Friday, August 22, 2008

This was this week's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast

This card size is 4 1/2" x 4 1/2". I first started by stamping the hummingbird (Pretty Amazing stamp set) and coloring her with Bashful Blue. I used my Versamarker and clear embossing powder and heat set it. I used my brayer to color the grass and sky. I stamped flowers in Sage Shadow in the grass area and the leaves were stamped with Brilliant Blue. I used Close to Cocoa to sponge around the edge. This had a wonderful surprise effect because it looks like a window. I wasn't expecting that! LOL

I finished the card by matting the main image twice, added flowers and the sentiment.

Thanks for visiting and happy stamping! :-) Nicole

This card was made for Tuesday's Color Challenge on Splitcoast We were to use Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa and Ruby Red. I rarely use Blush Blossom and this was a great color combo!

I used the SU! stamp set called Time Well Spent. It was a hostess stamp set from the 2008 catalog. I rarely see the tulips in this set used, so I decided to feature them on this card. I also used Circle of Friendship for the sentiment.

Look closely at the bottom of the card and you will see the dry embossing. I used the Classy Brass template called Seeing Spots.

The flowers were simply colored with markers and I added Stickles on the stamens for a little bling. I used a Nestibilities for matting the main image.

Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!

:-) Nicole

Friday, August 15, 2008

Well, I've been really lazy about posting to my blog! Sorry about that! Here are some cards that I've done since my last post. If you would like the details on how to create these, you can leave a comment and I will let you know the details! Thanks for visiting and I will try to be better at updating!
Happy Stamping!
:-) Nicole