Saturday, March 5, 2011

Crazy4Challenges and Speedy's Friends

Silke is our Crazy4Challenges hostess for the month of March, and she has challenged us this week to a sketch challenge.


I used one of my fav ocean view stamps from Innovative Stamp Creations and a Prima flower.  Otherwise, this was a pretty simple creation.

 Please be sure to visit the Crazy4Challenges Blog to see the fab creations by this extremely creative team.  It'll be amazing to see how different the cards can be even using the same sketch.

This next card is for the Speedy's Friends Challenge.  Colleen is our hostess this week, and she challenged us to use the BLEACH technique.  I have not done this one for years, so it was fun to 'play'.  I used an image/sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers.  I stamped it in Versamark and heat embossed with black detail embossing powder.  I then applied the bleach to the inner areas of the flower/stem and used a heat tool to quicken the drying time.  Since this was a technique card, I left it pretty simple, only adding some piercing and some Martha Stewart borders.  Really did create a fairly CAS and yet dramatic card.

Now......you really must check out the 'bleached' creations of the rest of the Friends.

Here are the links to get to both team blogs.

Crazy4Challenges Blog
Speedy's Friends Blog

26 comments:

Traci M said...

Joanne, you're so speedy on these challenges!! I love your pink sunset with the gorgeous beach scene...and your bleached card is very earthy and beautiful!!

StampOwl said...

great color combo, and love the border on the second card

Silli said...

Wonderful card Joanne, love your coloring!

Emily Keaton said...

Both of these are BEAUTIFUL, Joanne! Have a super weekend. :)

Susan Raihala said...

Both are beautiful, Joanne! You really rocked the Speedy challenge...gotta get that MS border punch!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Joanne, your sunflower looks great all bleached out! And I had fun playing with the bleach, too. It was actually my first time. Silly me, picking a challenge that I'd never even done before! Well, it helped me stretch, so it was all good. Great job on your CAS floral card. :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

My favorite scene image and BEAUTIFUL job on the bleach! I'm still scared of that stuff lol

Barbara said...

GORGEOUS scene you have there, Joanne! And equally gorgeous colors!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love both cards Joanne! What a great job with the bleach - I love the color the bleach created - perfect for the sunflower!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Very pretty cards...

Joycelyn Turner said...

Oh these are just STUNNING, Joanne!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the ocean scene....so far from the snowy scenery outside my window in land-locked Alberta!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!!

Joan said...

Wow, both of these are stunning. Love how you used the landscape on the diagonal sketch....too cool!!!

Liz Williams said...

I love both of your gorgeous cards. I didn't get to spend one minute stamping today, but the night is still young (9PM). Your beautiful cards have motivated me to do at least one of these challenges.

Lynda Benden said...

Oh my gosh Joanne, your beach scene is stunning! You coloring is pure perfection! Your sunflower image is awesome! The center looks furry!

redwasher1 said...

WOW, Joanne, both of your cards are totally awesome!!

Betty Wright said...

Both are fabulous, but I am in awe of the bleached sunflower! Stunning! I have issues with that technique....lol! Beautifully done, Joanne!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

You did a wonderful job on both of these cards! The sunflower turned out beautifully.

Benzi said...

Joanne, what an outstanding scene of the ocean/beach, and just look at that sky! Wow! I want to be there....now.

Your bleached technique looks super with beautiful sunflower.
Both are great cards!

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG...you brought this sketch to a whole new level Joanne! WTG..I love this gorgeous framed card! Hugs ~S~

Maria said...

Oh my Joanne! Your scenic card is just beautiful! It looks like a watercolor painting. . .the pretty flower is an added bonus to your already gorgeous card!

Maria

Carol L said...

I always love these scenic creations of yours, and the bleaching technique is fabulous!

Tammy Hershberger said...

That ocean scene is BEAUTIFUL, Jo! LOVE how you used the sketch! (Both cards are fabulous!)

Dawn B. said...

Ahhhh..my daughters are coming next week and we are heading to the NC coast.. Can't wait. LOVE the ocean.. Beautiful cards Joanne..

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Your card for the sketch is so soothing and calming, i want to walk right into it.
Great sunflower and warm colors.

Roxie said...

Beautiful scene and sunflower cards.