Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Papertrey Posse Challenge #1 - Jessica's Sketch

I'm so excited to get to share what I came up with for our first Papertrey Posse challenge! Jessica is our June Posse challenge hostess, and she came up with this lovely sketch for us to work with:


SO many possibilities! I ended up making two very different cards.  First is this sympathy card.  I thought the large, 3-tree image from Through the Trees would be perfect in that circle as a focal point. Then just lots of matting and layering.


The next card has a whole different look, from the same sketch. 


How cute is that little fox??  That's an Imaginesce stamp that I picked up ages ago, but it was still unopened!  Until I discovered Copics, I just never found a way to use it.  I colored him and cut him out (tip: after I carefully cut him out, I inked around the edges, which covered up the little bits of white here and there from my imperfect cutting job).  The background yellow grid paper was from my stash, and the blue is Bazzill smoothie cardstock stamped with Background Basics: Geometrics. Now, see that scalloped circle? I punched it from tan cardstock, but it felt like it needed a little something. So, I stamped around the edge in each scallop using a small leaf from Beautiful Blooms 2. It doesn't look at all like a leaf; I just liked how the rounded end of the leaf fit nicely into each scallop!

I hope you've enjoyed these, and be sure to check out the rest of the Posse gals' creations! A link to each of their blogs can be found in my sidebar, or go to our group blog here. Have a wonderful day!

20 comments:

Sue Ann said...

I love the first card Debbie!! So BEAUTIFUL and PEACEFUL ..... and yes that FOX is totally cute!!!

Jessica said...

Great job on both cards. I love the color combo on the first card and you are right, the trees are perfect in that circle.

The second card is adorable and you are doing well with those copics. I haven't had mine out in a bit, but I need to get some practicing in. I really love how you used the leaf stamp around the scallop - great little detail.

Lindsay said...

Fun cards Debbie! Love those trees and that fox is too cute!

Becky Carafa said...

Love the colors on the tree card, so striking. And how clever to stamp the leaf in the scallops, it looks amazing!

Maggie said...

Love those two cards....everyone is doing such fun things with strings on their cards today! Those red birds so pop off the paper!

Amy said...

Wow that first card is FANTASTIC!!! Love the trees with the addition of the tiny red birds!

Emm said...

Your first card looks like such a nice, wintry scene to me and on the second one, that fox is adorable!

resmith said...

Love both cards!! That little fox is adorable! Great job with the coloring!

Suzanne said...

Wow, where to start? I love them both. The fox is beyond adorable and the way you let the trees go off the edge of the circle is a lovely touch.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous sympathy card, Debbie. And that little fox is adorable!

Jackie Pedro said...

Fantastic cards, Debbie! The sympathy card is beautiful and the other card is DARLING!

Jennifer Carter said...

Love your Through the Trees card! Very pretty!

Vannessa said...

So cute and I love how you used the leaf to decorate your scallops - might have to "borrow" that idea!

Keva said...

Lovely!!! I really love the trees in the circle, but that fox is SO cute. I really like all of the little details on your card. That striped paper behind the panel is cute!

Diane Jaquay said...

Both of these are wonderful, the sympathy card is very pretty and the 2nd card is just plain CUTE!!

Sarah said...

The fox is sooo cute! Great coloring job! The sympathy card is just elegant.

Amy said...

I love the fox - oh my he's too cute! And the leaf in the scallops is a great idea!

Danisha said...

Love your first card!!!!! Love the stamps, such a pretty card.

Belinda said...

Lovely take on the sketch! :)

Laurie said...

Deb I love them both! The first one is my favorite! Look at you going from scrapbooker to card maker! :) It's so fun isn't it?