Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Just Magnolia - Challenge #28 - A Sketch

I haven't had too much time lately for challenges. I've been missing out on some really good ones too! I knew though when I saw the current sketch challenge for Just Magnolia that I had to make time for this one even if it meant giving up sleep. I took one look at the sketch and I immediately thought of Gloria the Hippo and usually when an idea pops that fast into my head I need to go with it. It also meant that I could continue on with my personal goal of using stamps I haven't inked up yet. Can you believe I hadn't used Gloria yet???? She is just too cute!

As the card developed it went from what I had planned to be a birthday theme to a Valentines Day card. I know....everyone else is busy making Halloween, Fall and Christmas cards and here I'm making a Valentines Day card! It just seem to go together that way. I'll be one card ahead when Valentines Day comes around. Below is the sketch for the challenge.

I also chose to do a simple design on the inside with my remaining scraps.

Hope your having a great week and thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out the awesome creations over at Just Magnolia.

Supplies Used:
Image: Magnolia- Gloria the Hippo
Sentiment: Computer generated
Ink: Memories
Cardstock: Base is Georgia Pacific and the rest is Bazzill
Printed Paper: Bo Bunny
Tools Used: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Cuttlebug embossing folder, SU word punch
Embellishments: Ribbon and pearl from "my stash"
Techniques: Image colored with Prismacolor color pencils and some blending with Gamsol
Completed card size: 5 1/2" square

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar - A Sketch Challenge

Keeping up with my persona;l goal of using stamps that I bought but never used yet, I chose to use Magnolia's Loves Me Tilda image for this week's fabulous sketch challenge over at A Spoon Full Of Sugar. I masked her on to another image, the tree stump which is by Whiff Of Joy. I grabbed my pencils to color her....blending a bit with Gamsol.....and I liked my finished results. Hope you do too. Thanks for stopping by and hope your having a pleasant week.

Supplies Used:
Images: Magnolia / Loves Me Tilda and Tree Stump by Whiff Of Joy
Ink: Memories
Cardstock: Bazzill
Printed Paper: Basic Grey
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Flower Punch by Paper Shapers
Embellishments: Ribbon, charm and jewelry spacer from my stash. Pearl by Kaiser
Techniques Used: Masking, Image colored with Prismacolor color pencils
Completed Card Size: 5 1/2" square

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Halloween - 5 Challenges

I have never really been into Halloween much throughout my life. I usually don't make and send Halloween cards but who could resist this adorable mouse image? So I bought some fun Halloween papers and decided to try some of the challenges currently going for this type of card. I am submitting this for 5 challenges:
2 Red Bananas - Halloween
The Pink Elephant - Black, Orange, Purple and White color challenge
A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Halloween
Simon Says - Halloween
Mojo Monday - A sketch

Since I really don't do Halloween I didn't have much to work with in my stash of supplies and stamps. I think I could have used a dangling spider in the upper left corner. I bought a couple other Halloween images to work with so I may have to go find me a spider stamp.......I think one would have looked great on this card!

The sketch for this week at Mojo Monday is also for their monthly contest sketch. I am not sure if you are allowed to combine challenges or not on contest week but I wanted to at least give them credit and thank them for a great sketch! You can find it below.

Image: House Mouse by Stampabilities " Spooktacular Flower"
Sentiment: Sizzix Sizzlets dies
Ink: Memories
Cardstock: Base is Georgia Pacific and rest is Bazzill
Printed paper: Bo Bunny
Spellbinders Nestabilities circle dies
Brads from my stash
Techniques: Image colored with Prismacolor Color Pencils
Completed Card Size: 5 1/2" square

Hope everyone had a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!