Friday, October 9, 2009

Some Brown and a Sketch

Good Morning and Happy Friday!

Another week coming to a close! Hope it was a good one for you! This is a holiday weekend here in the States and our family is planning to take a trip up north to do some leaf peeping and see all the beautiful Fall foliage before the leaves are gone for another year! Hope you have a great weekend too!

Our challenge this week at Stamp Something is to use the color brown. You can make a card that is a monochromatic style with different shades of brown or you can use brown with other colors. As long as you have brown in good supply on your project, you will have a chance to win our fabulous prize donated by iCopic and be entered for a chance to be selected as Top 5 Stamper!

I created my card with my sister's first anniversary in mind. Her wedding colors were cream and brown so this challenge came at a perfect time! I used this beautiful image from Mo's Digital Pencil and colored it with Copics in browns and creams. I also added some Spica glitter accents, but they are hard to see in the photo. I wanted to go with a vintage feel to keep in line with this image, so I distressed the edges.

The layout is from Inspirational Card Sketches, it's sketch number 37. I used some retired SU! papers and cardstock in cream and brown. The ribbon was from the favors in my sister's wedding. I knew it would come in handy one day. I also embellished with HPH in vanilla to frame their names on the ribbon and then added Prima roses and pearls to finish off this card. This card also fits the embossing challenge at ABC Challenges.

Our challenge for you at Just Magnolia this week is a sketch by the very talented and super sweet Mina! It was a fun sketch to work with and I think I will be using it again sometime!

I went for some cheerful bright colors as I intend to send this card as a birthday wish for a friend. As usual, it's going to be late, as I had poor planning yet again!

I used some June Bug BasicGrey papers with bright pink and soft pink cardstock. My image has been colored with Copics and the I cut out Tilda and popped her up a bit to create more depth. I finished with card with some Prima flowers and buttons and a wide piece of stitched grosgrain ribbon.

I hope you have a fantastic weekend! And if you are up for a challenge, head on over to Stamp Something and Just Magnolia and take part! Happy stamping! :)


Stef H said...

what a stunning anniversary card! and thank you for joining us at ICS!

and your tilda card is gorgeous and colorful!


JazzyH said...

What a great card!

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful creations Denise!! Love the gorgeous Stamp Something creation with the brown tones and flowers!! So yummy!! Your Tilda creation is adorable too!! Love the fun colors and sparkle!! Have a lovely weekend!! HUGS

Giovana said...

Your card s are wonderful Denise. I really love the image on your anniversary card.
God bless

Kim Piggott said...

wow two stunning cards Denise!
have a wonderful family time!
kim x

Juls said...

Love the card you made for Alison and John its amazing!! gorgeous image and I just Love the gorgeous colours you have used!! Fab!!

Dawn♥ said...

OH my goodness Denise both cards are absolutely beautiful.
Love what you did with ICS sketch this week. Thanks for playing along. :)
Owner of ICS

Kevin Renz said...

What a gorgeous card (s)... but I love the romantic feel of the couple, the embellishments and the coloring.

Victoria said...

What a beautiful card you have made I love the embossing. I adore the image that you have used.

Wish I had known this challenge before as I made a goreous brown card and posted it on my blog yesterday so I can't enter, drats!

Thank you for joining us on ABC this fortnight

hugs Vicky

ps I have candy on my blog if you are interested x

June said...

Oh gosh these are both gorgeous but my absolute fave is the top one what a stunner !
hugs June xxx

Unknown said...

Oh my! The anniversary card is truly beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at ICS this week.


Unknown said...

You could also enter the anniversary card over on my challenge blog at Rosie-D's challenge this week as our colour combo is Coffee, Cream and a cherry on the top.

We have a fabulous sponsors prize on offer too to one lucky participant!


Shelly said...

Hello Denise!
Two lovely cards, but so very different! You SS card is just so beautiful, great image and fab ribbon detail! And your Tilda card is just adorable, great colours and 3D effect. Have a lovely weekend.
Shelly :)

Vicky said...

Elegant anniversry card, love the colours. Glad you joined us at ICS. :)x

Erin... said...

Hey Denise, I love that anniversary card, the ribbon is the perfect touch! Your coloring is gorgeous too! Tilda is super duper cute! And the ribbon and papers are great!

Debs said...

Hiya, it was my sons first wedding anniversary 2 weeks ago and their colours were brown and cream aswell, thats a gorgeous card youve made I'm sure your sister will love it, thanks for joining ICS this week and have fun in the woods, they must be fantastic colours,

Mary Giles said...

My gosh but both of these are just stunning. I really love the elegance of the first one and the fun colors of the second. Thank you for joining us at ICS this week.

Deb said...

Beautiful cards Denise, how special is that anniversary card, fabulous image and love Tilda's glittering wings on the second one! Have a great holiday weekend, hugs Debx

cats whiskers said...

Two absolutely stunning cards dear, love the colours and glitter on the Tilda card, and the anniversary card is just stunning what a wonderful image so beautifully coloured dear
Have a great weekend
Hugs Jacqui x

Wendy said...

I love the anniversary card!! It is a really nice looking vintage card! Great work!

Rach said...

wow fantastic creations Denise, both so different yet so delish..xx

Marcea said...

What gorgeous cards Denise - both people will be delighted I am certain. Both full of pretty details. Loving the bling :o)

Lisa H. said...

gorgeous creations! wow, that wedding/anniversary card is soooo beautiful, I love the vintage feel you created!

Debbie said...

This is stunning Denise the colours really set this image off,Hugs Debbie x

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

BEAUTIFUL CARDS!!! I am IN LOVE with your ICS card!!! The browns are so rich and yummy, the overall card is so romantic and elegant. WONDERFUL job! Thank you for joining in this week at ICS!!!

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Diane Davies said...

Hi! I'm on the DT of Digital-Ink and I'm excited to get to work with your images! : )

Your cards are fabulous!! You look like you are one busy woman. Lots of design teams and creating stamps. You go girl!

wendipooh13 said...

love the elegent feel of the card and sooo gorgeous!!! wow.. great job with the IC sketch this week!!

Moni said...

Stunning cards, love both cards, but first is something special! Hugs,moni