Tuesday, November 24, 2009

challenges...

Avoiding everything I am supposed to be doing today and playing instead. I combined a couple of challenges on this card. The color combination; Pretty in Pink, Bermuda Bay, and Old Olive is todays SplitCoastStampers color challenge. The card layout is from the current Bella SCS sketch challenge and I am also entering it in the Bella Birthday Bash contest. I colored this Ketto image a while ago to match some Basic Grey Urban Prairie paper and have just been waiting for the perfect time to make her into a card. Today was that day because the paper contains all the colors in the challenge. Ketto is colored with my favorite Lyra colored pencils blending with odorless mineral spirits and a blending stump. Hard to see in the picture but I also added some touches of glitter with a Sakura glitter pen and a bit of glaze with their glaze pen.
This second card I did for the Lord Have Mercy sketch challenge. I can't say enough how much I love Mercy's sketches, the simplicity of them makes them work well for me but they have enough pop to make them fantastic. Do you like these images??? Guess what? They are another Our Daily Bread sneak peek! (ODBD new release blog hop is Dec 1st) I love snowflakes (at least the kind on rubber stamps, not to fond of the real thing though) and I already have a bunch of them but these images are just enough different from anything else to be a must have, especially when you combine them with wonderful Christian messages. I stamped the snow flakes with whisper white craft ink on kraft. Added a touch of the Sei designer paper that I used last month and some chocolate layers and ribbon.

And since I could not resist making a third card this morning I decided to try a new challenge. The Crazy 4 Challenges blog has been around for a few months and I decided that today would be a good day to play along with them. Their challenge this week is a sketch challenge and I combined that with Kraftin' Kimmie's weekly challenge which is "Merry Christmas, Happy Winter". I colored up Kraftin' Kimmie's Oliver to match my new My Mind's Eye Signature Christmas designer paper I picked up this weekend. Oliver is colored with my favorite Lyra colored pencils blending with odorless mineral spirits and a blending stump. His hat and mug are paper pieced with a bit of the designer paper. The sentiment is an old Stampin' Up! rub on from a year or so ago.
Had to do just one more card because I have just been having way, way, way too much fun today. This card is for the Midnight Madness sketch challenge. I colored this really fun snowman with my Lyra colored pencils to match a bunch of scraps of My Mind's Eye designer paper that I had in my scrap box. I had to turn the sketch to make it work for but it was a great way to use up some tiny scraps.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!! I especially love the middle card--the unexpected colors for a Christmmas card is brilliant!

Laura

Danni said...

Lovin' all of these! so very nice!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Debi - you have been one busy stamper - I am glad you found the time to play along with the MMSC - what a lovely card you have done! That image is just too adorable - I love the look on his little face!! Great colours - glad you found a use for all of those scraps!! Well played - I am loving this! Happy Thnksgiving Debi! Thanks for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we look forward to seeing what you create next week!
Linda MMSC Design Team

Phyllis said...

Lovely, lovely card. Great colors. WOW you have been a busy girl!! Lovely colors!! Just love using up scraps too!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge.

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Carol said...

I am so envious that you made so many beautiful cards at one time. It takes me hours and hours and many pieces or ruined paper...lol Thanks for playing along with us at Midnight Madness. That Snowman card is just fabulos. Love the colors.

Carol
MMSC-Design Team

Viv said...

What a beautiful set of cards Debi. Every single one is stunning.
Viv xx

Mercy said...

deb...these are all just spectacular! great colors and coloring, and i love the clean and crisp lines!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week...you've done an amazing job! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Andrea M said...

Seriously fantastic cards!!! All are just gorgeous :)

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

What lovely cards, each of them pretty in their own way. I love the snowman one for MMSC which you have colored so prettily and paired with the pink and gray dp! Beautiful work.
Hugs,
Charlotte
MMSC DT