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Card Patterns Sketch #109

Ok, I think this is the last upload for the day. This card was made for the Card Patterns Sketch Challenge #109. Here is the sketch:

and, here is what I came up with:

Here is the simple recipe:

Card Stock – Daffodil Delight, Neenah 80 lb. white
Patterened Paper – Basic Grey
Ink – Momento Tuxedo Black, various copic markers
Stamps – Waltzing Mouse (sentiment), Flourishes flower
Accessories – MS border punch, nesties, SU punches, yellow gingham and yellow grosgrain ribbon, green self-adhesive pearls

That’s all folks! TFL and have a super day!



April 4, 2011 at 9:00 pm 6 comments

Corrosive Challenge #107 – Mwah!

We have a Sketch Challenge today at the Corrosive Challenge blog. I’m also featuring an image from Digis With Attitude, called Tabatha and Tony. These are such adorable little tigers! Here is my card for the week:

I started with 110 lb. white Strathmore card stock. I added a basic black panel and layered on some patterned paper. I stamped Tabatha and Tony with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them with copics. I smudged a little bit of the red on one of the hearts and it was hard to try to remove – oops! The sentiment is from a Flourishes set (Apple of My Eye). I cut and layered the main image with my circle nesties. I added a few self-adhesive rhinestones. A pretty simple card-just the way I like ’em!

Thanks for having a look. I can’t wait to see what everyone creates! Enjoy the day.


March 13, 2011 at 7:10 am 1 comment

Magical Creatures

Hi all! Another week has flown by and it’s time for another Corrosive Challenge. This week’s theme is “Magical Creatures”. I’ve got to tell you, this card took me ages to make! I was scouring through a bunch of sketches challenges and came across this one from Wild Orchid Challenges:

This card also qualifies for the challenge #105 at Flourishes to use three patterned papers. I’ve had this angel from Flourishes for a little bit but it hadn’t seen any ink yet. Since I consider angels to be magical, I think it fits the challenge criteria nicely, don’t you? At first I tried something different. I had embossed it in gold, but then I thought it would be too bright and wasn’t in the mood to colour it. I’m not sure why I chose to stamp it in blue, but it kept calling to me. I used a blender pen to pull some of the blue from the outline into the the image and added a wee bit of silver to fill in the ribbon. I also sponged around the edge of the image to soften it up. Here it is:

Here is the rest of how the card came together:

Card Stock – 110 lb. white Strathmore (card size is 5.25 x 5.25), Not Quite Navy and Marina Mist (SU)
Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye, SU and something else from my stash (!)
Ink – Marina Mist and Sahara Sand (SU), Encore Silver
Stamp – Flourishes
Accessories – White satin ribbon, Bow Easy, EK Success punch, Tattered Angels “Pearl” Glimmer Mist, dimensionals

Thanks for having a look today! I can’t wait to see what you create too!


February 20, 2011 at 1:02 am 1 comment

Color Challenge #280 (SCS)

I made two cards today – one for today’s Color Challenge over at SCS (CC280) which also incorporated an older sketch challenge (SC97). I couldn’t find the sketch to show you, but trust me, it is very similar to my layout: I wasn’t sure what image I was going to use, but I had this patterned paper from Basic Grey (June Bug) already picked out. Here is the rest of the card recipe:

Card Stock – 110 lb. white, Peach Parfait and Regal Rose (SU)
Patterned Paper – Basic Grey (June Bug)
Ink – Momento Rich Cocoa, copic markers, sakura gel pen for a wee bit of glitter
Stamps – Flourishes, Lizzie Anne Designs
Accessories – SU punches (oval and scallop oval), nesties (rectangle and scalloped rectangle), cuttlebug and dimensionals (SU)

Many thanks for having a look!

July 20, 2010 at 6:09 pm Leave a comment

Season’s Greetings

Here I go, combining challenges again. This time I am using three challenges to accomplish this card: The Corrosive Challenge #71 to celebrate Christmas 5 months early, Just us Girls JUGS 40 sketch challenge and the Stamping 411 (Patti’s Color Inspiration #131) colour challenge to use Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive. I searched through some Basic Grey paper and came across the Eskimo Kisses patterned paper that was pretty close to the challenge colours. I had to stretch myself a little for this card. These are not colours I would usually put together, but isn’t that the beauty of all of the wonderful colour challenges out there in blogger world?! I am often surprised with the results, which I am sure the creators of these challenges hope for! I started with an Old Olive card base (5.25 x 5.25) and I layered the Eskimo Kisses patterned paper on top. I layered some Rich Razzleberry cut with the SU scalloped border punch along with Whisper White CS. I tied some turquoise 5/8″ satin ribbon and a bow around the horizontal panel along with a ribbon tied with my Bow Easy and adhered a razberry button (PTI) with white embroidery floss. I stamped the sentiment from Snow Swirled (SU) in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and used an SU punch (retired) and snuck part of it under the scallop border. The main image is from Flourishes’ All That Glitters set. I stamped the white circle layer with the pine bough in Old Olive and stamped it off in some places. I stamped the bird in Momento Rich Cocoa and coloured it with copic markers. I also added some spica glitter pen and cut out and popped it up on the circle (which was also sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink). I cut out my QuicKutz scallop circle in Rich Razzleberry. This was popped up with dimensionals. The finishing touch was a couple of coordinating buttons from PTI tied with white embroidery floss. I hope you didn’t fall asleep reading this and I hope you like my card! Thanks for having a look.

July 8, 2010 at 10:36 pm 3 comments

Let’s Celebrate

My girlfriend was gratious enough to offer to sell some of my cards for me at her workplace and I was able to get rid of quite a few and make a few dollars in the meantime. She suggested I make more birthday cards and she would sell those as well. I usually make way more cards than I will ever use, even after giving a bunch to family and friends for their own use. I figured I might as well try to recoup even a tiny percentage of what I spend on this addiction! So, here is my card for today’s SCS Sketch Challenge (SC284). I wanted to keep the card fairly simple. I decided to use my Flourishes Calendar Set, featuring the rose image. I coloured the roses yellow, which were my grandfather’s favourite colour. He had lots of roses in his backyard garden in Toronto and when we visited in the summer, I always had my nose stuck in them because they smelled so yummy! I used Papertrey Ink White CS as my base and added some Basic Grey patterned paper for my layers. I contemplated doing some stitching around the layers, but I couldn’t be bothered getting my sewing machine out and then searching for some thread! Instead, I added a few light green self-adhesive rhinestones to the corners. I stamped the rose in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it with my copics. They are actually brighter IRL. I cut the image out with an oval nestie and popped it up with dimensionals. I tied some ribbon around the card and made the bow with my Bow Easy – love that thing! I tied a light green button from Papertrey Ink with some white embroidery floss. The sentiment is from SU’s On Your Birthday set. Thanks for having a look!

June 9, 2010 at 7:29 pm 2 comments

Strut your Stuff

It took me a few days to figure out what I was going to do for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (SSSC72) this week. The sketch threw me a little bit, but after playing around with it a little bit, decided to turn it clockwise. I also incorporated today’s SCS Color Challenge (CC274) to use Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral and Ruby Red. I haven’t inked up the peacock from Flourishes Strut your Stuff stamp set, so figured today would be a good day for it (after checking out some amazing cards in the gallery). Here is what I came up with for my card. I started off with a Papertrey White CS. I layered some coral colored patterned paper as well as some striped paper from My Mind’s Eye. I stamped the peacock in Momento Tuxedo Black and colored it with various copic markers. I also added some iridescent blue Pearl-ex using an aquapainter filled with floor wax for some shine. I cut it out with my nesties label. I aded some retired SU ribbon and finished it off with the sentiment stamped and layered with circle punches. Thanks for having a look.

June 8, 2010 at 2:55 pm Leave a comment

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