Saturday, 11 April 2009

Sketch Saturday & Mojo Monday

Hi. I hope you're all enjoying your Easter weekend. I'm starting off with a card I made which wasn't for any challenge or occasion, I just wanted to experiment with doing a card other than in the "cute" style. I didn't really know where it was going, I just had fun with it but I'm really pleased with the result and I definately want to do a bit more non-cute stuff. Whatdya think?

So all the paper is from Papermania. The main butterfly stamp is from Crafty Individuals (won free from Craft Stamper) which I layered on assorted cardstock. The smaller butterflies are from a transparent set by Stampington. I stamped them on the same paper and cut out and gently folded to give a 3-D effect. The 3 flowers are all stamped on assorted Papermania paper using part of a stamp called "Life in Bloom" from Stamp Addicts. Again I cut these out and added to the paper so that they look like they're on the end of the stalks on the paper. The sentiment is by Hero Arts from a giant transparent set I got when I went to the Glitter Pot recently. Finally I added some champagne hot fix crystals.

Do you like the new style?

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Crafty Individuals, Stampington, Stamp Addicts, Hero Arts); Paper (Papermania); Assorted cardstock; Hot fix crystals (London Bead Co.)

So onto my first challenge- Sketch Saturday. Oops, I rotated this sketch for my design but have just realised I've posted the sketch rotated, not the original sketch. So the original sketch is with the text "image" horizontally. Anyway, check it out!
So here is my entry. I got carried away with the papers I used on the previous card so decided to go for the same look on this one! This totally beautiful stamp is by The Stampsmith stamped on pink patterned paper. Again just layered on Papermania paper and assorted cardstock. Hero Arts sentiment again.

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stampsmith, Hero Arts); Paper (Papermania); Assorted cardstock; Hot fix crystals (London Bead Co)
And now for my last challenge- Mojo Monday's sketch and back to cute!

I'm afraid I did leave out the ribbony bit of the sketch as I didn't have room cos the image I used was quite large! Anyway, here's Billboardabella using one of her sentiments. I coloured her with watercolour pencils and added a highlight with Crystal Stickles on her skinny rib. The paper was from Banana Frog layered on assorted cardstock. The sentiment is Stamping Bella cut out with nesties. I also used Cuttlebug Spots and Dots folder to add texture to the square on the right hand side.

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Paper (Banana Frog); Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Spots and Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); Flower & button (Poppicrafts); Daisy flower punch (Woodware); Gems (Woodware)

26 comments:

June said...

Gosh I adore those vintage cards they are stunning my friend !! Keep on crafting they are so beautiful
Hugs June xxx

Sandra said...

Wow! You have been so busy with all these crafty makes. Love your new stlye... Butterflies are just gorge'
The Sketch Saturday card is perfect too... don't tell me you stamped that image?? It's too perfect!
Hugs
Sandra xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Goly they are stunning, I love the vintage effect on 1 of them. Brilliant, Happy Easter, Hazelxo

Pascale said...

You do non cute amazingly Steph I love the second image of the lady it is gorgeous! Hugs pascale

Ewonne said...

Your cards are gorgeous!! And the vintage ones just rocks!!!

Shary said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the pink dp with the ladies face, just perfect.

tracie said...

oh wow these are gorgeous, love the butterlies on the 1st and a very elegant SS card ~ fab work.
Thanks for joining us this week at SS
Hugs
Tracie :)x

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Steph, luv the vintage look, great images, have great weekend, sue.x

Riet said...

wowww Steph,what a beautiful cards,l love the image and colours.

hugs Riet.x

June said...

Ohhh bless you Steph, thanks my friend for your support over at my blog .. was just having an off day methinks lol. You are sooo lovely and always so supportive ... and also very inspiring too ... stil adore these they are beootyful
Huggggggs June x

Jeanette said...

Wow! Your cards are all so beautiful. I love the papers and the images that you have used on all of them. Stunning!
Thanks for joining in with us again at Sketch Saturday! Happy Easter! Hugs Jeanette

itsabrt said...

These cards are all truly wonderful! BR-T

debby4000 said...

WOW fantastic cards but my fave is the first one is so beautiful and I love the butterflies.
luv
Debby

Marcea said...

Both cards are beautiful but I adore the first vintage card .... so beautiful
Happy Easter hun
-x-

LOUISE said...

Hi Steph, what gorgeous cards you have made, I do love the first card with the Butterfly and flowers, it is stunning - good job. Hope you have a lovely Easter. Lou x

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

Wow you've been busy & they are really stunning hun love them x

cats whiskers said...

Wonderful Steph just love them the top two especially are just so elegant and Classy
Hugs Jacqui x

baboot said...

your cards are so beautiful !

Sue said...

so gorgeous, and especially love the butterflies on the first card

Debbie said...

Gorgeous cards Steph, they are all beautiful but your experimental card with the butterflies is absolutley stunning! Debbie x

Naoual said...

You've made beautiful cards Steph! I especially love the one you did for the Sketch Saturday challenge, that stamp is gorgeous!!

xx Naoual

Maggie Bob said...

Oh I love all the cards here, especially the first 2 - so elegant!

Thank you for your kind comment on my card - much appreciated.

x

Chrissie said...

I think it's quite an art to do vintage cards... you've certainly got it! Lovely cards.
Chrissie

debra said...

Hi Steph
thank you visiting my blog today, i have been checking out your blog for the first time, i like your vintage style cards there different and really stand out, i also note you like jewellery making. i would love to get into this also any advice in where i should start? hugs
Debra

Cherry said...

Just fantastic cards. Love your vintage style. You are inspiring. XXX

Jerusha said...

Looks like you follow all the same challenge blogs as I do! Love the cards!