Thursday, February 16, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #22 & Our Creative Corner

Hi All,
I had a little ambition last night so I completed another challenge (or two!!). I went on over to freshly Made Sketches and Jen had another great sketch:

I loved the clean lines of this sketch. I had also gone over to Our Creative Corner and they had a great theme with a twist.They challenged us to make a project for our "Best friend" but it must include a flower. I needed a card for one of my oldest and dearest friend. She is a editer at a local newspaper and three of her piece were nominated for awards. She won an award and placed top three on the other articles and their design!!! Yeah Ang!!  So I mashed up all the requirements and here is what I came up with:
I have been dying to try out "bleaching" and thought it would add great contrast to the soft look of the Everyday Enchantment. It took me a few tries to not "over soak" the stamp with bleach. After a few tries I finally got the "right" amount. The one thing I will say is that if you try this make sure to wash off your stamp and then condition it with the cleaner to keep the stamp from breaking down. Here is the rest of what I used:
Paper: Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Everyday Enchantment
Stamp set: Fresh Vintage Stamp Set and Loving Thoughts
Ink: Crumb Cake and Poppy Parade
Punches: Large oval and smaller oval (retired)
Other Big Shot Lattice folder
Thanks for stopping by!


My Creative Side said...

Love the bleaching effect! I need to try that someday!! Beautiful card!

Sue said...

Wow Karin I love how you have thought about our theme for the OCC Challenge, but not only that, it is also designed so beautifully, thinking outside the square always works for me!
Thanks for joining us at OCC this week, it has been a pleasure to see your work.

Linda Callahan said...

Such a pretty effect! Works perfectly with the DSP!

Anita Houston said...

You a striking and simple card! I love the patterned paper choice, and your bleaching method worked wonderfully. Very nice! Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week!

Lesley said...

What a cool effect the bleaching has created, I love it. Great job with the sketch, congrats to your friend. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen said...

I've never tried bleach with my stamps but I love the effect it creates. I'm sure your friend will love this beauty! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lisa said...

Beautiful colors on these enchanting floral panels!!

Jen Timko said...

The bleaching is wonderful here! Lovely card. So glad you joined us at FMS this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Karin, this is simply stunning! I love the way you combined both challenges. The textured background is a great touch. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner! :)