Sunday, October 14, 2007

Challenges Anyone?

Today I have some challenge cards to show you. The first is for Angel's birthday countdown daily challenge. This is actually the first of hers, that I've been able to do. Angel has a new challenge every day until her birthday, and she is even giving prizes. Check out all the details at her blog if you'd like to know more.




One of my favorite In Colors last year was Marigold Morning, and that is what I decided to use for my card base. My beautiful flower is found in the new Floral Frenzy Lizzie Anne stamp set. I stamped the flower with Palette Noir on Naturals White, then watercolored with my Aqua Painter and re-inkers. I used Stardust Stickles, and an Adornit Gem to add sparkle to the center of the flower. The flower was cut out, then mounted to a piece of Soft Sky paper (which was previously pierced with my kit). The strip of designer paper is Little Girls from Cosmo Cricket. The ribbon is from the Sherbet Ribbon Originals collection. You will find the sentiment in the Lizzie Anne Sketched Sentiments set.


My second card is for a couple of different challenges. First being Beate's WSC23 and second... Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge No. 4.



I just received my Flying Stars Penny Black Stamp from Eclectic Paperie, so I wanted to use it right away. It's a large stamp, so it was perfect for the challenges. My card base is River Rock, and the patterned paper is Stella Ruby from BasicGrey. My image is stamped with Old Olive on Very Vanilla card stock. I colored it with my Stampin' Write markers, and Aqua Painter on the leaves. I thought it needed some sparkle, so I pulled out my Spica Glitter pens (Clear & Pink), and gave it some pretty shimmer. The ribbon is 5/8 Old Olive grosgrain. I wanted to keep it simple, as in Sharon's challenge, so I decided my card was finished.

I hope you enjoyed my challenge cards, and wish you to have a wonderful Sunday! Thanks for looking!

Card #1
Stamps: Floral Frenzy, Sketched Sentiments
Card Stock: Marigold Morning, Soft Sky, Naturals White, Little Girls (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Palette Noir, Marigold Morning, Cranberry Crisp, Soft Sky
Accessories: "Sherbet" Ribbon Originals, Crafter's Tool Kit (for piercing), Adornit Gem, Stardust Stickles, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Dimensions

Card #2
Stamps: Flying Stars (Penny Black)
Card Stock: River Rock, Very Vanilla, Stella Ruby (BasicGrey)
Ink: Old Olive, Stampin' Write Markers in--Old Olive, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose; Spica Pens (Cear, Pink)
Accessories: Crop-a-Dile, 5/8 Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' sponges & Dimensionals

28 comments:

angie said...

Good morning Rose Ann,
Two more beautiful cards!! I think my favorite is "Penny Black" card. Have a good Sunday!

Kelly said...

These are both really nice cards! I like that flower in the top one - neat design!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What wonderful cards these both are!!! I love the simplicity to both of them!!! I just love that large floral stamp you used on the 2nd card -- I love making cards with large stamps!!! Great, simple layouts on both of them and great ribbon!!! So glad you had time to play a few challenges!!! TFS!!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Both of your cards here are great, the second one is my favorite, Wow!

Flossie's Follies said...

OMG, I LOVE that stamp on your second card, and your coloring and everything is fantastic. Like your fist card also, but WOW love your second one.

Andrea said...

2 great cards, the stamp on the second card is gorgeous

Angel Wilde said...

Oh, RoseAnn I was hoping you would get a chance to play along in my challenges!! Your stuff is SO pretty!! I especially like the one you did for my challenge!

Deb said...

Beautiful cards, the first is so pretty and the second is just stunning, I love that large stamp!

Well Said Cards said...

Your cards turned out wonderful! I like the first one because of all the negative space. The coloring on the second one is beautiful.

Jill said...

These are beautiful! Nice work!

Heidi said...

How pretty! I love the simplicity and the bow on the bottom of the second one.

Tricia said...

I love the top card!! So soft and pretty. Thanks for sharing!

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, Rose Ann, you just make one fabulous card after another! I love both of these! They're beautiful!

Nancy Riley said...

Beautiful cards, Rose Ann!

Deborah said...

Fabulous cards, as always! Love to visit you! There just isn't enough time for me to do all these great challenges! I have been following Angel's daily. Hope to make some this week! TFS- Deb

Nancy Grant said...

So lovely! I love the bright but soft feel of your first card and the whimsy of the second.

:-)

Dawn griffith said...

Just gor-gus girlie .. both cards are sooo awesome .. your rockin the challenges GF!! you tie such Great bows girlie ..
I just love my aqua painter with reinkers too.. Marigold was a color I only bought 1 pack of .. Can you believe it .. Love your cards today Rose Ann..
xoxox
Dawn griffith

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness Rose Ann! Both cards are gorgeous!

The first one is so sweet and simple! I love the clean look of that flower image!!

Your second card is simply beautiful! That image from Penny Black is amazing! I love how you coloured it!

Have a fantastic Monday!

beate said...

Rose Ann, like always both cards are amazing! I love everything you stamp. Hugs and smiles

Lindsey said...

OOOOH Both of these are AWESOME!! I love the Lizzie one, such cute colors and paper, LOVE the bottom one too! Great stamp!! :D

chelemom said...

Such clean and classic cards! I really like both of them. I finally bought my first Lizzie Ann stamp set!

Corie said...

Both of these are so beautiful -- love them both!!

joslyn said...

love your cards. don't you love that floral frenzy. love your coloring. great!!!

fran said...

These are wonderful! You've been busy! Love them both!

Bethany Paull said...

You sure take the cake on the "stamp simply" challenge. Your *simple* cards are so gorgeous every time.

Meridith Anne said...

Wow, these cards rock Rose Ann!

Regina Davis said...

I loved your first card so much that I CASE'd the layout! I hope that's okay with you. Care to see my card? http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/698960?cat=500&ppuser=87307

Lori Craig said...

WoWZa!! Both of these are beauties! Love the Lizzie Anne! ;)