Sunday, August 31, 2008

SCS and Saturday Sketch

What a wonderful long weekend. I'm so thankful for the small gifts :O) I really just needed a little time extra day should do it. My husband on the other on vacation to England for two weeks! I'm definitely envious of him. I LOVED England when my daughter and I lived there! I can't wait to visit again someday.

So, onto the fun stuff :O)

Lauren Meader's Saturday Sketch Challenge:

The sketch Lauren came up with this weekend was amazing as usual. I decided to create a Get Well card for a friend at work who just underwent surgery. I love pink and brown together when they contain the right mix of each...and I really like the In Full Bloom set from Stampin' Up! even thought it's a little dated :O) This is my first stab at the watercolor pencils...and I like the results! They're very easy to use. Instead of the aqua pen, I used a blender pen. They seem to have the same effect with less liquid. I used the large end of a stylus to dry emboss the dots on the vellum. I'm sure there's an easier way to come up with this effect but I haven't found it yet. I was hoping to find a Sizzix Texturz plate that I could use with one pull of the handle, but I haven't found it yet :( The only thing I came across was the Fiskars embossing plates. Either way the results are the same.

The list of supplies can be found in my Splitcoaststampers gallery.

Splitcoaststampers Limited Supplies Challenge 181:

It took me a while, but I finally figured out the challenge thing on SCS. Sounds silly to those of you who are overly familiar, but it really wasn't intuitive! Anyway, I think I have it down. I created this card for the LSC181. The rules were pretty simple...create a card using limited supplies and a snowman! That's what I did. I think the snowman and the bird are adorable :O) Makes me yearn for winter...can you imagine? Hee hee.

The supplies I used are listed in my SCS gallery.

Hope the remainder of your weekend is safe and relaxing!


Catherine said...

both cards are simply adorable =)

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