Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Two Fun Challenges

I have been "cyber shopping" lately, so  I just received some new Lockhart stamps, and then I got some new Basic Grey papers!  I didn't use them together, but was able to complete two challenges with each of them. 

I already had this image colored, and kind of knew which paper I wanted to match it with, when I saw today's Sketch Challenge at SCS!  So I was excited because I got to use three different designs of K&Co's Small Wonders Boy Mat Pad. I love these subtle blues and greens together with the garden chair.  If you look closely, you might see some sparkly ice cubes in that glass!

06-25-08 Challenge

The image is stamped on water color paper; the square of DP were punched out with my 1 3/8" square punch, then mounted on Very Vanilla, Brocade Blue and a Sage Shadow card.  Some little grosgrain loops are the only embellishments I added; I'll put a sentiment on the inside when I am ready to send it out!

My next card uses Julee's Mojo Monday #43 sketch.  I have always wanted to do one of hers, I just never got around to it!!! 

mojo43

This card uses the little jar of pencils stamp, which I colored with markers and cut out, mounted on an oval of So Saffron and a scallop of Sage Shadow.  The papers are from Basic Grey's Recess collection---so fun!  The scallop edge is a piece of Bravo Burgundy I cut with my rectangle Nestabilities, then cut and pieced to make a strip.  The sentiment is from PTI, stamped in Bravo Burgundy and I used my marker for the "a".  Instead of brads, I punched out "H", "I", and "5" from the DP and glued them on (get it, High 5???)  Corny, but I thought it was cute.  You can't see it, but I also put Crystal Effects on the jar.  Oh, I had so much fun making these two cards!!!

Thanks for stopping by & have a blessed day!!!
LeAnne

PS:  I used a different photo-editing program......let me know if you think the pictures are clearer!  Thanks!

8 comments:

  1. The photos look great, LeAnne!

    I have never thought to cut a scalloped strip from a Nestabilities! GREAT idea, and a LOT less work than using the corner rounder!

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  2. Ooohhhh LeAnne, I just love both cards and have been eyeing those very same stamps. Both cards are wonderful!

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  3. Both cards are great...I especially love the striped paper on the second card.

    ...oh, and both pictures look very clear (but I think your photos have always looked great).

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  4. Really love the pencil card - beautiful colours & layout. Best wishes, Di

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  5. Great job on the sketch and color challenge on the top card. Wonderful coloring, too. And I love the bottom card, as well. Awesome layout.

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  6. These are gorgeous!! I was eyeing that chair image in Ellen's store the other day and now I wish I had gotten it!! :)

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  7. BOTH of these cards a amazing LeAnne! That paper is yummy! It's it fun to cybershop? I've done a little of that myself lately!

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  8. OMGosh, these 2 cards are FABULOUS!!! I just love Lockhart stamps and your cards caught my eye! Beautiful job on both! :)

    Your photo's look fabulous as well and I think too they've always looked great! :)

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