Sunday, August 31, 2008

August Card Challenges from Gina

You may have previously seen on my blog that I regularly enter the colour and sketch challenges that Gina from Stampin with Gina puts out each month.

This month for the colour challenge we weren't told what colours to use. We were given a photo and from there we had to decide what colours we thought were in the we had to use one button. I decided on Orange, Black and White but my friend Helen used brown in her creations also. When i took another look at the photo, there definately was quite a bit of brown that i hadn't seen. Next time I'll think outside the square! I ended up making this pocket card (a first for me) using several different stamps (I'm addicted to scrolls!) combined together and then used a white gel pen to create the stitch lines. Finally I added the punched flowers, button and some orange jewellery making wire.

Then for the sketch challenge I used the layout given by Gina to make this baby card (So many people I know are having babies!). I usually stamp my own backgrounds but I found this beautiful pack of Stampin Up card that I had intended to use for Emerson's Scrapbook (must get to that one day). I then used my pastel pencils to shade the middle image. I've only just started using this technique and i'm loving how versitile it makes stamps.
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1 comment:

Chook said...

Someone forgot to mention there pocket card was voted the winner of the colour challenge. Well done Mel. Now, I'm still holding you to those lessons....