Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Fun Sketch Challenge!

Today's sketch challenge on Splitcoast was so much fun that I had to make TWO!

For this first card I combined the sketch challenge with Danielle's inspiration challenge over on the Paper Pretties forum. Danielle gave us this amazing comforter to use as our inspiration and she asked us to use the colors brocade blue, close to cocoa, sage shadow, and very vanilla. I wasn't so sure about putting these colors together until I actually did it! Don't they just look fabulous together? I think so! I used some of my My Mind's Eye dp for the background and the little flowery strip. I was amazed at how close the colors actually are when compared to the SU! colors. They are almost identical! I then decided to pull out my little Paper Pretties watering can and color it in using my SU! markers and blender pens! I LOVE the effect that it gives! Anyway, I finished up this card by adding some pearls from my Pretties kit and some very vanilla taffeta ribbon!

For this next card I used my new Unity stamps! The tree and the bird are from the Giggle Grove set and the sentiment is from the Cupcakes A'La Yummy set. I used more of the My Mind's Eye dp along with some of this fantastic ribbon that I got from Taylored Expressions. I added some Taylor Tots to the tree, paper pierced along the sides and punched out my sentiment for the finished look! Oh, I also want to mention that the tree and the bird are paper pieced too!

Thanks so much for stopping by this afternoon! I will be back in a little bit with some awards and possibly another card!

Recipe for Watering Can Card:
Stamps: Paper Pretties (Simply Special)
Paper: Brocade Blue, Close to Cocoa, Watercolor Paper, My Mind's Eye dp
Ink: Black StazOn

Accessories: SU! Markers, Blender Pens, Ribbon, Pretties Kit, Dimensionals

Recipe for Sweet Thing Card:

Stamps: Unity Stamps (Giggle Grove, Cupcakes A'La Yummy)

Paper: Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, Realy Rust, Naturals Ivory, My Mind's Eye dp

Ink: Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Taylor Tots, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals


Angela said...

Love them both Steph-especially the second one. You rocked those Taylor Tots!! lol

Ashley Bowen said...

BEAUTIFUL Cards Steph! I love them blog!!!! Hugs, Ash~

Jenny Erichsen said...

Sweet cards!!! Love the first one!!
I have been following you're blog since you joined The Cupcake Crew over on Taylor's Blog. Hey, guess what, I live in Colorado too!! Maybe we should hook up sometime and stamp!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Both of these are fantastic!!! I love your Pretties card, itis GORGEOUS!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Both cards are adorable! I love the colors! :)

Julie Masse said...

What beautiful cards!! I just love your pretty colored watering can - great job!! :)

Danielle Lounds said...

Very nice cards Steph! Really like how you colored the watering can and the dew drops on the petals of the second card! Gorgeous!!!

Janette said...

both very nice but I must admit thatI am drawn to the inspiration challenge one because of the image and the soft pretty colors

Christie said...

Gorgeous card Stephanie!

Christi said...

Both of your cards are so sweet!! Love 'em!

Joanne B. said...

Great cards! Oh man, I want that unity set so badly....... trying to be good, not sure how long my reserve will last!