Okay, I am way impressed with myself this week. Not only did I complete cards for two different sketch challenges, I got them photographed AND posted before the week was over. That pretty much never happens! A couple of weeks ago I got the first two parts done but never got it posted. Anyway, to gain some inspiration of your own you can go to prairiepaperandink.typepad.com for the Amy R sketch (check out the blog candy she's giving away too!) and go to mojomonday.blogspot.com for the Mojo Monday Week 78 sketch. Also check out all the talented people who have shared their creations!
The first sketch is by Amy R. I used the Loves Me paper line by Imaginisce and the Dream Wishes Stamp set from Close to my Heart. I cut the flowers and leaves from the Imaginisce paper and I embossed the pink strip with a Cuttlebug embossin folder and then inked it with CTMH Chocolate Exclusive Inks Stamp pad. I also used the Chocolate Ink to stamp the image and the Baby Pink and Hollyhock markers to color it in.
The second card is for the mojo monday week 78 sketch. I used the printed papers from the Key to my Heart paper pack that Close to my Heart had as a promotion for National Papercrafting Month. I also used Tulip and Colonial White cardstock and the Bird Basics stamp set. I stamped the bird using CTMH inks Creme Brulee, Tulip and Chocolate. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and the brad (for the bird's eye) is from a LSS. I was really pleased with the way this one turned out because I had a little "help" on it, as in my 2 yr old son thought he needed to do the stamping on it. I got my own giggles out of the whole thing too because he kept calling the bird a duck and making quacking noises. It was a fun way to spend some mommy/son time.
I'm definitely going to have to do these sketch challenges more often. I don't usually get this creative on my own but I'm really proud of these two cards. Thanks to Amy and Julee for their great sketches!
One more thing, you have got to go check out Crafty Goings On at charmedcrafts.blogspot.com. They have an amazing blog candy giveaway going on right now. Way too good to even think about passing on. Go, now!