Monday, January 21, 2013

A Trio of Challenges

Here's the CAS(E) this Sketch#11 challenge.....

and here's the masculine thank-you card I made. I used leftover pieces of turquoise, along with white, and a sentiment from SU!. I really like the clean lines of this sketch, and I'll be making more of these cards in different colors.

And this is the sketch for this week's SSS194 challenge with a spin to use a snowman image. 

Have you ever found a paper pad you just love to create with and wish you had a never-ending supply? Well that's how I feel about this Echo Park Winter Wishes paper pad. There isn't a sheet in the entire pad I don't like! I used a SNSS snowman image and sentiment for this, and added some purple cardstock, some Pizzazz Aplenty pearls, and some PTI ribbon. The paper pretty much does all the work on this card. For the most part I just added some Copic coloring to this adorable snowman image.

Last but not least, is the Perfect Sentiments Challenge PSC62, which is to create a card with an encouragement sentiment on the front, and add some ribbon as well.

I stamped the Serene Silhouettes image with Versafine Onyx Black on glossy paper, then embossed it with clear detail ep. After it dried, I sponged on some Razzleberry, Bashful Blue, and Daffodil inks with a sponge. I matted with black, and matching colors of cardstock, embossing the razzleberry panel with a square lattice ef. I don't know the origin of the sentiment - I had it stamped and punched in a pile of half-started projects, so I just layered it on some bashful blue using a SU! fancy label punch. The ribbon is bashful blue.

OK, that's going to do it for me today, but thanks so much for stopping by and make it a great Monday!

Carol

22 comments:

jimlynn said...

Three wonderful cards!!! I love the colors and the way you did that first one, Carol. Very dynamic looking.
Lynn

Rita T said...

I really like your take on the CAS(E) #11 sketch. It is very striking and I love your colour choice. Thanks for sharing.

Ardyth said...

Simple and SO clever and effective - great way to show off precision shapes and great colours! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's CAS(E) This Sketch!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ooooh, Carol, I LOOOOOOOOVE your CAS(E) card. This is a total winner in my book, love those vibrant colors!

Your other cards are superb, too!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a great day for staying in and playing! These are some rock solid designs! Your masculine card is simple but awesome. The snowman is adorable, but I must say I just love your silhouette card. It reminds me of a southwest sunset. Beautiful.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful cards Carol. I love your CAS(E) card, those colors and design are superb! TFS

Jackie said...

Crisp, clean, graphic love it!!!! So glad you played along with us in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

Donna Hanley said...

AHHHH that first card is just a "Touch of Class", The turquoise just pops off the white. Your second card is darling. Love those pearl buttons and you last card is just stunning. The lattice work behind the image really adds something so special to this card. That bow is just about as perfect of a know as one can get. Have a good night.

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness! So many pretty ones! I love the way each of them turned out and how you get so many done at a time! Thanks for the tip you left me about my favorite DP. I'm gonna try it!!!1

Sue said...

Carol, you have been a busy girl! Love the first card, what a great design, would be so pretty in any color too. Your snowman is darling and love the pearls. Your third card is so pretty and love the sentiment with the flowers.
I was happy to finish one card today, guess I better start expecting more of myself, you put me to shame!!!

Hugs
Sue

Wendy said...

OMGosh, all 3 cards are fabulous, Carol! I love them all!!! Thanks for sharing them and stay warm this week!

Rufus said...

All of these are really pretty! Like the clean lines of the first and the color scheme of the third.
R/

Shannon White said...

Wow!! these are all Fabulous Miss Carol! Love your take on the Sweet Stop Sketch!! 8-) I'm with Lynn, Very Dynamic! And your Sweet snowman is Adorable! And the shading on your sympathy card is really Beautiful. 8-)

Big Hugs
Shannon

Kim S said...

I don't think your first card could get any easier - but your great use of color makes it absolutely perfect!! So glad to see you at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Gayatri Murali said...

I LOVE your first card. I have give it a go. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us @ CAS(E) this Sketch!

JD said...

Great cards, all three of them!

Cathymac said...

All three cards are just wonderful, Carol! Love the positive/negative CAS card, and that snowman is one of my favorites...just makes me smile every time I see him! Your silhouette card is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Julie Day said...

Love the reversal in colors in this card, perfectly CAS :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Benzi said...

I love what you did with your first card..very nice masculine with great colors. I don't even have to tell you I love your snowman card, I'm sure. So cute!
And, great sponging on the third...it's beautiful.

Ceal said...

Great take on our sketch! Thanks for sharing with us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful cards... Thanks so much for playing with us at The Sweet Stop.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Popping back to happy dance with you, Carol, over the CAS(E) shoutout for this stunning card! Glad they agreed with me!!