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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Deconstructed and Saturated

Happy 2012!!! Now that the holidays are over and I've had some time to rest, relax, and recharge, I'm ready to jump back into crafting! Today I have two cards to share with you! One of my resolutions is to enter more challenges with my cards so I am going to try to get off on the right foot and enter all my cards into at least 3 challenges.

My first card is a thank you card. It uses a lovely digital image from Hannah Lynn that I've had forever and just finally colored up. My layout is courtesy of The Deconstructed Sketch. I LOVE Jenn's sketches - they are always interesting and a little bit challenging! This is Sketch No. 33. Papers are from a new My Mind's Eye pad called Lost & Found: Madison Avenue that I got for Christmas. The border punch is Martha Stewart and all embellishments are from my stash (Recollections flowers, The Twinery baker's twine, Queen&Co adhesive pearls, and Jolee's crown stickers). The flourish die cut is from Sizzix.

Markers used: Copics (E11, E21, E99, E000, E04, E25, E27, R20, Y32, Y35, Y38) and Prismacolor Art Markers (7 and 208)

I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Inky Impressions: Anything Goes
- The Paper Shelter: #45 - Anything Goes
- Whimsical Wednesday: #37 - On the Edge (Use an edge border punch)

My second card uses a fabulous image from Saturated Canary! Krista is so uber talented, and her blog is an amazing mix of art, family, photography and fashion! Her digital images are available in her etsy shop, and she has a fun bi-weekly challenge blog. The current challenge is "Clean and Simple". Now let me tell you, this WAS a challenge for me! I am an embellisher and it was hard for me to leave all that white space - even with the embossing. But I did it, just adding a rhinestone in each corner and some extra sparkle to the image with some Stickles on her stockings and gloves. Oh, and let's not forget the crown!

Markers used: Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, V12, V15, V17, Y32, Y35, Y38, YG95)

I'd also like to enter this in the following challenges:
- Wags n Whiskers: #70 - White on White plus One Color
- Frosted Designs: Fabulous Friday Challenge - Card Stock Only (No Patterned Paper)
- I Brake For Challenges: I Brake For Simple (Clean and Simple)


Hazel said...

Hey Regan

Two really fabulous cards - love the images and the colours - just great.

Take care

Hazel x

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Regan both cards are just fantastic. I totally understand about "clean & simple" being a challenge but you did a super job. Then again you always do! TFS

Ginger said...

Great Job on both cards! The glittzy hose are awesome!

Joey said...

Two beautiful cards, I love the colours on the top card. Thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

Kate said...

Gorgeous cards like always my friend. I hope you had a wonderful Holiday. Happy New Year.


Kathy said...

Gorgeous Regan. Love the way you colored the hair on the first one. The second is an awesome CAS card, the gorgeous image and sparkle and plenty on their own. Two fab cards!

shelly said...

wow awesome job on both these cards. thanks for sharing with us at whimwednesdays :)

April said...

very pretty! This is a gret image! Thanks for joining Inky Impressions.

mags said...

Lovely cards Regan. Love the colours in the first one. Well done on the clean and simple too. I too struggle with this type of card because I do have a tendency to over embellish if not careful lol.
But great job done here.

Unknown said...

OMG..your coloring is amazing. Both of those images are gorgeous. I LOVE the way you colored the hair on both of them. Nice job with the sketch on the first card, and pretty embellishments. Your CAS came out gorgeous..does not look like a struggle at all. Thank you for joining us this week over at the Whimsical Wednesday challenge.

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your beautiful colouring. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Shan said...

Gorgeous card and you have colored the image beautifully. Thank you so much for joining us for our “Anything Goes” Challenge over at Inky Impressions Challenges. I hope you have a wonderful New year and good luck.


Jen Shults said...

Very pretty cards! I love both of them! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Deconstructed Sketch!

Punkydoodle Papers said...

Great coloring on the digi image! Very nice job! Thank you so much for playing along with the Inky Impressions Anything Goes Challenge!

GiGi said...

WOW! These are AWESOME as is your coloring! The girl is beautiful! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Debbie Bakk said...

Two wonderful cards - but the second one using cardstock only is great love all the embossing and the colors. Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

Ashley Horton said...

Beautiful card and I love the embossing on the white cardstock!! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ Frosted Designs!! :)

Joni Parker said...

That embossing on the second card is really eye-catching!!! Both are gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs!!

Karen Letchworth said...

This white on white project turned out just amazing. Thanks for playing along at Wags-n-Whiskers and best of luck to you!
Karen - Design Team Member

Roberta; mother of 4, GiGi to 1 said...

I love the rich texture on your card, showcasing your image! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

Jane said...

ooooo those sparkly stockings are lush!!
Thanks for joining us at Saturated Canary Challenges!x

Loopylou. said...

oooh this is awesome! love the embossing and sparkly boots!!
thankyou for joining the challenge over on Saturated Canary!
hugs Lou xx