Thursday, January 11, 2007

Sketch Challenge 106

So I got a little carried away with the sketch challenge this week. I made 3 cards today with it. It was a perfect sketch to easily incorporate some patterned paper (which I have a hard time with). And I had tons of scraps of pretty papers from all the frames I have done. What a perfect way to use some of them up!

First I did this elegant Easy Elegance card. Like I said, if this set is out on my table (which it still was from this weekend) then I use it. I just can't stop. I should put it away. Anyway, I stamped the flower multiple times using a blender pen dipped in cranberry crisp reinker and a mellow moss marker to ink it up. I sponged creamy caramel around the edges and put the sentiment on in chocolate chip. I used Basic Grey Blush paper leftover from mamak's journal. I tied chocolate chip ribbon onto a pewter swirl clip and stamped paisley on the cranberry cardstock using versamark. I love background stamps, but I almost always use them with versamark. I like them to be the background, not the focus.

Then I decided to do a more whimsical card with a little sparkle. So I got a scrap of Basic Grey Gypsy paper leftover from a frame and used the Simply Said stamp set. I don't think I've used any of the other florals from that set aside from this one. I just love it. And, both the Gypsy paper and this stamp, scream for glitter. So I used my 2 way glue pen and traced the flowers on the paper and glittered those. Then I glittered the flowers on the stamped image as well. I punched the ticket corner punch and put some of the cute colored brads in the corners. I still have tons of ribbon that I dyed with reinkers a few months ago, so I had some cool caribbean to match it. Both of these cards used sentiments from A Muse, I love their sentiment stamps!

Well....I didn't intend to do another, but there were 10 minutes left of Grey's Anatomy so I threw a quick one together. This uses another scrap of Basic Grey's Blush paper. And my other favorite, cool caribbean. Jackie G got me the Wishing You the Best Ronald McDonald SU set as part of my Secret Sister gift so I had to break that out for this one. I stamped it in cool caribbean and then colored the flower in with a pretty in pink marker. Then layered it on a chocolate chip circle and popped it up on dimensionals. Super quick card, but I think it's pretty cute.

So that's my sketch challenge day!


michelleranae said...

They are all GORGEOUS Emily! I'm going to have to go play with that paper now! You are such an inspiration!

Lostie Michelle

Janet said...

Awww, so pretty. I like all three, but the middle one is my fav. Thanks for sharing. I need to get some Basic Grey papers...they are sooo pretty and have great colors.

Allison said...

Wow...these are wicked! I love the DP you used (especially on that last one!)...

Jenny said...

These cards are so beautiful! Your cards are definitely an inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing!!
Jenny (jfstamps on SCS)