Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2 Sketch Challenges

This card is for the Stars & Stamps Sketch challenge #52 found here. I used Marjolaine dp from Basic Grey for this card, along with a Kitchen Sink Stamps image and sentiment. I had to tweak the sketch a little by flipping the top & bottom portions to accommodate my pieces of dp. Although the lighter floral panel is smaller and should have been on the bottom, it just didn't look right there, so I put it on the top. I used Blue Bayou ink for the image and sentiment, and an EK punch for the ric-rac. The sentiment was done with SU! word window and fancy label punches. The vertical border was done with a SU scalloped border punch and the main image was cut with Nestabilities. I added some white dots to the circle and vertical panels with a white Sharpie.
This card is for the missing sketch challenge #34 also from the Stars and Stamps blog found here. Upon review, it was discovered that sketch #34 was never listed, which is why it's being posted now. For this one I used Jazmyne papers from Bo Bunny, along with some PTI plum pudding satin ribbon. The hearts were punched with a SU punch, and the sentiment is by Marks Finest Papers, stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink. The green panel's border was already punched, as it came from a mini book paper pad.
Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you all a wonderful day!

13 comments:

Wendy said...

Both cards are so cute! I love the image on the first one and those Basic Grey papers are awesome! And I love the hearts and the Bo Bunny papers on the second one! Great job on both, Carol! :)
Stay warm & have a great day!

Paula said...

Love the colors you used on sketch 34, very nice combinations!

airbornewife said...

wow! your cards are great! thanks for doing the sketch challenge.

~ Pam

Julie said...

These are both great cards, Carol! You've been busy! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Lisa Somerville said...

Cute card! love the BG papers on your top card!

Dixie Cochran said...

Oh, my!! That purple and green combination is my favorite!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, beautiful cards.
luv
Debby

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Both are simply amazing, Carol!

Silli said...

Both cards are very pretty Carol...love the papers! xoxo

Benzi said...

Gorgeous all around, Carol! I think you're right for putting the lighter panel on top. It seems it would have been overwhelmed if the dark had been the upper layer. I like your dots on your sentiment, as well the pretty ric rac.
I love the colors on the 2nd card and all the white space. Yummy ribbon and pretty border at the bottom.

JD said...

Both cards are very pretty, Carol...

Elise said...

THESE two cards are stunning! YOU are so prolific! I love them BOTH! {Gosh, that spool of thread is so beautifully rendered - *swoon!*} AND of the second - I have to say, probably my ALL time favorite color scheme - EVA! It's timeless and juicy - YUMMY! Thanks for sharing your MIGHTY talent! xoxo!

Joanne (jojot) said...

both cards are really classy....simple in line, but dramatic in design....