Wednesday, March 25, 2009

2 Sketches 4 U, Laura's Sketch 22

'2 sketches 4 you' keep coming up with wonderful sketches to play with. Here's my take.I used a light turquoise patterned paper, treated it's edges with ink to give it an antiqued look, then made a frame from the reverse side of the same paper, that's the darkest of grey.

I used the beautiful paislee design paper by Heidi Grace. I cut out some paislee out of card box and painted them with acrylic paint.
I doodled on a piece of card stock with the message and decorated it ribbons.

Sketch Saturday


Patterned paper - 2 Scoop Basic Grey papers,
Light Grey Card stock,
Navy Blue Card stock,
Navy Blue buttons,
Green paperclips,
Swirls cut out of card box,
White and Navy checkered Ribbon,
Blue Lagoon Versa mark stamp pad,
Dark Green & Turquoise pointer pens.

The Sketch Saturday challenge, has a lot of layers and that's the tricky part to make all the layers look good and work them all together. The blue and green combination worked well together, with the cute little, fat owl in the front. 

The owl is painted with acrylic paints.


Pink Card stock
Patterned paper, black scribbled, pink Ivy
Pink Buttons
Black thread
Tree cut out of cardboard
Pink Felt in Background (for texture)

This Pink Elephant challenge really challenged me, because I am low on my favorite paper nowadays, so went through my stack and managed to come up with a real cute combination. Baby Pink and darkest of brown. 
I cut out the tree trunk from card box and painted with acrylic paints and decorated with fruit cut-out of felt and paper.
Further decorated it thread and buttons. I love this card, perfect for anyone you care about. 

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge # 1

This exciting little challenge  prompted me to make a ribbon dispenser box decorated with my favorite colors.  

I created my own template, with my own dimensions and all, (i'm sooo excited about it :) ) and i decided not to make it a simple box, but to give it a slant at the bottom.

I used thicker card stock to make the box, then decorated it with patterned paper, ribbon, a button and swirls cut out of card box, and then painted it with acrylic paint.                                                                                                                                                                         
I decided on the dimensions i wanted for my box, thats 4" x 6" and 4" deep. And then I drew on the cardstock.
I created tabs all around to bring the box together with my clear adhesive. Then I covered the box with patterned paper in desirable colors, by cutting out strips of paper in different widths and sticking on the card stock in an abstract manner.   

I marked tabs on the longer sides of the box, folded them in and pressed them down with some clear scotch tape. Now I have slots on the longer sides to pass my ribbon outside of the box.

I gave the same treatment to the lid of the box created with the card stock. I then cut embellishments out of cardboard (discarded cereal boxes), and painted them with chocolate brown acrylic paint. I used clear adhesive to stick them to the box and tied the ribbon with the pink button.   

I can pull out any ribbon of my choice with ease and cut off the length I need without bringing out the ribbon. The ribbon are all on display for me to select for a project. And the box has plenty of space to store loads of big ribbon spools.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cup Cake Challenge


American Craft Cardstock
Paper Passion, Scarp bag
Blue Polks dots Paper
Marbig Paperclip - Blue
American Craft Button - Blue
Celebrate, Ribbon by the Spool - Blue Organza
Basic Grey Alphas - Milk Chocolate Chip
Mymemories, Chipboard Cut outs

Very simple, i guess both cards today on the simple side, but i was thinking of something big 'dream big' , 'fly high'.
I made a little tag with cardboard and covered it brown lovely scrap piece, attached it button and tied the card over with a ribbon. The Basic Grey stuff is a dream, think of the title of the alphas, 'milk chocolate chip' (looks like chocolate too). Ladies, DREAM BIG!