Yes, this fab challenge blog, one of our favourite.. is one year old! :) Hip hip Hooray!! :) lol Everyone loves a good sketch.. it means that half the mental work that a card needs.. the layout.. is done. I love to make my interpratation of sketches, it doesn't make ant difference if it is mine, or somebody else's. I Love seeing what others do with sketches that I have presented to others in challenges. It's fab. Also a reason for me to celebrate is the fact that Jacque, one of my lovely online friends, which I have met through Roses on Paper, has been asked to join Friday Sketcher's DT. Go here to see why.. her talent and personal touch is special and unique. I'm proud to be called your friend Jacque!
I used one of my newest Magnolia Summer kindly sent me. You can definitely find this beautiful girlie at Summer's store. I will talk to you about something which regards Roses on Paper later on.. read till the end. Sorry.. a long post today :) lol Bear with me :))
I have coloured her in my Distress inks.. I hope I didn't overdo it with colour.What do you personally think? Do you prefer to see a white background behind the image? I have also used Crystal Lacquer on her boots, rain coat,umbrella and rain puddle/drops. If it isn't visible in the photo, click to enlarge. Maybe it shows better.
I also cut a tag with a Sizzix die, and popped an eyelet, and some embroidery thread, to embellish. In fact, this card will be my entry for Just Magnolia challenge, which this week is Stitching. I have stitched all the panels, not the tag though. I have used Friday Sk. sketch, as I told you , and there was another challenge (can't remember at the mo, I'll edit when I find it) which requested metal on creations. I have several brads in mine, but mostly the flower on the tag is surely metal.
On the inside I have used one of my typical verses, and embellished with stikers, brads, lace and gems.
I used my label nesties for that quick lovely touch. I just love nesties for that!!
The other card, which I left without sentiment at the moment is for Mojo Monday challenge. This week there was also a lovely sketch, but I had to be quick on this, as there is not much time left to participate. I do wish to enter for some more challenges.. How can I find more time? lol I have used a House mouse image for this card, Seed Shooter.. isn't he naughty? :)
I'm off for now, the kids are arriving. By the way, go and check ROSES ON PAPER. I received a lovely newsletter from Summer today, saying that some lovely bling rhinestones half pearls arrived at the store, new Basic Grey papers and brads.. new Magnolias and Greeting Farm stamps.. and ho ho huh??? Halloween and Christmas stamps for those who want to make a head start and don't leave till the last minute to start.You find these "In this Week" section. Check out also the fantastic offer Summer is making to returning customers.. wow isn't that great for your purse?? :) You'll feel less guilty after the purchase you make :))
BTW, Don't forget our present ROP challenge, a folder card. You have still one week to go, and as always, Summer is offering a lovely prize for a random winner :) Yay!! Check the lovely creations that some of the talented bloggers have entered. Have a happy week. For me the weekend is almost over. Another busy week coming, but with Him in all I do, I'm ready to go! :) Are you??
Thanks for looking