Sunday, August 31, 2008

A couple of challenges tonight

My friend, Jennifer, over at Ink N' Scrap Habits does weekly sketch challenges. This is a card I made for Sketch 6 which you can see here. It seems I needed a little kick-start to get creating again and these were just the ticket. Thanks, Jennifer. For this card I used a gorgeous blue from CTMH, but I don't know the specific colour, sorry. I stamped Grillafella on Select White by PTI and coloured him with Copic Ciao markers. I used my CM oval to cut both the image and then a larger oval in Old Olive. I had the perfect ribbon so I cut off a piece and attached it to the card. The sentiment is from the Smarty Pants set by SU. Added a couple of brads and there you go. Easy-peasy!

To the right, is the card I did for Sketch 7. The little tag inside the pocket says "Birthday Wishes" from the Sincere Salutations set by SU. The base of this card is Blue Bayou, the patterned paper was a tiny bit of scrap, so unknown, and the punched flowers were made using the Martha Stewart punch. I added some Blue Bayou ribbon and a few brads to finish it off. Also an easy card to make.

I picked up my SU order from Donna this weekend and just had to play with my "stuff". I am so in love with the Inspired by Nature set and I can see a few Christmas gifts will be made with this set. It's great for home decor items. I used the new Kiwi Kiss and stamped the grass using the same colour ink. The flowers, of course, are stamped in Palette Hybrid Black ink. Next time I'll make sure the stamp is well-inked to make a clearer impression.

That's it for today. Hopefully, I'll be back again tomorrow with more creations. Thanks for stopping by.


Shannon McGann said...

LOVE all these cards! I'm in love with "Inspired by Nature" too. I haven't ordered it yet, but I think it will be my next purchase! I've seen so many gorgeous cards made with it, especially yours!

Jennifer E. said...

Hi Barb! Glad to see you're back in the swing of things and Glad I could help! ;-) Grillafella is perfect for this weekend as the U.S. celebrates Labor Day this weekend. It's usually a busy weekend for camping, grilling and the end of Summer-type activities. Thanks for playing with my sketch challenges! Stay tuned to see the blog candy winner for August!

Lesa said...

Great cards! Glad to see you stamping and getting settled in Barb. :)

CraftyC said...

A great selection of cards, I love the floral one!

Anonymous said...

I love these cards Barb! Sketches always get my creative juices going again too. Glad to see you christened your new stamps right away - never could understand people who get new stamps & leave 'em in the bag for awhile - HORRORS!
thanks for sharing,

Tami Bayer said...

Uh oh, I think I need the new inspired by nature set. Such a lovely card. Glad you are back in the ew stamping room.