Friday, March 11, 2011

White on White plua a little color!

Here are three cards that I designed this week.  All three use images that I drew many years ago.  I must say though that I drew them by looking at someone else's artwork.  I can draw fairly well but there is no way I could have come up with these images on my own!   I had the drawings made into rubber stamps about 25 years ago.  Unfortunately, they are too small for the work I want now.   BUT, one nice thing about using your own images, is that you can change them and enlarge them any way you want!  You can reproduce colored images mechanically and not give a rip what others think too!  HA!

Anyway..........I am making up a large amount of cards with rhododendron images on them for the upcoming International Rhododendron Society Convention in May.  My goal is to have 10 designs and 10 cards each.  Including the red rhodie card that I made my hubby, I now have four of the 10 designs done.  So this week was productive!  Yeah!!

The first card uses one of the techniques from the BRAND NEW Emboss or Die CD from Technique Junkies.  AND to sweeten the pot......YOU.....yes, I said YOU......can WIN this wonderful CD!!  How?  Well, let's make it interesting this time. 

In order to be eligible to win, comment on THIS post AND tell me what state you live in!  Any entries that lack that info cannot win if their post number is selected.  Easy, peasy!  I will pull a winner on March 18th.....that gives you a whole week to remember!

Hope you enjoy these three!  The other two use the cuttlebug highlights technique.  The middle one uses out of the box as well!


Anonymous said...

Good Morning Ann, I think these cards are gorgeous! Simple but beautiful. I live in your home would think we would see each other more often! Oh well. Vicky Ward

Anonymous said...


Love the cards!! Thank you for a chance to win the CD.

Faith in Florida

Catherine Kraft said...

Beautiful cards Ann! I live not too far from you ~ in Molalla, OR. Thanks for the chance to win this CD!


Sue from Oregon said...

These are just lovely Ann! Oh the talent!!!

Niki said...

Lovely cards. I'd love to win the Emboss or Die CD. I have the Fancy Folds and Motion CD, wonderful tutorials, very clear. Now if I just had time to make a card from every one!

Niki in Colorado
nrw745 at yahoo dot com

Mari said...

You *drew* those?! Holy moly Ann, that's awesome! :)
I especially liked the pink one in the middle, which is strange since I don't really like pink. Everything about it just seems perfect! BTW, the video 'reveal' was awesome too! :)
Oh, and I live in CO, near the Boulder Flatirons. Always been, always will be home to me.

Jean said...

Gorgeous images you drew Ann! I live in Crescent Valley NV.

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful Ann,
I live in a state of confusion... LOL
oh and thats in Idaho!!

Lizzy said...

Your images are beautiful! I love your cards too. I live in Maryland.

signsnstamps at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Great cards. Now I know I have to drop everything one of these days to do some white on white plus one

New Jersey

Cyndy C. said...

I love these! I am envious of your talent. Thank you for sharing these bursts of color with us.


Vidette said...

Those are some seriously adorable cards. I am from DE.
croix89 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Wow I wish I could draw like that! I live in your neighbor state of Nevada. I got to meet you in Oregon paper retreat last year!
Cindy D

SusanK said...

My, oh my, these are just lovely! Susan in IL

Kathleen said...

Totally AWESOME cards!! The white on white is so striking! Checking in from Helena, MT

Michele said...
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Michele said...

these are perfection Ann! greetings from Washington state. xo

1CardCreator said...

Wow Ann, I had no idea you drew these! They are gorgeous, love the look of that technique, I would love to win the CD. I'm freezing in Michigan, it's 29 degrees this morning!

Anonymous said...

I so love the card . I would love the cd so want one but money is very tight right now, i live in Maryland. good luck to all. the cards i have seen people make from this cd is so pretty

SmallOneDay said...

i tried to post with my google account and i had to do it anonymouse don't understand why my post if right above this post

Anonymous said...


mjane said...

Love the vibrant color in the flower on your card. Thanks for the chance to win the CD.

From mjane in California

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your cards.

Kay in Tennessee
kayham37830 at yahoo dot com

Barbie D. said...

Your cards are beautiful and so vidid in color.
I have all the other CDs so I definitely need this one, thank you for an opportunity to win.
I live in California.

stampqueen said...

Hallo - the flowers are wonderful!!!
I live in NW Florida. Would love the new CD - haven't been able to squeeze it out of my budget yet :)

Sandra said...


Love your art work.
Sandra ltb

Susan said...

Happy Day Before St. Patty's Day! Thanks for the chance to bring this CD home to VERMONT!

(in Vermont)

miatagal said...

Your Rhodie cards are beautiful! I don't live in a State, but I will tell you where anyway, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.


Carole RB said...

Hi Ann

Your cards are beautiful.
I live in Canada, Quebec

Have a nice weekend

Anonymous said...

Your art work is so awesome.
I live in Oregon.


Natalie said...

Your cards are so pretty! I live in California, the northern end!

Karen said...

These cards are Beautiful! Wow!!!
I have to chuckle though - I saw the word Rhodie and immediately thought of my state, Rhode Island! We call ourselves "Rhodies." Thank you for sharing your talent.

Seaside wishes,
Karen Sullivan

sockamom13 said...

Beautiful cards! I am from NY.

itzamitzi said...

Oh, Ann, your work is always so striking, and this rhodie card is proof!

Mitzi from Wisconsin