Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Kelli's Krafts - My First Sketch Challenge!

I have never participated in any kind of card challenge before, but I was thinking that I would give it a try. Over the weekend I came across this challenge and decided to participate. I LOVED it. I'm all about a quick, yet cute, card and having this sketch really helped me to make a card in a little amount of time.

I made this card for a couple who is moving to Asia to serve God! Here's the sketch:

And here's what I came up with:

Again, I went to my Color Coach to pick out my color combination (everyone should have one!). It originally included Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, and Tangerine Tango, but I don't currently have Tangerine Tango (it's on the way!) so I substituted it with Pumpkin Pie. I also used my Heart to Heart Punch (hi Jodie) to punch out the hearts in the three colors (this is a great reason to keep your scraps because they can be used to punch out shapes.) I used the Short & Sweet stamp set for my sentiment, punched it out with the 1-3/4 X 7/8 Inch Oval Punch, and layered it onto my Scallop Oval Punch.

This was also my first attempt at a bow...I plan on practicing a little more :) The ribbon that I used is retired...but still loved.

15 comments:

He & Me + 3 said...

I think it turned out wonderful. I love the colors! Perfect. You are doing so well. That card could sell for lots of cash! Great job.

Angie S said...

I think it is very pretty. I love the colors, very bright and cherry!

Joanna said...

Love those colors! I think you did a great job. I keep trying to think of reasons not to get into stamping and so far the only one I can think of is that I don't usually give cards unless it's a holiday or birthday but I could change that. :-)

Stacey Thomas said...

This is very cute. Nice use of color too Kelli!

Lyndsey said...

very cute!!

Rach said...

Oh, this is SOOOO cute! What a fun challenge sketch! I'm going to have to check that one out. :o)

Carrie said...

I love it! You did awesome! I love the color choices too...I love blue and orange together!

The bow looks great and I hope you still have lots of that ribbon...I like it too :)

Really fun card and I know your friends will appreciate your sentiments too!

Miller Racing Family said...

Very cute. It think it turned out perfect. I do love the bow but I think the hearts are my favorite. Great Job!

Selene Kempton said...

Beautiful bright color combination! You did a fantastic job with that sketch!

Kerin said...

This IS quick & cute, and fabulous! So glad you chose Stamping 411 for your first sketch challenge venture, you did a great job :) Hope to see you playing along again soon!

jaydee said...

Kelli, super cute. It turned out so well and I love those colors. I hope you continue submitting the challenge cards, they really push you out of your comfort zone and are very good for development... ask me how I know :-)
Really great job - and congratulations on your first challenge submission
hugs
jaydee

Patti Chesky said...

Love those vibrant colors!!! Great job with the sketch!!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Awesome job using out sketch!! Love the colors too!! Thanks for playing along with us this week!!!

Connie Babbert said...

Very cute...love the colors!

alissa said...

Hi Kelli - I LOVE this card. Gosh, it's just so cute! Love the colors. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.
Alissa