Thursday, May 27, 2010

Two Color Challenges and Two sketches

I looooooove color challenges and one of my favs is I just had to give this one a try. I combined my card with the Get Sketchy sketch #39 . And, it fits the challenge at Little Red Wagon to create a Birthday Card.

I missed the darkest blue in my combo and one of my blues is a little more aqua then what she shows, but I think it came pretty close and it is such a fun and happy combination. That cute label stamp is by Pink Persimmon and it really works for any number of themes but I thought it went pretty well with these colors and with this sketch.
See my little pleated accent across the card? And that peek of patterned paper on the inside?
I don't usually finish the inside of my cards but I wanted to continue the sentiment on the outside and so this banner was the perfect way to do that. These are more Pink Persimmon stamps. The banner set comes with the banner and then with several sentiments and the sentiments are all curved to fit in the banner just right.
And, I also had to try my hand at this wonderful color combo at Embellish Magazine. Their challenge was to also include butterflies and that seemed like the perfect combination.
I pulled out these two patterned papers by October Afternoon and then put the label stamps, that I received only yesterday, to work. These label stamps are meant to coordinate with a Nestabilities die that I do own but I simply cut out around the stamped image.
The butterfly is a Hero Arts stamp and take note of the Glitter 3-D Fashion Paint by Tulip that I added to portions of the wings. I love the glitter that this paint adds while still letting the underneath design and color show through.
And, for this layout, I used the Unscripted Sketch #56. I usually seem to see how well their sketches work with layouts and this gives me the chance to get another layout completed. The papers are all by Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker but from different collections.
The circles are actually records in the patterned paper and I punched them out with circle punches. I thought these gave a "flower" kind of look without being too femine since this is our grandson in the photos.
And I will leave you with a photo. This is a strawberry field that is less then a mile from our house. I just love watching this field during the year and this spring it has been even more fun because of the poppies that have been in bloom for awhile. I wanted to catch this view while the clouds were in the sky because we don't get clouds like this often.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Materials list:
Cardstock – Vintage/Core’dinations
Patterned paper - Thrift Shop/October Afternoon
Stamps – Pink Persimmon
Copic markers
Seam binding ribbon – Petite Paperie Shoppe/Etsy store
Self adhesive rhinestones – Queen & Co.
Machine sewing
Corner rounder punch - Fiskars
3D Foam squares – Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Materials list:
Cardstock – Vintage collection/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Fly a Kite: Front Porch and Thrift Shop: Last One/October Afternoon
Stamps – Vintage frames/Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Self adhesive Pearls – Queen & Co.
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Copic markers
Rub-on sentiment - BasicGrey
Glitter 3-D Fashion paint - Tulip
3D Foam squares – Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Tonic Paper Distresser
Cardstock – Core Impressions/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Henry’s Brilliance, Dan the Record Man and North Pole Nights/Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker
Sticker letters – October Afternoon
Circle punches - Papershapers


dstandard said...

WOW Linda there's so much YUM here I can't get enough! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

Marlene said...

Pretty card...and stunning photos, as always. Have a wonderful long weekend!

Cheryl Nelson said...

wow!! What GORGEOUS cards!! LOOOOVE them so much! That lo could not be cuter!

Sarah Mullanix said...

Oooooh yummy yummy...gorgeous cards!! Your design and the pp you chose are amazing! TFS

Melisa Hunter said...

What great cards! I love the little birdie one with all the elements you've incorporated on the card! Great layout, too!

Jenniwren32 said...

Love the cards you created for the color challenges - Both of them are gorgeous!

And your layout and grandson are adorable!!! :)

Jody said...

You're cards are to-die-for!
You're so talented, Linda :)

Renee Lamb said...

Beautiful Cards Linda! Love how you drew the colors and inspiration from the ad to your card on the first one! and Love the layout!!!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Oh great cards Linda!!! Love that layout too!

Melanie said...

What beautiful cards! And what a cute layout.... (he's such a cutie patootie, isn't he!)

chloe said...

Such gorgous cards! I esp love card #2 those labels are so elegant and detailed :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh my goodness, but your projects are gorgeous, Linda! I SO love your style. And what a pretty photo. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Rose Ann said...

Your color challenge card is so pretty, Linda! I love your beautiful papers, ribbon, and bling accents! Your butterfly card is so striking and gorgeous...and I love your little brown-eyed sweetie page too!! Fabulous creations!!

dstandard said...

Adorable layout and your card is beautiful!

Cindy Lee said...

Your cards are really gorgeous!! I especially love your 2nd card!

Rosanne said...

Gorgeous cards!Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Beautiful focal point! Thanks so much for joining us in the Embellish Butterflies Challenge!