Friday, January 8, 2010

Some Pleating and A Sketch

Good Morning!

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all had a super week! It's been busy here, but a good busy! I just wanted to take a second to thank all of the readers out there who have participated in our Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop! Your comments have just meant so much to our designers, THANK YOU! There is still time to join in the hop fun and enter for a chance to win the prize! The Whimsy hop closes tomorrow at noon EST.

Today I have two new cards to share, one for Just Magnolia and the other for Stamp Something. Both of these cards fits some other challenges too.


This week at Just Magnolia our DT member Mina created a really simple and fun tutorial for creating pleats with with your designer paper. This is our special January monthly challenge sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

I went with some BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses paper and a brand new to me Tilda stamp.

I've colored with Copics and then added some stickles to the image for some glittery accents. The card has been distressed and embellished with sticky pearls, a flowers and a spacer, a chipboard heart, and some sequined ribbon.

This card also fits at:
BasicGrey Challenges: Pink, Cream, Blue color combo
Creative Card Crew: Distressing
ABC Challenges: L is for layering
Roses on Paper: Favorite Coloring Medium


We have a sketch challenge for you over at Stamp Something this week. It was one that I created to work with the fantastic stamps our sponsor Wags 'n Whiskers has generously given to our Design Team to work with for this challenge!

I chose to use this sweet "He Loves Me" image designed by Crissy Armstrong. I colored it with Copics, highlighted with stickles and then cut it out to fit my card. I've embellished this card with embossing, distressed edges, Prima flowers, stickles, and a ribbon with some charms.

This card also fits at:
Simon Says Stamp: Hot Chocolate
Charisma Cardz: Pink, Brown, Cream, Toffee
Cute Daisy May: Love

Thanks for stopping on by today! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Be sure to check out the creations made by my fellow DT members at Stamp Something and Just Magnolia and if you have a chance, join in the challenges! Happy stamping! :)

30 comments:

pinky said...

This is just so beautiful, what a lovely image and your colouring is excellent. Thanks for joining us at CDM this week. By the way, can't see the sketch over at Stamp Something and am dying to have a go.
pinky

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
Two totally gorgeous cards Denise!
Love your sweet images and wonderful papers and detail!
Beautiful!
hugs
kim x

Kelly said...

Love the coloring that you do! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing in the color challenge at Charisma Cardz this week-

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh Denise, I just love your Friday posts! ;) I get to see two gorgeous creations!! Love the pleats in your top card with that adorable magnolia!! I think you've done ushc a fabulous job with the WnW image too!! What a really fun sketch!! Beautiful job!! Have a great weekend and stay warm! HUGS

Erin... said...

Denise these are fabulous!!! Love that sequin ribbon and the fun envelope on your JM card, that technique is so cool!!! Your SS card is gorgeous!! love the sparkle adn she's beautifully colored!

Shelly said...

Hi Denise!
Happy New Year! I'm just loving the two cards here, great paper piecing on the Magnolia card, and I adore what you've done with your Stamp Something card! I love Wags n Whiskers stamps!

Hope you and Erin are keeping well, I kinda miss doing my weekly SS DT card! You can be sure I'll join in with the challenges now though!

Hugs Shelly ;)

pinky said...

Hi Denise, me again, found the sketch...such a dah!
Pinky

Sue said...

aww two gorgeous cards, fabby colouring on both, luv the pleating,luv the colour combo on the 2nd one, great layout,luv the embelies, sue.x

Juls said...

these are just gorgeous! Love your sequin detail on the magnolia card!

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Both your cards are so pretty Denise, Gorgeous colouring and love the beautiful layouts and flowers, Your paper pleating looks fab! Have a wonderful weekend, Hugs, Nikki x

Scrappymax said...

What a beautiful card and your colouring of the image is great
Thanks for joining us at CDM this week.

Samantha said...

Hi ya, Great card! I loved the blog hop too! thanks!

Thanks for joining the ABC challenge Samantha :0)

Deb said...

fantastic cards Denise, so love that paper pleating and the images you have used are so sweet! have a great weekend, hugs debx

Avril Ann said...

Spectacular cards Denise, totally awesome, honest they are.....many thanks for playing along at CDM this week. Good luck with your challenges. Hugs Avril xxx

Ann Whitfield said...

Gorgeous cards Denise, thank you for joining in with us at CDM this week.
Ann x

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous cards Denise :-) Both of them are absolutely stunning as always ! :-)
Thanks for joining the ABC and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
Luv
Lols x x

Sheila said...

Two stunning card Denise, love the colour combo on the Maggie one,great pleating too :-).
Hugs
Sheila xx

cats whiskers said...

Two fantastically executed cards sweetie they are both wonderfully coloured and your paper pleating is superb. Denise your new Horses are just stunning I love them more each time I see them
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Allison said...

both cards are so pretty
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week
AllisonX

Crystal said...

Hi Denise WOW these are both truly beautiful cards....LOVE all the details on both!!!! Tilda is such a doll and the other one WOW love those colors!!! Gorgeous work!!! Have a lovely weekend!!! Hugs!

Diane said...

These are both beautiful Denise!
As always oh so gorgeous!

Sally said...

Stunning cards. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

having a {me} day said...

What a beautiful set of cards! kxx

maranda said...

hi denise, i follow you re blog, it's very lovely cards

greetings maranda

Lil Sis said...

Two beautiful cards and both fit the CDM theme this week.
Thanks for playing along with CDM again this week.

Beccy x

Alex said...

Two beautiful cards Denise!! I love them both - such great detail and colors!!! Got my new computer up and running and my blog going again so I am happy to be seeing everyone's creations again! Have a fabulous weekend! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Valoudesbois said...

Very beautiful cards.

Thanks for joining us at CDM

Leanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week - good luck!

Hugs
Leanne
xx

raindropecho said...

Denise, these are both so beautiful! Amazing job on these cards. All the glitter is just in the right place and the flower arrangements are wonderful :D

Lacey Stephens said...

These are both so beautiful! I love the added glitter! And your Wags 'n Whiskers card is so pretty! The team did a really great job!
~Lacey
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