Thursday, January 22

Inspiration Sketches DT Call and 2S4Y too...

The wonderful creatively talented Dawn has started a new Sketch blog Inspirational Card Sketches.
Dawn is looking for 6 creative people to be her design team on her sketch blog, so if you think you might be interested, or just want to use sketches to work on your own cards, hop on over and check out her DT call!


Well Dawn, I had so much fun with this card! I have used (experimented) with a few new craft items too. The Main bloom I have cut from Tim's plain Grungeboard (wow this stuff is sooooo fun and it stinks... but in the nicest leathery way!) I have used distress inks to colour grungeboard and for the center I have used micro beadz with glossy accents, think it would have been nice with a touch of glitter! It feels so tactile, like smooth velvet you just can't see it in the picture!

The paper is so obviously my new love... October Afternoon, which has been cut and inked and raised and embellished with a touch of lace! The sketch has been finished off with a rub on sentiment and Bling!



Materials:

Paper: October Afternoon - Daydream collection, heavy weight cartridge, Plain Grungeboard.
Die's: Sizzix - Large Daisy#3, Nestabilities - Square,
Ink: Distress inks - spiced marmalade, mustard seed, colourbox - dark moss,
Other: Provo Craft - Art Accentz micro beadz, Birthday sentiments - rubons, glossy accents, lace from stash (hobby craft), 3D foam, adhesive Bling!

What? another card? two cards in one post... gosh,
here's my card using this weeks sketch on 2 Sketches 4 You it's from the very talented Kazan and what a fab sketch! Gorgeous cards as always from Kazan and the Design Team, they are such an inspiration...


I have been itching to use this paper for a while.. I love it's rich warm summer colours! I stamped the sentiment in brilliance ink and cut and raised. The swirl is cut from glitter card which I have tried to recolour using alcohol inks, although I have all but three colours... I think it tones well and it still sparkles not that you can see it in the picture!

My faux stitching on the edge I have banjaxed and am not happy with. The flower layer is so fun I have used plastic shapes from American crafts and finished it off with a gorgeous MM velvet Brad, so pretty...



click images for close up

Materials:
Paper: K&Co - Mira Speciality Paper pad, heavy weight cartridge, DCWV - glitter sheet.
Stamps: BG - inspire me,
Die's: Nestabilities - squares, sizzix - background shape, swirl with flowers
Ink: Brilliance - midnight black, sakura - pastel, Alcohol inks,
Other: American Crafts - Greenhouse plastic flowers, MM - velvet brads, Doodlebug - rubons, American craft ribbon, 3D foam, adhesive bling.

See how nice pictures turn out when the sun show it's rays, yummy...Thanks for stopping by, HuGs Kim x

8 comments:

scrapnnMO said...

Oh my heavens both cards are absolutely GORGEOUS Kim! That big orange flower is yum. Beautifully done! Good luck!

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Always gorgeous cards Kim! I know photos can't do justice to them because they're always nicer in real life!

Tricia said...

gorgeous cards!!!!

rae said...

Love your take on Kazan's 2s4y sketch, those papers are gorgeous!

Kelly said...

Fantastic cards Kim!! Lvoe teh beautiful flower onthe top one and love the gorgeous papers/colors on the lower one!!

Hugs for a wonderful weekend!!
Kelly

Fink said...

Great job with both sketches! Good luck on the call!

Katy said...

Fab card :)

xx

Terrie B x said...

fabulous card Kim...love that grungeboard!!!
`Good Luck with the DT`:)~X~

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