Friday, February 24, 2012

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge 2/25

Whew!  Am I glad this week is over.  My sister and I have been at the hospital all week with Mother.  We had to send her by ambulance last Sunday night with chest pains.  After ruling out her heart, they did more tests and finally, today, they found the problem.  Now that they have found it, they can start the right medicine and she'll be back on her feet.  Thank you for all of you who have sent prayers and good wishes!!!!!

So on to today's sketch!  For such a simple looking sketch, this was one of the harder ones for me.  How long should my rectangles be?  Should I use a circle as in the sketch or should I use a square?  Should I use one of the new Framelits?  So much to choose from.  But then, sitting in plain view in my Designer Series Paper rack was Petals and Paisleys looking neglected, soooooo........  I had to use it.  Here's the sketch:

DIVASC177 - Feb 25
and here's my card:


Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Whisper White, Petals and Paisleys Designer Series paper
Accessories:  Frost White Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

I didn't want just the flat white cardstock on this so I took a Stampin' Sponge and dabbed in in some of the Shimmer Paint and then scrubbed it on in a circular motion.  I applied it to the Designer Series Paper as well to give the whole thing a shimmery look!

I hope you all have a great weekend!!!


Saturday, February 11, 2012

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge 2/11

What a great week this has been!  And a perfect way to end it is with a sketch for the UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge!!!!

Here's the sketch:

DIVASC175 - Feb 11

And here's my card:


Stamps:  Fresh Vintage
Ink:  Versamark, Blushing Bride
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Lucky Limeade, Twitterpated Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, 5/8" White Satin Ribbon, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, White Embossing Powder, 1" Square Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

I did a couple of different things on this.  I didn't like the stark white of the background on the Designer Series Paper so I randomly sponged it with Blushing Bride ink.  For the ribbon element I first place the white ribbon down and then cut the Lucky Limeade ribbon in half lengthwise to make it appear wider and then I layered the Dotted Ribbon punched piece of Blushing Bride on top.

Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to check out what all the other Designers have done over at the UDI Blog.


Saturday, February 4, 2012

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge 2/4

So tomorrow is Superbowl Sunday!!!  Even though the Cowboys aren't playing, we'll be watching anyway!  Any excuse to be able to snack!!!!  So on to this week's sketch:

And here's what I did with it:


Stamps:  Bordering on Romance
Ink:  Versamark
Markers:  Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzaz, Wild Wasabi
Cardstock:  Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, Certainly Celery
Accessories:  Gold Embossing Powder, Blushing Bride 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon, Designer Frames Embossing Folders

Be sure to visit the UDI Blog  to see what all the other Designers have done!!!! Have a great weekend!