Saturday, 25 June 2011

Sketchy colour ways

I had some craft time today just for me…my DT stuff is up to date and so I made just what I fancied! I used several challenges for inspiration – which lead me to my first card – very unusual for me to make a patriotic card, mainly because I’m really not keen on the colours, but when I saw the sketch at Less is More and the 3D challenge at Just Us Girls the idea came to me straight away so I went with it…SD532465
I’m not sure if the Rosettes are a bit big for it to be CAS – never really sure of the boundaries so I’m relying on the LIM girls to tell me! I’ve embossed a white panel with Swiss Dots and edged with a hint of silver which doesn’t really show up here. I’m going to add this to challenges at Moving Along with the Times – CAS, Stamp Something – Red, White and Blue and Secret Crafter – Embossing.

My next card is completely different but also inspired by  sketch and colour themed challenges – namely Lili of the Valley’s sketch and The Ribbon Girl’s colour theme (Pink and Cream) I do like a bit of girly pink sometimes! The ribbon looks peachy on here but it is more Dk cream in RL SD532459
I’ve coloured the LOV image with Pro-markers and used Paper Pizazz DP to layer with my plain CS. Other challenges for this card are -
Well that’s me for today – thanks for stopping by, Esther xx

47 comments:

  1. Brilliant LIM card, love the rosettes. Love your other card too
    Berylx

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  2. Your LIM card seems perfect for Armed Forces Day with the patriotic red white and blue.
    I think your rosettes are great Esther!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  3. Both of these are terrific great idea to use the rosettes. Your second card is so serene and pretty. XOXO Zoe

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  4. The rosettes are FAB Esther
    Love it! Very patriotic colours
    Thank you
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

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  5. Both terrific cards Esther. Have a great week, Annette x

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  6. The rosettes are perfect and remind me of fireworks. Lovely card!

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  7. Love both cards Esther- but especially the one with the girl on the swing- so cute x Debi x

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  8. Both fab cards but I'm loving your patriotic rosettes

    Kathyk

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  9. Is that the Tim Holtz die for the rosettes? I love the single color simplicity of them. So often they have extra glitter, layers, patterns...whew! But they are such a nice embellishment as one single color. The card works for our 4th of July here too! I just may have to "lift" this one if you don't mind!
    Bernadet
    bernadetscraftblog.blogspot.com

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  10. I do love those cards. Both great! The Red, White and Blue is my favorite and I am not that fond of working with those colors either.
    Have a happy Sunday. Hugs, Kim

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  11. Love the textures on the rosette card, the little stars at the bottom add just the right finishing touch and tie in so well with the centers.

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  12. beautiful embossing and gorgeous card thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. I have candy if you are interested
    Hugs Kate xx

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  13. Hi Esther, Now you're just showing off, two brilliant cards and posting before me, cheeky!! Have a wonderful Sunday, I'm hoping you have more time just for you if this is what you come up with! Great stuff, hugs Gay xxx

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  14. Two fabulous cards Esther. I love the rosette card - a great idea.
    xxx Hazel.

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  15. I love your LIM card, your rosettes are so fun. And your second girl is just so girly. A xx

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  16. Love those rosettes and the embossing.
    Linbyx

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  17. Hi Esther, what a pretty card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  18. Both these cards are really lovely. Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge this month

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  20. Hi Esther. Your rosette card certainly looks CAS to me and the second was is fabby too. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

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  21. Great cards Esther, I love the rosettes on the first one, they look so effective. Thank you for joining in with our CAS challenge at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

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  22. So pretty! Love the soft colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at LOTV this week x

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  23. 2 great cards Esther
    http://janetscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-102sketch-by-donalda-lily-of.html

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  24. Fabulous cards. Love the LiM one with the rosettes.
    Lynne xxx

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  25. Both fabulous cards - excellent use of your "me time"

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  26. Wonderful pinwheels they look great on the card!! And I love your girly card as well! Thanks so much for playing along with JUST US GIRLS this week!

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  27. Two fabulous cards Esther. Loving your girly pink and cream!

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  28. Your cards are gorgeous Esther. Love the colours in the LOTV one and the first one is really eyecatching. Maria x

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  29. Beautiful cards! I love the rosettes! They are so fun to make and they look fabulous in the red, white, and blue! Thanks for playing our JUGs challenge!

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  30. If I'm leaving you two comments, just delete one of them...blogger is acting up! Your cards are both beautiful...but I think the first one is my favorite. Love the red, white, and blue...and the rosettes are fabulous! My Card

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  31. What a fabulous card!! I love the medallions and the stars on top of them are the perfect touch.

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  32. Thanks for joining our "Embossing" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  33. Wow gorgeous card I lov all of the embossing,

    Thank You so much for joining us at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge,

    Hugs Bridget :0) x
    SCSCDT

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  34. So eye-catching! This one jumped straight out at me. Fantastic idea.

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  35. A great creation in lovely colours! Thanks for playing along at LOTV's Sketch Challenge this time, hope to see you again at our next challenge!
    Hugs, Lena

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  36. Lovely cards, thanks for playing on MAWTT with our CAS Challenge this week Hazelxoxo

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  37. Hi Esther,
    These both look fabulous in their own way as they are such different styles. I like the cuties on the swing best! Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers & Secret Crafters this week.
    Hugs,
    Andie xx

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  38. Sweet LOTV image on your card, I really like the soft colours you used. Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  39. Love the rosettes and the little stars. They look great in red white and blue. x

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  40. A beautiful CAS card - just perfect for this week's challenge at MAWTT - thank you so much for sharing with us. Sylvia x

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  41. Hi Esther

    two fantastic cards and so different, the top one is so striking, thanks for joining us at totally Papercrafts

    Joey x

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  42. Oooooooowwww, BABY! These are stunning! Love your use of RED, WHITE and BLUE! The texture and composition are stunning! DELIGHTED, as always, to have your gorgeous work in the mix with JUST US GIRLS! Yipeeeee!

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  43. The first card is just so perfect for the Fourth! The second one is completely darling!

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