Saturday, February 19, 2011

Two Saturday Challenges

I made this card for Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #43 found here. Joanne challenges us this week to use black, white and one other color, along with piercing on our cards. Check, check, check, and check! I used the Cuttlebug leafy branch embossing folder for the background, and used Gable Green cardstock for my pop of color. The sentiment is from the Thankful Pumpkins & Mums set by MFP. I used the labels ten die and created a twisted ribbon rose for an accent. I snipped some matching polka dot ribbon for "leaves" and added a big honkin' button to the center :) The button might be too big for this card, but it was the only black button I could find! LOL
Next up is my card for the Sweet Stop Sketch #96 found here. I really like this sketch and I'll be using it often!
For my card I used the Sweet 'n Sassy digi image called Lilacs for Cocoa. I colored him with Copics and used all Basic Grey Kioshi papers. I created the flower accents by using the Martha Stewart Hydrangea punches (the large single flower, along with the medium & small combination) and punched some pink, green and purple vellum. I added some light lavender color to the pink flowers with a Copic, then layered them and added stickles to the centers. I also added lavender stickles to the flowers on the image. Since the spin on this week's sketch challenge is a think spring theme, I added the Mother's Day sentiment by G studio, and I colored it with Marvy markers before stamping. I layered it with a diecut from the Spellbinder Lotus set.
That's it for me today. Here's wishing you a wonderful weekend, and thanks so much for stopping by. They'll fire 'em up in Daytona tomorrow - the first official Sprint Cup NASCAR race of the year, and I'm SO ready for that! For all my fellow NASCAR fans out there - enjoy!!! I know I'll be tuned in!!!

Carol

13 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

Aww Carol...such wonderful creations. Love your ribbon flower...lets see your NASCAR creation tomorrow LOL!

Elise said...

Vrooom*Vroom, baby! YOU are on FIRE! These are some glorious pieces of your fabulous TALENT, and lovely, lovely mojo, THAT'S for sure! I adore the elegant simplicity of the top card and the perfect application of green - MEOWWWW! But you sure didn't stop there! More exquisite color work from my fabby color-sicious friend! LOVE IT! YOU sure speed your way to crafty delight! Yipeeee!

{Have FUN tomorrow!}

Diane Jaquay said...

oh my, look at Cocoa peeking out from behind those lilacs, SO CUTE!!!! Love both of these Carol, you always do such beautiful work :)

Denise Marzec said...

Another BEAUTY!! Love your stuff, girl. :) Can't wait to see you in a couple weeks!

redwasher1 said...

OMGOSH!!! This is excellent!! Love that ribbon treatment too!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Markie's Mom said...

Love the top card so much! (It's a FABULOUS card!!!) Your coloring on the bottom card is GREAT! FABULOUS creations!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful cards... I love the green on the top one.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Carol- Both cards are awesome. I really like the urst of green in the first card, and the second one is so cute! Thanks for playing with Speedy's friends!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Carol - I am totally adoring those rolled flowers - it is awesome in the bright green! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love that flower you created on the Speedy card, Carol. As for Cocoa, you just work such magic with him! Nascar makes ya feel like Spring is right around the corner. Hope you enjoyed the race.

Joanne (jojot) said...

well, of course I just LOVE that you joined us for the Speedy's Challenge...what a classy card....however Cocoa stole my heart on that other beauty...wowza

Benzi said...

Carol, these are two outstanding cards! Love your twisted ribbon/button treatment. Beautiful colors.
I love lilacs and can almost smell them just looking at your adorable card.

Hope NASCAR turned out o.k. for you you.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Just gorgeous!! Love the lavender and how the paper, image and flowers all tie together for a beautiful design!!