Hand Penned Petals – Have a Beautiful Day

One of the first challenges I started doing were color challenges and specifically the ones over at Colour INKspiration.  CI-101 is a set of truly gorgeous colors and yet had me stumped.  In my mind’s eye I have played around with ideas, thought about particular layouts and possible themes.  The deadline is looming and withContinue reading “Hand Penned Petals – Have a Beautiful Day”

You Are Simply, Elegantly, Extraordinary!

I need a bit of a break from all of the June influenced “Manly” themed projects I have been creating. We all need a little glitz and glamour in our lives. I picked the color challenge from the Paper Craft Crew (#430) and the “Mark It Up!” tools challenge from the Stampin’ Up! Only ChallengeContinue reading “You Are Simply, Elegantly, Extraordinary!”

In Bloom – Happy Birthday

We are starting over again.  New stamps, new ideas…sketches never go out of style!  Welcome to Sunday Sketch – SS001. Not sure what happened re: Sunday. I just a chance to work on this sketch today. Hope you will like it! Colors were inspired by the Colour INKspiration Challenge (#100).  The theme was chosen toContinue reading “In Bloom – Happy Birthday”

Dragonfly Garden – Birthday Wishes

More deadlines…working with the CAS Colors and Sketches Challenge today (#419) and the Colour INKspiration Challenge (#99). Such soft pretty colors and a sweet little sketch. Here is the result. Steps: I started with a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock and stamped the Leafy Vine image from the Quite Curvy stamp set in SoftContinue reading “Dragonfly Garden – Birthday Wishes”

Color & Contour – Thanks for Being You

Number 52…a full year of sketches completed.  Welcome to Sunday Sketch – SS052. Colors were inspired by the Color Throw Down Challenge – CTD642. Here is the result. Two techniques:  Clear Color Embossing and Bleach Painting. I started with a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock (2¼” x 3½”).  The Floral image from the Color &Continue reading “Color & Contour – Thanks for Being You”

Inspired Thoughts – Sympathy

It just so happens that I need such a card.  Sympathy cards are my least favorite occasion to create for.  That being said, this card will be on its way in Monday’s post. I chose the layout from Atlantic Hearts (AHSC420), the colors from Hand Stamped Sentiments (HSS363) and there is a current theme challengeContinue reading “Inspired Thoughts – Sympathy”

Beautiful Moments – It’s Your Birthday!

This week’s Case-ing Tuesday Sketch Challenge (#303) was combined with the Global Design Project (#291) Theme Challenge and the TGIF Color Challenge (#315). This is a nice sketch.  I love the color combo and creating birthday cards is always fun! And this is the result: Steps: Very popular at the moment is the Alcohol BlendingContinue reading “Beautiful Moments – It’s Your Birthday!”

Suite Sampler – Thanks

The sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches – FMS484 is “clean”.  Clean usually means lots of “white space” but today I flipped white space to “black space”.  Hope you like it! And this is the result: Steps: I wanted to use the Gilded Leafing and selected the silhouette Flower image from the Suite SamplerContinue reading “Suite Sampler – Thanks”

Fine Art Floral – Thank You

I came across another new sketch challenge site: Tuesday Morning Sketches and I thought the sketch was interesting.  I thought I might use the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper and the Floral Design that coordinated with the Golden Garden Specialty Acetate.  This paper is so pretty and is one of my favorites.  I amContinue reading “Fine Art Floral – Thank You”

Butterfly Brilliance – Happy Birthday

I came across a new sketch challenge site: Atlantic Hearts and I liked the current sketch so I thought I would see what I could create with it.  The challenge: AHSC #419. And this is the result: This sketch was perfect for using up some of my hoard of patterned paper.  Yesterday, I used aContinue reading “Butterfly Brilliance – Happy Birthday”