Friday, November 28, 2008

Sketch #37

Here are the sketches for this week (8.5x11 layout & card versions):

and my layout (this is a sneak peek at the December Red Star Kit!):

Link me up if you create something inspired by my sketches!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

KWerner's Colour Inspiration #32

Love this colour combo from Kristina's blog for Christmas cards (and in general):

I had to use silver EP for this dove (love this set!) and on the edges of the Riding Hood Red cardstock... I also used clear EP on the Very Vanilla cardstock, and then sponged over it with the Riding Hood Red ink.

card recipe (all SU!): Whisper White notecard; cardstock (Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla); Stamps (Priceless, To You & Yours, Fresh Cuts); Embossing Powder (clear, silver), Inks (Versamark, Riding Hood Red).

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sketch #36

I'm late... it was Morgan's birthday weekend (Happy Birthday Morgan!) and I had a class Saturday too, so I just ran out of time...

Here's the sketch:

and my card version (Morgan's card):

card recipe (all SU!): Cardstock & Paper (Whisper White, Pirouette Pink, Chocolate Chip, Pink Passion, Watercolour paper; Kraft DSP ~ hostess); stamps (Crazy for Cupcakes, A Little Birthday Cheer, Flight of the Butterfly); inks (Pink Pirouette, Bold Bright Stampin' Write markers, Chocolate Chip); Aqua painter; Dazzling Diamonds glitter; 2-way glue pen; Stampin' Dimensionals

I hope you're inspired... link me up in the comments if you create something!

Monday, November 17, 2008

KWerner's CI #30 (late)

I finished this card last Thursday night, but I was too late to add it to Kristina's blog by the deadline. Here was the inspiration:

and my card (which did double duty as an example for my Stamper's Club technique--embossing):

card recipe (all SU!): cardstock (Kraft, Whisper white, Old Olive); inks (Certainly Celery, Old Olive); Stamps (Eastern Blooms); hemp twine; Floral Frenzy Embossing template and stylus; Scallop Square punch.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sketch #35

Here's the sketch for this week:

Feel free to make the grid work for you. Here's my layout:

I used the November MSS kit again... loved using all these papers!
Link me up in the comments if you're inspired to create!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Am I the only one...

who "pronounces" the gibberish authorization words when you're posting on other blogs? I've been trying to be better about posting on the blogs I normally just "read and run" on, and I've caught myself thinking the authorization "word" as I'm typing it... the funny thing is that sometimes they are real words!

anyway, I thought I'd post a couple more of my Card Buffet cards tonight.
The left card is pretty basic... I inked the Fresh Cuts stamp with three different Stampin' Spots (Old Olive, Garden Green, Not Quite Navy) and stamped directly on a Whisper White notecard. here's the complete recipe (all SU!): Fresh Cut stamps, Inks (Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Garden Green) , Whisper White notecard, Large Oval punch, Old Olive Flower Fusion, Silver mini-brad; Old Olive cardstock.
The card on the right isn't too tricky either (other than getting that knot to stay in place... I ended up stapling it on). recipe (all SU!): Whisper White Notecard; Real Red DSP (hostess level 1); Kraft cardstock; Real Red striped grosgrain ribbon; punches (5 petal flower, Boho Blossoms, Spiral); Owl Together Now stamps; Chocolate Chip Classic inkpad; Earth Elements Stampin' Write Markers

Friday, November 7, 2008

Sketch #34

It's a 12x12 layout sketch this week... I didn't have time to make a card version, but I'll try to add it later this week.

My layout is an 11x8.5" version (using the November Red Star Kit):

I'd love to see what you've done with the sketch... link me up in the comments!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

KWerner CI #29

I always underestimate how tricky Kristina's colour challenges can be... the colours look so great together in the inspiration piece, but when I try to work with them, it's never quite as easy to get the right balance. So I used a lot of Whisper White in this one... ;) I am happy with the way it turned out though, so it was worth the struggle.

recipe (all SU!): Whisper White notecard; Pumpkin Pie cardstock; Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain ribbon; Whisper White cardstock; Fall Flair (Hostess level 2) and Wow Flowers (sentiment) stamp sets; Pumpkin Pie and Pacific Point classic inks; Elegant Eggplant and Taken With Teal Stampin' Write markers, 1 1/4" circle punch; Stampin' Dimensionals; Stampin' Sponge.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sketch #33

I've got a card version and an 8.5x11 version of the sketch this week, and a card for my sample. Enjoy! Oh, and in the comments, Amy J asked last week where I get my sketches, so I thought I'd answer here... I make them myself! I get inspiration from magazines (ads) and art and sometimes take bits and pieces from cards/layouts I see. Sometimes the sketch develops from the pictures I'm trying to make into a layout.

card recipe (all SU!): cardstock (Kraft, Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss), inks (Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip), Stamps (Organic Life - hostess set, Pocket Silhouettes, Bella Toile background, Define Your life - hard to see... stamped off and stamped over sponged background), tools (Scallop Square punch for mask, sponge, Word Window Punch, Top Note die-cut--thanks Anne!), paper (Kraft DSP - hostess)

Thanks for stopping by... link me up if you make something inspired by a sketch!