Sunday, August 12, 2007

I completed some challenges, and a challenge reminder for YOU!

Hello to all! Don't forget my giveaway challenge, see Saturday's post, you have until Thursday to complete the challenge and report back to me!

I worked on a couple of challenges yesterday and wanted to share. This first card is Beate's weekend sketch challenge, I have a slight variation on it, but it mostly fits the sketch. My photography skills cause the color of the watercolor area to look off, but in real life it matches.

I used Serene Sunflower from Stampin' Up! with Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, and the cute diagonal stripes from Kaleidoscope. I pierced around the card with a paper piercer, The rectangles are all sewn on with my sewing machine, wavy stitching was intentional. I did the sunflowers in Rose Red, Regal Rose, and True Thyme on some Fabriano Medioevalis watercolor paper and spritzed with water. The little flowers were punched with my SU! Spring Flower Bouquet punch and added a yellow crystal brad in the center. Celebrate is from Fancy Flexible Phrases. I moved the flower circle up just enough to add that in, hence my skewing from the original sketch a teeny bit.

The next card I did was an inspiration challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The inspiration was a rug from LL Bean (see the thumbnail on the left for the rug I chose). I used flowers from Looks Like Spring and Sheltering Tree, and the leaf sprig from Refuge & Strength. I chose the colors Buckaroo Blue and Bordering Blue, and used white craft and Colorbox Chalk Pads for stamping colors. I added a silver organdy ribbon and a simple Hodgepodge Hardware frame to display a simple Thank You.

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend, and I look forward to you sharing your work for my giveaway challenge!


beate said...

Great cards, Kelly! Thanks so much for trying out my sketch. Hugs and smiles

Clare said...

2 lovely cards, so well put together and the 'wavey' stitching on the first card works really well.

Connie Carpenter Macko said...

Awesome stuff! Thought I'd visit you, since you've been visiting me! I may just take you up on your challenge... although it might take me until Thursday just to pick a favorite set!

Shannon McGann said...

I love your take on Beate's sketch! The stitching is great, and I love the designer paper!