Thursday, July 12, 2012

3 Challenge Cards

Here's the I Spy Sketches Challenge #23 for this week...

My take on it included some pretty dsp from Echo Park, along with some pastel butterflies and tiny pearls. The butterfly images were done with a SNSS Polka Dot Silhouette stamp in Memento Summer Sky, Angel Pink, & Dandelion inks, and then covered over in matching colors of card stock, done with a MS butterfly punch. Everything was matted with PTI new leaf green card stock & I added some very tiny pearls to the butterflies, along with a SU! sentiment.



This card is for the Perfect Sentiments PFSC40 to use your favorite scripture or quote as well as to use the above sketch. I can't say I have a favorite quote that I use on cards, but I really like this one I used from SNSS. Thank heaven for good friends - I don't know how I would have gotten this far in life without them! It's a digi that I printed on the card stock, and then built around the card from there. I used some fun dsp from Echo Park, and I thought those two birds on a wire resembled some close friends having a heart-to-heart with one another, so that worked for me. I used a scrap of pink card stock that was lying on my table and punched it with a SU! fancy scalloped border punch. I tried to add the bow to the top like the sketch shows, but nothing I put there looked right, so I settled for some tiny paper flowers with mini gemstones off to the right side instead.

And here's my take on the Tuesday Throwdown 106 to use hot colors. Do ya think these colors meet the challenge? LOL I pulled out all my hot colors scraps and used the SU! owl and bird punches for this one. The sentiment was done with my Quickutz, and the grass border was done with a SNSS grass die. The branches were done with a MB die and the sky was sponged with Ranger tumbled glass ink. I used a MS fern punch for the "nest" and SU square lattice and fancy fan ef's for the owl's vest and bird's wings. I think I need to add more "fun" cards like this in my next OWH box. Everyone needs a good chuckle now and then :)

Thanks for hanging out here today and I wish you a great Thursday!

Carol

20 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

These are all awesome! I love the way they are all about the same color scheme, and yet they are so different. Good Luck with these challenges.

jan farnworth said...

what a great card love the quote you used thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment.

Rica said...

Hi Carol, three fabulous cards, I love those pretty butterflies, I love that sentiment with the little birds but I have to love the little owl best - I love owls and that one was adorable, I love the design and I presume the bird is sat on it's hest but it looks like the 'phoenix rising from the ashes' - I love it!!!

hugs Heather xx

jimlynn said...

LOVE that last card and all the HOT colors~~~~great sky too.
The other cards are fantastic. Pretty butterflies on the first one and really like the design on the second!
Lynn

Cheryl said...

Fantastic! Love the colors :) thanks for playing with us this week at The Perefect Sentiment!

Chris said...

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Donna Hanley said...

Oh my busy little friend. You've come up with three outstanding cards. Your paper choices today are all perfect. Sometimes I have those "busy" papers and I'm afraid to use them, but seeing how you used them today has taken some of my fear away. I'll try using them as soon as I get home. Enjoy your evening.

Vickie Z said...

All three cards are wonderful! Love the double butterflies and pearls! Thanks for playing at I Spy!

Shannon White said...

Wowie Miss Carol! These are all Fabulous!!! Love the fun layout and Sweet butterflies on your first one. Super Cute little birdies on your second one, but the last one just did me in and I had to chuckle out loud, lol 8-) Just Too Darned CUTE!! Love the fluffy clouds too! 8-)..Oops almost forgot, lol So glad you could join us at Tuesday Throwdow! 8-)

Big hugs
Shannon

Susan (rainy) said...

Three wonderful cards, Carol. Love the way you did the butterflies on the first. Great take on the sketch, too.

~ Kathy said...

Love how you used the busy DP - I struggle with that a lot! The two birds are perfect for the sentiment, and the You're Hot card made me giggle! :o)

Sandy said...

Aren't you on a roll! I love the pretty butterflies on the top card and how you have the wings raised and the perfect butterfly paper to match.
Your middle card has a great sentiment with the pretty paper, flowers and birds.
The bottom card is just amazing with all the punches you used and the details! The embossed belly of the owl and multiple colors give him so much personality. The birds wings and then the way you created the nest, just so smart! The grass die at the bottom and the cloud effect all pull this card together beautifully. So many amazing details!

Benzi said...

Trees, birds, butterflies...its all so adorable. Love your bird nest on the last one and the owl looks so surprised to see that birdie invading his territory. How cute! Love them.

Sam Pirkle said...

What a cute quote. The paper you used is just great. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

Kim Teasdale said...

I love how you made you butterflies 3 dimensional! Great cards and thanks for playing along this week over at iSpy Sketches!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the matching dp to your punched bflies! Great job with the sketch~ Thanks for joining in at I Spy

Denise Marzec said...

Sweet, sweet cards! Love the layered-up butterflies on the first one!

Jennipher said...

Oh my goodness! You've been a busy creative bee. These are all fantastic. I really love what you did with out sketch. Thanks for sharing at The Perfect Sentiment.

Karen Conner said...

Great use of our sketch! Love the Designer Paper on the left. The sentiment is perfect-can't ever have enough friends.

Thanks for playing with us @ The Perfect Sentiment. Hope you'll play again.

www.krcmasterpiece.blogspot.com

Emily Lauritzen said...

Your cards are all so fabulous! I love your interpretations of the sketches and the papers you used! Thank you for joining in our Hot Colors challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!
<3 Emily-DT