Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sketch Saturday Week #122

The sketch for this card came from Sketch Saturday. Stamp is from Great Impressions. The technique is called Black Velvet. I stamped the image with white ink and then colored it with colored pencils. I also added some stickles to the leaves.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Stamp Something Challenge

The challenge this week at Stamp Something was fall colors. This little card is actually a gift card holder. It is made by folding an envelope in half, cutting half of the flap off and gluing the other half down. I then cut a piece of cardstock a little larger than the half-folded envelope and decorated. I got this in a swap this summer. I thought the idea was really cute. The background is on glossy paper and is done with alcohol inks. The large leaf punch is from McGill and the corner leaf punch is from Martha Stewart. The saying is from Stampabilities.

GC 70---Punches

One of the Challenges at Gingersnap Creations was the Spicy Supply Challenge. That challenge was punches. I posted a similar card to this in the last couple of weeks, but did some small changes on this one. I made the embossing plate that was used on the side using the same punch that I used in the circle. I punched 3 of the leaf and layered them on a piece of cardboard with very little glue. I then ran it through my Big Shot and got a customized embossed image. I love the possibilities of this technique. The card that I posted previously used the debossed side. Here I used the embossed side and highlighted the image with gold. The sentiment is from Stampin' UP.

ODBDSLC31 and Stamp Royalty #38

I have never really gotten into the ATC thing. I have been trying them lately. They are sort of fun. I can try a technique and get it done pretty quickly. The Challenge at Our Daily Bread this week was to do something with wings. I am also going to use this ATC for the challenge at Stamp Royalty. The challenge there was anything but a card.

I embossed the background with clear embossing powder. The stamp is from Tim Holtz. I then added the color with distress ink also from Tim Holtz. The bird is a clear set from Inkadinkado.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

MMSC #72

This is my card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. The scenery stamps are all from Stampscapes and the sentiment is from Justrite. I love the stampscapes a while back and have taken a real interest in them again. I guess crafter has their favorites at different times. It is sometime influenced by the work of others. I need some practice, but I love the possibilities.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

MMSC #71

This is my card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. The background technique is from Technique Junkies and is called Antique Wallpaper. The stamp is from Stampin' Up and was colored with copic markers. The wonderful flower idea came from Valita Designs and Freshfolds. If you have never been to her site I highly suggest you take a look. There are some really unique ideas there.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Jazzy Paper Designs

I entered a challenge at Jazzy Paper Designs and was picked to be the next Jazz Cat. So attached is the CD cover that I picked for my inspiration. I just really liked the colors. Also attached is the card that I came up. The pretty corner stamp is from The Tim Holtz Collection and the butterfly is from Stampin' Up.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Critter Challenge #30

A friend at work needed a birthday card and this is what I came up with. The sketch came from Critter Sketch Challenge. The main stamp is from Artistic Outpost and the sentiment is from Gina K Designs.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Midnight Madness Challenge #70

This is my card for the Midnight Madness Challenge this week. It is a birthday card for a guy at work. The sketch came from Midnight Madness site. The picture is one I took when we were in Colorado several weeks ago. Birthday Wishes is from Stampin' Up and the other wording is from a Gina K set. The guy at work was helping me pick out one of my pictures to enter in a calendar contest at work. The picture I used on the card was his favorite picture.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch 80

I am on a stampscapes kick lately. The sketch for this card came from Card Patterns. I love shades of green also. This is a sympathy card for a girl at work.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C53

The challenge this week at Crazy 4 Challenges
was to create something book related.. I made this bookmark for the granddaughter of one of my swap partners this month. She has been battling leukemia for a while and thought this might be a nice surprise. I colored the image with copic markers. The border is from Spellbinders. The stamp is from Viva Las Vegasstamps.

Stamp Something Challenge

The theme for the Stamp Something Challenge this week is "Cute". I made this card for my uncle who was kind enough to come and get us at the airport last week because our flight had been cancelled and we got back a day late and other arrangements not longer worked. Instead of coming home to St Louis on Thursday, we flew to Detroit and to St. Louis the next morning.

Critter Sketch Challenge #29

The theme for the Critter Sketch Challenge is fall. I also need a fall card for my card swap which is coming up. I was so excited about the technique used in the background for this card. I made the embossing plate from punched images. How cool is that. On this card I sort of used the debossed side. The sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up.