Friday, January 14, 2011

BLOGGERS CHALLENGE #195 - It is a Sketch!

Hello Everyone-
Today is Blogger Challenge Day and this week's challenge is a SKETCH Challenge! I have TWO cards to share. For some reason, my MOJO was flowing pretty good and I actually got a TON accomplished! I started out by making TWO other projects and then realized I had used the wrong sketch.... Booooo... The good news is I have 2 cards done for February! *smile*


The Technique Junkies Newsletter is sponsoring the Frosted Designs Blog and they are challenging us to use PAINT!!! You can see the talented Junkie Team on Saturday here.

Frosted Designs




My first card uses the stamp I used is called the Inspiration Plate #5 from I Brake For Stamps. One thing I love about I Brake For Stamps is that Della sells the stamps as sets or as individuals. So if there are some images or words you will not use, you can normally find the stamps you will use as individuals... however, if you LOVE the whole set - she has it available for you too!

I used the Technique Junkies Newsletter and the technique called Sanded Coordinations from the April/ May 2010 Newsletter.

Here are some more details:
Cardstock: Coredinations, Bashful Blue, White, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Paper Piercing Tool, Tea Drops, Sanding Block, Impressibilities by Spellbinders, Grand Calibur , Blue Gingham Ribbon




My second card uses the Hyena from I Brake For Digis. This Digital Image really makes me smile but the comment cracks me up and is from the Birthday Sentiment Half Sheet.


I was telling my mom about this card last night and she said..."If you really think about it, it isn't funny." Well mom, no disrespect but I disagree. This makes me smile. There are SO many good things about becoming like your mother (at least with my mom) but there are a few of those family quirks that you think... Oh No! As I write this, I think I should redeem myself a bit and tell you some good things about my mom. In no particular order, here they are: 1. She is supportive in every thing I do. 2. She is a great woman of faith and is a great leader by example in the way of the Lord, Jesus Christ. 3. She is faithful and diligent. 4. She perseveres through trials. 5. She spends time with my children. 6. She is a good teacher of the important things to my children.... there is more to my Mom that makes her wonderful... but I do not want her to get a big head. LOL

On the background card stock, I used the Technique Junkies Newsletter and the technique called Alcohol Splash from the October/ November 2005 issue. Did you know you can get back issues from the Technique Junkies Newsletter? It is SOOO cool! They are also available on cd too!


I used the shimmery paints from Creative Inspiration Paints - Blush, Turquoise, Spring Green, Carmel, Chocolate, Garnet, Evergreen



Here are a few more details: I had to add the white strips because I smudged the ink on the glossy card stock. UGH - I hate when that happens... so I tried to salvage my project...


Stamps: Hyena from I Brake For Digis and Half Sheet 052 from I Brake For Stamps
Accessories: Technique Junkies Newsletter, Creative Inspiration Paints, Aquapainters, Banana 5/8 Ribbon, Bling Brads from SU, Paper Trimmers....


As you shop at I Brake For Stamps, you can enjoy a 10% discount by using the code SAVE10Chris 


To see all of the other designs check in the Linky Tool HERE. You can even play along!!! Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!


Chrissy D

23 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful use of the sketch Chris! Love the sentiment on your 2nd card!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Terrific cards Chris! I love the stamp that you used on the first one, and I'm still laughing over the second one...too cute! (Isn't that the truth...lol! I say things all the time and then think...how did my mother's voice just come out of my body!) :D

Ida said...

Great job on both cards. The first one is so beautiful and serene. Card 2 makes me laugh too because I've discovered that in some ways I have become "my mother"!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

These are so terrific, Chris. The praying hands is wonderful and could be used for so many occasions. What a hoot, I say, for the second. Made me laugh because I keep saying that to my husband...got a kick out of it. Hugs, Gayle.

Basement Stamper said...

Great cards, I love the colors of the first card.

CanadianScraps43 said...

Chris just wanted to say thanks so much for your kind remark on my Guest Design Team work at Deedee's Digi's. So happy that you are one of our followers. Just wanted to say that I love your creations and that you are such an inspiration to so many. May God continue to bless you like you have blessed others. Hugs.

Traci S. said...

Hi Chris,

What a beautiful way to show two totally different ways to use the sketch!

I think you should frame the card, and print and cut out your tribute to your Mom...put it in the frame, and give it to her for Mother's Day. How many mom's would love to hear what you wrote about her? EVERY ONE OF THEM! You could add...in writing..."a good sense of humor." She also mothered you!

I really love the first card. Anything like this really makes me smile. Isn't it wonderful to know that someone is praying for you? And, even better that they spent the time to make and send a card. Where you can write on the other section what the answer to prayer was...and make it a keepsake. How sweet that is.

I love your work, Chris! Your coloring is exceptional. You make such unique style cards...on that CD or is it a DVD! You are a woman of God...and it shows in your art beautifully.

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Tami Black said...

Chris, I love the first card and do many of these type myself. It is always great to have someone praying for you. But that second card is a scream! I've stopped and thought to myself how like my mom I've become and it is scary! Love that you talked to your mom about it!

Terry said...

Both are fabulous cards! I wish I still had my Mom, but when I ready the sentiment on the second one and laughed, I realized I do. I think I have become my Mom!!!

GCgirl said...

Great job...the second one is a riot! My handwriting is even starting to look like my mother's....how did THAT happen??

BarbaraW said...

Two fantastic cards. I must say that the hyena card is a real hoot. Love it.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- love the great first card- and the fun colors of the 2nd card is too cool- and how I love the sentiment! LOL WHat a sweet Mother you have!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chrissy these are two fabulous cards I do love your colours and images they both look super.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Jane Bosi said...

Great cards!! Love how you showed the versatility of the sketch with two completely different themes!

Linda Monroe said...

very clever

Verna Angerhofer said...

The sketch card is masterfully and tastefully done. Beautiful! And, the second one is hilarious. And, in my case...so very true. My mom had the biggiest and jolliest laugh and this would certainly have worked. Her laugh made the world shake with merriment as well. It was such a blessing. It made everyone around her smile.

JP Card Crazy said...

I love them both!! The praying hands is so elegant! And I'm becomming my mother fits me to a "t"

Barbara said...

What lovely cards...both of them! The first is just beautiful....the second is just too cute! (....and how true. I hear my mother's voice coming out of my mouth all too often!)

Lisa Bohler said...

A great set of contrasting cards! One so humerous (and true!) and one so reverant and beautiful! Wonderfully done with the sketch!

SuzanneK said...

Both cards are wonderful. Suzanne x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Both cards are great, and really opposite of each other.....wanna' know how you you too became your Mom? I'm glad to know I'm not alone, funny card.

Nikki Bond said...

These are great! Love the colors of the first....and the cuteness of the second! :) {SMILES}

Boni said...

oh the praying hands card is just what I needed by way of inspiration this week! And the laughing Hyena really made me giggle. I hear my mother coming out of my mouth more and more every day!