Sunday, January 15, 2012

2 Sketch Challenges

Here is this weeks sketch challenge #104 from the Stars and Stamps blog....


And here is my card. I used the SU! Cute by the Inch stamp set for the images, and added black and red card stock. I embossed the background with a damask ef by Sizzix and added a simple ribbon and bow made with the Bow-easy.


And this is the sketch for this weeks Sweet Stop Challenge #141.


I used some of my very-well-loved-and-hoarded retired SU! Afternoon Tea dsp for this one. I used a SNSS scalloped border die for the Wasabi panel at the bottom and before you say "oh no she didn't,"........ Yes I did! LOL I cut 3 panels from the Wasabi, Soft Sky, and Groovy Guava and swapped all those tiny flowers and dots into the holes for some added interest. I also used 4 of the flowers for the cross-stitch effect on the top panel. Sometimes I find tedious work like that relaxing, and today was one of those days. I used a SU! set called Echoes of Kindness for the image and colored it with Copics. I added some Soft Sky ribbon and a tiny tag with the word "Mother" which was computer generated. The center panel was embossed with a Sizzix diamonds folder, and the image panel was cut with a Spellbinders labels eighteen die. This will be going into my next OWH box for Mother's day, or simply for a card to send home to mother.

I think that's going to do it for me today. I have a friend stopping by in about a half-hour, so it's time to leave the craft room :)

Make it a great day!!

Carol

26 comments:

Kathryn said...

I love the stamps on your first card. This is the first time I've seen them. On your second card- oh my goodness you really got into the details! I'm super impressed!

Donna Hanley said...

WOW Are our heroes lucky or what to receive these beautiful cards? If they have to be away from home, the next best things is to send something home that is this special. Both of these cards are exceptional. You do have the patience of a saint to change out all those dots on your second card. Wonderful idea to use the cut outs on your top panel and your outlining of the tag along with the edging of the die piece adds such a unique touch. Your top card just POPs with red, black and white colors.

Nancy Keller said...

What fantastic texture :) I love your sketch card!

Basslady said...

hun, your creations are both so striking with their fantastic style!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Linda said...

Prestty cards. Love the simplcity of the sketch card! TFS!!!

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Carol,
Today's new sketch card came out wonderful and you were done bright and early too!!

I'm slow, but I did get mine done and really enjoyed the SKETCH!!

Have a great weekend...and thanks for the inspiration.

Lis

PS: You tie fabulous bows, mine never come out very well! :)

Jen said...

Gorgeous cards, Carol! I love your OWH sketch card... so pretty with the embossing and matting in black and red!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous use of those sketches....especially love the drama of the first

Denise Marzec said...

Great cards! I especially love the one for the Sweet Stop Sketch...those were some of my favorite SU papers!

Gina L said...

Great cards. I love the embossing and color combinations on both.

Cherie said...

Pretty cards! Really like all of the textures.

Benzi said...

Love the inchies card and that sweet, bird. The borders are really great on the second card. Some mothers will have their hearts warmed to receive these cards.

Lee Mae said...

Hello! I came to your blog earlier today and forgot to leave a comment. I got all caught up in your Sweet Stop challenge card and in visiting their site. Boy, they have some awesome sketches! Well, I love your OWH sketch card with the embossing and the red, black, and white color scheme. I also love the Sweet Stop card too.

Sue from Oregon said...

Both so purrrrrty!

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Miss Carol! These are both Wonderful! love all the texture on your first one and the love your Pretty image & colors and the Pretty Pretty dp's on your second one! Great take on both sketches Lady! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

StampTramps said...

I skipped another sketch this week...I stamped out some inchies and then just couldn't get motivated. Love you card for it though! With the second card, how in the world did you glue all those tiny dots in there? Inquiring minds want to know.... :-)

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Fabulous cards Carol. I love the elegant look of the OWH card and the red really pops. Ya gotta love the bow easy... I do! I adore the colors and texture of your 2nd card. Such intricate detail by adding the pieces and parts from punches... I like to do that too!

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Both of your cards are wonderful. The stamps you used are just perfect - I like the simplicity of this card too. I am impressed on all the detail that you did on your second card. Thanks for sharing your cards.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Carol. Such pretty images and papers. Great textures too. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week. :o)

Margaret said...

Black, red and white are my favorite color combinations. Love the card.

Dixie Cochran said...

Carol!! These are lovely! Your S&S sketch card uses one of my favorite color combinations. And I love all the texture on the second card. Well done!

Paula S. said...

Beautiful work on this week's OWH sketch challenge. Using the inchies was brilliant and the way you flanked the sentiment with the medallion design is great. Such nice depth too with all the layering. Marvelous!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team
operationwritehome.org

Sybrina K said...

Carol,

I love your cards! Your attention to detail is always magnificent!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Samantha said...

Love the red black & white combo of your first card! Gorgeous!

Julie said...

Lovely cards, Carol! I really like that sheer ribbon on your sketch card, it's the perfect touch. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Marianne said...

Carol,
What wonderful cards. I really like the first one with all the texturing and layering.
Marianne
OWH Blog Team
operationwritehome.org