Tuesday, May 26, 2009

FTTC17 Swing by; CC220,TLC222 Great Friend

Hey everyone!!!

Today is another fun Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!!! This week we are introducing our first Flourishes Guest Challenge Host Connie McCotter!!!

Thanks so much Connie for hosting this week!!! Connie is challenging us to *sponging*. Sponge coloring, sponge distressing, sponge shading, and sponge stenciling to name a few are some of the hottest techniques in stamping. So, grab you ink pad and sponges and add a little sponging to your card. We can't wait to see what you'll create!!!

I basically got carried away with my sponging project - LOL!!! I used the image from the Flourishes Set - Swing Set!!!

I inked the image in Memento Black and started sponging the clouds around it with the Baja Breeze Ink. For the inside of the tree I used Kiwi Kiss. The tree branch, the girl and the flowers were colored with Copic Markers - E47, RV19, and R08.

The CS in the BG is Raspberry Fizz from PTI - I scored it in 1/8" intervals. Next I decorated the card with the matching Ribbon and some Silver Pearls!!!

Hope you'll play along?!? Please use *FTTC17* as your keyword to download your creations over on SCS!!!

Please swing by Betty, Cindy, Connie and Kimberly's blog to see what they have created!!! For all the other details please stop by the Flourishes Newsletter!!!

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Here is my submission for todays CC220 - So Saffron, Bashful Blue and Pumpkin Pie - and yesterday's TLC222 - Hinged Card.

I have never made a *Hinged Card* before, but I really like how it turned out...if you haven't tried it yet - give it a go - you will like it too :)!!!

For this card I used the beautiful SU Great Friend Set which is featured in the Occasion Mini Catalog (page 5).

The Bashful Blue DP from the SAB Delicate Dots Collection. The So Saffron Ribbon was also from the SAB Ribbon Bundle. I hope SU will bring it into the new Catalog :) ??? Oh - I'm so counting the days for the new Catalog - how about you???

I added a small Filigree Brad on the left side fro the hinged effect. Next I decorated the card with some scoring and I added some small Silver Pearls between it. The Punch is also from SU - Scalloped Edge.

Hope you like it?!? Thank you for stopping by!!!

28 comments:

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo pretty, Silke...love the sweet image and all the beautiful coloring and sponging!!! I hope to play later on today!!!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!

Me said...

What a beautiful card, I love your sky especially.

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Silke,it is beautiful!!! Love the created scene!!! Fabulous coloring and background sky look, too!!! Wonderful card!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous Silke! Your sponging is FANTASTIC girl!

Connie said...

So beautiful, Silke!! Love your pretty puffy clouds!!

Your hinged card is stunning too! WOW!! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

What a cute scene! She looks darling, great hinge card too.

Jessie/knightrone said...

These are both beautiful, but I LOVE that hinged card!!

Vera said...

Your hinged card is awesome, Silke! Love that scored background!

Ann said...

Absolutely gorgeous stuff! I love that Raspberry Fizz card!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Great job with the sky; this is beautiful!

Joanne (jojot) said...

love the scene you created on the one card....and the hinge card is soooo lovely.....you rock, gf

Maureen P said...

love everything about this card...butterfly, ribbon, brads, colours...everything!!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Beautiful card Silke!! That sure looks like one fine summer day!
--Becca

Stamp and Smile said...

OK Silke... both cards are GEMS!! You make cards look so FABULOUS with white card base!! I need to give it more of a try and CHALLENGE MYSELF!! He,he! I'm also EXCITED for the new SU! catty to come out... the count is on! SMILES... Michelle :)

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh love these both! The first uses your trademark scoring -AND love the coloring on that image. The second is really great, it looks way toooooo complicated for me, I'll just drool over yours -love that brad!!

Oh and things are really great. Busy as always, but getting some new kitchen cabinets on a small wall -MORE space, my tiny kitchen sooo needs this. Lots of work, but will be worth it on Thursday when it's installed! Hugs,

Antje said...

Lovely cards, Silke, especially the Hinged card with the butterfly is stunning!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful cloud work on the first card and I'm LOVIN' your hinged card!! So delicate and pretty.

**Nancy** said...

Beautiful cards!! I love them both!!! I have that hinged card challenge on my list to do!! Beautiful work!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Oh my gosh, you create some of the most beautiful details on your cards! I love the scoring, the gorgeous sponging and your perfect bows! Your work is amazing!!
Carol

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Beautiful scene, Silke. And your sponging is perfect!

Amy Sheffer said...

Two more absolutely gorgeous Silke cards! What a perfect set for all that sponging, and your TLC card is stunning! Hugs!

Barb Hardeman said...

As always, your work is exceptional. I love sponging too! Your hinged card is amazing! Just gorgeous...

Judy Rozema said...

The hinged card is just a fantastic design! And I totally LOVE the colors you used on your swing card!

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Savitri said...

I love both cards but wow, your coloring on the first is just AWESOME!!! I wish I can color as well!!!!

Rose said...

Both cards are so pretty! Love the clouds in the first card and love the color combo and hinge style of the second one! Fabulous!

LORi said...

Oh My That swing card is Beautiful!!!