Thursday, July 7, 2011

Challenges, Challenges....

Here are a couple more challenge cards. This is for the OWH Stars & Stamps sketch challenge #76. I used a fiskars circle punch to make the white medallion, and embossed it with a Sizzix ef. The sentiment was from the $1 bin at Michaels. Heart brad is from my stash.
And here's a fun beach card for the Stampin B's challenge #118, to create a beach scene with sand. I used this free digi image from the Stamping Boutique. Isn't it cute with those flip-flops and sunglasses hanging on the line? I love it! I colored it with Copics, added an embossed background done with an impressabilities plate and lightly sponged with desert sand ink. I added some bakers twine and a ticket punch, stamped with a sentiment from SNSS. Finally I added some platinum and copper stickles to the edges of the sand for a little sparkle.
That's all she wrote for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Carol

11 comments:

Julie said...

Great cards, Carol! I love that fancy edge on your half circle! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamp Sketch Challenge!

Benzi said...

Carol, this is perfect for the 'B's challenge. Love that clothesline and your sponged sand looks great. That color of twine is awesome an beachy looking, too.

I think that is an awesome sentiment on your first card. Good job with the Fiskars punch, too.

pam124 said...

What a fun take on the StampinB challenge this week Carol. I love your scenery and the twine/sentiment treatment was a great touch! Thanks for playing and hope you can play again next week!

Marlene said...

Beautiful! I would have never even thought of embossing a circle shaped cut out - and it looks great!

Sue from Oregon said...

Great creations Carol. Summer is here!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fab OWH card...you are such a gem to create all these cards for them....and your B's card is such summer fun I want to jump into your card...fabbo

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Look at you go! These are fantastic! Love that beach scene! Do ya think it will rain? Ran to PhnxV yesterday and it was pouring. Not one drop at my house.

JD said...

Really cute! Nicely done!

Silli said...

wonderful cards Carol, love the first sentiment and the image from the second card...Fabulous girl

redwasher1 said...

Carol, I love both cards!!! But the second one really grabbed me!!! So adorable!!!!!!!!

Elise said...

Your use of primary colors always rocks my little world, darling Carol! These card just taste SWEET and make me happy on SO many levels! YOU, my dear, are SUCH a colorful crafter and I adore you ALL the more, for it!! Thanks for helping me get my happy ON!