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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Sketch CHALLENGES






Sketch challenges are such a good way to expand your stamping style. I tend to lay my cards out in the same manner without even thinking about it. Thankfully no one points this out to me. (You all are so kind!) I really need to make sure that I do at least one sketch challenge a week. Last night I start two fun sketches and here is what I finally ended up with.

The first is from Meg, she's Laura's six year old daughter, over at Whirlpool of Imagination. I might try this one again with less white. :-) I used papers and stamps from The Angel Company for this card. The inks were all Versa Magic Chalk and the faux stitching was done with a Souffle' pen.

The second card was a layout from Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #15. I didn't intentionally choose my card to match her cowboy them. I started off with scraps from Basic Grey's Montifica 12x12 papers from dare I say it... a year ago. I've been holding on to them for too long. I think I bought them right after signed up to be a TAC demonstrator which was not quite two years ago. I love having my Wings! All the stamps with this card are from The Angel Company also except for the shadow oval. I actually made that from leftover rubber earlier this year. It comes in handy from time to time too. My handsome cowboy adn background was colored with Prisma Colored Pencils and blended with Gamsol. I use scalloped scissors to make the edging and I used the Souffle' pen to add accents of color here and there. This card was stamped with Palette ink and distressed with multiple Versa Magic Chalk inks.

14 comments:

Fe-Fe said...

I love the little cowboy - he's great. Fab cards too.

beate said...

Absolutely fabulous cards! That cowboy is so adorable. I think our two cowboys are as different as they can be!
Thanks so much for trying out the sketch. You ROCKED it! Hugs and smiles

Kimberly said...

Great cards! I gotta get that cowboy!

Tracy.H said...

I am lovin' that Cowboy too!! :0)

Flossie's Follies said...

Two wonderful cards, love that cowboy, remind me of the magnolia stamps, he is too cute

Heather P. said...

I love both of these cards, especially your cowboy... What a cutie!

Alexandra said...

I found your blog through Beate's challenge and I love your cards! That cowboy is too cute!!! I will definitely be back to visit! TFS! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Trudy Osborn said...

This is one of the best cards I have ever seen with this set! I LOVE it!

Angel Wilde said...

What a cute little cowboy card. Love it!

Shannon McGann said...

I LOVE the western card! What an adorable little cowboy! Too cute!

laos348 said...

Love your cards! You do such a great job with the sketch challenges.
From Meg: Thanks so much for making a card with my sketch. It is so cute.

Corie said...

both of these are absolutely adorable!!!!!

Michelle said...

I ADORE this cowboy!

chelemom said...

This is such a cute card Nancy! Your coloring is awesome too!