Friday, April 30, 2010

Two Sketch Challenges!

Hello Friends and happy weekend to you!!
Here are some more challenges to share!
The first one is from Waltzingmouse here is Claire's sketch challenge:

The prize is huge--one of each of the 8 sets being released this Saturday (May 1)! This is a new site that I've been seeing referred to by other blogs and it's really a cute site, you should check it out. The owner of the online store Waltzing Mouse Stamps is Claire Brennan and she is in northern Ireland.
Here is my take on the sketch and it is also for a challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. Randi (a dear sister in Christ and cyber friend is the hostess this week and her challenge is to make a Mother's Day card, so this is mine from Proverbs 31. (SSCC#36)

Ingredients: Paper: BoBunny and Bazzill; Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs; Ink: Palette, black; Distress Ink, Dusty concord; Buttons are from Foof a La. The scallop circle punch, Marvy Uchida. Ribbon is from my stash! I also used a corner rounder from EK Success to round the corners of the pattern paper.

My second card is for the Unity birthday celebration. The challenge is actually two in one card. The first was to use the first stamp you ever purchased from Unity and the other was the Hip Hop Sketch Challenge 05 (HHSCo5). My first stamp I ever used from Unity was one I had seen Patter Cross use on her blog and fell in love with it. It is called Almighty God. I embossed the stamp using clear embossing powder from Ranger and a VersaMark watermark pad. I did this on a piece of Neenah cardstock that I had cut out in the circle shape. After embossing, I used the Distress ink, Dusty concord and the blending tool from Ranger to blend the ink over the clear embossing. Then I used the Heidi Swapp edge distresser to rough up the edges. My pattern paper is from BoBunny, the card base is Bazzill cardstock. The border punch I used is from Martha Stewart. Here is my take on the sketch and my first Unity stamp!

Well, that's it for tonight (for you on the east coast it's already Saturday, the wee hours of it!) I'm in California it's late but it's still Friday for another forty-five minutes anyway!! Have a great weekend and enjoy National Scrapbook Day!!

Thanks for visiting and God bless, see you over at Christian Paper Crafts!!



  1. Both cards are very lovely... purple makes such an impact!
    Angela xxx.

  2. This card is devine. I have that stamp and I've never used it.

  3. eek! those wee bows on the flower stalks are soo cute!! fabby card, and thank you so much for playing along with us!

  4. Wow these are both beautiful Natalie!!! I love the first one with the little bows and all the flowers! Love the second as well... love the punched borders!!! Great take on both sketches and thanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!!!

  5. Hi Natalie - your cards are lovely! Those punched borders on you SSIC card are gorgeous and add so much! You have used a fabulous scripture Natalie - Love it! We are glad you could join us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week, we love to see your cards!! We would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  6. I am so glad that you got a chance to play with our challenge. You know that I LOVE everything that you do, GF. I don't have any Bo Bunny paper but I am thinking that I should find some. Thank you for sharing your art with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges.

  7. Oh Natalie your cards are so pretty.

  8. Hello girlie! I hope you are having a blessed week! Your cards are lovely! I love how you added the little bows up the flower stems and the way you added the border punch 3 times! Very clever!