Sunday, 29 January 2012

1 Sketch 3 Ways

Ooh it's been ages since I joined in with a challenge and temptation got the better of me when I saw this weeks sketch challenge over at Less is More. As soon as I saw the sketch an idea came into my head and I ended up making three cards:

I've used the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Sprinkled Expressions and whilst I was at it, had a play with heat embossing too! All cards use the same colour combination of Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo. Here's the first one I made and my favourite too:

I don't know what happened to my photos today, it's very dull and my pictures have come out a bit grainy. Maybe I'll try again later. Anyway, this is the Elegant Eggplant version. I've stamped the flower image with Versamark and then sprinkled the Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo embossing powders on. To stop the colours mixing, I stamped the images one at a time, added the powder and stamped again. then heat set. Next is the Melon Mambo version:

I've made this in the same way, except we don't have an Elegant Eggplant embossing powder. So to create the effect I inked up the heart stamp first with Versamark and then again with Elegant Eggplant ink. It doesn't damage your ink pads but it means the Versamark ink is on the top when you stamp it so you can then sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder to achieve the same effect. I think on coloured card this works best with darker inks.

Finally the Tempting Turquoise card:

Created in the same way with Elegant Eggplant ink and Clear Embossing Powder. I've also used the Corner Punch on my cards to give them a rounded finish. Thanks Chrissie and Mandi for the inspiration.

It feels like Monday today as Hubby has gone in to work and was off on Friday. So I guess I must be a naughty Mummy as Zac isn't at pre-school, it's nearly 1pm and we're all still in our pyjamas and the lounge floor is a compilation of various bits of train track and lego. Something I have no intention of clearing up until oooh at least bedtime! 

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  1. how lovely and colourful your cards are - just the thing to cheer up a dull day

  2. Wow Victoria, it has been ages.... it's SO good to see you at LIM again with these fabby, fabby cards!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. YES, it has been ages young lady!
    Terrific cards, love the colours
    Thank you so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Just fantastic cards, love the bright colour.
    Lynn x

  5. Wonderful and fun. Love your bright colors, Victoria. ;)

  6. Wow, fab cards - love the colours! :)x

  7. Fabulous bright and cheerful colours!

  8. Great take on the sketch Victoria and fab use of our wonderful SAB sets.

  9. Lovely cards Victoria and such vibrant colours. xx

  10. LOVE those bright and vibrant colors--and the blue card base is an AMAZING choice!!! LOVE it!!! :)

  11. These are splendid Victoria!! & FYI, I want one of those goody boxes below! xxx

  12. Super set of cards. The embossing looks great against the darker card stock. x

  13. Fabulous colors and wonderful embossing. These are great! :) Ann Y.


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