Thursday, October 10, 2013

Two Challenge Cards


Today I'm sharing 2 cards I made for 2 different challenges. This cute little mouse is Cocoa from Sweet'nSassy stamps, and I've made this card pink for breast cancer awareness month. I used the sketch from the Sweet Stop SSS231 challenge to put this together. I colored Cocoa with Copics, and added scraps of dsp and chocolate brown card stock. The embossing folder is from Sizzix and the ribbons were from my stash. The little star was done with a SU! punch and I added candy cane stickles to make it sparkle.


I made this one for a new-to-me challenge called Sentimental Sundays #175. Their challenge is to make a birthday card and include the following three items: a doily, pearls, and lace or ribbon. I stamped the SU! doily image with versamark on a piece of soft sky dsp, then embossed with white powder and heat set it. I followed that up with sponging soft sky ink in the center of the doily which makes it a little darker. The lace ribbon I've had in my stash for ages, while the image is a Deedee Anderson digi called "Cup of Joy." I colored the flowers with Copics, and the cup with soft sky ink and a blender pen. I added liquid pearls to the flower centers and the center ring of the cup, then fussy cut and popped it up on foam tape. I added the SU! birthday sentiment on some SU! jewel tag punches for the final touch. I think the photo will enlarge if you click on it for a better view.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful day!

Carol

15 comments:

Benzi said...

Your Cocoa card is so adorable, Carol. Great card for the cause.
Your little teacup of flowers is very pretty sitting on that lovely doily. I can never remember to use my Liquid Pearls. Yours made great centers.

jimlynn said...

Whoa!! Both are sensational. Love your coloring on both of these cards! The pink hat is precious (as is Cocoa too) and that second card with the doily, lace, and pearls is beautiful!
Both are so pretty.
Lynn

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty cards Carol. Love the image, the coloring on the first one... perfect for the cause. The flowers are so pretty on the second one, paired with the doily image and the lace trim. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop.

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, I adore your Cocoa all done up in pink. Super sweet paper also and that star is just right on that pink hat. Your second card is just stunning. I love that doily stamped and embossed and colored just the way you did it. It's the perfect backdrop for that cup of tea. Great job with your Liquid Pearls. Enjoy the rest of your day. I like it when it rains in your area, we get to see more cards from you. LOL

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Both are just so fantastic, I can't get over it! Cocoa looks so great in the pink and chocolate, just love the second card. The dots and lace make it super cute.

Denise Price said...

Super Copic work on the first card, and wonderfully delicate work on the second. A lovely pair of cards.

Ellen said...

I always love Cocoa and your card and coloring are adorable! The doily on the second card is just amazing! LOVE it!

Kim S said...

So sweet!! I love little Cocoa mouse with the pink hat, it's a smile-worthy card for a serious illness! And the cute little cup on the doily is lovely!

Robin Parker said...

OMG, love the Cocoa breast cancer awareness creation. All the textures and the color is so pretty. Love everything about that card. Great job! Thanks for sharing on The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge.

Susan (rainy) said...

Darling pink cap with cute little Cocoa. And the second card is gorgeous, Carol. Love that big embossed doily!

Cathymac said...

Both cards are just beautiful, Carol! Love the soft feminine look of the teacup and doily. Cocoa looks wonderful in pink...a perfect card of encouragement for anyone fighting breast cancer! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

scrappymo! said...

Clicked, enlarged and gave it a double stamp of approval! Love that doily stamp...it is really pretty and inking the center was a great idea.

The cup of flowers goes so nicely with that doily!

Calypso's Crafts said...

Wonderful card!!! Love the big stamped doily and your colored flowers and teacup. Thank you so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

nwilliams6 said...

These are some great pink cards! You are so talented - I love your cards. Hugz!

Deedee Anderson said...

These are both wonderful, Carol! Such beautiful coloring, and amazing little details. I really like how soft and feminine both cards are.