Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sketch, Challenge, Sketch

If you have today off, I hope you are enjoying it. Its nice for us because hubby gets to stay home today which is always vice for us. Today is wet and rainy and is such a contrast to yesterday which was absolutely beautiful!

So, the title says it all! I have a couple of sketch cards and a challenge card to share with you. This first one is Beate's weekend sketch. I made it smaller than my normal cards. I think its 4 x 41/4. The paper is My Mind's Eye (almost used up all of it) and the stamp is called Alfresco from Close to my Heart. I added a bit of liquid glass to the center, but not really all that pleased with it. This is a pretty cut and dried card.

Cardstock: Colonial White, Chocolate (CTMH), My Minds Eye, Ink: Twilight, Chocolate (CTMH), Stamps: Alfresco, Say it in Style (CTMH), Other: Ribbon (CTMH), Liquid Glass (CTMH)
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This second card is my challenge card for Stamp Something. The challenge for this week is "faux". I chose to do faux linen since I had never done it before. Not quite sure what I think - this was my second attempt. The first background didn't work out and I ended up sanding away my images and then I didn't like the way I sponged the ink on. I want to give it another go later justing using one specific stamp and color. For this card I used a couple of colors to stamp and I did it backwards. I sanded my glossy paper then stamped and sponged. Check out Beate's tutorial on Splitcoast -->HERE<--. I used my new Inkadinkado stamp set called Aviary Assortment. I used my Copics to color in my bird. My MIL is very fond of birds and I want to make a whole set of bird cards for her. Here's a close up.
Cardstock: Colonial White, Ponderosa Pine, Barn Red, Glossy Paper (CTMH), Ink: Palette Noir, Palette Burnt Umber, Brown Distressing Ink (CTMH), Stamps: Birds (Inkadinkado), Leaves, Hello Biride (Hero Arts), Other: Itty Bitty Brads (CTMH), Photo Corner Punch (SU!), Copics
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And my last sketch card is from Lauren Meader's blog. Its another graduation card - just a couple more to do :) For this card I used another Melanie Muenchinger set from Gina K. I wasn't really thinking about the kangaroo's ears and so when I went to put the grad cap on it hid those cute ears. I first cut slits in the grad cap, but the ears were placed to wide so I ended up just cutting the cap in half and attaching it. Looks a little funny, but I'm sure the recipient won't mind. I used my copics to color her in. Its no masterpiece but cute anyway :)

Cardstock: PTI Lemon Tart, Moss Green, CTMH Breeze, White Daisy, PP is from DCWV Stack (I think), Ink: Palette Noir, Stamps: Just so Hoppy, Just so Hippy from Gina K, MSE Graduation, Other: PTI Ribbon, SU! tag punch, copics,

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!




5 comments:

Lauren (mytime) said...

Katie these are all just fabulous! Love them all. Tha kangaroo is so sweet with the grad cap on. Great twist to that type of card.

beate said...

All three cards look great! Thank you so much for playing.
Have a great day.
Hugs and smiles

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is a great group of cards! They are all wonderful. I do love your faux linen, I tried that technique too, but your's came out much better. Happy to hear that we inspired you to try something new. Thanks for playing along with our challenge. :)

kath said...

Wow fab cards - I love your background and that birdie is so tweet

Erin... said...

3 fantastic cards!! your faux linen is very pretty, had no idea it was your first time trying it! thsnks for playing.

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