Saturday, April 26, 2008

Challenges to start creative flow

I mentioned I got a bunch of new stuff- and haven't had a chance to even ink them up. I tried SCS sketch this week (sc173) and Beate's weekend sketch. I am not loving them, but it was fun to play with my new toys!
This was Beate's sketch # 45, it was a pretty simple sketch. I challenged myself to use one of the pretties, I used my pip marker to color it in. I used my polka dot background (love this stamp). I also used "so cool" set and stamped it in craft perfect plum then clear embossed it. I used so retired dsp, it had some of the colors in it I was using. I have so much retired dsp, I was such a hoarder for a period of time. I got the color combo from color wheel. I tried to use photo corners to jazz it up,but it seems to be missing something. However,I can say how much I like using the pretties kit, they color up so easily!!!This one is the scs sketch, I wanted to use my Life's a breeze set with matching wheel. The free wheelin' promo is only good until 4/30. I thought I would use this set more for scrapbooking, but I gave shot at a card. I think I might have reversed the dsp with the wheel portion, but I was just grabbing scraps to play with. I went with jersey shore dsp here, as I thought it looked like bubbles. I don't really love the boat image, might have to change that out for the big tube float.

But it was fun to stamp, after vacation!!!


10 comments:

Emily said...

These are really cute! You did a great job on the sketches. TFS!

beate said...

Great cards! Thanks for playing.
Hugs and smiles

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Those are adorable! And great job on the challenges :)

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards, brilliant job using the sketches.

Tiffany said...

I love your second card!! I just put that stamp set together last night and now I am itching to start playing with it!!! TFS!

Samm said...

Wow you have been busy!! fab work!

Samm
x

Vickie said...

Thus turned out too cute!! I had to have this set and now that I have it, I haven't done anything with it!! Thanks for the inspiration sweetie!!

Han said...

These are both fab I love the images xx

Marge Robertson said...

I like both cards, but I know I often feel a card I've made "needs" something else; it's frustrating!!! I really like your little boat on your card, Kathy!

Marilyn said...

Love the polka dot background - I think your card is Awesome!! Great way to get motivated is to use the sketches isn't it!