Sunday, 23 November 2008

Weekend Sketch Challenge

I made this for Beate's sketch challenge this weekend. I used a new set from Stampin Up called Upsy Daisy - it came all the way from Germany from my Secret Sister, April. I made this for her to say a big thank you for all the lovely things that April has sent me over the last 3 months:)
I stamped the the daisies in 3 different inks and then used my new Lables 1 nestabilities to frame it.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Berry Sorbet Flowers

I think Berry Sorbet ink from Papertrey is one of my all time favourite ink colours. I thought I'd try something new for this card - I squished some of the ink on to the lid of the ink pad and picked up the colour with an aqua brush and used it to paint the flowers. I wasn't sure if hybrid ink would work with water but I liked how I could then match the flowers to the Papertrey designer paper, cardstock and ribbon. I lifted the layout of the flowers from Melanie (again!) as I just loved how she had grouped them on her card on her blog. The flowers on the middle panel are stamped in the same ink on the reverse of the linen vellum cardstock.

No Flowers!

My DD needed a card for a friend's birthday last week and so I put this together for her using some matching papers and this fun stamp set from My Favorite Things called 'How Sweet it Is'. I used Copic Markers to colour it in and added sentiment & ribbon by Papertrey and some hodgepodge hardware from Stampin Up.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge

I go look at Beate's weekend sketch challenge every weekend and this was great inspiration to put this card together. I used my new Year of Flowers stamps and took my colours from the designer of the stamps Melanie Muenchinger - check out her beautiful blog if you have time. I was trying for an Autumnal (if that's how you spell it!) feel for this one.