Monday, November 17, 2008

My sketch for Week #7 at JCBC Challenge

When Karin and Linda held the DT members contest for "Just Christmas and Birthday Cards", they asked that those interested must come up with their own sketch and card to exemplify it. I don't know why it looked so easy-peasy back then. My sketch, I mean :D
Working with it now was like I've never seen it in my life and had no idea where to start. It must be the feeble mind I've been having lately. :)

I am curious to hear what the girls (my DT bosses and mates) have to say about it - I apologize in advance if my sketch gave you too much trouble.

This is my sketch

[the small red text says: Embellishments where you want them]

Here is my Birthday card ...

DPs are free downloads, the main image is a stamp print I have from my friend Karin, the embossed strip is from my friend Sue (aren't I the luckiest person in the world to be blessed with such awesome friends?), the flowers I punched myself and the sentiment is a sticker - loved the colour! :)

And now the Christmas one...

Everything on the card is from around the house - from my big box that my great friends keep filling. Thank you so very very much for never letting me 'starve' :)

I finally got to using the adorable Joel - the stamp I've won in a blog contest over at Toodles and Binks. They are releasing more and more new stamps which are all so awesomely cute.
Ever since I've seen Joel for the first time I had a card in my mind. I can't wait to find the time to make that one... maybe this week...

Joel is coloured with watercolour pencils, his white belly and the little spots on his rear end are glittery; his collar and the holy leaves are layered and glittered with markers. I admit that the colours I've used on my card are not very Christmas-like but I tried to match Joel more than the occasion. :)

I am hoping to have some time this week (it's a more breathable one) to delight in all your new posts and leave a comment too.

Thank you for looking and if you happen to like my sketch feel free to use it anytime you want. :)

I'm forever in your debt for all the warm and thoughtful comments you've left on my blog.



Hi Mada, both of these cards are gorgeous hun. I adore both images, and your sketch was a dream to work with hun! hugs Lindax

Heather "Hev" said...

Hi Mada :)

I love your sketch and am looking forward to using it :)

You have done fabulous examples - and it explains why you were chosen as a DT member :)

Take care of yourself please.

Hugs Heather

Laura said...

Draga Mada, am primit azi pachetul de la tine si n-am cuvinte sa iti multumesc. Nu m-am gandit ca o sa imi trimiti atat de multe; pot sa incep o industrie cu toate astea... You made my day, week, month, year etc., le tot studiez, nu-mi iau ochii de la ele. Cred ca o sa fac ceva decos in seara asta, altfel n-o sa pot dormi toata noaptea, ca abia astept sa folosesc cate ceva din minunatiile pe care mi le-ai trimis. N-am glumit cand ti-am spus ca iti sunt recunoscatoare pana la adanci batranete... Cat despre noile tale felicitari, sunt superbe. Imi place acel "Bambi" sau micul Rudolf... :P E tare scump. Iti doresc o seara frumoasa si o saptamana usoara. Ai grija de tine. Cu drag,

Ninchen said...

both cards are great!
i love the images!

xoxo Janina

alina said...

Buna Mada, imi pare bine sa ''te vad''! Si imi pare bine sa citesc ca o sa ai o saptamana mai usoara. Sper ca nu te mai doare glezna, ca despre asta nu spui nimic.
Frumoase felicitari, imi place enorm cum colorezi imaginile! Nu stiu ce folosesti, dar arata bine.
Te pup si sa auzim numai de bine!

Donalda's Blog said...

Hon your cards are just adorable!!!! So gorgeous I just love the papers you used to. So glad to see your gorgeous work again dear.

scotspanda said...

great cards Mada and your sketch was fab, a challenge but a fab challenge lol



Gry-Heidi said...

I love your cards Mada! Both are wonderful !
Your sketch was great, but it also was a real challenge for me :)) I had no ideas, and started with the card again and again *lol*

Hugs, Gry-Heidi

2 Worlds said...

Very creative Mada

And you did great samples too

Tanja said...

Your Cards are wonderful! I really enjoyed your Sketch!

Hugs Tanja

Karin said...

Hi Mada,

two grogeous cards.
I love the colours, DP and cute images.

hope you are going fine.

xoxo karin

Chris said...

I love the sketch you made for this week Mada and I must use it soon. Also love the cards you made from it, great papers, images and details. Chris x

Angelo said...

Your cards are great, Mada! I loved your sketch and found it easy to work with :)

Hugs, Kristin :)