Monday, February 18, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #35

Wow! It has been a long time since I've done a sketch challenge. Since it's a long weekend here in Alberta (Family Day weekend, thanks to past premier Don Getty in case you're interested!), I actually had some time to play! I decided to do Beate's WSC35 - I haven't had a chance to do one since she started doing them again. I always love her sketches, and this one was lots of fun. I came up with a couple of cards for it.

So I cracked out some of my new goodies for this first card. The image is from Bloomin' Beautiful (from the Occasions mini catalogue that begins in March). As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have this set! I stamped it in Basic Black, then coloured it in with my Aquapainter and some Blue Bayou ink. The leaves are Mellow Moss and the vase is Sahara Sand.

I used Soft Sky as my base, stamped with French Script in Blue Bayou. Then I layered on the Blue Bayou and Soft Sky paper. To finish it off, I put a couple of silver brads on it and a buckle from the new Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware (also from the Occasions mini) threaded with Whisper White grosgrain.

For the second card, I used Tempting Turquoise as a base, then layered on some Bali Breeze dp. I stamped the flower from Artfully Asian in Old Olive and coloured it in with my Stampin' Write markers (Rose Red, Old Olive and More Mustard). The sentiment is also from Artfully Asian, stamped in Turquoise. I layered the image on some Purely Pomegranate and put a couple of Artichoke brads in from the Rich Regals collection. Some turquoise grosgrain threaded through a Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware clip finished it off.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope everyone has a great long weekend (or a happy Monday if it isn't a long weekend for you)!

As usual, all images and supplies are Stampin' Up!


Lee said...

Oh wow!! That Bayou blue card with the stunning flowers is just fantastic!! So soft and realistic!! I love it! The second card uses that Bali Breeze that I really need to order!!! LOL I'm sure loving what I've seen using that!! Beautiful cards Shannon!!

Alexandra said...

Beautiful Shannon - love them both!! I love the paper, it is awesome!! I am getting ready to post mine for her challenge too - LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

beate said...

Both cards look great! I love the first one!
Hugs and smiles

Deborah said...

Beautiful cards! Deb

malieta said...

Hi Shannon!
Thank you for the kind comments you left on my blog. Your card is beautiful and I love the flowers!

Anonymous said...

These cards came out beautiful! Can't wait to stamp again! ;)