Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Keesh's colour challenge # 13

Another card challenge completed - for Keesh's colour challenge # 13. I've loved doing these challenges over the past few weeks, and hope to continue, but, have the feeling that work is about to impose it's ugly head. This colour combo was gorgeous, as always, and I decided to take the opportunity to use the bloomin with beauty stamp set - stamped, then coloured with the relevant inkpads/water brush to lighten the colours. The base card was Not Quite Navy, stamped with the bee image, in NQN ink, then very vanilla CS, and dsp from the current mini catalogue (Parisian breeze, and Walk in the park), paper pieced the image, and added brads and the sentiment. I did use some dazzling diamonds to the flower image, but the photo doesn't show that. Thanks for the challenge, Keesh, and thanks to all who have stopped by for a look.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Keesh's inkspiration sketch challenge #13

Well, here we are again, I've managed to complete cards for Keesh's delightful challenge - address as follows - http://www.makeeshabyl.com.au/index.php/2009/09/18/inkspirations-sketch-challenge-13/.
The sketch is above, and there have been some delightful cards made as a result. (When I am a little more knowledgable I will be able to indicate where to go to see the designer team results.) I thought that I should make a start on Christmas cards, so used the Solemn stillnes two-stampin set (retired, I think), and tried to use non traditional colours. All products are S.U.
I made two alternatives - one with Blue Bayou and Baja Breeze inks, and related cardstock and DSP. I couldn't find a ribbon to go along the bottom, so used the hodgepodge hardware instead. For the other card, I used Chocolate Chip and Old Olive inks, CS and DSP, but did find some ribbon from the beachfront selection, and used the build a brad. For both cards, I used the Dazzling Diamonds on the trees, and corner rounder punches (different sizes for each card), and the underlying squares were cut on the cricut.
I really enjoyed this challenge, and am quite happy with the result - except that I could not find space for a sentiment - but I guess that it's obvious that they are Christmas cards. Thanks for stopping by ;)

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Keesh's challenge take two

Sorry about that last post - accidently linked Keesh's blog in to my title - I am a real novice at this - this time I will only try to publish her inkspiration photo and the photo of my card - all SU products ( and excuse the image) Cheers!

keesh's inkspiration challenge#12

Hope that I finished this in time - last minute job! Then someone else had to use the computer - so I hope that this will be posted in time. This has been a fantastic inspiration, having looked at most of the results - it feels like summer is almost here(although we had 25mm rain here in the last 24 hrs - much needed!).
I didn't have the inkpads to go with this photo, but did find the gorgeous pink flaming designer paper, and paperpieced the flowers, and backed them on to the blue dsp from that range. The sentiment and butterfly stamp are from Great friends - stamped onto the the blue dsp in blue bayou, and double mounted with dimensionals, and a little glitter on the bodies. Added brads to the sentiment. Thanks for looking, and thanks for your great challenges, Keesh! P.S I know that you are sick of reading this, but please excuse the image - new camera is on the wish list along with all the SU stuff!

Alisa's colour challenge

I have finally completed a card for Alisa's colour challenge - love the colours, and had in mind what I wanted to achieve, just difficulty finding that time to complete it.
I used the card on page 18 of the current mini cat., turned sideways, as inspiration. The stamp set was As Close as a Memory - inked the image up with sage shadow and old olive (I don't have always artichoke), and, as I couldn't find my water spritzer, brushed the stamp with a waterbrush and stamped on to watercolour paper.Then I used the waterbrush to shadow the plants with sahara sand ink. The image is matted on DSP from the outlaw range, and a 1/2" circle punched to provide the build a brad centre. Another mat from choc. chip, and a sliver of choc. chip to provide the 'ribbon' . I also used the eyelet border punch, and clear embossing powder with choc. chip ink for the sentiment.
That's all for now - back to work, so not sure when I'll get another chance to join in - thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Another challenge

Another challenge completed at last!This is in response to Keesh's Inkspiration colour challenge #12. They are certainly colours to make you think!
All products are S.U. - the closest I could get to So Saffron was with the new designer paper that I used. The stamps were from the Great friend set (love that stamp set) and the swirl was from a Christmas set (which doesn't have a label on it, so can't give you the correct name). I also used the eyelet border punch, and the rock'n'roll technique to stamp the butterfly.
The sketch for this came from the sweetiessketchesblogspot site, which I recently discovered.
Well, will attempt to upload the photo, then try Mr Linky for the first time - challenge is the right description for this - if only you knew how long this all takes me!!! Wish me luck. And thanks for stopping by.