Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My First Sketch Challenges!

Happy Wednesday!

I finally know what day it is and am back on schedule. I am a little grumpy today, I went to Curves to work out last night and it was my scheduled monthly weigh in and measurement day. I have really been trying to go faithfully and watching what I eat and I gained, GAINED 3 and 1/2 pounds. What is up with that?!!!!! I can't believe it, I was so upset. I keep telling myself that it is all muscle.

Izzy has been loving the weather lately. She spends most of her time outside walking around the periphery of the yard. She loves to smell Jason's plants and play with the rocks in the flower beds. She has her own little chair outside that she sits in it and just stares at the pool. It is almost like she is a little grown up.

Okay so here is my first sketch challenges. That is right plural. I have never participated in any and today I made two. We have two events coming up, a birthday party for Izzy's friend Melaina, who is turning one on Saturday, and my cousin's wedding on the 11th. I am so excited for both.

The first card I created is for Pink Cat Studio's Design Team Challenge. I felt it would be perfect for a card for a one year old.

Isn't it cute and girly?! My two favorite things. I started off stamping Lily from
Dress Up Lily by Pink Cat Studio on whisper white. I stamped her again on a post it note and cut her out so that I could mask her off. Next I stamped her hat and balloon from the same set and removed the masked image. I then proceeded to color her in using my Stampin' Write markers and cut her out. (It was at this point I decided that trying to cut out the string for the balloon was too hard and I cut it off and decided to draw it in later. Always thinking; sometimes too late.) To create the circles I used my nestabilities dies to cut out a scalloped circle out of fuchsia card stock, a circle out of whisper white card stock and a circle out of lime green card stock. I sponged on Regal Rose ink to the whisper white circle and adhered it to the scalloped one. Next, I faux stitched around the now pink circle, adhered the green circle and faux stitched around it. To create the illusion of green, matching ribbon, I cut a piece of lime green card stock to 1/2 in. and faux stitched it. For the flower I cut out three different flower shapes from matching DP and stuck a diamond brad in the middle and popped it off the card front. Finally I stamped "Happy Birthday" from Birthday Whimsy by Stampin' Up on some designer paper, cut out a circle using my nestabilities and I had the perfect girl card.

For this card I used Sketch Challenge 196 on Split Coast Stampers. I got this stamp a week ago at The Inkspot and knew it would be perfect for my cousin's wedding. Aren't they so sweet? There is a back story to this card though. This will not be the card that is going on the gift, but rather it will be going on a bag of M and M's. (The idea for the sentament came from my aunt) When we were kids, my uncle took myself and my three cousins out to a movie. This was a special treat for me since I never got to go. It was made even more special because we stopped at a candy store on the way into the theater. I was put in charge of the M and M's. We all sat down to see the movie and I was left to sit at the end. All through the movie the boys and my uncle would ask me to pass an M and M. AN M and M. Singular in my eyes. If they wanted more they should have said some M and M's or a few or a handful. It is not my fault they did not communicate properly. Well needless to say I am still teased about this. So on the inside of this card it will not say "kiss" but rather "an M and M." I think Phillip will really get a kick out of it.

Okay enough jabbering, on with how I made it. I started out by stamping Lily and Milo - First Love by Rachelle Anne Miller/Stampavie on a piece of whisper white. I colored them in using my Stampin' write markers and mounted them on a piece of DP. Next I cut out two more pieces of DP and sewed them on to the card. I stuck four antique copper brads in the corners of the image and popped them off the page. Next I added diamond stickers to the stars surrounding the two of them. I created the sentiment on my computer, printed it off and mounted it to a piece of DP and then to a piece of brown card stock. Finally, I attached an antique copper eyelet to the tag, threaded through a piece of white satin ribbon and I was done. I just love this card and I know that Phillip will too!

Well, that was pretty long winded. Izzy has had just about enough quiet time, so I guess I better go get her. Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!


Jason Core Dumpter said...

Too cute... two cute cards! Keep up the good work!!

Melissa said...

Wow Janna!! I love your cards. Thank you so much for playing along in our DT Challenge. Your Lily card is so fun and colourful, great job! I'll add it to my blog and my gallery! Have a great day!

Beverly said...

Finally I get credit for being inspiring. Love this card. I think Phillip and Deirdre (once she hears the story) will really appreciate it. Keep up the good work