Thursday, 23 September 2010

Inkspiration colour challenge # 40

Another gorgeous colour challenge from Keesh. I have managed to finish and scan a card just before cut-off. The stamp is from the beautiful Elements of style, which I have only just received, stamped with crayons and water spritzed for the soft effect. The background white cardstock has been put through the cuttlebug with an embossing folder. The flower was made using a 6 petal flower punch and cut and formed from a lesson at my local scrap-shop, and kindy-glitzed for fun. All seems to be uploaded now - one day I will have lots of time and not do this in a huge rush. (might even get the time to take a decent photo - ah, well, I can always dream, can't I?)Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Two challenges in one

Well, it has been a very long time - so this could be interesting, as I try to link to a couple of sites. I have finally managed a card for one of Keesh's color challenges (# 38), and also a sketch challenge from Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge # 84. I will apologise in advance for any politically incorrect methods I inadvertently use - it's purely because I am totally blog illiterate, and anything I may have learnt from my previous postings is hidden in the deep, dark and cobweb covered recesses of my mind. However I will try to recover what I can.
Okay, I have at least managed to upload images from the lovely ladies' sites - now to try to link to their sites. But first, a brief description of the card - I decided on seeing Keesh's challenge that it was time to try and get back into the swing of things, so I have used the stamps from Lovely as a tree (all products mentioned are Stampin' Up, unless otherwise mentioned), with watercolour crayons and water-misting in choc chip, ruby red and old olive (as these colours reminded me of a beautiful autumn afternoon), then I re-stamped with choc chip using a marker - so basically two-step stamping! Then a little colouring of the sky, with a waterbrush and baja breeze ink, and the ground, with old olive. Cut the image out using nestabilities and cuttlebug, and the mat from CC cardstock., and ribbon from my LSS. A strip of some DSP at the base of the card, with a strip of choc chip cut with a scallop punch completes this card.
The sketch SSSC84, was a perfect help once I had decided on the image.
Thanks for stopping by - I hope I can find the time to join in again sooner rather than later, and a big thank you to the wonderful challenge setters, who keep us all motivated with their inspirational ideas.