Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Happy Blessings

In order to use a couple sketch challenges, I created two cards, one "Blessings" and the other "Happy". 
 First off, I wanted to play along with the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge with their great sketch.  I so love this notebook paper die so I used that as the foundation of my card and the main piece that follows the sketch. 
 This is actually a tiny card.  After I cut the die piece, I took a Distress Stamp pad and "stamped" that directly to the paper, giving me a square piece of color.  I also gave this a small spritz of water that made some of the color run.  I cut out the leaf from a piece of cardstock after I added some color to that paper with a few colors of Distress Stain.  I coated the leaf with some Distress Rock Candy.  I tried to turn the card so you could see a little bit of the sparkle.
 Here is the Paper Smooches Sparks sketch.
 For my "Happy" card, I used the retro sketch.  I picked up some new papers from Echo Park.  It is always fun to use papers that coordinate. 
 I love the little grouping of accents in the corner.
Here is the retro sketch.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous!! LOVING the leaves on the first one!!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Wonderful color schemes!

Margie H said...

Wonderful takes on both challenges, Linda! Love the sparkle of sequins - I'm thinking my new addiction (GASP! LOL!!). TFS :)

Nikki said...

I love the idea of placing a little perfect pearl onto the sequins, would you mind if I 'borrowed' it? ;)

Sarah Webb said...

Love the colours on the first! Gorgeous!

Katie said...

These are both awesome! Great take on this week's sketch(es)! -Katie :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Fantastic work!!

Jenny said...

Love the warm colours in your leaf and great idea to use the notebook paper die for the sketch :0)
Thanks for joining in the challenge at PS Sparks this week :0)
Jenny x