Somehow, even with Easter and a little four year olds birthday to celebrate this week, I found time to create! I pulled out some sketch and color challenges to work with.
First off, the Freshly Made sketch for this week.
I have been wanting to play with some purples so this card gave me the chance. Gotta love this wonderful patterned paper by Glitz from the Dance in the Sunshine collection.
The green die is cut with a Spellbinders Nestabilities, maybe my favorite shape. The butterfly is a stamp by Stamps by Judith. I stamped it with white and embossed it with white and then used a purple Distress Stain to add the color. The sentiment is brand new by Paper Smooches.
Next up, the colour combo at Colour Q.
Do you notice that same die cut shape? I just used a larger die to frame my little couple. This great zigzag patterned paper by My Mind's Eye helps me match this color scheme.
My card uses an adorable set of stamps by Sweet n' Sassy. The little couple are a silhouette stamp. I inked the stamp with black and stamped that on a piece of scrap paper to get off most of the ink. Next I used a dictionary print stamp by Hero Arts and inked it with black. I then pressed my little couple onto the inked text. Now when I stamped them, I got a gray outline because of the left over black and I also got the text print. I thought it was a fun look. The umbrella has an extra stamp that is just the outline of the umbrella so I stamped that on the zig zag print paper.And, I also used the retro sketch for this last week. Unfortunately I didn't realize how quickly their sketch ends so I missed the deadline for this one.
I used a great collection by My Mind's Eye from a mini pad.
I just had to use this sketch when I saw the little house on it. I used a chipboard house by Maya Road.
For part of the birthday celebrations we went to the Long Beach Aquarium. I took a few pics with my Hipstamatic phone camera.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)