Thursday, November 3, 2011

Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge and Unscripted sketches

Today is the day...
 Paper Smooches revealed another SPARKS challenge and this is it. You have until November 16th to play along for prizes. 
 And, here is my card using the SPARKS. I usually see a few different ways I would want to carry out a challenge like this but this is what I ended up with.
Here is what I took from this SPARKS inspiration photo
I love the navy blue background.
I loved the orange leaves on the apples that were turned this way and that.
I love the cream colored apples that also looked a bit like circles. 
 I used the leaves that are on the acorn in the Falling For You Paper Smooches stamp set.  I just stamped that part of that image several times on white X-Press Copic cardstock and colored them with two shades of orange Copic markers.  I quickly cut these out. 
 To mimic the cream colored apples/circles, I cut a scallop circle from cream colored paper with a Spellbinders Nestabilities.  On that I stamped this cute little sentiment.  What I love about this stamp set is that you can mix and match the words to create your own greeting.  And you can see I just had to add a tiny bit of bling!
I also wanted to share my Unscripted sketches card for this last week. Can I say I love this sketch!
 This wonderful piece of patterned paper is from Authentique.  I just used both sides of this piece that is called Brilliance.  Gotta love a yellow/gold woodgrain print.
The flower, leaves and sentiment stamps are from Hero Arts.  I placed a clear button in the middle of the flower.  I cut the circle behind the flower with my Kreaxions circle cutter. You will never find a circle cutter that is easier to use.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. Great cards! Really love your first one! :)

  2. Fab cards, Linda! I especially love the first one with the navy background and the 'orange' leafs.. so adorable!

  3. Love your take on the new PS SPARKS challenge, and your beautiful sketch card, too!

  4. Loveeeeeeeeeee these!! Loving those leaves on that first one! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  5. Linda, these are both so beautiful!

    (-: Heidi

  6. Hi, Linda! I always enjoy coming to your blog to see your wonderful cards! Thanks for your inspiration!!

  7. OHHH! What a beautiful color combo for your first card--LOVE that you used the leaves from the acorn!!! I LOVE the gems for the dots of the i's!!! SOOOOOOOOO pretty!

  8. Fantastic cards! Love the bright colors of the first.

  9. Both cards are gorgeous! My fave is your take on the spark, it's so unique. Love those bold colours and CAS design, it's A-MaZing!

  10. Fabulous cards - such great takes on those challenges and great inspiration!!!
    + the tag doily is cut with my Silhouette sd - don't remember the name but if you serch for doily you'll find it.
    hugs Karin

  11. Fantastic cards, you totally rocked the photo inspiration for how you shaded the leaves too :)
    Jenny x