Thursday, April 23, 2009

SC225 and CPS112 cards

Hi everyone! I have a couple challenge cards to share today. This first card is for this week's SCS sketch challenge. I rather like this sketch, love the symetrical yet off set bg panels! I chose to use my brand new Peaches stamp from Repeat Impressions.

I LOVE this image, but have to confess I had NO CLUE how to color a peach. Love this little guy, BUT I have to confess I had no clue how to color it. Thank you to Mr Google! I found lots of pictures online and this is was my first try -so be kind! I colored it with Copic markers and then painted it with Gold Shimmerz. The DP is Basic Grey Porcelain -isn't it a perfect match with the peach tones? I left off the sentiment, cause I am torn between using this as a thank you or a birthday card!

Whew! This card is a triple challenge card! I used the sketch for this week's CPS sketch, last week's DoubleDog Dare challenge to make a black/red/white card and this week's CAS challenge to use some kid's bedding from JC Penny.

I chose Crazy Ladybug Quilt bedding, it fit right into the colors I had to use.I used Martha Stewart's ladybug punch and a mini flower punch for the card. The doodles are hand drawn and there are 2 scored lines above and below the image panel. The sentiment is from Verve's Circular Sayings set.

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. I updated my Robward picture!

Card Deets (SC225):
Stamps: Peaches
Paper: Vintage cream (PTI), Frosted Orange (Prism), Porcelain (BG)
Ink: Adirondack pitch black
Accessories: copic markers, misc satin ribbon, gold pearl, labels one nestie

Card Deets (CPS112):
Stamps: circular sayings
Paper: white, red, black
Ink: black
Accessories: punches, ribbon scrap, white gel pen, score-pal



  1. Both are spectacular cards. :)

  2. These are both fabulous! I love the way you coloured the peaches and the porcelain paper using yellows...I always seem to see it as pink! The ladybug card is adorable...the diagonal sketch and embossing is so refreshing!

  3. BTW...the pic of Rob this week is drool worthy! Yet another reason why your blog is so inspiring!!

  4. Wow, both cards are really stunning! I am loving those peaches and LOVE what you did with that CPS sketch.

  5. I think you did an awesome job colouring the peach!!! Beautiful card and love the ribbon on it. The second card is sooooo cute! Love the black/white/red colour combo, so bold and fun.

    LOVE the new Robward pic.....SIGH!!

  6. Beautiful cards, Michelle! Love the angled, embossed lines on the second clever!

  7. Gorgeous cards Michelle, I love the peach stamp, such a beautiful card! Love the embossing on the second card and the little lady bug is soooo cute!

  8. Very pretty cards! Love the scoring you did on the second card, and the lady bugs are adorable! Great job with CPS 112!


  9. Oh I wish you had NOT used the MS ladybug punch. I don't want it. IdontwantitIdontwantitIdont.... Perfect sketch to use it on, you nailed this one GF!!

  10. too cute with the ladybugs! thanks for using the cps sketch this week!

  11. Michelle, both of these are wonderful!!! Great colors and design detail on both!!!

    EC pic is fabulous, too!!!! Nothing like an artsy VP!!!!

  12. Hey there, Michelle....

    Just checkin' out your blog.....I've been MIA for a bit w/ a family emergency.....**sigh** ....its NOT been a fun weekend.

    Sure nice to see such beautiful cards to take my mind away.


  13. I checked out the bedding, and it really looks like it was stamped! (with large stamps, of course) Love the diagonal on your card!

  14. Michelle - both of your cards are beautiful!!! Love your peach card - perfect for a Georgia girl *wink*!!!

    The ladybug card is adorable!!! Awesome layout too!!!

    Have a wonderful week!!! Hugs ~S~

  15. Oh both are fresh and cute. I love the scored lines with the lady bugs.

  16. These are both awesome! Your peaches look so yummy!! And so does your new robward pic!!

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