Sunday, April 5, 2009

365 Cards and Caardvarks

Double challenge fit. This card fits into two challenges. 365 Cards and Caardvarks.

The Caardvarks challenge is to incorporate Fantasy into your creation. This card fits the bill. I see knights in armor and a damsel in distress.

Todays challenge on 365 Cards is based on a sketch. I am discovering that for now, I do way better with a sketch. And I do better when I am TOLD which sketch to use. Otherwise I get overwhelmed with all of the choices. I have wanted to make cards, to get a stash going. The 365 Cards challenge is just the kick I needed. And the direction too.



This sketch kinda made me go "Yikes". It looks very complicated. Or, at least it did to me. So I went to my stash drawer of smaller papers. I actually used a collection to choose my papers. I picked a photo mat pad from Die Cuts with a View. The Once Upon a Time Mat Stack. I figured that whatever papers I picked from this stack would match. And I threw in a strip of ribbon, some bling and a stamped image from Inkadinkado. I used one of the new SEI chalk block. I really like these little blocks. They are really smooth and stamp nicely. (Note: I am not a pro. Take my opinion for just that. My opinion!)


Thanks for looking.

21 comments:

Fi said...

Wow Jana, what a very elegant card you created from the sketch. I love the colours.
Hugs
Fi

Karen Lee said...

Oh....I love your take on today's challenge. These papers worked so well.

~~XOXO~~
Karen Lee

AUsome mom said...

Girl, this is gorgeous! I LOVE that image! I'm with ya on using the paperpack thing. I did it today too! Makes it much simpler.
Beautiful card.

~amy~ said...

super card...I love the muted colors!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

What a lovely card I like the colors you used. Great job with this challenge.

Debbie Stelton

Alicia said...

Love those colors! Great take on this sketch!

Rosemary said...

YAY, you're stamping - welcome to another way to spend those craft dollars! I have a similar stamp, great minds think alike - like we didn't know that already?

I love this and yes, I would have been a bit overwhelmed by the sketch. Isn't it funny that using a sketch makes the process easier though? You'd think we'd want to brainstorm but it helps to have a starting point. I love the composition of this and what a good idea to use the coordinated papers from the pack - okay, maybe not new to some people but I think the idea is new.

Yes, I have had caffeine - why would you think that????

kristie sessions said...

just a beautiful job with this sketch. love that bird image!

Jolene said...

I love that muted plum shade and your stamping. Thanks for joining us at Caardvarks!

Heidi Van Laar said...

This is beautiful! I love the papers and that beautiful image!

Bex said...

This card is fabulous, very co-ordianted and elegant!

SmilynStef said...

Love how you combined all of your scraps into thise wonderful fantasy card ... thanks for joining the Caardvarks fun.

Daniela said...

Beautiful creation!

Monica Anderberg said...

Very nice! I really like your combo of your decorations. Just lovely!

Monica at scrapoleket.blogspot.com

Monica Anderberg said...

Very nice! I really like your combo of your decorations. Just lovely!

Monica at scrapoleket.blogspot.com

lauren said...

what a great take on both the sketch and the CAARDVARKS challenge! i love your elegant & luxurious-looking card!

Stephanie said...

Love the colors....great job!

Nathalia Castellon said...

Great job on your card Jana...that stamped image fits the fantasy challenge very well. Thanks for playing at Caardvarks!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Such a beautiful mix of elements & that DP is just stunning. How perfect is "once upon a time" for a fantasy challenge, hey? I'm so happy you played the Caardvarks challenge so I could check out your blog! :O)

Pamela Smerker said...

Stunning creation, thanks for sharing.

Jess said...

Adorable! Those papers are great for the fantasy challenge.