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On Your Birthday

Wow, two days in a row making two cards each day! Alright! Woohoo! Ok, enough of that. I was intrigued by today’s Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch Challenge (MTSC77). At first I thought I’d use a paint chip sample behind the round panel, then I thought, nah, I don’t really want to do that, so then I was on a quest to figure out what papers to use. I’m taking the Copic Certification course in Toronto this Sunday, so I thought I’d pull out some of my copics and play around a little bit. I like this asian-inspired flower stamp from Hero Arts, so thought I’d go with that for my round panel. It was also the right size, so that helped in my decision.

I pulled out the following supplies for my card:
Card Stock: Papertrey Ink. White, Black, YoYo Yellow
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey June Bug and Green at Heart
Stamps: Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up! (On Your Birthday)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Accessories: SU Textured Impressions Square Lattice embossing folder, brads, dimensionals

Thanks for having a look!

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June 8, 2010 at 7:19 pm Leave a comment

Asian Flair

I’m a week late getting to the Prairie Paper & Ink sketch challenge (AMYRS77) but I liked this sketch . I love yellow and black together. I have had this beautiful Paper Crate patterned paper for a few years. When I saw it on my paper shelf, I just knew I wanted to use it! My card base is Basic Black and I added a layer of pale yellow. I framed the patterned paper panels with Basic Black for a little contrast. The floral image if from Hero Arts (I think). I colored the flowers with 4 shades of copics. I didn’t want to add any more color, so I filled in the stems with my S-U Basic Black marker. I cut out and layered the floral image with my nesties and popped it up for a little dimension. The ribbon is Very Vanilla grosgrain, but I think it has a little bit of a yellow tinge to it, and I like the added contrast against the polka dot paper. I added one of my Baba’s black buttons and just adhered it with a glue dot. The black rhinestones are self-adhesive. It’s a busy card, but I like the way it turned out. I’ll add a sentiment to the inside. Thanks for having a look!

April 7, 2010 at 10:10 pm 1 comment

Verve Week 4 Challenge

I remembered to check today’s Viva la Verve Week 4 challenge thread this morning. I opened up the first inspiration apron and I loved it! As soon as I saw it, I knew what patterned paper I wanted to use. Even though the flower aren’t Poppies (they are Cyclamen), the colors were a really close match. This is a neat sketch. I started with Papertrey White CS and added the patterned paper. I layered the polka dot patterned paper with Kiwi Kiss. I loved the polka dot trim around the middle and base of the apron. I stamped the flower (Hero Arts) in Pretty in Pink and punched it with a 1″ circle punch. I added a little adhesive pearl to the centre of each. I layered that with Rose Red (1 1/4″ punch). I used the lovely Stampin’ Up! Pretty in Pink satin ribbon. I tied a ribbon and adhered it to the middle strip of ribbon and added a half pearl from the S-U Pretties Kit. That’s it. Thanks for having a look! Enjoy the day.

March 19, 2010 at 11:20 am 1 comment

Challenge-lover combo!

You know by now that I love to combine challenges! There are just so many great challenges and I want to do as many as possible, but with a busy work schedule, two kids in activities every night of the week and a hubby who has lots on the go too, I have to combine them to get them done. Here are the challenges I chose to combine for my card below: Our Creative Corner Challenge – Sentiments, Prairie Paper and Ink Sketch Challenge (AMYRS3), and the Three Clover Design Challenge #14 to use Black, White and 1 other color.
3Clover&Prairiechallenge_by_duchiedog

I used Gina K. 120 lb. card stock for my card base. This stuff is gorgeous. The card is so stiff. It is superior to any other card stock as a card base (and I love S-U card stock, but the Whisper White is not as good for a card base). I layered that with Basic Black. I stamped the “friends” flower from Hero Arts (Printed Flowers) in Black Stazon onto Whisper White and cut it out. I layered it on Riding Hood Red and cut that out too. I added a red & white check brad in the centre. I used the scallop punch on the other white layer and stamped the All Scallops flower on it. I used some black gingham ribbon and a few other brads to the card. I finished it off with a Rub-on sentiment from the Chit Chat package. This was a lot of fun to make. Thanks for having a look!

May 27, 2009 at 8:44 pm 3 comments

Spread Sunshine – Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge

occsketchchallenge_by_duchiedog

I thought I’d actually be tired of stamping since I’ve been going like gangbusters over the past couple of weeks. I think it’s just me trying to avoid working – I’m procrastinating, but I need to do some very focused work over the next few days for sure.

I decided to try my hand at the Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge (see sketch challenge below in one of Cathy’s recent entries). I used a Basic Black card base and layered it with Stampin’ Up DSP. I used the Dandelion from Hero Arts as my main image and sponged Summer Sun and More Mustard using a circle tempate. I also used a Hero Arts sentiment and layered them both with a basic black panel. I used my nesties to cut out the patterned paper from DCWV and the black circles. I finished off the card with some prima flowers and a brad. I like the way the bright yellow contrasts with the black & white. Thanks for having a look.

April 15, 2009 at 5:50 pm 3 comments

K Werner Color Challenge 46, Kerin Sylvester Sketch Challenge #8

During my recent “blurfing”, I came across a number of new challenges that I am really interested in participating in. Although this is absolutely wonderful, there are not enough hours in the day for me to create a card for every one of them unless I combine the challenges when possible. Most of the challenges I have flagged are sketch challenges, but I know I’ll find other colour and inspiration challenges out there to help me along! I combined the K Werner Color Inspiration Challenge #49 with Kerin Sylvester’s Sketch Challenge #8. I used Hero Arts Asian Frames for my main image and used blender pens to pick up ink and colour in the image. I layered it with Basic Black and Kiwi Kiss. I added Rose Red brads to the corners. I used various S-U DSP’s and one non S-U patterned paper behind the main image. My card base is Basic Black and I layered it with Whisper White. I inked part of a sentiment with a black marker and punched it out with oval punches. I used Pacific Point around the sentiment. That’s it! Thanks for having a look.

April 7, 2009 at 10:20 am 6 comments

K Werner Color Challenge 46, Kerin Sylvester Sketch Challenge #8

During my recent “blurfing”, I came across a number of new challenges that I am really interested in participating in. Although this is absolutely wonderful, there are not enough hours in the day for me to create a card for every one of them unless I combine the challenges when possible. Most of the challenges I have flagged are sketch challenges, but I know I’ll find other colour and inspiration challenges out there to help me along! I combined the K Werner Color Inspiration Challenge #49 with Kerin Sylvester’s Sketch Challenge #8. I used Hero Arts Asian Frames for my main image and used blender pens to pick up ink and colour in the image. I layered it with Basic Black and Kiwi Kiss. I added Rose Red brads to the corners. I used various S-U DSP’s and one non S-U patterned paper behind the main image. My card base is Basic Black and I layered it with Whisper White. I inked part of a sentiment with a black marker and punched it out with oval punches. I used Pacific Point around the sentiment. That’s it! Thanks for having a look.

April 7, 2009 at 6:20 am 6 comments

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