Thursday, March 31, 2011

A sketch here, a challenge there

Yes, just give me a challenge of some kind and I am there!!!
So, first off I just had to play with the Card Patterns Sketch for this week. I don't always find the minutes for an extra sketch challenge and I just had to since I love to create and play.  There are so many interesting details on this card so I am going to point them out.
The vintage circle image is a Free download from The Graphics Fairy
The houndstooth pattern paper for the background is from the Back to School kit by Jen Martakis at Two Peas in a Bucket
(both of these were printed on White Core Essentials Core'dinations cardstock, the texture of that paper is amazing)
The half circle is from a piece of Core Amour from the Sable collection. It had those stitched lines in it, I just sanded it a bit.
The side turquoise strip is a piece of Core Impressions by Core'dinations, it has that embossed design in it.
The flower is four layers of flowers cut from an old dictionary. I crumbled them and added a big button with a brand new jewel from Recollections are Michaels
On to the next challenge...

As I studied the Trigger image, I thought right away of the jar of daffodils I had in my kitchen window.  I knew a photo of that should be my starting place.  Next I knew I had this great set of medallion stamp images from Wplus9 Designs. 

So, I stamped one of the medallions using orange ink.  I also liked that the scarf was a bit wrinkled so I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to add some "wrinkles" to my paper and I slightly brushed that with a gray stamp pad to help with a bit of an aged look.  The card base is gray to match the window in the photo and then I used accents of this great blue patterned paper by Echo Park to finish off the card.  I love these Sculpture Flower by Prima so one of those just seemed perfect. 
Gotta share a photo too...
I was trimming bushes in our backyard yesterday and came across these cuties. I appears that there are two birdies totally squished in this tiny nest not even 2" across. I just hope the Mom still wants to come around as we made a mess of their cozy home.  I'll keep checking.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Essentials, Core Amour and Core Impressions/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Back to School Digital kit from Two Peas in a Bucket
Vintage image – Free from The Graphics Fairy
Vintage dictionary pages for the flowers
Rhinestones - Recollections
Circle cutter - Kreaxions
Sentiment stamp – Hero Arts
Black Versafine stamp pad
Sand It Gadget - Core'dinations

Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
My own photo
Patterned paper – Echo Park
Doily stamp – Mehndi Medallions/Wplus9 Designs
Stamp pads - Memento
Sculpture flower - Prima
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Sentiment sticker - SRM
Sand It Gadget - Core'dinations


  1. WOWZER!! Such inspiring creations and a gorgeous photo too!! Oh how I am so excited about Spring being here! YAY!! TFS! HUGS

  2. these are aewsome~ really lovely and the tiny birds~makes me smile!!!

  3. totally beautiful and those birds are adorable.

  4. Oh look at those birds! Spring is here!
    Beautiful projects too!

  5. How cute are those babies?!?!
    The daffodils are gorgeous - what a great idea, to use your own photograph! and I so want to find some of those resin flowers :)
    I also love the shabby chic card with the awesome texty flower!

  6. linda! these are each amazing in their own way. wow, love them....

  7. I love love love these Linda! I loveeeeeeeeeeee all the circles going on!! And that photo of the little birdies is PRECIOUS!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  8. I love those birdies and your projects are wonerful! Thank you for sharing such wonderful inspirational work

  9. Love your moxie fab card!! and I'm a sucker for turquoise too!

  10. omg...these are GORGEOUS! You sure must have ate your Wheeties this morn!! ha ha! Really..LOVE these!

  11. WOW! Such AMAZING work and such an AMAZING photo! WOW again!

  12. What gorgeous creations! LOVE the color and bling on the first and the design on the second! What great takes on both challenges! Rock on!

  13. Such wonderful stuff what you did with the CP sketch and you nailed the Trigger:) Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns!

  14. Hey Linda! What a sweet approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you gave it a whirl! :)

  15. How did this not win? It's just so beautiful! Great job on the challenge. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog today!

  16. Awesome card - great technique and your little birdies are precious!