Saturday, October 18, 2008

Two-Sketch Saturday



I have two cards to share today. This first is for this week's challenge at Our Creative Corner. Lynda has put together a great sketch for us this week, along with an awesome giveaway from Lindsey at Jacksonbelle Embellishments. Be sure to check it out! You'll also see gorgeous samples from some of the Jacksonbelle Embellishments design team, along with samples from each of the OCC designers:

Cindy Haffner
Dawn Easton
Denise Marzec
Jennifer Meyer
Julee Tilman
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynda Benden

I've been itching to ink up Poppy Patch by Flourishes since before I even had it - I just LOVE these images! I stamped one of the poppy images onto watercolor paper first, then masked it and stamped one of the leaf images twice. I colored with an aqua painter and Stampin' Up reinkers, then trimmed out parts of the image to extend beyond the frame. The framed image panel is popped up on dimensionals. Except for the Riding Hood Red scalloped border along the bottom, all the papers are from Close to My Heart's Simple Pleasures pack. I adore this paper!!

Last, can I just chuck modesty aside for a minute and tell you I love this card??!!

While I'm being honest, I'll also tell you I'm not so wild about my sample for Jen's Sketch for You to Try. I can't really put my finger on it - maybe it's just not "me." Maybe it's missing about 7 or 8 layers (there are only THREE!)? LOL! Here it is:



Again, I stamped on watercolor paper and colored with a water brush and Stampin' Up reinkers. I embellished with some Riding Hood Red ribbon, paper piercing, and two white snowflake brads. Pretty straightforward.

Be sure to visit Jen at i{heart}2stamp, where you'll find the sketch, her sample, and guest designer Nancy Riley's sample. Then, as usual, more eye candy awaits! Check out what Amy, Carole, Shannan, and Susan have done with the sketch. When you're ready to play, link your creation in a comment on Jen's blog, and if you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword: SFYTT. We hope you play!!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!



Poppy:
Stamps: Poppy Patch (Flourishes)
Paper: Riding Hood Red (SU!); watercolor paper (Canson); Simple Pleasures designer paper pack (Close to My Heart)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko); Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Bravo Burgundy, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Garden Green, Bashful Blue (SU)
Accessories: classic square Nestabilities (Spellbinders); aqua painter, scallop border punch, sponge daubers, linen thread, paper piercer (SU!); "Vintage" die and "Floral Screen embossing folder for Cuttlebug (Provo Craft); ribbon (Michael's); brad (K&Co); sewing machine


Snowmen:
Stamps: Scarf for Three (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Night of Navy card stock (SU), watercolor paper (Canson), designer paper (Carolee's Creations)

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko); Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Going Gray, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue reinkers (SU)
Accessories: aqua painter, Riding Hood Red double-striped ribbon, dimensionals, paper piercer (SU!); snowflake brads (Oriental Trading Co, I think)
Size: 5" square

36 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Amy, your first card is gorgeous!! That image is stunning and it's coloured perfectly. Love those corners! The second card is stinkin' cute!! Can't wait for that snowman image to arrive soon!

Jackie Pedro said...

Your first card is STUNNING!! I just love it!

The second is darling and your coloring is wonderful...even though you're not happy with it, it definitely has that *Amy* touch!!

Nancy Riley said...

Boy, can you ever crank out some incredible designs!

Your OCC sample is so elegant and sophisticated! Just stunning!

Your SFYTT design is AWESOME! I love the snowman theme, and the way you flipped the sketch! CUTE-NESS!

Debby said...

Oh My Goodness- That first card is spectacular! Truly gorgeous. I love those corners, are they a punch or die?

Amy said...

Amy, Amy, Amy--both sketch cards are just wonderful! I love all the texture and your beautiful poppy on the first card, and the flipped sketch on the second! The snowflakes are just right and your coloring is so vibrant!

Shannan Teubner said...

These are both awesome, Amy!! I love them!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Seriously,how could you NOT love that card??? It is UNBELIEVABLE!! Your second card is super cute too, I love it!!

Paula Barin said...

The poppy card is absolutely gorgeous. It took my breath away.
The snowman card is adorable.
Truly works of art!!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

You're nuts, Pickles! That second card is out of this world -- love that fun color scheme and the way you've done the ribbon. The poppy is gorgeous, too. You need to quit sniffing your adhesive... ;)

Jenn Balcer said...

BOTH of these are beautiful! My favorite, though is the poppy! GORGEOUS!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Your poppy card is drop-dead gorgeos! Truly a magnificent card. I love snowpeople images, and yours is adorable. Super coloring!

June Houck said...

WOW! is all I can say about cad #1 :)

And card #2 is cute. You are doing an amazing job coloring with your copics.

leenda said...

What an elegant piece of artwork! Your second card is a lot of fun!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Amy, I am such a fan of yours and love all your work, but I must say that that first card has got to be one of my all time faves of yours! The colors and texture and balance are just amazing, I love it!!
hugs, Jami

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Oh Amy, both cards are exceptional!!
--Becca

Lynda Benden said...

You are a nut ~ BOTH cards are just darling! I love all the awesome details and colors on the OCC card! Your poppy is beautiful!

Stampin_Melissa said...

Amy, both cards are great, but I have to admit that first one is just jaw dropping! Love it!!

Kelley Holland said...

OMG!!! Your Poppy Patch card is positively pleasing!! lol!! It is awesom!!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Both cards are fabby, but the 1st one is just absolutely gorgeous!

TFS-
Suzanne

Mercy said...

amy...i am never disappointed, but always amazed when i hop to over to see what you have created. you have the oerfect eye for proportion and color...i am simply awe-struck.

what beautiful creations!

Catherine said...

Amy, both cards are just wonderful but i have to say that the first one is just STUNNING!

Laurel said...

Amy both cards are beautiful, but the first one is amazing!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Both cards are amazing Amy! LOVE the colors and design on the first card and the second card is adorable and super fun!

Have a wonderful weekend Amy,
Jennifer :)

Jennifer Love said...

Well, I love BOTH the cards...think they're just amazing!

ChrissyM said...

Both cards are lovely. The first card is stunning, love it and the second one is very cute love snowmen.

Julia said...

I just stumbled onto your blog and SCS site, you do very beautiful work! Do you make one card at a time, or crank out many of the same design?

silkeledlow said...

Fabulous OCC card!!! WOW - love all the details you've added - very elegant!!!

Love your take on Jen's Sketch too - super cute holiday card!!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

these are both great!!! i love how you flipped jen's sketch with the snowmen!!!

Adela said...

Your occ challenge card is absolutely gorgeous!

Linda Beeson said...

Your frame on that first card is just stunning!

Elmi said...

Wow, that first card is just amazing! The stamp, the layers, those corners... it's just perfect! (I'm just wondering if those corner triangles are store bought or punched or what?)

And there's nothing wrong with the second card, it is beautiful! But I do agree that it lacks something "Amy" LOL! I can usually spot your cards from a mile, but the 2nd one I would not have guessed is yours :-p

Karen Barber said...

OMGOSH Amy that first card looks good enough to EAT!! It's amazing!! I minimized it at the bottom of my screen and just keep going back to gaze at it - I LOVE IT!!!! I am Cindy Lawrence's upline and good friend and that is how I found your blog- from hers. :) Happy weekend!

Shirley said...

Well, I think it's wonderful, right down to that beautiful ribbon and those great snowflake brads!

Shirley said...

and I forgot to tell you about how elegant and beautiful your Red Poppy card is with the beautiful die cut corners. Beautiful!

Debby said...

Your poppy card is incredibly gorgeous! My goodness. Love your snowmen too.

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, is that first card gorgeous! I am amazed at all of the really great details you were able to include. Love the colors of the second one.

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