Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Jen's i{heart}2stamp Sketch Challenge and Splitcoast Color Challenge

Happy Tuesday, everyone!! I stamped up a storm yesterday and started to put things away in the stamp room. We still need to fill nail holes and paint trim but there is a light at the end of the tunnel!

I tried Jen del Muro's sketch challenge for the first time. She is having quite a blog tart givaway going on totaling over $450.00 so check out her blog for all the details!! She is supporting Julie Carlisle (afancycat) in her efforts to provide cards to the Internatinal Students at Dallas Baptist University. If you would like to donate cards to this effort, please send to:

Dallas Baptist University
Attn. Julie Carlisle
3000 Mountain Creek Pkwy
Dallas, Tx. 75211

This adorable Rubbernecker heart topiary image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. Dazzling Diamonds was dusted over the flowers for a little glam. A Martha Stewart scallop border punch was used on the edge of the top layer. I used felt flowers from Taylored Expressions along the side and a piece of ribbon across the top with the sentiment (one word from a larger Rubbernecker sentiment). The pearls and glittered chipboard finish it off.

The close up shows the detail on the felt flowers...the SU ribbon was run through the button holes and tied....I just love these!!!

Recipe: Stamps: Rubbernecker
Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White, Regal Rose, Stampin Up! dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Felt Flowers, Copics, Ribbon, Punch, Pearls, Dimensionals, Glittered Chipboard, Nestabilites


Splitcoast Color Challenge

Today's color challenge was to use Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, and Kraft. I struggled a little with this and wasted several pieces of cardstock before finishing. My brain just couldn't get around the colors...I wanted to add some pink real bad!!! Anyway.......

The Rubbernecker Flower Cart was stamped with Not Quite Navy onto the Baja Breeze paper, the edges were sponged with BB, NQN color washing was done to the flowers, and Dazzling Diamonds was dusted over the Crystal Effects on the hearts. The Rubbernecker lace border was stamped with BB onto the Kraft layer and the sentiment, also from Rubbernecker, was stamped with NQN onto Whisper White and the edges were sponges with NQN. Pearls and ribbon finish it off.

I love the look Crystal Effects gave to the added a little pop to the hearts. The lace border was stamped with BB and then the edge was cutout and pearls added for a real lacy look.

Thanks so much for visiting today!!! Now I'm off the find another challenge!!

Recipe: Stamps: Rubbernecker
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Ink: same as paper
Accessories: Nestabilities, Cryatal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Pearls, Ribbon, Dimensionals


Jacquel said...

Well, I think you did a fab job on both cards especially the color challenge! I haven't tackled it yet but I'm thinking on it today. TFS your wonderful work Joan!!!

Holly said...

Wow, such gorgeous cards!!!!!! I love the blue and brown one with the card full of flowers. That is gorgeous!!!!

Stacy Morgan said...

Both cards are very sweet and pretty Joan. I love the wagon, so cool.

Rose Ann said...

I love both of your cards, Joan!! Such a pretty card for the color challenge, and I love the topiary and crocheted flowers on your sketch card!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Joan, both cards look so creative and fresh. I think you did a great job even if you struggles with the color challenge, kraft is not my favorite color so I haven't done the challenge yet. You nailed it though!

Christi Flores said...

Wow Joan!! Your cards blow me away!!!

Chrissy D said...

Both of these are beautiful - Great cards, both different - but both equally wonderful! TFS!

Chrissy D said...

Both of these are beautiful - Great cards, both different - but both equally wonderful! TFS!

Anne said...

This is simply beautiful! You make amazing cards! (I found you through Nancy at Loves to Create!)

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous!! I love BOTH of these creations!! The top one with all the hearts is so fab!! TFS!!

Broni said...

I love what you did with Jen's sketch and the SCS colors! I don't remember seeing either of those stamps. Hmmm. I think I need to shop some more!

ChristineCreations said...

Awesome cards Joan! That first card with the buttons is so pretty!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the topiary card!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh so beautiful Joan, I love the craft with the blue and those stamps are gorgeous!

Susan (rainy) said...

What fabulous cards. I absolutely love that heart topiary. And have never seen the flower cart image before. Love both of these, Joan!

Shirley said...
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Shirley said...

A really beautiful valentine card! The colors are just so wonderful and the felt flowers are so pretty the way you used them!
Your second card is gorgeous and unusual colors too! I really like how your pearls add elegance to an already pretty card!