Wednesday, September 24, 2008

3 Sketches

I decided to use a few different sketches to create my Halloween cards this year.

First up... Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge (WSC58). Here's her sketch:And here's what I came up with. Not sure I like how it turned out, but the hubby liked it.

Next up, Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge (TECC34):
Here are the two cards I came up with:A close up:And finally, I used Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday Sketch (54) to create a couple more. Here's her sketch:And this is what I came up with: Here's a close up of the first card:

Stamps: Imaginisce Snag 'em Stamps
Paper: Black Cardstock from Close To My Heart, Purple & Green cardstock from Bazzill, Patterned Paper from Bo Bunny Press
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon (LOVE her monthly ribbon club!), Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch, Sakura Glaze Pen, Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Pen, Brads by Queen & Co, Letter stickers from American Crafts Thickers (Felt), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Skeleton Scroll
I used less than one sheet each of the patterned paper, plus one sheet each of the green & purple cardstocks, and two sheets of the black cardstock. Not bad, I think! I'm still trying to use up all of the scraps on my desk - or at least not add much more to the pile!
I just got my first Stampin' Up! order out of the new catalog today and I can't wait to play! I love the die cut stamps - it took me about 10 minutes to have all my stamps mounted and indexed! Gotta love that! I'm dying to play, but I have a couple of other projects I need to finish up first!

I hope you're having a great week! It's been cloudy here in Hawaii, but hopefully the weather will clear enough for us to enjoy some beach time this week!
Thank you for visiting!


Beate said...

Christina, I like how you used the same paper and stamps for three different layouts. They all turned out great.
Thanks so much for playing!
Hugs and smiles

Taylor VanBruggen said...

What cute cards! Love the cute skully! Thanks for playing the sketch challenge!

Michelle said...

All the cards are great. I love the colors and the skeletons!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

What fun halloween cards. Thanks for playing my challenge! :)