Monday, January 20, 2020

Sketch Challenges

My on line card making group was having some sketch challenge's this weekend since a majority of the women were being snowed in with the storm, luckily all we had here was some freezing rain that turned into just ran, or we would have been doing a lot of shoveling.  But that didn't stop me from playing in the challenge.  

Our group is also making cards for the military to send home to their families, one of the ladies in our groups daughter was deployed again and we send the cards to her and she distributes the cards to all at the base, so these cards will be heading there.

My first used a tile sticker that I have had in my stash for many years, 4 stickers came on a sheet and I had this last one left so if you have been with me for a while you have seen me use these in the past.  We aren't to send anything with glitter so I didn't add any to the wings like I have done before.  After I had mounted it onto the card base I realized I forgot to  mount the sticker first to card stock, so you can see the paper underneath, hubby said he didn't really notice until I said and thought it looked ok, so I am going with it.

The actual sketch had a ribbon at the bottom but I placed my sentiment there instead.

Wall tile sticker from $ store
Leisure arts - Savor this moment papers
DieVersions - Miss you sentiment cut 3 times and layered

Next I used a outline sticker and colored in the rose with the sakura gel pen that came with the stickers, when I went to use the green I couldn't get it to work at all so I used one of my fine tip sharpie markers to fill in the leaves.

They mentioned the most asked for cards was miss you and Love, so that is what I went with for these two cards.

Sticklers- gold outline stickers, colored w/gel pen and sharpie
Spellbinders - Classic Ovals die
October Afternoon - 5 & Dime paper
Martha Stewart - border punch
Sticker sentiment

We have a feels like temperature of 5 degrees this morning with very light snowflakes falling, hope you have a bit better weather than we are having :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and have a wonderful week ahead!



April said...

These cards are beautiful! It is great what your group is doing.

Darlene said...

These are both fantastic Connie and what a great use of everyone's creations. I'm sure our troops truly appreciate your efforts! We have about 3" of snow on the ground here in Akron and it's been snowing all day ... looks like a snow globe outside at the moment. Very pretty but glad I don't have anywhere to go! Good day to craft!!

Leslie Miller said...

These are both just beautiful, Connie! I don't see the paper underneath unless I look real hard on the enlarged image, and then I'm not sure I'm seeing it. Really love the outline sticker and that whole pretty card, too.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

What lovely cards. I really gravitate to the rose you coloured with that awesome sentiment. What a nice thing to do for the military.

Esther Asbury said...

Two beautiful cards -- I especially like the blue one with the dragonfly!

Kim said...

Gosh, it sounds freezing there. So glad you don't have to shovel snow. I don't think I could cope with those temperatures. Both your cards are lovely. I especially love the first one with the sweet little dragonfly. How beautiful of you to make cards for the military families. They all must smile when they receive their special card.

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous projects, so gorgeous in style and design.xx

Debbie said...

these cards are beautiful connie and what a great use for them!! i adore the first one, you did a great job on both but the first stands out to me!!

we got a "sprinkling of snow" on saturday, on sunday it was gone. it didn't even stick to our walks and driveway. good/bad, i'm not sure??!!