Monday, November 5, 2007

Weekend Blog Challenges

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was pretty uneventful, but Chris went to the Sammy Hagar concert Saturday night with some friends. He tried to party like a rock star, but I don't know how well he succeeded! *lol* I passed on the ticket -- staying home with the kids and catching up on things sounded better to me. Am I getting old or what?? :)

Anyway, I was able to do a couple blog challenges this weekend. It's been a while since I've done that -- there are so many great sketches and other challenges posted by fellow bloggers, and doing them really helps me stretch my creativity!

I did this first card for Jen del Muro's Sketch for You to Try. She always has such great sketches! I used my Fall Flowers paper -- can I tell you how much I *love* it?!? The image was inked with ink pads and colored with a blender pen and inks. I highlighted around the flowers, drew in a shadow, and sponged around the panel with Soft Sky ink. The sentiment is from So Many Sayings (see my previous post for a way to mount the individual sayings in the set).

The second card is for Jen70's challenge to use shades of brown and pink. All the images are from Pretty Birds. It is part of the Kim Hughes Collection from Cornish Heritage Farms. I purchased this set with the gift certificate I won in the CPS Contest! I made my own "patterned paper" by stamping the paisleys onto BasicGrey Infuse paper. The rest is pretty straightforward.

I'll be back tomorrow with another sneak peek at the new Little Bit Kits from C.C. Designs! I hope you have a great day -- thanks for stopping by! :)

Be Happy Card (all products Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Year After Year, So Many Sayings Cardstock: Really Rust, Old Olive textured, Whisper White Paper: Fall Flowers Ink: Really Rust, Old Olive, Soft Sky Other: blender pen, jumbo eyelet, 5/8" Old Olive grosgrain, natural hemp twine, lg & sm oval punches, Crafter's Tool Kit, stamping sponge, dimensionals

Hey Tweetie Card
Stamps: Pretty Flowers by Kim Hughes (CHF) Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White (SU!) Paper: Infuse (BasicGrey) Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose (SU!); Stazon Timber Brown Other (all SU!): Hodgepodge Hardware, 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain, scalloped circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, paper piercing tool, stamping sponge, dimensionals


jen del muro said...

very cute cards!! thx for playing. i finally added you to my blogroll. i thought you were on there and then i went to click your name and it wasn't there. ooooops!! (sorry)

Tina said...

Wonderful weekend-cards!

Tricia said...

Great cards. I love the first one! And the idea to stamp on your Basic Grey was a "light bulb" moment for me. I have some DP I haven't know how to use... that idea is perfect for it!! Thanks a million!

Daz said...

These are both so striking and beautiful!!

Dawn Easton said...

Great cards Christina!

The first one is so pretty! I really like that paper too and have just ordered it with the special ;)

Oh my...that second card is adorable! What fanastic DP you found!! Love that!

Brenda said...

Hi - I love your blog and had it on my favorites list. I just started a new blog and saw that you had visited and left me an encouraging note - thanks so much! I have added some stamped projects and would love to have you come back and visit again. Thanks again and keep up the great work.

Christi said...

Very cute cards!! Both of them are awesome!!

shel9999 said...

The flowers are so pretty, and the bird is so cute!!! Love that sentiment!

Lindsey said...

Awww. both of these are just darling!!! I LOVE the colors and layout on both! Great job!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

OH gotta love those PRETTY BIRDS~ Be sure and send a link to to be entered in our monthly drawing! We give away a 10, 15 and 25 dollar gift cert each month!!! :)