Thursday, April 1, 2010

SKETCH 44: RHINESTONES!






It's Thursday again, and we have a very special Sketch and Product Challenge for you! This is a sketch that really works well for Easter cards, so if you have any last-minute Easter cards to make, here you go! I often like to use an entire sheet of cardstock in one sitting, so I created two cards using many of the same materials using this sketch.
I used the new Basic Grey Green at Heart papers for these cards. These colors are so fresh, and the patterns are so fun! This is surely a favorite of mine. :) The card base is PTI's Berry Sorbet, and the trim at the bottom is Spring Moss. The Spring Moss is punched using the SU Scallop Border punch.
For the first card, I used my Egg Die to achieve the intended egg shape on this sketch. I stamped a flower spray from the Unity Bevy of Butterflies set. The butterfly, attached with a pop-up dot, is from the same set. I stamped the "friendship" sentiment, from the March Unity Store Kit, Adventures in Happiness, using an SU label punch (can't remember what this one is called!). The card is embellished with a little Lavender glitter and SPLIT PEA RHINESTONES! (Our focus!)
The second card features a large butterfly from the same Bevy of Butterflies stamp set, also glittered in lavender. I stamped part of a sentiment from the PTI Egg Hunt set so that this card can be used for ANYTHING!! The rhinestones featured on the sketch are Wine in color, and did you notice the Split Pea RHINESTONE ANTENNAE?!?!? I am so very proud of that! Love the detail that adds! :) (Yep, patting myself on the back!)
All right! Now it's your turn, and I cannot wait to see what you come up with!

The Deets:
**Use the sketch above and try to incorporate your favorite RHINESTONES!!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC044.
**Post a comment with a link to your card right here on the challenge post by Sunday, April 4, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday).
**PRIZE ~ One lucky winner will receive three packages of rhinestones!!

25 comments:

lynn said...

your rhinestone antennae--so creative-love that!

JenMarie said...

Sooo pretty and Spring-y!!

Lisa H. said...

just lovely, Mandy! love those butterflies!

Scrapaddict said...

Another fun sketch, can't wait to try it!!!

dahlhousedesigns said...

So fun Mandy!!! I love them both!

lisa a.

de said...

LOVE the card Mandy! I need to find time to play!!!!

Ravengirl said...

I got my card made. I am not entirely please with it (I shouldn't craft that late at night) and may try again. Here it is :)

Rose said...

oh i have that paper on my table just calling my name ;) will start after seeing my mom for Easter. your cards are beautiful and it is another fantastic sketch. have a blessed easter :)

Rose said...

oh bummer just noticed the cut off date!! well i will just have to be late or wait for the next challenge.

Katie Renz said...
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Katie Renz said...

Grrr.... I think this happened last time, anyway, great challenge and card Mandy.

http://katiespaperhaven.blogspot.com/2010/04/countdown-to-christmas-14-along-with.html

Tami said...

Here's mine

http://journeyoflifetamijo.blogspot.com/2010/04/easter-greetings.html

Christi said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Mandy! I love the pretty butterflies and all the rhinestones! Here's my card:

http://christiscraftcreations.blogspot.com/2010/04/limelight-sketch-44.html

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

GREAT sketch, but I had to turn my image a little, and I hope pearls are okay instead of rhinestones? If not, that's okay. I really had fun using your sketch anyway. Thanks so much for the challenge! Here is my submission! Hugs, Kelly

Cindy said...

This was so much fun! I love the sketch and I love the bling. Thanks for the fun idea. Cindy

Here is my link: http://simplycindycrafts.blogspot.com/2010/04/little-easter-bling.html

Janice M said...

Pretty card Mandy! Fun sketch and I like using rhinestones! Here's my card

JanR said...

Nice cards! Here's mine.

Scrapaddict said...

Happy Easter Mandy, enjoy time with your family! My card is HERE

Emily Keaton said...

Thanks for the great sketch, Mandy!! I really had fun with this :) Here's mine:

Send Chocolate

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Here's mine!

and a very happy easter to you

de said...

Hi Mandy! Here is mine!

http://bellalunapaperie.com/blog/?p=805

Linda said...

Very lovely sketch and beautiful inspiration card!!

Here’s my card.

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Yeah! Thanks for the fun sketch!

:-)

Here's mine:
Click Here

Ravengirl said...
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Ravengirl said...

I had to have another try, I wasn't satisfied with my first one. I like this card much better. Here is my June Bug Birdie :)