Thursday, October 2, 2008

Trio of Soft Sweet Silhouettes

Don't you just love the look of a set or ensemble of cards? I love the artistry and creativity of using the same style or materials and creating something similar, yet unique. I was so inspired by two of my Dirty Dozen Alberta friends Laura Fredrickson, and Dawn Easton who used basic sketches to create numerous I thought create some of my own. Beate Johns always does a weekend sketch challenge, and Jen Del Munro also does a Friday sketch for you to try challenge So, on the weekend I made a couple of extra cards to go along the theme of one I made the other day for the Featured Stamper Challenge (see previous post)

This one is from Beate's weekend sketch challenge, I think it works so well for this set. I really love this color combination and how you can use your designer series papers. I used scallops and piercing to continue the theme. The main Silhouette image is stamped in Pink Pirhouette and then the stems are added with a Chocolate Chip SW Marker. Punched out with the large Oval Punch and then the larger layers are added freehand with my scissor. I sponged it with Kiwi Kiss and Close to Cocoa. The only non-SU item on here is the ribbon. It's such pretty Vanilla Satin that I picked up by the yard at my local stamp/scrapbooking store.

This one is based on Jen's Friday Sketch For You To Try (SYFTT). Again I used the same basic elements. Scallops, Piercing, Brads, shapes, papers. It gives it a different look, yet fits well together. My poor Pink Pirhouette blooms look slightly washed out in this pic :( it's the morning sun here on this gorgeous fall day.

A pretty Trio I think, and fun and easy to create especially because you have the sketches, and you work with the same materials.
Hope you can head back over here tomorrow, I'll post some adorable samples from my last class where we focused on fall projects using punches. In a bit I'm heading out for a bike ride I think. We have had such gorgeous weather, I don't want to miss out on the beauty of the day!
Recipe: Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes Ink: Pink Pirhouette, Kiwi Kiss, Close to Cocoa Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Bella Rose DSP, Chocolate Chip Prints DSP Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Large Oval Punch, Circle Punches, Vintage Brads, Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Sponge, SW Markers, Scallop Square Punch, Piercer, Dimensionals


jen del muro ( said...

what an awesome trio!!! thanks for playing along!! hugs-jd

Cindy Haffner said...

These are gorgeous, aweosme work.

Joan Ervin said...

What beautiful cards, Christine...I love how you created such a wonderful gift set with the challenges!! I am going to give it a try next week!!

Jerri Kay said...

Christine, these cards are both so gorgeous I really can't choose a favorite. I love the color combination, the sketches, the ribbon! Overall these cards are totally amazing, your unique style shines through!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Christine! Love your colour choices and what a gorgeous set!

Rose Ann said...

Wow....I love all of them, Christine!! Wonderful layouts and colors!! A most awesome set, girl!!