April 16, 2009

TAMARA'S SKETCH CHALLENGE AND A FEW OTHERS!

Good morning all!!! WOW! Here it is, Thursday.....and time for Tamara's sketch challenge!! We are still doing a Blast from the Past where Tamara reaches back and finds a cool sketch and challenges us with a remake! Well, I love it!!! And, I finally inked up a stamp set that I HAD to have, but once I got it, had trouble figuring out what to do with it, LOL!!! Not anymore, this baby is going to see some action for the guys in my life *wink* It's called Hit the Road and it really makes me smile!! This one is going to a friend of mine who is having a birthday soon, he will appreciate it! I cut out the suitcases and then layered them one on top of the other to make my tower, heehee!! The sentiment is not part of the set, but one I made up myself...it just fit him so well, I could NOT resist!!! This sketch is soooo versatile I know I will be using it again, it just fits so many things and you can really do it up, or keep it simple and either way, you can come up with someone fabulous!! So, now you have seen my take, make sure you hop on over to Tamara's site and check out what the other DT gals did for this one - they will ROCK your world with what they have done!! And, if you decide to try this one, make sure you upload your link so that we can check it out and you can get put in for the Friday Spotlight - maybe YOUR card will be chosen!! Can't wait to see what you all create!! Here is the recipe for this one.
Card Recipe:
Paper - Not Quite Navy, Mellow Moss, Whisper White card stock, Sweet Slumber Designer Series Paper
Inks - Stampin' Write Markers (Old Olive, Going Gray, Basic Gray, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, So Saffron), Old Olive Stampin' Pad
Stamps - Hit the Road
Accessories - Mat Stack and paper piercer, ticket corner punch, large oval punch, designer label punch, Jumbo brads
This next card is one I did for this week's SCS sketch - I have never done the sketch before, but wanted to give it a whirl since it looked like a fun one, and, well, I am a sucker for sketches - lol! The sketch was designed to challenge you to use a large stamp so I decided on my Inspired by Nature stamp set which I have not pulled out in awhile but really do love. I water colored directly onto the stamp itself using my blender pens and my stampin' write markers - I like the look it gives!! I also did some sponging to give the image some context. It was fun to play along and there are some fabulous projects over there made with this sketch, you should check them out if you haven't already - I think I will play along more often! Here is the recipe for this one.
Card Recipe:
Paper - More Mustard, Old Olive, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss card stock, Flock Together Designer Series Paper
Inks - Stampin Write Markers (Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Ruby Red), Kiwi Kiss, Baha Breeze, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Pads
Stamps - Inspired by Nature

Accessories - Wide Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, More Mustard narrow grosgrain ribbon, Kiwi Kiss striped grosgrain ribbon, daisy brad, sponge
Today is laundry and grocery day so I will be busy with chores but I sure hope to get some stamping done this afternoon. Kayla went back to school today so the house will be all mine for a little while :-) She is feeling much better although she is still very sore and looks like I should be arrested for child abuse....so many bruises, my poor little girl!! But, she wanted to go back to school, and it will be good for her to get back into her routine!! Thanks for stopping by, I am off to do my errands and blurf some - I appreciate you all for taking the time to visit me!! And hey, if you haven't already, can you add yourself to my followers list? I just added it to my blog, and I love seeing who all comes by!! Thanks and I will be back tomorrow with another Stamp Something Challenge and some exciting news!!

38 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

GREAT cards Alex!! Hey I can't believe you haven't done the SCS before...girl that's my FAVE challenge of the whole week ;) lol

Glad that you daughter was up to going to school!!! Kids are tough :)

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

I just got the Tamara's Sketch post and saw your card and didn't realize that you are YOU!! LOL I love the four wheelin' card! We have the Jeep Rally just down the street from our house every summer and this would be a great card to make for the Rally. Thanks for the awesome idea!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

So glad that your daughter is getting well!! Awesome cards!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OH what fun cards Alex!! :) I love that top card with that sentiment!! Wonderful job with the sketch too!! The second card is just beautiful with the colors and flowers!

Glad to hear your daughter is doing better and I love your family pic in your sidebar!! :)

Heather P. said...

These are great, Alex! So totally CUTE!

Glad your daughter is feeling better!

Melissa said...

I love, love love the Inspired by Nature card!!

Beautifully done my friend!

Many Blessings,
M.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Fabulous cards Alex! love that first one, very fun! The second is gorgeous! Love those cheerful colors. Hope your daughter is feeling better! Been thinking about you. :)

Jenn said...

Great cards! I love how you used your markers and blender pen on the second card. Beautiful work!

Manna said...

Great cards, both of them. I'll have to check out Hit the Road before too long :)

LuLu said...

Fabby cards Alex . . . as always but love that top card . . what a cracking image.

Glad to hear your daughter is "up and about".

Take care. x x

Olena said...

Great cards Alex!!! Love it! ~Olena~

Nikki Bond said...

Love them Alex! The top one is suh a cute image! I'm sure the receipent will LOVE it! {SMILEs}

Mandy said...

GORGEOUS colors! Love it!

mudmaven said...

These are great cards Alex! The first on is just plain FUN and I love, love, love the colors on the sketch challenge card. ~chris

Natalie said...

Two great cards Alex. I am glad to hear your daughter is feeling better. x

Silke said...

Both cards are awesome. The first one is so fun...cool image!!!
Your take on the Sketch is beautiful!!! The SU Set is perfect with it - I have no idea why I didn't think of it - LOL - I guess to much choices - LOL???

Glad your daughter is up for going back to school....hope she recovers
100% soon - hugs ~S~

Latisha said...

Both cards are great!
so glad to hear Kayla is doing better!

Suzanne said...

Fab Card for Tamara!

You haven't been looking at my Westie Photos have you (Motorhome one)lol!

Hugs
Suze x

marley said...

your cards are both beautiful!

Katie said...

Fabulous cards Alex.

Katie
x

Jacilynn said...

Great Cards! Amazing detail. Love em. Have a really great day

Diane said...

Gorgeous cards Alex,love the big flower!!! Your coloring is awesome!

Chris said...

these are awesome! love the suitcases!!

Tracy.H said...

These are great, Alex! I really love that first one! :0)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute stuff Alex!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

The first card is totally fun and the second is so fresh and pretty!

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Cindy Haffner said...

Love both cards Alex, super job so fun.

Sylvia said...

Wow Alex, both cards are beautiful! I LOVE the image on the first one and the silhouette flowers on the second card are just gorgeous.
{love} Sylvia

Jana M. said...

Great cards, Alex! Glad your daughter is doing better.

Tricia said...

jeez oh pete your stamping skills rock!

Marcea said...

great cards hun bot love the flower :o)
-x-

Ila said...

Wow!! these are both Fabulous!!...I seem to have missed some updates...although I did get one today....Hmm...blogger gremlins must have been busy..lol..Hugs, Ila

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Those are soooo wonderful....I totally LUV that jeep!!!

Dani said...

Oh my word, you've been busy girl! And with an injured girl to take care of too! Glad she's doing better. Wonderful cards! :)

Vicki said...

Very cool technique you used on this card.

Vicki said...

Forgot to add, oh my gosh, I love the jeep stamps, so funny!

pescbrico said...

That's a lot of luggages!!! :) Wonderful card I love it a lot! Have a wonderful day!