Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Sketch Here and a Sketch There

I get to share two different sketches with you in this post.
 First up, the Unscripted sketch for this week.
I found it pretty fun to interpret this weeks sketch with some of my new Hero Arts stamps.

The background in the squares is a Newsprint Background stamp. I added in some color after stamping on white cardstock.  The pink flower and the smaller flower are stamped and cut with a Sizzix die set.  I loved using this set.

 Next up, The Craft's Meow stamps is having a birthday party and part of the party celebrations is a sketch to use. 
When I first saw this set of stamps of snowflakes, I knew I had to have it immediately. It was so fun to use it on my card.  The snowflakes were stamped in white on white cardstock and embossed with white embossing powder.  Next, I used Broken China Distress stain to color over the stamped snowflakes and to color the background of the card.  I spritzed it with water to help the color run together.  I then took a brown Distress stamp pad and rubbed over some of the areas, especially the edges.  This made the snowflakes stand out even more and it also gave a distressed look.

The ornate frame is cut with my Cricut Expressions and the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art cartridge. I placed that over the sentiment that was stamped the same way as the card front.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

12 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors and your designs are always inspiring!

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous creations and great takes on the sketches. Love the flower against the backdrop on the first and the colour combo on the second.
Hugs
Desire

Sylvia said...

Stunning cards, Linda! I adore the HA stamps and the huge flower on your first card and your second card is so very beautiful and elegant! Love them both! You never cease to delight me with your outstanding talent, Linda!
Have a wonderful Sunday :-)

~amy~ said...

Linda, both of your cards are simply wonderful! I'm super thrilled that you played with us over at The Craft's Meow...your take on the sketch if FABulous..way to rock the vintage snowflakes set! Thanks for helping us celebrate TCM's birthday!!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Wow, these are amazing, Linda! Your stamping is wonderful and I love the delicate look of the second card.

Connie Mercer said...

love the old book text{on anything}very striking!!! beautiful work Linda!!!

soapHOUSEmama said...

oh, these are lovely!!!

Melissa Elsner said...

Beautiful and stunning cards Linda. Love your take on the sketches. Gotta say that second one is my fave. The delicate frame is so gorgeous!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Linda, I love the paper you used on these cards, both are just beautiful..

Penny said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! Love Penny

Penny said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! Love Penny

Karen B. said...

Wow, are those ever gorgeous cards, especially the second! Thanks for playing at The Craft's Meow!