Saturday, April 24, 2010

Happy Weekend! Color and Card Sketch Challenges

From Adriel:

What a nice Saturday this has been so far! My husband took our children fishing today and the quiet I have been able to enjoy today has been a treat! I got to eat breakfast with my parents and brother all by myself... it's been very relaxing. =)

To top off the wonderful day, my husband and I are going out on a date tonight! I'm getting pretty spoiled today! =)

I made this card yesterday for an upcoming class (although I will make some changes to it for the class). I used the ColourQ Challenge #29 and the Diva Coffee Break Design Sketch Challenge #173.

The colors were not my favorite to create with, but I needed a springboard. They were definitely a "challenge" and when you combine it along with a sketch challenge, also... it's just a little more challenging. The sketch was great and easy to work with, but I'm not sure it was the best sketch for working with these colors. Hmmm... anyway, it gave me something to do. My creativity needs a jumpstart and I'm hoping it gets going soon! =)

For the ice cream bowl, I ran a piece of Whisper White CS through the Big Shot w/ the Perfect Polka Dots textured impressions die and sponged the embossed cardstock w/ YoYo Yellow ink. Then I punched it out with the large oval punch, cut off the top and used the top as the base for the bowl. =)

The ice cream is from the new stamp set, Sweet Scoops, coming out in the new Summer Mini catalog, which you can order from starting May 1st. It's super cute! I inked the ice cream image first w/ VersaMark, then with Tangering Tango ink. I stamped it and then sprinkled w/ a clear embossing powder/Dazzling Diamonds glitter mixture, embossed with the heat tool and cut out. The scoops are attached w/ dimensionals.

The background is just 1-3/4" punched squares (embossed with the same Perfect Polka Dot impressions die) with punched scallop squares. Lots of bright colors on this card!

Hope you're all having a great weekend!


Kari Linder said...

What a great Sneak Peek card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Colour Q this week! You did a wonderful job with this challenge!

Kristin said...

Cute! I just got that stamp set myself yesterday. Looking forward to making a bowl like this! Thanks for playing with the Divas!