Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Love Those Challenges ....

As promised ... I'm back with cards for today's SCS Sketch Challenge and the Color Throwdown Blog Challenge.

First let's start with the Sketch Challenge #214 over on SCS (splitcoaststampers). With it only being about 10 degrees outside, I chose to do a card that would give me a more "warm" feeling. This lovely birdsnest image by Inkadinkado did the trick. I've stamped the image onto glossy white paper using India Ink Black then colored it in using my inking nibs and various SU inks. The turquoise background paper is by Making Memories and the other two panels were scraps I had in my drawer.

Don't you just LOVE those satin ribbons that are in all the stores ... it ties a bow so nicely!! I've added a little touch of gold holiday thread to my bow and Stampendous gold diamond dots in the corners. Just needed a little touch of "something"! I find myself liking to "cut images out", as I've done here and popping them up ... gives it a nice dimension ... don't you think!!


Second card is for today's Color Throwdown Blog Challenge using Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip & Riding Hood Red. Looking through my drawer of "floral" designer papers I came across this beautiful 12x12 Daisy Bucket Designs dp. It was the perfect shade of chocolate chip ... so that was my starting point. The chocolate chip flower is from the Inkadinkado garden delight set which I've embossed using detail clear embossing powder. I then used my circle & scallop circle Nesties for the matting. My side borders were punched with a Martha Stewart punch and of course the butterflies are also Martha Stewart. I couldn't help but use this luscious SU Chocolate Chip satin ribbon ... (I'll be so sad with it's all gone!). From the same Inkadinkado set I've stamped a background image behind my sentiment using Pink Pirouette ink on Pink Pirouette paper. The "friends" stamp is by My Sentiments Exactly and was also embossed after stamping with Chocolate Chip SU ink. Oh yea, I popped a few Martha Stewart branches in & around my flower panel. They were just laying on my worktable begging to be utilized, LOL!!!

Well, there you have it! My two favorite Wednesday challenges are complete!! Now I just learned that I need two MALE birthday cards for tomorrow's mail ... guess I'd better get busy ... you know how difficult MALE cards can be sometimes!! I'll be sure to share them with you before popping them into the mail! Thanks so much for stopping by ... hope to see you again real soon!!


  1. Thanks for using Mister Linky! Love this card! The double lace edging is gorgeous!

  2. some more lovely cards, the top ones my fave :0)

  3. *thud* My jaw just hit the floor! The first card... OMG!!! Dar, that is BEAUTIFUL! And I love your Throwdown card, too! Thanks for playing!

  4. Those little butterflies are so cute,

  5. Darlene, your cards are goregous!

  6. Gorgeous cards, Darlene. Love the double lace border on the Throwdown card. Thanks for playing the Throwdown--hope to see you next week!

  7. Oh, this is just lovely Darlene!

  8. Darlene, your first card is beautiful! What great colors! TFS!


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