your "school" of Fionas and the little seahorses is SO CREATIVE and FUN!!! Awesome job! Thanks so much for joining us for the challenge this month! Good Luck!! (You Rock Girlie!)


Love the origami project hunny how fabulous. Also love the other cards you've made here. You've been busy! thank you for joining in with the Creative Cottage challenge this week hug sLinda x

Dragonlady said...

Hi Sandy

Both your cards are fabulous, love the charms - perfect for each project. Thank you for joiniing us at I Love Digi.

Hugs Ali x

tracy said...

these are both gorgeous, such fabulous designs. Thanks for joining in with this weeks Creative Cottage Challenge,Tracy x

Cat said...

What a gorgeous project! Glad you told me what a twinchie is. I never heard of it before now! :D Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week!

Bev said...

Your card is very unusual, I love it. Love your twinchie too. Thanks for joining us at I Love Digi.

Poppy said...

love your card.
Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Digi

itsabrt said...

Wowie first I was admiring the love rose and then bam you knock me on my seat with the fishy card! Thanks for "Cutting it Out" this week with the Pixie dust Challenges! Beth

Lauretta See said...

amazing.. i love that rose! thank you for joining the challenge this week on MelJens Designs.
good luck!

Teri said...

Lovely designs hun - love the fishy one!
Thanks for sharing with us at The Creative Cottage this week.
Teri x

Sprytebyrd said...

Wow! Your Twinchie is beautiful! I've never done one before, but you've got my wheels turning with ideas now!
Thanks so much for joining us in our "Flowers & Blooms" challenge at Meljen's Designs!! Good Luck!
And also, your fishy card is awesome! Love the images and the charm!
Thanks for joining us at I Love Digi as well!

♥Dee (Spryte)♥

Nicole said...

What pretty creations on your blog! WOW! Glad you joined Meljen's, be sure to see the new challenge posted today! Hope to see you again! Nicole

Paul said...

Two great projects. Love the origami frame - so different and very unusual. Thanks for joining in with us at I Love Digi. Hope to see you again,

Lelia Pierce said...

WOW! Awesome card! Thanks for playing along with us at Wink Wink Ink!


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