Thursday, July 24, 2008

For Holly's DTGD Challenge

Here's a card for Holly's (Toy) DTGD Challenge...a sketch!

Remember, you'll only be able to view the links to the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges if you're a Fan Club Member. :)

Holly's sketches are so fun and her layers are always spot on. I've admired her for a LOOOOOONG time and learned a lot from looking at her cards in the galleries. She's a sweetheart too! I'm honored to be one of her sample makers today along with the very talented Jodi (kharmagirl)....also someone I've admired for a long time.

The main image oval was cut with my Coluzzle template and the scallop oval was cut with a Nestabilities die. I would have loved to dry emboss the main image oval with the Nestie (I love that about the Nesies!), but at the time I made this card, I didn’t own the plain oval Nestie. I do now!…yay! The scallop oval is up on a layer of dimensionals and the main image is up on a second layer.

I like to finish the inside of my cards (yeah, you know that already, LOL!) for a little something extra. I glued down a white panel and ran a thin strip of the Basic Grey Two Scoops DP along the bottom edge.

RECIPE~ Stamps: SU Embrace Life, MFT Essential Sentiments; Paper: Textured Bashful Blue, WorldWin Textured Navy #DMOB85U, Whisper White, Basic Grey Two Scoops; Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Copics (Light Crockery Blue, Grayish Olive, Pale Blue Grey, Warm Grey #3); Accessories: 7 Gypsies Fleur Bleue Flowers, Word Window Punch, Blue Brad, Oval Coluzzle, Oval Scallop Nestabilities, Dimensionals, White Satin Ribbon, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder; Technique: Dry Embossing


I loved Holly’s sketch so much that I made a second card.

The scallop oval is up on dimensionals with the main image on a second layer of dimensionals. The word window sentiment is also up on dimensionals.

The cat and balloons were watercolored with Wasabi, Apricot, Lavender, and Basic Black SU ink.

The inside of the card has a white panel with a thin strip of the Wasabi designer prints paper along the bottom edge.

RECIPE ~ Stamps: Penny Black Bubbly Clear Set, MFT Congrats All Around (sentiment); Paper: Textured Lavender Lace, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Apricot Appeal, Wasabi Designer Prints; Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Lavender Lace, Wild Wasabi, Apricot Appeal, Basic Black; Accessories: Dimensionals, Sugar Coated Brads, PTI Plum Pudding Satin Ribbon, Word Window Punch; Technique: Watercoloring with reinkers/inkpads

Holly, thanks again for letting me be one of your sample makers!!

Denise

16 comments:

Stephanie Hargis said...

Oh wow girl! I can't decide which one I like more! Both are absolutely fantastic! Your coloring is just amazing! :D

((hugs))

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Denise,
Both cards are beautiful. I LOVE the coloring on both cards. If I get a little time time to play today, I will have to check out Holly's sketch challenge.

Have a wonderful day,
Jennifer :)

Bunny B said...

They're both so gorgeous!!! I love them!

Jessie/knightrone said...

You never cease to amaze me!! Your work is flawless!!

Anonymous said...

OMG - these are lovely!! I really enjoy your blog. Thank you for sharing your talent! Crystal N

dpkennedy said...

Wow, these are both beautiful! I love the way the balloon extends beyond the oval on the second card!

lakind said...

Both of these are fabulous! Love the sketch...I'll have to check it out!

Shannon Erskine said...

Your card is so adorable Denise! love the out of the oval balloon! Great colors! Super watercoloring!

Rose Ann said...

Both of these are just gorgeous, Denise!!

silke said...

Denise - both of your cards are awesome!!! Love the first one for it's elegant look and the second one is soooooo cute!!! Way to go my Dirty Girl you - LOL!!!

Looking forward seeing what you will create tomorrow!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Denise, these are just so beautiful! So different but each is gorgeous on it's own. Love your ability to colour and shade!

Janice M said...

2 more Awesome cards! Love your coloring!

Kim Gasper said...

These are both terrific! I love all the layers. This is so why YOU are on the DD!

LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh, these are both adorable! Love that layout and that kitten image is so cute!
LeAnne

Julia Aston said...

I love the DP on your beautiful sample card for the challenge Denise! and the sweet flowers with the brads!

and your out of the box (circle!) cutting with the balloons on the 2nd one is just adorable...

Anderson Arts Online said...

This IS a great sketch! BEAUTIFUL cards, too!