My card today is a center panel easel card that Dawn at Dawn's Stamping Thoughts made and had a video tutorial on how she die it. I liked it an wanted to make one of my own. I used the color challenge at CQC # 295 and I used this for my color pallet. This is the first time I have played in one of their challenges but I liked the color combination which was Navy, pink, gold and white. The flowers are a Penny Black stamp which I stamped more than once, and then cut them out and used dimensional's to layer them. I used color pencils to color the flowers.
I am sorry to see that Deconstructing Jen will no longer be posting sketch challenges. I always enjoyed her sketches and participating in the challenges. The card I made for my last entry for this sketch challenge #204 is an anniversary card for my brother and his wife, who will be celebrating their 40+ anniversary soon. I thought this sketch was perfect for the guidelines for my card.
My card for today is a birthday card for the challenge at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #273. I have this stamp set that was a free gift with a magazine. I stamped it on a piece of white card stock and then used both copic markers and water color pencils to color it. I also added touches of glitter with my glitter pen to add a little sparkle. I stamped out the flower, colored it and then cut it out and added it to the card.
My youngest grandson is graduating from high school this year and I made this money box for his gift. I took my inspiration from the PPA Color Challenge #255. I made a cap out of black card stock and a little diploma from scrap paper. I die cut the word Congratulations from white card stock and sponged it with Marina Mist ink. I probably should have gone over the ink one more time to make it a little darker. I used a Stampin Up tab punch to make the tab for the money in Sahara Sand. I plan to get at least $50.00 in one dollar bills and tape them to each other to be pulled from the slot in the top. I hope my Daughter
video tapes his reaction as he keeps pulling out the $1.00 bills.
I wish the lighting in my room was better so the picture would come out better, but the general idea can be seen. Judy
I could not sleep last night, so I used my energy to make a couple of cards. My first card, Birthday Wishes, is another Sweet Sunday Sketch #272. I turned the sketch sideways then I used one of the paper doll images and added the bird by stamping it on scratch paper then resizing it to place on the image before printing it out to color it.. I used Spellbinders nesting dies #20 to cut the background shapes. Added some green gems for bling, faux stitched around the edges and my card was done.
My card today is for the sketch challenge at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #271. I purchased the paper doll digital image collection at A Day for Daisies. I love these images and they are so fun to work with. My card today is in shades of pink on a black card base. The background paper was in my scrap folder so I used my distress tool around the edges to give it a shabby look. I colored my image with water color pencils, then used my glitter pen to add sparkle to the wings and highlight other areas of my image. I used distressed ink to go around the edges of my circle. I also printed out my sentiment with my laser printer then ran it through my laminate machine with some red foil paper. Again, a fun card to make.
I am using the color challenge #254 at Pals Paper Arts for my birthday card. The colors were Strawberry Slush, So Saffron and Soft Suede. I didn't have those exact colors but I used what I had that was close. I like the simplicity of this card. The three little squares are the yellow color although it does not show up very well in my picture. At least the yellow gem stickers in the flowers shows up adding a little sparkle to the card.