Saturday, 6 September 2008

Elzybells Sketches 1 and 2

Elizabeth has just started to do sketch challenges every fortnight on the Elzybells blog. Sketch challenge #1 looks like this:

and my card looks like this:

I just got this set the other day so had to break it out of the package and ink it straight up for this challenge. Now I know stars are not normally pink but I found this cute paper in my freebies stash (gotta get it down somehow!!) and went with that colour scheme.
I used a mixture of Copic Ciaos and Twinkling H20s to colour her in, just to add a bit of sparkle. The sentiment is in the Stardust and Moonbeams set - I just bent it round so it would stamp in the circle. I love how you can do this with clear stamps!

I'm not sure about the darker blue panel though. I didn't have a blue that matched the paper (should have checked that before I used it huh?!). I had every other shade possible but this one! Even Stampin Up colours were a little too pale or bright or just not right!


Stamps - Stardust and Moonbeams set from Elzybells

Paper - White square card blank from Craftonic, DP from card magazine (I think Crafts Beautiful), white, blue and pink cs from lss

Inks - Versafine Onyx Black, Copis Ciao Markers in E31 Brick Beige and E00 Skin White, Twinkling H2os in Buttercup and Bashful Blue and Cosmic Shimmer Crimson Sparkle

Accessories - Circle Nestabilities, Clear EP, pink ribbon from lss

And in preparation for Sketch Challenge #2:

here's my card:

This little kitty is so cute hiding amongst the flowers. To keep the centre panel a square I added a strip of ribbon to the top and gave it that much needed extra oomph!


Stamps - Kitty Flowers and Happy Birthday from Elzybells

Papers - White square card blank from Craftonic, yellow, pink and white cs from lss, DP from card magazine

Inks - Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Ciao Markers in E33 Sand, E35 Chamois, YG06 Yellowish Green, G05 Emerald Green, YG23 New Leaf, BG15 Aqua, Y15 Cadmium Yellow, YR68 Orange, BV00 Mauve Shadow, BV04 Blue Berry, R85 Rose Red, R27 Cadmium Red and 0 Colorless Blender!!

Accessories - Clear EP, pink ribbon from lss, yellow primas, pink self-adhesive gems from Hero Arts, Circle nestabilities


  1. love both the card - the girlie is lovely

    hugs jane x

  2. Oh these are gorgeous. Love the colouring, specially the sparkle :)

  3. Beautiful cards!
    Maria x

  4. Both great cards - I'll have to get going on the second challenge after seeing these!