Saturday, January 31, 2009

January Sheetload of Cards

I love doing challenges from this website called "Sheetloads of Cards"

Although I looked and studied the sketch early this month, I have just now finally made my cards and posted one. The sketch comes with photos of cards using this sketch, plus the cutting plans to cut each compnent the right size to do only one of or a set of's all right there and it's free...and you might even win something! What a great way to use up all those "extra" papers!
This card is very bright and cherry. I used Stampin' Up!'s "Pun Fun" for my images (I did 8 cards, using one stamp of everything but the jet and 2 latte cards. I used Green Galore and Pink Pirhouette for the solids, choosing them after I had decided which patterns I wanted to combine. Then I chose the stamps according to the size panel alotted for the card...although I could have chosen the image first and then cut my panels to fit; they give you the sketch as a pattern but we CAN take the scenic route if we want to! It's all about "artistic license!"
The ribbon I had...and the flowers were an afterthought as the sketch indicated a little something in that area. The coloring on the images was done with Prisma Pencils. I picked this set up almost a year ago, and have been dabbling with them here and there, I knew about Gamsol technique, but other than a dab here and a dab there I couldn't see what it would do.
But after coloring on the paper, I tried a timid interpretation of Gamsol with Oderless Mineral Spirits (what is used for the gamsel technique) to smooth out the pencil marks and it worked great! I don't have all the technicalities of this coloring style - but you will be hearing more about this from me. Okay, I'm turning in!


Jackie said...

Too cute and I like the dp you used...great job!!

CREATE=FUN said...

great card and paper

Vicki said...

very cute, Love that patterened paper.

Sara said...

Too cute!!!

Ronnie said...

Great card! Love the DP and matching flowers!!

Anonymous said...

Love the green and pink together!

Joanne Travis said...

Love this wonderful layout and color combination!

Michelle said...

You did a great job! I love the flowers too! Thanks for sharing!

Dragana Skoro said...

This is cute. Colours go so well together.