Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Couple of Sketch Challenges

It's been a productive weekend!! I was able to complete cards for several sketch challenges and I'm going to share 2 of them with you today.
The first card is for Our Creative Corner's Saturday Sketch Challenge. Be sure to head on over to the blog and check out everyone else's awesome creations!! For my card, I used a Chocolate Chip base and some great Creative Imaginations DP from my LSS, Island Paperie. I used my new SU scallop border punch to create the scalloped edge and added some Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon. The embellishment, popped up on dimensionals, is a scallop circle punch with a Making Memories circle tag layered on top. The aloha sentiment is from a fiskars set, stamped in chocolate chip ink. Finally, I busted out my old sewing machine, adding some zigzag stitching to the top and bottom of the DP.
The second card is for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #29. (obviously I didn't use cupcakes!!). I'm not too crazy about my finished card, but it fits the sketch, so it works. I used some of the new In Colors for this card - Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red paired with Chocolate Chip. I LOVE this color combo!!! I stamped the flower image from the new SU set Wow Flowers in Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red and then the Happy Birthday sentiment from the same stamp set. I inked the sentiment in Riding Hood Red, then used a baby wipe to clean off all but the flower. Next I used my Chocolate Chip SU marker to ink up the rest of the image. Lots of silver brads finished it up.
Sorry for the dark pictures...I'm still trying to figure out the lighting situation in my new crafty space. Check back tomorrow for my card for Jen del Muro's Sketch for You to Try!!!


Taylor said...

So cute! Love the rich colors you chose! Thanks for playing the challenge!

Lynda Benden said...

Wow, both of these cards are awesome! I LOVE the beautiful paper you used for the OCC card ~ great job!

Kimberly said...

WOW! Both those cards are GORGEOUS!! Beautiful!! Beautiful!! Cheers and applause!!

Mary Jane said...

Beautiful cards. We're arriving in Maui on Friday and I'm hoping to visit Island Paperie sometime while we're there. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Amy Sheffer said...

Both cards are fantastic, Jen! You've got such an eye for color and design! Thanks for playing in the OCC challenge