20 July 2008

Two Challenge cards for today

So anyway, I'm having some fun lately trying out different things. I love, love sketch challenges because for me, sketches are so hard. They shouldn't be as I do blog design work and have the basics of design and balance on my brain all the time. But I can do it on the computer easily, it is the hands-on part of putting it into paper that I have difficulties. *rolling my eyes* LOL

So anyway, on the All That Scraps blog, they posted a cute sketch challenge that I thought I'd try this week. I used my new C.C. Designs stamps for this one. Isn't that little bear so cute with all his drippy pink ice cream?! I could just snuggle him to pieces. hehe

What I used: C.C. Designs stamp, Bazzill and K&Co papers, Scor-Pal, faux dew drops, Memento brown ink, Copic markers, pink ribbon, oval nestabilities and my cuttlebug.

The other challenge card is from the challenge posted on the Our Creative Corner blog. These ladies are so talented...I'm always just in awe of their fabulous work. Maybe someday I'll be at that level...I'm a few years behind them so I'll keep working at it!

Anyway, their challenge was to do dry embossing. EEee...I love dry embossing! I just love texture. I'm a "touchy" person in that I like to touch things and see how they feel. Does that make me weird? Anyway, for this one I used two cuttlebug folders for the cream cardstock. First I inked up my Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug. Then I ran it again through the cuttlebug using my Birds and Swirls folder. I just loved how the embossing turned out on that! I used my Nestabilities oval to cut and emboss some vellum, then I stamped my birds stamp from Inkadinkado in white on my vellum. I colored it from behind so the colors would be a bit muted. I then took a piece of black cardstock, cut and embossed a scalloped rectangle then ran it through the Swiss Dots folder. I then mounted the vellum onto the rectangle using my Xyron adhesive so that I could get the itty dots to appear on the vellum from behind.

What I used: black, pomegranate, vanilla CS, vellum, Cuttlebug and Nestabilities ovals and rectangles, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Birds and Swirls folders, black SU! ribbon, white craft ink, Copic markers, white gel pen, Scor-Pal.

Whew. So now that I've rambled on for 10 days...thanks for stopping by. Hope you're having a fabulous weekend. :)


Lauri said...

I would have never thought you had any trouble with sketch challenges..your cards are always wonderful! I love these inkadinkado stamps!

Dawn Easton said...

hehe....Jennifer that CC Designs card is totally adorable...don't ya just love colouring him in?!!

Your embossing card is gorgeous...wow! I love that you used TWO different embossing folders on it. LOVE that idea!

You are a GREAT stamper so don't put yourself down. I only really started about a year and a half ago. It's addicting, isn't it?~!LOL
Thanks for playing along again this week!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love both cards as always, so pretty. Thanks for playing along with us OCC girls.

Allison said...

You are headed for some design team...you have nothing to worry about! I would kill to make the "crappy" cards you do!

Mary Dawn said...

those suck!


quit whinin' about it, everything you do is so good and these are no exception, the texture on both of them is amazing

Christina Fischer said...

Fantastic cards, Jennifer!!! Don't you just love that bear?!? :)

Mel M. M. M. said...

Ouuuu! That bear is ultra cute. But I have to go straight for the texture-- WOW! I love love love how you doubled up your Cuttlebug embossing. And those birdies in white are irresistible! Especially in those colours against the black. Superb!:0) Ok, I`ll stop stalkin` ya now, heehee

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh that little bear is too, too precious indeedy!!! And it sure is a fun sketch!! The birds are just so elegant!! Wonderful cards!!

Jennifer Ofiana said...

Love love love your bear card! Thx for playing in the challenges!!