Sunday, June 21, 2009

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge

My bloggin' friend from down under, Makeesha, has a cute sketch challenge that I always want to play but never seem to get around to, and since she actually challenged me to play along, I made it a priority today!   Here is the sketch, it is a really fun one:




and since I am trying to use some of my less-used sets, I pulled out Lovely as a Tree and paired it with my new set, Define Your Life:



It's hard to see but the tree was stamped in Sage Shadow Craft ink, then heat embossed with Iridescent Ice EP.  The rest is fairly simple; Sage Shadow and Brocade Blue are the colors I used; a little twig punch from MS and some white brads from my stash add the embellishments.  Ribbon is SU's pretty organdy.  I wish you could see it IRL, with all the sparkle!

I also did a real quick card for this week's CAS Fall to Layout #47 sketch:

Fall to Layout #47



My sentiment is not quite as big as the sample:



This is Bella Bleu DP, one of the few that didn't retire.  The colors are sort of odd---the catalog says Kraft and Not Quite Navy, and yet my card uses Sahara Sand and Brocade Blue.  I think they match more closely, don't you?   Dreams du Jour and the new Teeny Tiny Wishes are the stamps used.

Thanks for visiting today, enjoy the rest of the weekend!


  1. Beautiful cards, LeAnne! I love what you did with that tree image!

  2. Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly)June 21, 2009 at 6:52 PM

    These are great cards LeAnne! Love what you did with both sketches!

  3. LeAnne, everyone of your creations blow me away! WOW!!!!!!

  4. Beautiful work on both cards LeAnne. I love the tree card, especially that saying. How true! Thanks for introducing me to what looks like another great sketch challenge.

  5. What great did such a beautiful job on both cards!!! I love the images, colors, embellies...everything is just gorgeous!!!

  6. Both of them are gorgeous!!! You are the Queen of CAS!!

  7. Oh Leanne, these are beautiful. I love the unusual colors you chose for your winter card. And it's funny how you've used the Bella Blue; I'm not a big fan of that paper but after seeing your card, it makes me want to use it!

  8. I like that FTL card. (I have been meaning to use that sketch)
    I love the tree card too. You are on fire lately. Keep 'em coming!

  9. Both cards are so elegant and simply beautiful!!!
    Love that Bella Bleu dp. And, yes, the Sahara Sand and Brocade Blue DO look like a better...well... perfect match to it. TFS!!!

  10. By the time I get home, all of my cuttlebug folders will be outdated. Have you heard ANYTHING about the new "SLICE"? I've got a birthday coming up....

  11. Leanne, you never fail to amaze me, these are gorgeous, and thanks for the lovely comments on my blog

  12. Great cards once again LeAnne! I love your beautiful tree with the single branch at the bottom!
    I think the colors you used on the 2nd card match perfectly!

  13. Gorgeous cards! I think your tag card would be gorgeous for Christmas! Very elegant and peaceful!

  14. That doesn't look like NQN to me, either! I think you did fabulous with the Brocade Blue! And the tree card is beautiful!

  15. Sorry I have been MIA lately!! Now to surf through all your FABALICIOUS eye candy!!

    I love what I see on this post... you have out done yourself again! The second card is so soft and soothing! And your first card is VERY beautiful... PERFECT!! Smiles.. :)

  16. OH I think that little nudge was worth it because you have created a real beauty! I LOVE this LeAnne, the colours are fabulous. Thanks so much for playing! Love keesh x


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