Sunday, January 2, 2011

Lucy's Challenges #1 and #2

Hi everyone!  I was so excited when I dropped in to Lucy Abrams' blog today because she has started doing sketch challenges.  Her first sketch was posted Friday HERE and then her second sketch was posted this morning HERE.  Lucy designs for Hero Arts and is an amazing Clean and Simple card maker.  I decided to play along with both sketches since they were both fantastic. 

Here is the first sketch and my take on it.  I kept pretty true to the layout.  The truth is I've been meaning to try my hand at these rosettes that have been all over blog-land these days.  When I saw the 4 items on the front of this first sketch I thought maybe I'd make 4 rosettes but once I got this first one done I realized it could be the "o" in the word LOVE and still fit the sketch. 

 










This is the second sketch and my take on it.  I love Jennifer McGuire's videos on using distress inks with embossing over top so I went with that technique.  I used the Cling Stamp Floral Garden from Hero Arts for the first time on htis card and I really like it.  What was I waiting for??!!  The sentiment is from Spiral Bouquet (Papertrey Ink) and is heat embossed in white over some vellum that I sponged with purple ink.  the  background is made by sponging Lavender Lace (Stampin' Up!) ink in the middle of some white cardstock and then adding Faded Jeans and Broken China (both Ranger Distress Ink) around the edges.  Finally, it is splashed with a bit of water. 

 









Thanks for dropping by today!  Do you enjoy sketch challenges??  If so, drop over to Lucy's blog and give her challenges a go.  I'm heading over there to see what everyone else did with these sketches!

Donelda




5 comments:

Imke said...

Hi Donelda, both cards are great. I like the flower from the first. Great to "see" you in the SS Swap!!

Trish D said...

Ooh, I'm really digging the first card - so clean, and definitely an eye catcher. Hmmm... may have to use this idea for hubby's Valentine's card this year :)

Lucy Abrams said...

These are fab. What a great interpretation of sketch 1 - so unique. Thank you for playing along :)

Deb (dcorder) said...

Great job with both sketches!!

Wendy said...

LOVE these!