Friday, March 26, 2010

Sunday and Friday Challenges

Sketchy Sunday
Ok I'm a bit late on the Sketchy Sunday challenge but I finally caught up.

I decided to take the flowers in the sketch and make them these cute kites. I love bright kites on a breezy day! It's hard to see in the photo but I sponged the background a light blue so it looks more like a sky.

Friday Card Recipe

Today's challenge is to follow a card recipe to create the 365 card challenge. The recipe for today is the following:
5x5 card
3 circles
2 squares
sentiment of your choice
I chose to use a color combination that was posted on Jeanette Lynton's blog a number of weeks ago. I was in a purple mood and thought this combination was very pretty and something I typically wouldn't have used. I used all card stock so to add some pizazz I used some dry embossing and sanding. I just got this new stamp set and love the birds in a nest. It's part of a baby set but I'm finding it to be very versatile.

Another fun technique I used was to color ribbon. The satin edge ribbon is off white but I wanted a purple ribbon so I put the ribbon between the ink pad and the cover, squeezed the top and pad together and pulled the desired length of ribbon through. Like magic I have purple ribbon. This is such fun and so easy!


  1. Great job with both, the kites are way to cute, love it!!!!

  2. I love this card Kim! Great job! Having fun following your blog.

  3. Fabbie cards!! Love them both...especially the one with the kites!!!

  4. Both are lovely! Love the kites on the first one, PERFECT take on the sketch!!!

  5. So clever to use kites for the sketch and I especially like your Card Recipe card - beautifully done!


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