Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Few Challenge Cards

Fruitful Delight_4_May 2010

After the boys went home this morning, Grandpa went golfing, leaving Grandma to enjoy a little peace and quiet – and stamping! I tried a few sketches, this first one being Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 69 as featured on the The Sweetest Thing blog. It also meets the criteria – to make a card with berries – on the Cards Blog.

I colored this image with markers and then added some Buttercup ink to the background with my blending pen.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Olive cardstock; Memory Box Homespun paper pad; Black, Olive, and Buttercup ink pads; Tulip and Garden Green markers; Fruitful Delight and Say it in Style stamp sets; Cranberry mini brads; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles set; Dove blending pen.

 

 

Butterflies & Birds_May 2010

 

This next card is based on Inchie Card Sketch #6. Lisa Stahl provided the sketch for the Inchie Inklings blog. I am wishing I had done something different with this card – maybe embossed the images or mounted them to the card with foam tape – something to give it a little more pizzazz. The textured cardstock helps, but it isn’t quite enough.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Black, Cranberry, and White Daisy Textured cardstock; Black ink pad; Inkadinkado Butterflies & Birds and CTMH Thank You stamp sets.

 

 

 

 

You're Sweet_May 2010

 

This sketch for this card, GS #38, is this week’s challenge on the Get Sketchy blog. I stamped the cherry and added the clear button as an afterthought.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Chocolate cardstock; Cherry-O paper packet; Tulip, Chocolate, Sweet Leaf, and Bamboo ink pads; You’re Sweet and Say it in Style stamp sets; Papertrey Ink Spring Moss grosgrain ribbon; Clear button; Red crochet cotton; Antiqued Copper mini brad; Stampin’ Up Word Window punch; 1-11/16 and 1-3/4 inch circle punches; 2-inch scalloped circle punch; Sponge dauber; 3M foam mounting tape.

 

 

I am glad I had the afternoon to unwind a bit. It’s back to the mines tomorrow. Darn … LOL. I hope you had a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by. Your visits and comments are appreciated. “See” you tomorrow!

9 comments:

Laurel said...

Fabulous cards, love the strawberry and cherry one.

Sheila H said...

Great cards!

Sparkle said...

Such lovely cards!

Sharli said...

Hi Kathi! Wonderful cards - you've had a full and excellent weekend. It's hard to give that up and go back to work - I know, cause I'm singing the same blues!!! But - I need to earn more money to pay for new stamps. ;-)

I love all three of these cards! The first one just is so gorgeous with the sweet red fruit and the echo of red brads (3 and 3)- really nice! I love the bird collage one, those stamps are amazing and the card is beautiful! The cherry looks great with the button - I hadn't thought of that but it's just the right touch! So - a home run? (ok, I'm not much for sports).

Hugs! Have a wonderful week!

Jeanne said...

I don't think you are capable of making a card that isn't wonderful and these three are perfect examples of that! The strawberry and cherry ones are so very pretty! And the bird one is just right!

I'm so glad you were able to unwind a bit with your creative time. Here's hoping your week goes swiftly and smoothly so you can enjoy another great weekend! *Ü*

Butternut Sage Designs said...

this is such a wonderful vintage summer card...I love it!
Donna
at ButternutsageDesigns

Alanna said...

These are all so fabulous. I love how you did the cherry on the last one. Great job.

Carolyn Christie said...

These are all gorgeous Kathi! You do awesome work!!

Scrappingamma said...

I love all three cards, but I especially LOVE the strawberry card in particular. You do such fantastic work! I enjoy visiting your site and seeing all your creations.