Saturday, September 25, 2010

Weekly Diva Challenge

It's time for another diva sketch challenge! This week's sketch was a classic, in my opinion. I decided to use one of my favorite sets again, Greeting Card Kids. Here's my little lovely...

and here's the sketch. I turned it on its side again.

I used the Wicked Fun Specialty paper on this card and based the color scheme on that. I think things are pretty self-explanatory. I adhered the beautiful Raven lace from the mini catalog with sticky strip, gathering it as I went along. The image was stamped on watercolor paper and colored with markers and an aqua painter. Here's a close up.

Now it's over to Becky's blog to see what she came up with this week.
I've missed posting the last two weeks because of a trip to Switzerland, Germany and France. I've been hoping to post some photos, but life keeps getting in the way. Maybe next week!

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy this first weekend of fall!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Spooky Things

I have been busy planning a Halloween class, and here is the first project! This is a variation of a project presented by Brent Steele at the Stampin' Up! convention in July. Stay tuned for some more great ideas using the Spooky Things Decor Elements (# 121209, $14.95) and the Black Flourish Designer Jewels (#120987, $4.95) in the Holiday mini catalog.

Happy Labor Day!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

I Think I'm in Love!

When I first saw the 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! catalog, I fell in love with the stamp set Greeting Card Kids. If you told me I could only order one set this year, I think this would have been it. Isn't this little girl just the cutest?

The other thing I have fallen in love with is the new Color Coach! I knew I wanted to use Riding Hood Red, and here is the color combination I worked with.

One thing I've learned using the color coach is that if I want to add another color to a combination, it always works to use the dynamic duo color (in this case Cherry Cobbler) which is what I did for this card. I also know I love anything that is a Shelli favorite, which you see is the case in this creative combination.

I know you are probably here to see what I did with the Sketchy Saturday Diva challenge, so here is the sketch...

and here is the card! I did alter the size of the center rectangle.

I think this has to be one of my favorite cards of the last several months! Now if I could just my act together, I'd make a dozen of these and have them on hand for Valentine's Day!

Stamp: Greeting Card Kids
Paper: Love letter DSP, Subtles Patterns DSP, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, watercolor paper
Accessories: Scallop edge border punch, small heart punch, stampin' dimensionals, aqua painter and coordinating markers

If you are blog hopping to see all of the sketch cards, you will want to head over to Becky's blog to see what she came up with this week. If for any reason a link is missing, you can head over to the Utah Diva's blog to see who is next.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend, and for those of you on the East Coast, enjoy the cooler weather!