Olympics 2014

I don’t know about you, but watching the Olympics always makes me want to kick a bit higher, run faster (if I could actually run) and just step out a bit further.  So, here are a couple of cards that step out a bit.

2-14-14 MFP STV Olympics

This first one was totally inspired by the shirt the young Japanese skater wore in his short program the other night.  I really enjoyed his skating, but his shirt really jumped out at me.  After he was done and coming off the ice, where I could see the shirt better, I told my husband, I want to make that.  So, my background piece is a light blue (swirled with ink) with a bit of darker blue swirled in and instead of rows of rhinestones, I used offset dots with my Stardust pen (Sakura).  This was also inspired by the MFP SpeedyTV Inspiration challenge, which was woodies (cars with wood panels) at the beach.  So, I added a wood panel embossed piece cut with a border die (on both sides) that reminded me of the 60s.  There is silver sparkle embossing powder on the border for the background, which I thought would look a bit like sparkling waves.  I also added a fun hibiscus flower to add a bit of a different color and as Hawaii has waves all around, throws a bit of Hawaii in there, too.  Whew, a lot in a card, but I sure had fun with this one.

2-14-14 MFP Flower Soft

 

For the MFP SpeedyTV  Tutorial Time challenge this week, we were to use a sponge and make our own “Flower Soft”.  Now, I’ve never used flower soft before, but I think the centers of my flowers turned out pretty well.  However, it wasn’t as loose as I would have liked.  Hmmm, having extra sponges probably would have helped (the kitchen sponge is a bit shorter than it used to be).  The flower, I added lots of layers and gave them all dimension.  I love the way it looks, but it certainly won’t mail well.  Adding all the dimension was something I rarely do and was tons of fun.

So, this was my stepping out a bit further.  I hope you enjoyed this.  What does the Olympics inspire you to do?

Thanks for spending some time with me today!

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Golda

I am a child of God, wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. My favorite things to do are: read, make cards and candles, share what I've learned.

10 thoughts on “Olympics 2014”

  1. Your cards are both so beautifully done. I especially like the first one and all the details. Thank you, for joining us for the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge.

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  2. Very pretty cards again this week! Your colors are so soft and pretty and I love the flowers in both but especially in your MFPSpeedyTV Inspiration card. Fun stuff. Thanks again for joining us – I love to see your creations!

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