Thursday, August 20, 2009

Keesh's Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #12

WOW - I can't believe how fast August is going!!! This is my third Guest DT week for Keesh and I can't believe I only have one more to go!!!

I really couldn't make up my mind with this sketch - my fabulous Holiday Line-Up stamps were calling out to me - but I also wanted to play with my as yet uninked set, Spring Song. So what's a girl to do??? Make 2 completely different cards using the one sketch - LOL.


I've gone for the soft look of Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip for Soft Summer. I used my blender pen and inkpads for the flowers and my Touch and Copic markers for the bird. I cut the oval out using my nesties - after making sure to trim the wings so I could pop them above the nestie and not cut them off! I've also layered the main flower for some extra dimension. Some beautiful Bella Rose DP added to the garden feel. I haven't added a sentiment - it's one of those cards that just speaks for itself and can have soo many uses!!
My second card is a lot brighter!!! I've used my SU markers and my pale blue Copic marker to bring the colours of the Ski Slope DP to life on the snowmen. Instead of flowers I've added some punched and layered snowflakes with a rhinestone in the centre. A fairly simple card but soooo much fun - I LOVE these guys!!!

33 comments:

Genelle Little said...

These are both lovely, Debbie - I especially love the snowmen, gorgeous colouring!

Chook said...
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Chook said...

I'm loving that snowman card too, so cute

Ramona Michaluk said...

Oooh, love both of these cards Debbie. The hummingbird one is just so pretty - beautiful soft colours and gorgeous colouring.

The snowmen one is bright and vibrant - great for Christmas.
(Love the paper and the added snowflakes.) Great job with Keesh's challenge !!

Hugs,
Ramona

Robyn said...

Love that ski slope paper and your cuter than cute snowmen! Great job as always!

Chantelle said...

Both cards are just stunning - your colouring is amazing. Great job with the sketch.

Caroline Colgan said...

Beautiful cards Debbie - just LOVE ALL of your holiday line up cards!

Renée said...

wow, two wonderful cards! Love the colours and your colouring for both!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both beautiful!! Love the colors and designs!! I have that hummingbird. I bought this set but haven't inked it up yet. You have inspired me!!

Have a great weekend!!

Sammi said...

oooh.. I love both your cards.. I love the softness of that first one.. the colours and that image is gorgeous!
The second one is bright and fun!
xxx

Sue said...

Wow these cards are both gorgeous! I love the both of them.TFS

Susannah Iredale said...

oh I love the snowman card they are so cute this will be great for Christmas.

Karen said...

Ohhhhhhh you've done super well with this challenge Debbie!

And guess what??? I got my holiday line up set last week......all thanks to you! roflol

Luv Karen
x

Mandy Schiller said...

Two fantastic cards Debbie! I have neither of these! Do I need them? Of course I do and its all your fault....lol....Seriously these are really gorgeous...

Mandyxx

Jo said...

Wow - two cards, so different, but both beautiful. The bird card is gorgeous, and very versatile, and the Christmas one is bright and cheerful - love them both, Jo

Cheryl said...

Two beautiful and different cards,fantastic colouring and papers......I really need to get that Christmas set,you keep inspiring me with it!!!
xx

Liam said...

I love the first card with the bird that is a stunning card yet again. Love it. Thanks for sharing another great card.

Liam

opps love the second one too with the holiday line up. gorgeous but I especially love the first one.

Merry said...

Both are amazing cards.

Marcia P said...

Love them both, but that holiday lineup cracks me up everytime I see it!

Hope your having a great weekend.

:) Marcia P

Sharon said...

Both cards are gorgeous, though I just love the stripes...can I have that in fabric please LOL
luvya

Kristine said...

These are both so great, but I especially LOVE that first one with that image (I love birds) and your GORGEOUS colors!! What a neat color combo! :)

Alison said...

Both of these cards are so different and yet both so fantastic. I love the colours in the first card and you know I love all those guys in the Holiday Lineup set.

Jean McKenzie said...

Both cards are very beautiful!! Love everything about them!

AMY FLEMING said...

Great minds think alike aye!!! hehe I love both your cards!! YOU ROCKED the challenge,
Take care
Amy

Susan Joyce said...

Both your cards are terrific. Especially love the colours and design of the snowmen.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Gorgeous hummingbird card, Debbie. I love the effect of the wing going past the edge, and popping up one of the flowers... gives this lots of dimension. And I ADORE your snowman card. That stamp set was made for you!

I hope things are easing up a bit for you. I'm still swamped, but trying to get out from under. glub glub.

TTYL,
L

Leigh said...

Oh Debbie, how do you do it? Fabulous cards.

Norma said...

WOW, Debbie, love both card, but I'm totally floored by the way you've coloured that hummingbird. It should be in one of those Audubon books.

Hugs.
Norma

Fiona Harrison said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Isn't it a fab sketch. Love the floral one, and its a stamp set I didn't like, but you make it look beautiful!!

Krista Driessen said...

Great cards ! Love them both !

Tracey Old said...

Ooh love both of your cards. You have nailed this sketch:)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oooooh ... I can't decide which is best ... love them both. Aren't I glad you are not competing this month!!! Gives us plebs a chance!!! LOL!!! I must talk to you about Copics ... I really want to get some ... but really don't know where to start or where to buy them from??? Hugs Andrea xxx

Keesh said...

Oh Debbie these are both absolutely adorable. The first one is gorgeous with that bird, but the second one is so bright and fun! Amazing job with the sketch! Thanks so much for your inspired creations! Love Keesh x