Friday, January 27, 2012

Challenge Cards to Share . . .

I hope you're having a great week and are looking forward to an even better weekend!

I'd like to share a few challenge cards with you today ... thanks for taking a peek!  And of course, COMMENTS are always appreciated!

What are your thoughts on these two cards I made for the Monday Technique Challenge over on SCS.  We were to mimic the design of Irish Beeleek pottery by inking our embossing folders with LIGHT color inks to create our background papers.  Here is what I came up with:

 The images on both cards come from the Crafty Secrets - Creative Scraps called 'Vintage Images'.  The top card was created using SU River Rock ink and the 5x7 Cuttlebug Swirl embossing folder. The sentiment stamp and heart are also Crafty Secrets.  One of their new medium stamp sets called 'Grand Greetings' - SM40.

The card below was created using the same embossing folder with SU Soft Sky ink.  The flowers are homemade.  Created using PunchBunch flower punches an the PunchBunch flower making kit.  The leaves were punched using a Martha Stewart leaf punch.

 My next card is one created for this week's challenge over at Joan's Gardens
Here are the requirements for this challenge:
  • Create a 4.25" x 5 1/2" birthday card
  • Colors to use are Pink, green and some purple
  • Include  some distressed edges
  • Add piercing
I have chosen an image from the Crafty Secrets Creative Scraps 'Birthday' sheet.  The background paper is DCWV and is more of a light green IRL vs the gray that it looks in the photo.  
I used my Zutter Distrezz-It All to distress the edges of that background panel.  Paper pierced the panel behind the focus image and my hint of purple is the lacy panel created using my Cheery Lynn Designs B136 Anastasia Border die.  The green flourish is also a Cheery Lynn Designs die ... B117 Fanciful Flourish.  (Items in RED were purchased at Joan's Gardens).  My sentiment stamp is The Artful Stamper and gold Stickles was added to the stamen on the flowers.  OH ... I also wanted to mention ... the purple panel on the outside of my focus image is actually a part of the NEGATIVE piece left over from die cutting the lacy panel. 
 Lastly is my creation for this week's Sketch Challenge over on SCS.  
I missed my friend Sue's birthday (yesterday) so decided to create this card for her using the sketch offered in this weeks challenge.  Sue's favorite color is purple and I thought this little girl's sad look would express my feelings for missing her birthday.  The image is from Nicecrane Designs and is a collage sheet called 'Children Paintings II CS'.  There are 8 images on this collage sheet ... ALL are equally adorable.  Be sure to pop over and see all the amazing collage sheets, papers, digi images that Ignacio has to offer.

Again, thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'm working on a project for Joann Fabrics and I'm only a third of the way through it ... so I'd better get BACK TO WORK!!  Have a wonderful day/weekend my friends and I hope to see you back here again real soon!



Joan Fricker said...

Pretty, pretty!

Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens Weekly challenge! We love seeing your pretty cards!

marsha said...

Wow Dar! You are really on a roll, these are all so gorgeous and detailed - I can't pick just one! Love your talent and creativity!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- amazing cards! I love the subtle BG inking- I had to look and see it you used a fabulous new die cut.......the swirls are a wonderful BG, and love your pretty flowar card- love the colors!

Reflections from Granny said...

Each one is stunning, those graphics beautiful and the card details are amazing.

Hugs, Lori m

Cindy said...

This are all sooo BEAUTIFUL!AMAZING job:)

Donna said...

Some wonderfully prety cards! Terrific work.

Selma said...

Wow Darlene you have been very busy. These are all beautiful cards. I love how you used the negative from the die cut lace border on your card for our challenge. Thanks again for joining us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens. We love to see your beautiful work.

Michele said...

It has been awhile since I've popped on by for a visit! I've missed you my friend! I see you are still as busy as ever! Lovely beautiful cards!!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, these vintage creations are just gorgeous. Love the embossed/distressed backgrounds.

Nicecrane Designs said...

I really love your two frist cards,,,OMG your embossed backs are really gorgeus,,,,,,and the vintage colors you used are perfect,,,,they going to my fav cards,,,,,i am sure,,,woww,woww,woww,,,