Saturday, October 3, 2009

Double Duties



Well.....today is a double duty design team day.  I have two design cards to post today.  The first is my design card for Artful Sentiments by Kimm's copic challenge.  You can link to the master challenge post to the right on my sidebar.  This week's colors are a true indication that fall is on the way.   This time last year I was in New England leaf peeking and I sure wish I was back there again.  The fall color back East is WAY more beautiful than out in the Pacific Northwest.  I even had to go through all of our pictures last night just to reflect on our wonderful time there.  So....in honor of the beautiful fall colors that are surely happening in New Hampshire and Vermont, here is my challenge card.    The scene stamp is from Hero Arts and is colored with the required copics plus a few extra colors around those to give depth.  I was a little dissappointed in the way the colors scanned.  The patterned paper really is more the color of the image.  When you scan dimensionals, it tends to make the color of the paper change.  The leaves of the tree are mounted up.  The little paper leaves were in my stash from a 'must have' purchase from the LSS several years ago!  This card in itself was double duty as it is the Midnight Madness sketch challenge of the week!  MMSC21!  ;-)


Next is my design team card for The SweetStopSketch Challenge 24.  This is my first posting as part of Korin's Sugar Baby team.  What fun!  You can click on the Sweet Stop pink badge to the right and see the sketch challenge for the week.  We have a wonderful line up of Sugar Babies for the Challenge team.  Make sure you take a look at their wonderful creations too!   I have had this cute little Penny Black dog since last Thanksgiving and it was time to use him.  I knew right away that his horn would have to be out of the box!!  He was colored with copic markers.  The dotted paper on the bottom of the heap is some of my hoarded patterned paper that I have vowed to use as much as possible.  The swirly layer is the triple dimension technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter and it actually a treble staff stamp.  The layer just under the sentiment is a technique I had submitted to the TJ newsletter called Rubber Thwamping.  I think the technique has been around a while but I don't know from where.  I used lentils for my thwamping!  This is the same technique that I used for my card for the TJ blog hop a few days ago.  So easy and fun. 

So there you have it........a double post for today!!  Now get off the computer and get back to your stamping!!

14 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOW Ann! Both of these are FABULOUS! LOVE the out of the box focal image on the top card, and the darling and perfectly colored image on the 2nd! WOW WOW WOW!!

Laurie said...

Hi, Ann. Love the way you colored the tree. I'm gonna have to try and copy that one, Friend! :)

Carol said...

Ann your Midnight Madness card is so unique and awe inspiring. I love the rich colors and that awesome leaves paper. You embellishments are the bomb!!! Thanks for playing along with us at MMSC this week. Be sure to keep checking back at Priscilla's blog for all the fun happenings there this month.

Carol
MMSC-Guest Designer

Ceal said...

super cute card Ann! TFS

Barb g (WV) said...

I just love the 'out of the box' image for this sketch challenge, Ann....the image is super cute and just makes you feel happy and light-hearted. Such a fun card.
Barbg(WV)

Sue from Oregon said...

Wowser girl...these are both great cards!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Ann - love your MMSC card - the colours are so rich and warm and the image fabulous!! Thank you for playing the MMSC and we look forward to seeing you play along next week! Don't forget to check back for the HUGE Give Away and prizes this month!
Linda MMSC Guest Designer

Anonymous said...

cute as can be Ann I love the puppy

Priscilla said...

Hi Ann, What a great take on the sketch. I like how you really used those fall colors and the dp looks great on the bg :) Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week. We value your participation and please mark your calendar for the Oct 16th MM Blog Hop :)
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a super take on the sketch Ann!! Just love your colors!! The leaves here in NY are just starting to change. I so love the FAll!! Your coloring is magnificent on both creations.

I have blog candy on my blog if you are interested.

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Your MIdnight Madness card is just completely perfect for FALL! I love the warmth of the colors and the dp and ribbon is gorgeous too! Thanks for playing along with us this week. :)
Michelle MMDT

Denise @ kc242 said...

Great job on the challenge cards. Both of your cards are sooooo nicely done! I especially liked the colors and papers that you used in your Midnight Madness Card. Great take on the design challenge. Just love all of the details. Thanks so much for joining us this week at MMSC!
Please stop by my blog, and sign up for my birthday blog candy. I will be giving it away at the end of the month!
Denise
Midnight Madness Design Team

Holly said...

I love your trumpeting puppy card - the colors, the background (cool technique!), and the trumpet coming out of the box. Great job!!!

Chrissy D said...

beautiful coloring Ann! I am loving your puppy card ! your fall scene card is beautiful too! TFS