Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Two Color Challenges and a Sketch

Here is my card for the Split Coast sketch challenge. I also used the colors for Kristina's KwernerDesign challenge .

The required colors were pumpkin pie, close to cocoa, so saffron, elegant eggplant and white - and I used them all! A great fall color combination don't you think? I made my card 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 - my favorite card size lately!

I used my new embossed button punch by Martha Stewart that I've had for a while but hadn't used yet - this card was the perfect time to get it out! I clear embossed the spool and sentiment which are both from Papertrey Ink. The spool is colored with Copics. I knotted hemp through the button holes. The buttons and spool image are popped up on foam dimensionals.

Stamps: Quilters Sampler: PTI
Paper: pumpkin pie, so saffron, choc chip, elegant eggplant: SU, White PTI
Ink: onyx black versafine, so saffron: SU
Accessories: sponge, clear Ep, hot gun, purple hemp, foam dimensionals, button embossed punch: Martha Stewart. Copics

My next card was made for the color challenge on Split Coast this week - to use Real Red, Basic Black and Kraft.
I used this cute Fairy Tales stamp set by H&M Stamps. I just love the 3 different sizes of mushrooms and the cute butterfly with the flight trail. They stamp really clear and precise - I'm afraid my picture doesn't show that today. (The trials of photographing at night in a photobox!)


I used my clear spica pen to add glitter to the images. I punched the corners and tucked the red panel into the cut. The sentiments and kraft mushrooms are up on foam dimensionals. This is aother 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch card so the sentiment coming off the edge will still fit into the envelope.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Leave me a comment so I can come by and see what you have been doing!


Stamps: Fairy Tales: H&M Stamps
Paper: real red, basic black, kraft: SU
Ink: Onyx black versafine, real red: SU
Accessories: sponge, oval punch, key tag punch (trimmed down), hole punch, sticky jewels, lacey corner punch, small oval punch, foam dimensionals, spica clear pen

17 comments:

Butternut Sage Designs said...

cute as a ...hmmm let's see...."button" :) Donna

One4Joy said...

oh, Donna had the right idea, your card is wonderful with those big buttons, Julia! and the color combination is yummy...especially the purple. I am still hoarding my pretty buttons you sent, thanks again! I really like the new sentiments in that release. You are doing great work showcasing Heather's images

Pat (mspfd) said...

Julia, these are fabulous. I especially love your wonderful PTI creation.

acreativeneed said...

These are so lovely Julia! Those great big buttons are fabulous!!
smiles,Deena

Shirley said...

Wow you've been busy! I love the buttons with the spool and words! Really creative and with a lot of energy.

Shirley said...

I hate it when I do that. I knew you had another wonderful card just below that one. I really like the red and black!! Great corners too!

~amy~ said...

I love both of your cards Julia but I really {heart} the fairy tale one...soooooo sweet!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love those buttons - I thought they were "real" at first! And that black/red card is delightful with the fairy and the bling!!
hugs, Jami

SmilynStef said...

I need to find that punch ... those look so real ... great cards.

Sarah said...

Lovin your button card it is inspired!

Deanna said...

Love your kwener card, the big buttons in the corner are awesome!

Leonie said...

I love the "on teh mend" card, it is so lovely, very crative!

Femin Susan said...

I like your blog...Welcome to my blog

dpkennedy said...

Oh that is too cute with the buttons! I love the fairy too, so pretty! They are both such nice colors combos...I really want to try the kraft, red, and black!

Jamie Martin said...

Both cards are really cute :)

Linsey said...

Hey Julia! Sorry I've been so scarce--but I think of you often, my friend! I love both of these gorgeous cards! The oversized buttons go perfectly with this darling spool and fun sentiment. And your fairy card is simply magical! I getting ready to place an Artful Inkables order, thanks to you! Hugs and smiles xoxo

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Julia...I just love both your cards!!! Yje buttons are fabulous and the fairy card is sooo pretty!!! You have been a busy girl...I on the other hand have been a slacker this week (hanging head in shame!!!) I promise to do better next week!!!