Sunday, April 13, 2008

Amazing Weekend Sketch

This is my first time trying one of the Weekend Sketch Challenges. As you know I haven't had the best time trying to stamp lately, so I was hoping that the clean, uncomplicated design would help me get my motivation back.

I just bought the K&Co Urban paper this week. I pulled the colors from the designer paper. The dimensions of this card are 5.5" square. I like working with this size as it allows me to use some larger images and not have it be too overwhelming. I can use a greeting card sized envelope to mail. I stamped off the flower image twice before stamping it on the Very Vanilla, and stamped off the Chocolate Chip once for the background flowers.

Stamps: Pretty Amazing
Paper: River Rock, Purely Pom, K&Co Urban designer Paper, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Purely Pom
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon
Techniques: Sponging, Stamping off

Friday, April 11, 2008

Rainy Day Sketch

This week our Sassy/Fab Friends challenge was a sketch challenge, and last week was to make a rain themed card (April Showers.) I was unable to do last weeks challenge and was a little late with this weeks as well, so I decided to combine them.

I used Hanna Stamps "Rain Rain Come this Way" stamp set which seemed to be quite appropriate. I stamped my image using Brilliance Graphite Black, colored with Copic Markers, then used my Coluzzle to cut out the image and the Apricot Appeal layer. I paper pierced the background circle and then faux stitched using a white gel pen. The dsp I used was Soft Sky and it is all mounted on a Certain Celery Base. In the corners I used some light blue Rain Dots to accent the piece.

Brilliance Graphite Black, Copic Markers
Paper: Certain Celery, Soft Sky DSP, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Colluzle Circle Cutter, White Gel Pen, Paper Piercer, Rain Dots

Saturday, April 5, 2008

It's VSN Again

It's another Virtual Stamp Night Weekend (VSN) over on SplitCoastStampers. I took a break from hostess duties this time around because I knew I didn't have much time. It was nice to be able to participate in real time. I only got to finish 4 projects since my wonderful husband is away and I had to chase the girls all day, but at least I got to do 4. I may try to finish a few more Sunday afternoon during nap time.

Here are the cards that I made. For more details you can go to my Gallery on SCS.

My cards are for the following challenges:

1)APR08VSNI~Saturday 1 pm~ "I Have to Wear WHAT?" By sarahZoe ~ a Limited Supply Challenge, inspired by school uniforms

2)APR08VSNJ - Sat 2 pm - FAVORITE BLUE JEANS- by ArinStamps ~ Bl
ue Monochromatic Card inspired by blue jeans

3)APR08VSNK~Saturday, April 5, 3pm~Wedding Elegance- by AMF1066 ~ Design an Elegant Card using a wedding dress as inspiration

4)APR08VSNP ~ Saturday, April 5, 8 p.m. EDT ~ Sharp Dressed Man- by Pattyb ~ Create a masculine card inspired by a man you love