Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Challenges everywhere

I love to find challenges, they inspire me.
So my first card that I want to share today was created with the color challenge of Colour Q and I also used the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch #51 for this week.
I have wanted to use this photo that I took of some lilies and they just seemed to fit with the shape of the sketch and the colors. The white cardstock was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
Notice my NEW punch! It is an 8-in-1 punch, I saw them used and just had to give one a try. Plus, I pleated some patterned paper for my accent across the bottom of the card.
This card uses the sketch at Taylored Expressions and it also uses a bouquet of roses stamp by Taylored Expressions. I thought the My Little Shoebox cloud patterned paper was a fun match.
I cut a label shape and accented that with a blue pen and some yellow Memories Mist spray. The flowers were colored with Copic markers and tiny pearls accented that.
For this card I used the sketch at Get Sketchy and some Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker papers. This paper is a big circle and I used a portion of it and that made for the perfect fit for the sketch.
The lines in the side of the card are created in the Core'dinations cardstock with a Score-Pal tool and then that was sanded.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Photo – my own

Machine sewing
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Baby’s Breath punch – 8-in-1/Blue Hills Studio
Cuttlebug embossing folder

Materials list:
Cardstock - Core Essentials/Core’dinations

Curious Iridescent Cryogen White/
Patterned paper – Sky’s the Limit: Follow the Cloud/My Little Shoebox
Rose bouquet stamp and sentiment – Fresh Flowers/Taylored Expressions
Memento purple stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Copic markers
Self Adhesive Pearls – Recollections
Memories Mist – Stewart Superior

Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations

Patterned paper – Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker
Scor-Pal tool
Rhinestones – Queen & Co.
Machine sewing


Rose said...

Very pretty cards, Linda!

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Linda I love your card for 2 sketches for you...and the card for taylored expressions...all your cards are pretty...I am joining the 2S4U too and my name under your name :) would you mind to see my Blog..

By the way...I am far away in Germany and sometimes my friend send me Papercraft magazin....I see many cards from you on there...your card is so lovely your style too...

Beverley said...

Linda...beautiful card...I especially love the tiny pearls...great job...TFS.

Stampin' HUGZ

Sarah Mullanix said...

Gorgeous, love those lilies!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

You do such gorgeous work! LOVE all of these!

Renee Lamb said...

I just love these cards Linda! Beautiful beautiful!

TraceyT said...

I love challenges, too. Beautiful card!

Lisa Petrella said...

Such pretty cards, Linda! I especially love the photo and the pleated/stitched patterned paper in the first card! I love the layout in the second card! And the color combo in the third card is so springy and cheerful! Great job!

Elisa K said...

wow I love that photo... all your cards are fabulous... thanks for sharing.

Elisa K

Marlene said...

Fantastic cards, as always!

Hey - I bought one of those 8-in-1 punches, too! Still haven't quite figured out all the tricks...but they're pretty cool.

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are all awesome!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Linda! Love what you did with the colors (great photo) and Taylor's sketch. :o)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Great cards. Love the paper pleating on the first one!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Fabulous job on all the challenges! Love how you incorporated a photo on your card. What a fun idea! The pleated paper adds a great touch. Thanks for playing at the ColorQ!

Kazan Clark said...

oh Linda these are all darling! Wow you know how to work a sketch
thanks for playing along with us at 2S4Y
:) Kazan

LeAnne said...

Wow, you're a busy stamper! The CQC card with the photo is awesome! What a nice way to highlight both your artwork and photograph!

Taylor said...

Such pretty card, Linda! I love what you did with the TE Fresh Flowers set! Thanks for playing the sketch challenge!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Gorgeous cards Linda! The colourQ card is gorgeous - I love the pleated paper 'ribbon'! Thanks so much for playing along at the colourQ!