Monday, March 8, 2010

Spring Flowers and Garden Gnomes

Good Morning!

Wow! What a busy and wonderful weekend I had. I took Reagan to the Tyson American Cup Gymnastics competition on Saturday and then yesterday we spent time playing at the park, I got some house cleaning done and had time to stamp! I have two cards to share here with you and then another one in my SCS gallery.
This first one that I have is for Saturday's OCC challenge. I haven't had an opportunity to play with the OCC in a while and the sketch appealed to me, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I actually didn't do any stamping on this card. I wanted to use my Cricut with my Spring Flowers (by Kristina Werner) digital cutting kit from Two Peas for the flower in the middle. I used Saffron, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, and a sheet of SU paper from their "Washington Apple" collection. I also used my very last scrap of Riding Hood Red. I rolled the ends of the flower up so that it has a bit of a more realistic and 3D affect. I took a close up picture of that part of the flower, so that you could see the dimensions of it. I decided also to leave off the sentiment and will put it on the inside when I do that part of the card.
The next card I have to share today is for Friday's OCL DT 03 challenge. I have been having so much fun with my new OCL sets; but I decided to break out a different set for this challenge. This set, "Garden Thoughts" was one of the first OCL sets I got and I still love it! I combined this challenge with the colors from last week's Color Throwdown to use Ruby Red, Old Olive and Not Quite Navy. The striped olive paper is from a sheet of SU paper from their retired "Tea Party" set (I think that's the name of it!) I used a Martha Stewart background stamp which I embossed with Versa Mark and clear embossing powder on the Ruby Red piece. I stamped the garden gnome in Chestnut Roan ink and then used Copic Markers, SU markers and water color pencils with blender pens to color him in.
Ok, so that's all for me today. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!!

6 comments:

Heather McNally said...

Fantastic! Thanks for playing in the OCL sketch challenge! I love what you did - totally fun!

Gina said...

That garden gnome is so fun! I love that top card, it uses all my favorite colors.

Silke Ledlow said...

Both cards are just beautiful!!! Love the big flower and the sweet garden scene!!! You rocked both Sketches!!!

Thank you for playing along with us!!! Hugs ~S~

Beth said...

I love seeing how illustrators use their own set! And I love seeing such out of the ordinary ideas! Love this Iflorist.co.uk

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous take on the sketch. Love the beautiful flower card. And the coloring and color choices are wnderful!

Pam said...

Super cute little gnome, love the "stitching" too!


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