Saturday, April 19, 2008

Sketch Challenges

These cards are for two different sketch challenges, the first one is for Taylor Vanbruggen's Cupcake challenge on her blog Taylored Expressions and the second one is for Beate's Weekend sketch challenge #44 on her blog Fresh and Fun. Today was a good nap day for my youngest, I think because of all the fresh air and walks I've been taking him on, that and he finally cut the four molars that I know were causing him pain. The first card up top I used the Inkadinkado cupcake stamp set that I had gotten a few weeks ago and used on this card, so like Taylor said if you have cupcake stamps why not use em'! I started out with a Green Galore card base and then a Pixie Pink panel that I stamped my saying on and then used my new Swiss Dot embossing folder that I got at Eclectic Paperie and ran it through my Cuttlebug. Then I used a piece of designer paper from the Berry Sweet K&Company paper pack that I have (love these colors - so fun), stamped the cupcake image and used my copics to color and then Atyou Spica glitter pen on the sprinkles and swirls. I added the two ribbons and flowers with a rhinestone brad, popped the main image and I was done.
On this card I used a new Lockhart stamp that I got last week that I have been dying to use, I purchased a few Lockhart stamps from Ellen Hutson's on line store and I'm happy with what I got, the images are fun to color! I stamped the colander full of cherries with Brilliance ink and heat set the image, then colored with my copic markers and matted it with bashful blue and a real red scalloped mat that I cut and embossed using my Nestabilites die. I used SU summer picnic designer paper and red striped ribbon, added three red brads and popped the main image.

Tomorrow I'll be posting a few other challenge cards that I made, so try and check back!

14 comments:

beate said...

Both cards look wonderful!
Hugs and smiles

Debbie said...

Love your gallery AND your blog!! Thanks for your comment! I've added you to my sidebar! I'll be visiting often! ;)

Kelly Schelske said...

fantastic cards and your blog is wonderful!! Adding you to my reader:-) Kelly

Bonnie said...

Lynn, both of those cards are so cool, you know I love the bright colors, so cheery.

Jenn said...

What a "cheery" card! Love the colors :)

Liane said...

Love your cards! I am nuts for the cupcake one! Great blog.

Deb said...

I saw this top card on SCS, it's fabulous!!! The card on the bottom is really pretty too, love that bowl of cherries!!!!

Danni said...

More great cards but I love the cherry bowl one! It is so neat!! Great color combos and great paper choices, as usual!

Courtney Fowler said...

Oh my, Lynn! These are awesome! And I JUST got that cupcake stamp set... I won it from a blog candy and can't wait to play with it! I may have to CASE yours!

LOVE them!

Lim said...

Both cards are beautiful.Great color combination. I love it!.
Hugs,
Lim.

Kira said...

Definitely want to eat these cards! Utterly yummy! TFS!

Deanna said...

Great job... love the colors!

Taylor said...

Both of these cards are so cute, Lynn! You did a wonderful job with the sketches and that cupcake looks YUMMY! :) Thanks for playing the cupcake challenge!

Vicki May said...

What fab cards. My daughter would go mad for the cherry one especially. She has a thing for cherries and has bags and t-shirts etc etc with cherries on. Your blog is great with beautiful cards happy crafting Vicki x