Sunday, October 28, 2012

LIM91 - Sketch Challenge

The Less is More Challenge for this week is hosted again by Chrissie.  I'm sure Mandi must be exhausted trying to get everything just right with the new wedding business!  Chrissie has given us a great sketch to work with this week and as usual, I have more than the one card to share with you. 

This week's sketch consists of band down the card which in turn is sub-divided into three sections. We can add a sentiment or the sketch can be rotated if that orientation. Here's the sketch we're working with this week: 

 

And here's my take(s) on the sketch:


This is the first card I made for this week's challenge.  I stamped my image (not sure, but I think it might be an Inkadinkado stamp set) in black archival ink. The image is actually much larger than this, so I had to cut off parts of the side of the image after stamping it on the white card stock.  I sponged the sky with three colors of DI (stormy skies, spiced marmalade, and spun sugar), then I colored parts of the image with Copics.  After getting everything colored, I cut the image in three equal pieces and layered it directly to the card base.  The sentiment is from Sweet 'N Sassy stamps.


Looks like I had my mind on boats, and sailing this week! This is my second card and for this card I tried something I've been meaning to try for a while.  After stamping my image (Sweet 'n Sassy stamps), I trimmed some off each side of the stamped image.  I masked off the moon, and sponged ink for the sky.  I cut the image into three equal pieces and then coated each of the pieces in distress crackle paint - clear rock candy.  In hindsight, I should have painted the crackle paint on the colored image before cutting it apart.  Painting each of these small pieces was a pain...and when they dried they curly up into tubes, so I had to get the to straighten out.  I hope you can see the crackly finish on the image...it's really cool and kind of feels like leather. The sentiment is from PTI and is stamped in black.


Not through with the boating/water images yet!  I recently picked up this stamp from Hobby Art.  I ordered it, so I wasn't aware that it was such a small stamp...but it was perfect for this sketch.  I stamped it three times across a piece of white card stock, then cut it into three section after coloring.  I sponged the sky with DI, but the water and boats were colored with Copics.  I layered the pieces onto a matching piece of card stock, then adhered it to the card base.  The sentiment is from PTI.


And last but not least, another Christmas card for my stash.  Very simple.  Cut three green rectangles in two different shades of green and layered them.  Cute the poinsettia with a Spellbinder die and hand cut the leaves.  I did score and fold the leaves a bit to give them some dimension.  I added three pieces of yellow/gold bling to the centers of the poinsettias.  The sentiment is from Flourishes and was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

That's all for me today.  Thanks so much for stopping by! I do appreciate your visits and your comments! Until next time...

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24 comments:

Melisa Waldorf said...

WOW!! You were really inspired by this sketch. Thanks for showing all the wonderful possibilities. YOur cards are beautiful!

snapdragon said...

Love them all! But I think the first is my favorite- the colors are just perfect!

TAM said...

WOW Susan you have been busy today - loving all your cards but especially the second one - the crackle effect is great but you have such a feeling of reflection on the water its fabulous.

Chrissie said...

More wonderful cards Susan. I love the nautical themed ones!
Thanks as ever.
Chrissie
Less is More

Gibmiss said...

Hi Susan
Fabulous set of cards ... You have stunning ideas ... I have a job to think of one ..... Love the boats ones as my Roy loves sailing boats .....
Hugs Sylvie xxxx

Jenni's Jems said...

These are all beautiful as usual, and love the crackle effect ... and you have just inspired me to make another card for this challenge! x

Kim S said...

I am partial to sailboats and these are each gorgeous. The sponging on the first two is perfect. I love the third card because we have a sailboat with a red hull!! It's the only one on the lake with red so scenes with red boats always catch my eye.

Karen said...

What a host of gorgeous cards Susan. I especially like the first one; the colours are amazing. The second is really interesting - haven't used the distressed crackle paint but love the texture it gives....can imagine the job you had in getting the three pieces to uncurl!

Karen x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous set of cards Susan and I can't find a favourite but it would be between the first three.
luv
Debby

Aileen said...

Love all your pretty scenes, Susan. x

Lee Ann Barrett said...

WoW! What gorgeous takes on the sketch. I am partial to the lighthouse card and the single sailboat image. Both are stunning!

Valerie said...

Love your nautical theme Susan, your colouring is brilliant and the images really suit this sketch:)
Val x

Suze Bain said...

Fabulous stamping, inking and colouring Susan. A beautiful quartet! xx

GinaA said...

Love the nautical theme, the landscape set of sailing boats has loads of movement and I think your the gulls and moon is fab, favourite has to be the lighthouse, brilliant the bright colours against the white. Very Clarice Cliff.

Marian Garcia, Studio M said...

Award wINNING! xo, Marian

stempelomi said...

wow,absolutly lovely! Great work!

Daen'Ys said...

Stunning cards! Love the powerful colors from the first one. Great creations!

Lucy F said...

I love these cards - especially the first one. Fab colours!

Rosemary said...

your cards always inspire, susan! you have created another fabulous group of cards!!

kingstonmama said...

All fabulous, but I love the one with the crackle finish. Gorgeous shades of blue and I love the finish. ann y.

Suzilou said...

My gosh you have been busy yet again and all super super cards. Love all the stamps and lovely colours :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your sea-based cards are all stunning, Susan, and then you surprised us with a Christmas card to see if we were paying attention, and it is also stunning!!

Lynne said...

A wonderful selection once again Susan, love them all.
Lynne xxx

Viv said...

Wow Susan, fabulous cards again, love them all equally :) Viv xx

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