Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sketch Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers (SC265)

Okay, I'm supposed to be cleaning... but you know (I'm inbetween loads of laundry and I'm having a quick cup tea before I tackle the vacuuming, any excuse to sit in front of the computer!)

But I've got these three cards I just want to share with you all. I'm loving this Basic Grey Origins paper! Love the colors and each paper design.

This card is for SCS Sketch Challenge 265 and it's posted at Splitcoast. I've not posted too much there and this is actually the first time I've participated in a challenge, I've only put my DT work from Christian Paper Crafts over there but there certainly is a lot to check out. Lots of fun tutorials and some great ideas! Here is the link for the Sketch Challenge site The ribbon is from Michaels, the flower and button is from Making Memories. Cardstock is from Paper Accents. The stamp is from Inkadinkadoo. I used my Cuttlebug to diecut the Nestabilities Label One for the sentiment. Ink is Archival, coffee and I blended Distress ink (antique linen) around the sentiment.

OCCSC #49 I started this card with the inspiration from Our Creative Corner but I've not posted it over there but I do want to give them credit for starting the creative inspiration!!

I love the how the butterfly turned out. I first stamped and heat embossed with gold embossing powder and then I used Perfect Pearls (Forever blue and Forever green) to color it in. I then cut it out and then added the green pearls for the body. I love the shimmer. There are two ways to use Perfect Pearls and I chose to use them by mixing them with water on my craft sheet and then painted them. I wasn't particularly careful because I knew I would be cutting the image out.

The ribbon is from Michaels (I hit a sale!! whoo-hoo), the stamps from Inkadinkadoo, the pearls from Creative Charms and the card base from Bazzill. You'll have to click to enlarge to see the border punch from EK Success towards the bottom of the card and I also used my Cuttlebug to diecut the Nestabilites Label 1 for the sentiment and inked the edges with Distress Ink antique linen using a blending tool from Ranger.

Here is my last card and my least favorite, although I love the papers! The only additional product I used would be my EK Success photo corner (scallop) punch. Everything else is covered in the above descriptions. Sorry the pic is not the best, I should have cropped it so that you could see a little more detail. But if you click to enlarge you'll definitely see ALL the details!!

Well, it's back to cleaning the house and I need to finish making dinner for a friend who just had a masectomy this week and is recovering at home. Hope you'll check back later to see our BIBLE VERSE THURSDAY CHALLENGE FROM CHRISTIAN PAPER CRAFTS!!
Have an excellent day!



  1. Natalie your cards are very pretty! I agree with you I love Basic Greys Origins.

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  3. I have these papers waiting in CA. DH will be there next month. I can't wait to play with them. You highlighted them really well on your cards, my friend.