Sunday, April 23, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #284; The Flower Challenge #7

If you know me at all, then you know how much I enjoy playing along in challenges...especially sketch challenges ~ Today I have 2 cards to share, and the first one is for Freshly Made Sketches.

This sketch was designed by my sweet blog friend Karren Johnson so I was really eager to play along.

I created the clouds using MFT cloud dies, colored the bird and owl with Copics and added the sentiment. The sketch is shown as a vertical A2 size, but my card is 5 1/4 x 5 1/2. Good thing I still have some old 6x6 envies in my stash :)


My 2nd card is for The Flower Challenge, which is also a sketch:

I pulled out one of my favorite Winnie & Walter sets and got to work.

I colored the flower and leaves with Copics then staggered the sentiment to create some interest to the card. Inside the aperture, I added PTI vellum polka dot paper, which I believe has been discontinued. 

So, that's it for me...I hope everyone has a fun and crafty week ahead ~ 

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hello, Beautiful!

Hi there,
Just a quick post from me today to share 2 cards I created for a few challenges ~
The first card is for the current SSS Flickr Challenge and the theme is 'Sparkle & Shine'. 

I recently bought this Artsy Flower Parts stamp set, and I love the cute flowers and leaves. I colored them with Copics and added sparkle with a little bit of clear WOS and a few sparkly sequins from an old SSS card kit. The sentiment is from their Summer Garden stamp set.


My next card is for 2 challenges, both for the theme 'Stencil': CAS on Sunday Challenge and for the
AAA Cards Challenge - CAS Game

This Altenew Halftone Stencil is my new favorite...I placed it on an angle and inked it with Grout Gray, then stamped and die cut the branch, bird, and butterfly. I colored everything with Copic markers and used vellum for the sentiment. I also added a few sparkly sequins and the orange enamel dot, which is one of my DIY projects with Perler Beads...and that was it!

Thanks so much for stopping by,