Sunday, 9 September 2007

I've completed my 1st Challenge (I think)

Well, I think I have at least!! It was the sketch challenge that I saw on Beate's blog - SC140 (see left for link).


As I don't own many stamps I had to get creative. I used K&Co papers for the backgrounds adhered to the card using brads. Then I used some braids/ribbon from my stash (local haberdashe
ry shop) and then I used images from Pink Petticoat's Lola Rose & Lilli collection. I coloured them in using watercolour pencils and Marvy Le Plume watercolour markers.





I'm pretty happy with the results - although they look much better IRL. The photos are pants as usual - must get round to getting a good photo-editing program, one that doesn't require a manual the size of two telephone directories to understand it. I have Paint Shop Pro, but can't understand the first thing about it - far too complicated for my little brain!!


20 comments:

beate said...

Abi,
Your cards looks great! Wonderful take on the SCS sketch challenge!

Hugs and smiles

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Such wonderful Bella cards! I LOVE them!

Dana said...

WOW! I love the braided and fancy trims you used on these cards! So, so pretty.

All Pink said...

Fab cards realy nice ,Dawnx

Shadowcatcher said...

These are great cards! I love the different looks you achieved just by changing the colors. Thanks for linking my blog. :)

lola rose said...

Abi, they're gorgeous!

All Pink said...

Hi Abi, i found your blog on the pink petticoat site ,(i am glad i did LOL,)i will keep poping back to see what you do ,Dawnxx

My Paper World said...

These are stunning! So bright and cheery! I love them all!

Flossie's Follies said...

These cards are fantastic, love your colors and of course Bella.

Kathy said...

Really cute cards - very creative.

Andrea said...

3 great cards, love the way you have coloured them. Thanks for visiting my blog, I'll keep popping back to check out your work.

Marlou said...

what fabulous cards :) x

Leigh said...

Hiya, thanks for the comment on my blog. Just come over and I love all your cards. Will keep popping back.

Deb said...

These are fantastic cards, love the images!

Whoops, I put a link to a great tutorial on presenting photos under your other post requesting help on tying bows, sorry, here it is again!

http://www.monalisamoments.com/mona_lisa_moments/2007/09/the-presentatio.html

Lavender Rose said...

Your cards are amazing, so colourful, I love them (found them on Pink Petticoat's site)

Julia Stainton said...

These are darling! Love all your variations!

Helen & Co. said...

These are some great cards! Congrats on your 1st challenge - I have to say they can get pretty addictive! Thanks too for your nice comments about my cakes!

Anonymous said...

bruja me gustan mucho tus tarjetas,,,,jejejje

mum on the run said...

Great cards Abi, your colouring looks fab!!

RE The ticket punch : http://expressivelyme.blogspot.com/2007/05/happy-mamas-day-tipticket-punch-without.html

Renée said...

I'm so happy you tagged me! I've never seen your blog before and your artwork is awesome! I love these two cards, the layout and colours are fantastic!