Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Soft Summer sketches

When I sat down to do a few sketches at the weekend I wanted to use my Haiku papers, which were still unopened. Not colours I'd normally go to which stretched me a bit but that's not a bad thing!

So I chose three sketches to base my cards on, and the Soft Summer set from the Mini Catalogue.

First up, Amy's sketch...

and my card based on it:

This flower is proving to be an absolute favourite of mine. Coloured with Copics, scalloped edge punch used on the white layer which was then pierced around the sides.

Next up, last week's Mojo Monday sketch:

my card..

I used the outline berry-like image for this one, stamped in Really Rust ink, scallop edge punch along the bottom and More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon. The felt flower is from the Flower Fusion Accents and Elements kit.

Finally the Stamps and Smiles sketch:

....and my card:

Again the outline image, stamped in Old Olive and watercoloured with More Mustard ink using a blender pen. More of those yummy felt flowers and Pumpkin pie brads in their centres.


Stamps - Soft Summer
Ink - More Mustard/Old Olive/Really Rust/Basic Black
Card - Whisper White/Old Olive/More Mustard
Papers - Haiku DSP
Other - Flower Fusion felt flowers/Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive brads/Nestabilities and Cuttlebug/Paper piercing kit/More Mustard and Grosgrain ribbon/Scallop Edge border punch

And finally I want to say a big helloooo and thank you to two of my loveliest blogging buddies Aimes and Sara for this cute award - thanks girls!!! Please go and visit them - they are both hugely talented and inspiring stampers and lovely ladies to boot! I've got to get off this computer but I'll pass this on very soon.

Thanks for visiting and hope to see you soon!

Kate x


Anesha said...

Three stunning cards. The papers are beautiful.

Bekka said...

Stunning Cards Kate - Love how you have used the stamps and the colours. I adore that flower stamp too

Doris said...

absolutely adorable cards, all are soo pretty:)! greetings from Poland

Need More Time to Craft said...

Ohh my goodness Kate, these cards are stunning. Love them all. They make a fantastic set.

Carole x

JanJ said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colours you've used.

Jan x

Stampin Julie said...

Beautiful cards, I love the colours!


KimB said...

Hi Kate,
the cards are just gorgeous. I particularly like the piercing details and how you used the felt flowers - I still haven't used mine, but these cards make me want to!


Jennifer Meyer said...

Great group of cards Kate!! LOVE the pretty colors and detail on all three!!

Thanks for playing along with Stamps and Smiles, Jennifer :)

Rosy said...

wonderful work Kate, can't wait for my kit to come so I can play too x

Aimes said...

Hey Kate - way to go on completing a load of sketches in one!! I wish I could find enough time to do that LOL! I never think to pierce paper but it gives the perfect finishing touch to your creations. Enjoy your blog award, you deserve it honey! Thanks for your sweet comments *blush*!

Paola said...

They are beautifully made cards.
I love them all. Very well done.
Have a great day,