Sunday, August 5, 2012

A Sketch Challenge, and Paradise

Here's my card for the OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch challenge #132. I'm glad I came up with something this week, because last week's sketch completely stumped me! I used SU! pure poppy cardstock & dsp for this, adding a small piece of Kaiser dsp for the vertical panel. I dotted the flower centers with a Copic marker to pull it all together. The horizontal panel was embossed with a SU! fancy fan ef, and the tiny hearts were done with the SU! owl punch. The sentiment was computer generated and done with word window, & fancy label punches. The ribbon is from SU! (r).

This card is for 2 challenges. The CAS-ual Fridays CFC64 challenge is to make a CAS card with things you'd see in the sky. The birds in this image fit that category. It's also for the Our Daily Bread Designs August challenge on OWH that asks for masculine cards. I stamped this SNSS "the Sea" image with Versafine Onyx Black on white cardstock, and embossed with clear detail ep. I scribbled the water colors in with Copics from the BG family at random. I stamped the SNSS sentiment from Ocean Paraside and embossed it like the image, and used a BG11 to lightly add some highlighting. I mounted it on some precious (hoarded) Cool Caribbean cardstock and this CAS card was done! I'm going to try this design with other colors of blue because I just love how it turned out!

That's going to do it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by, and make it a great Sunday!

Carol

28 comments:

Jannifer Brumbelow said...

Really lovely cards. I'm getting into nautical themed cards ... and they just seem to fit for masculine cards. I guess we just don't see nautical themed cards in pink! lol

Donna Hanley said...

Two great cards. I especially love your Paradise card. I wish I was on that sailboat right this minute. That would be heavenly. Imagine - No phones, no worries, no computers and no problems. Thank you for giving me my "moment of wishful thinking today".

Sherry Hickey said...

Carol, these are both gorgeous! I especially love your sailboat card; it makes me want to hop a plane to somewhere tropical! Beautiful.

ThePurplePlace said...

Love Love Love!!! Your OWH card is simply wonderful...and I just love the colors and the papers.

I also love the wonderful soothing look of sailing away in the second card...I can hear the ocean and it's such a nice sound!!

You really rocked both challenges!!

cindyann said...

Your coloring technique on the sail boat card is awesome! Loving that card ;)

Linda said...

Both are great cards! It is hard for me to believe that you had no mojo for last week's sketch. That ribbon at the top of the diagonal piece is brilliant...TFS!!!!

Stay True To God said...

Beautiful cards... love the embossing and ribbon on the OWH card!! :) God bless & big hugs... Tracy

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You have done it again, my friend! They are both wonderful! Hope you had a great weekend!

Paige said...

Two fabulous cards Carol! Love how you mastered the sketch in the first card! The second card looks so peaceful - like paradise!

StampTramps said...

Love the patterned paper on the sketch card and the ODB challenge card is a real beauty too!

jimlynn said...

Both are simply beautiful! Love the DP on the first one and very creative to dot the centers of the flowers.
The second one is WOWSERS!!! Gorgeous!
Lynn

Sarah said...

These cards are both fabulous! I love the pink one-- so great! That paper is fantastic!

Nancy Keller said...

Lovely! Love them both! Thanks for sharing!

Mary Ski said...

Both are great cards, but I really like the sailboat. We have a lake house (but sadly no decent boat). I like the CAS presentation.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Great CAS cards. Love the splash of black with the red and pink on your sketch card. But, I'm in love the the Paradise card. Just gorgeous!

Beebeebabs said...

Such a lovely card tfs!!!

JD said...

Both cards are great! I really like the peaceful scene in your sailboat card!

Pia S said...

Well done! I especially like the atmosphere of the card with the boat. A lovely image and beautiful coloring. Nice sentiment too.

Dixie Cochran said...

Beautiful! Your sentiment placement on the sketch card is smart. Love the way you let the paper work for you.

Your CAS-ual Friday/ODBD card is so peaceful. The water looks fabulous!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous silhouette scene...so tranquil and serene :0)
Thanks for joining in the fun at CASual Fridays this week :0)
Jenny x

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful scene at sea!! You did an awesome job on the layering and design!So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Carol! These are both Fantastic! Love the Fab layout and Super color combo on your first card. And the second is so serene and soothing! Wish I was sailing on that smooth water! 8-)

Hope you are having a Super week my friend!

Hugs
Shannon

Benzi said...

Great cards...both! Fun how you can use the owl punch for the hearts..love multi-purpose punches.

I'm in love with that masculine 'paradise' card. What a beauty!

Julie said...

Very pretty, Carol! I love the little lace accent on your sketch card. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Lee Mae said...

Hi Carol! Love your sketch card. I didn't get mine done for last week either. I also love, love your ODB card. Fabulous image and the blue is really a beautiful color.

Julie Day said...

Gorgeous ocean scene! Love that aqua with the black, looks fabulous! Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Suzanne D. said...

Hi Carol, your paradise card is pure paradise! I lovvvveee that image! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Valerie said...

These are great cards. I really like the last one. So elegant!