Artistically Inked – Best Wishes

Welcome back!  Question for you…Chickens or Eggs, which comes first? My general approach to challenge(s) kind of works like this.  Often, I start with the colors.  That generally gives me a feel for a potential theme, if one is not suggested.  Next, usually comes the sketch.  How can I work those colors into that sketch? Continue reading “Artistically Inked – Best Wishes”

Simply Sketched – Sympathy Card

Some Sundays just get off to a slow start… A few clean and simple (CAS) style challenges came together quickly. AAA Cards (#223) for the theme, Addicted to CAS (#228) for the subject and Less is More (#472) for the color. Sympathy cards are my least favorite to make…yet I love a black and whiteContinue reading “Simply Sketched – Sympathy Card”

Artisan Additions – Get Well Card

The Long Weekend is upon us…do you have plans?  Trying to get a little bit ahead so I can enjoy a bit of R&R. Playing with: Use Your Stuff (#455), AAA Cards (#222) and Global Design Project (#358). Here is the result:  Steps: The Rainbow-Colored Pieced Paper Panel was adhered to the card base andContinue reading “Artisan Additions – Get Well Card”

Bamboo Beauty – Good Luck!

A brand-new week…what will you do with it?  I am chasing a few deadlines as I ran out of time yesterday. Sketch: Freshly Made (#547), Inspiration: Just Add Ink (#615) and Colors: Color Throwdown (#704). Here is the result:  Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Top Panel: (3” xContinue reading “Bamboo Beauty – Good Luck!”

Sending Hugs – Eden’s Garden

Welcome back!  I have a busy weekend coming up and I am trying to get ahead… So indulge me on a few more challenges: Sketch – Atlantic Hearts (#482) and Color – Facebook Colour INKspiration (#125). Here is the result:  Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Panel –Continue reading “Sending Hugs – Eden’s Garden”

Hand-Penned Petals – Perfectly Penciled Friendship Card

One more… Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge (#661), Theme and Colors: The Flower Challenge (#69) and Sentiment: The Alphabet Challenge (Letter “F”). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Balmy Blue cardstock. Background Panel: (5” x 3¾”) Black Dotted patterned piece of paper from the now retired Pattern PartyContinue reading “Hand-Penned Petals – Perfectly Penciled Friendship Card”

Back on Your Feet – Sigh…

Welcome back!  Chasing another Sunday deadline… Working with the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge (#639) along with the Color Throw Down Challenge (#675) and the CAS on Friday Challenge (#222) theme. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Smoky Slate cardstock. Panels: (approximately 2⅝” x 4”) Basic White cardstock.  TheContinue reading “Back on Your Feet – Sigh…”