Friday, 20 November 2009

Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #16

Happy Friday everyone.  I LOVE Fridays - after schools are so much more relaxed when I know the next day is Saturday - no lunches to make, no homework.  Just fun times with the boys.  I must say, I'm really looking forward to the Summer break. 
I also love Friday's coz it's challenge time. This weeks challenge from Makeesha - it's a lovely sketch.  Something a litte different, especially with the circle and butterfly elements.

Here is my creation for the challenge:

I chose to use Upsy Daisy, to make a background in the circle element.
I've started off with a base card in Kiwi Kiss, then layered on some patterned paper I had in my stash.  I've added some strips in Basic Grey as per the sketch, using my new Lace Doiley punch on the bottom strip. 
I've inked up the flower image in Kiwi ink, stamped onto the Whisper White, then moved slightly and stamped again.  This has give the shadow effect!  I've added some punched circles to the outer edge. 
For the embellisments, I've used a Fancy Felt flower and buttons.
The little frame is from a clear stamp which I've cut out and then used a sentiment from Pocket Silhouettes.
Here's a closer look at the embellishments:

Product used:
Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Pocket Silhouette, Frame (clear stamp)
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey, Whisper White, pattern paper
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey
Others: buttons, circle punch, CM cutter, felt flower, gingham ribbon, lace doiley punch - Martha Stewart

And because I am VERY fond of scrapbooking and also this little girl, I've used the sketch to create a cute, girly layout.

Amber LOVES the beach, so I've used the 'favourite' stamp from Life's Definitions.  The frame is from a set of clear stamps I have with assorted frame images.  They are just perfect for adding sentiments!
And I love the added touch of the doiley - it frames the photo nicely.

If you would love to join in with this weeks challenge, pop over to Makeesha's, and view the details and also her inspiring work.
Then be sure to check out the amazing work from the Design Team members:

I look forward to checking out what you come up with.  Til next time...


Renée said...

oh wow, love both projects! The scrap page is darling and I love the colours of the card!!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Chantelle.. both of these projects are absolutely GORGEOUS. Your colour combo on your card looks AMAZING.

xx Sarah

Keesh said...

WOW Chan, these are both adorable! Love the Upsy Daisy stamp with embellies, and then such a gorgeous page of Amber! You are really loving the lace aren't you, it looks fabulous! Thanks so much for your inspiration this week! Love keesh x

Tracey Old said...

Both your projects are fantastic!!! Love the buttons on your card;-)

Bec said...

these are both so pretty.. bec xx

Karen said...

Hi Chan!

Both of your creations are fabo - I'm loving the colour combo's you've chosen too - just fantastic!


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous as always, really love the doiley you have been using lately! Great page of Caden aswell, he sure has beautiful blue eyes!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Both projects are really beautiful. I love Upsy Daisy and it looks so great within the circle, along with the button and felt embellishments.

Sally Little said...

Beautiful creations Chantelle, I love them. The scrap page is truly delightful and reminded me of my childhood days on the beach at Surfers Paradise with my Gramps.
Sally :)

Anonymous said...

I love both of them. I love the colours you chose for the card. They wouldn't usually make my pick, so I love seeing different colour choices. You obviously have an eye for colour!
Kirsty xx