April 23, 2014

Retro Sketches #111

My inspiration for today's card came from the Retro Sketches #111 and THIS photo I pinned a few days ago.

I knew that the most interesting part of the sketch was the angled panel. But, as I'm a kind of precise person, sometimes an angled element makes me feel uncomfortable. Ha ha! So I had to twist the sketch a little.;)

The card stocks I used were Taffy (Bazzill), Hot Fudge (MFT), and Simply Chartreuse (PTI). The top and bottom panels were embossed with a Star Spangled Impression Plate (PTI). As you see in the second photo, I die cut five  "hello"s (four were from Hot Fudge and one was from Simply Chartreuse) and stacked them up. I stamped a stripe pattern from Washi Pattern set (MFT) with Versa Mark ink.
I added a bit of ribbon and a few enamel dots to embellish my card.

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April 20, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #73 & Runway Inspired #58

Two of fabulous challenge blogs, CAS(E) this Sketch! and Runway Inspired Challenge, have paired up! How fantastic!! I always adore the inspiration photos that Runway Inspired Challenge provides, but I feel that their level is so high and very challenging for me. This time, this fantastic collaboration encouraged me so much!

Here is my take.

I cut out the flowers and leaves from a piece of watercolor paper using Flower Medley Die-namics and Royal Leaves Die-namics (MFT). I sponged the flowers with Soft Apricot and Soft Cantaloupe ink (Hero Arts), and the leaves with Green Hills and Field Greens ink (Hero Arts). I slightly curled the petals using a stylus.

The patterned papers are from Front Porch paper pad (Pebbles). I cut the curved line with an In The Meadow die (PTI).
I stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts) in Onyx Black ink.

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April 19, 2014

Nuts About You

I wanted to join the current Hero Arts Sketch Challenge, and I decided to combine it with this weeks Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Animal Anitcs.

For my layout I used Sketch #3.
I used one of my favorite Hero Arts stamps, Missing You. The papers are from MME School Daze paper pad.

As the nuts he is holding is solid, I chose Cocoa ink to stamp the image. I colored him with Copics and cut him out with scissors. For the circle panel I used Stitched Mats : Circle die (Lil' Inker Designs).

As I wanted to keep the stitching theme on the sentiment banner, I trimmed a piece of notebook pattern paper and stamped the sentiment in Cup O' Joe ink. The Stitched Scallop Border die (Lil' Inker Designs) completed my stitching theme!:)

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a FUN Easter weekend if you celebrate it!