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Sunday, June 3, 2012

A Tale of Two Sketches

Happy Sunday!  It's been a lovely weekend so far.  Today was sunny and cool - perfect weather for playing outside in the back yard and taking a walk!  Which is exactly what we did!  I blew bubbles for the small man and laughed as he chased them every which way around the yard!  

Yesterday was a different story and the unrelenting rain was an excuse to craft.  I actually had some time to make a couple of creations that I thought I'd share with you today.  Everyone knows I love using sketches!  It takes the pressure off and give you a "jumping off" point for your creation.  Honestly, sometimes I think I might never get started if it weren't for some of the fabulous sketch challenges out there! 

My first project uses the current Papertake Weekly sketch (#68).  It's a graduation card featuring one of the new grad images from Sassy Studio Designs called Chelsea's Graduation.  Perfect for the sassy high school graduate!  I'm told this particular grad was honors president AND homecoming queen so she deserved a special card!  Chelsea is colored with Copics and Prismacolor Art Markers.  I then dug out some TPC Studios Class Act papers from my stash and paired it with Brilliant Blue and Basic Black card stock from Stampin' Up.  The border punch is Martha Stewart.  A bit of embossing for the blue panel and a sprinkling of flowers in the corner complete the card.  The "Class of 2012" dimensional sticker is from Michaels' Recollections line.


My second creation was for the 2nd birthday party we went to yesterday afternoon.  Of course, procrastinator that I am, I had to make it before we could leave for the party, making us fashionably late.  Typical.  lol  So I was a little rushes and I'm not happy with my coloring.  This is actually my second attempt because the ink from my printer wasn't dry and kept smearing.  I completely smudged poor Luka's face on my first attempt!  Here you can see it a little bit on his hair, but I was out of time for a re-do so it had to suffice.  The recipient's mom didn't seem to mind, though, and said it was going to be saved along with the baby shower invitation and shower thank you cards I made for her.  It's hard to believe our little guys are two already!

This adorable sketch is from Sketches by Carly (#57)!  If you haven't checked out this young lady's challenge blog, you must go visit!  She is super talented!  For my card I used Outlaw Luka from La-La-Land Crafts.  I love their images and don't get to use them often enough!  The cloud paper was in my stash and I used various Stampin' Up punches plus a Die-namics die from My Favorite Things to complete the layout.  The only embellishment on the card are the glitter chipboard letters and number.

It's time to wake the sleeping toddler...  A 3-1/2 hour nap is probably long enough and Mommy is hungry for dinner!  lol  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy what's left of your weekend!



Kim Kelley said...

Both cards are wonderful Regan! Glad the weather cleared a bit for you to have a great day with your son! HUGS

Aunty Sue said...

Oh how can you choose between these both stunning and different love them both. It has been rain all day here and no street parties just walking the dog in the rain. Glad someone had a nice day with the weather. xx

Kate said...

Both cards are Beautiful but not as cute as your little cutie. Glad you had a great weekend.


Lorraine A said...

gorgeous cards Regan :-) Both are fabulous ! :-)

lovely photo of your boy chasing bubbles too ,,, sooo cute ! definitely one to scrap ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Jasmine said...

These are great, Regan. Love the papers and those flowers on the grad card (those blue tinted cherry blossoms are fabulous). Very cool border punch too.
The 2nd one is adorable! That image is too cute. I would never have noticed the little oopsie if you didn't point it out, the rest of the coloring is fantastic.
Kayne is the cutest little munchkin of course.

Kathy said...

Both cards are awesome! Love the brilliant blue and black combo on the first. The second is so sweet, especially love the name and number, so cool to personalize it. Sweet pic of Kayne chasing the bubbles, too.

Kristine said...

Ooops, that last comment deleted part of my paragraph, sorry about that.

I meant to say you can enter both cards in our Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenges this week as it just went live yesterday and is "elements of Heaven or the heavens" ie. blue, clouds, stars, bling, angels etc.
Thanks for playing at SKETCHES BY CARLY this week! Both your cards are adorable! Your coloring is really fabulous *Ü*

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Outlaw Luka is too is Kayne. Both cards are fantastic as always. You are so good with sketches. I'm trying to be like you by using them more but I am not nearly as successful! TFS.


Unknown said...

You did an awesome job on both of the cards! ;o)

Lotta said...

Hi Regan! I love both your cards! But it was your card with this sassy girl that pulled me here to see more!! :)
I love your coloring and the layout of the card is gorgeous!! Ben´s card is beautiful too! Love that paper with clouds and the stamp is cool! :)
hugs Sandra

Sarah said...

I'm really liking these 2 cards, great job on using the sketches! I do have to ask though, when you group flowers together do you use glue just to put them on the paper; or do you use the floral tape on them and then adhere them to the card?

Regan said...

Thanks, Sarah! I actually just use mini Glue Dots to adhere my flowers. :)

Kelly L said...

Both of these cards are terrific! :) Love the little guy, Ben, and he looks terrific on the Sketch by Carly! Thanks for joining us at!! :) Hugs, Kelly