Monday, September 8, 2008


Good morning! I have been so neglectful of this blog lately. Sorry, peeps.

This past Friday night was a release of new stamps at Gina K Designs, so of course there was a release party on her SCS forum. Gina's parties are always fast moving and fun. Along with the party, there are always challenges and giveaways, making it more fun to participate. I did both the sketch challenge and the waste not, want not challenge and have them to share with you today.

The card with the oval was for the sketch challenge and I stuck right with the sketch. All stamps are Gina K. I colored the image with SU pure color pencils (because they were closer than my prismacolor pencils) and gamsol. I wasn't sure how well they would work, but I got a nice vibrant color, which is what I was aiming for. I chose my card stock after I colored the image, simply pulling in colors from the image.

The second challenge required using an entire piece of 6"x6" designer paper. If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know that using designer paper does not come easy for me, so this was definitely a bigger challenge than the sketch. Some of the designer paper could be on the inside of the card, as shown in the third photo. The main image is stamped off first, so that the color matched the Basic Grey Perhaps paper better.

The flower embellishment is one that I crocheted. I've been making a lot of these in hopes of being able to sell them. I have many colors.

If you wish to see a list of supplies used for each of these cards, please check my SCS gallery.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful week.


Hannah (girlzclubstampers on SCS) said...

Very lovely! I love fall colors, and sometimes I find it hard to stamp with them... :-) Great job!

Starla (star) said...

love the coloring on the first card....wonderful job of mixing the shades!

Diane said...

OMG Melody! Those are stunning! Your work is fabulous! You did great with both challenges,love the colors and paper and your coloring...heck it's all good!!!!!