Sep 3, 2010

BC167 - A Hit and A Miss

First if you haven't visited the Annabelle Blog yet check it out (see post below) as we are doing a Blog Hop to celebrate Annabelle Stamps 1 year birthday!

Now for our Blogger Challenge this week.  Lisa (list mom) gave us this great sketch to use.  I love having a starting point for my cards.  So I worked this afternoon on a card that I really liked using this sketch, got it photographed and then noticed that I'd made a slight error on the placement of one of the panels.  Oops!  Well I just couldn't post that card without doing another one with the correct placement so you get 2 cards from me today.

First up will be the "Miss" referred to in the post title.   As you can see the one dark purple panel is over to the left instead of being on the right side as it is in the sketch.  This of course threw the whole sketch off balance but I still like this card a lot.  It was hrd to get decent pictures of my cards for some reason. Probably because I took them at night but hopefully they aren't too bad.

This card uses: Our Craft Lounge (Ghostly Greetings) stamps.  The DP I'm not sure where it's from as the strip with the company name had been cut off already.  I colored the ghosts with Prisma Color pencils and added glitter to them.  The sentiment was stamped with Only Orange ink.  The brads are from American Crafts.  I punched out some stars from the same background paper and added them to my focal panel.

Next up is the "Hit" card which follows the sketch perfectly.  I actually used totally different stamps and papers for this card.
The card base is Cajun Crase layered with Brocade Blue and DP from Chatterbox (Sunny Plaid) - I've had this for years.  The Owl is a $1 stamp from Studio G which I bought last year at JoAnn's.  I colored it with Prisma Colored Pencils, raised up one wing and the Balloon with foam mounting tape. This was mounted onto a distressed piece of Really Rust cs and I added punched photo corners of More Mustard with some Brads.  I also added a punch border (EK Success) to the side of the designer paper.  The sentiment was computer generated.

Boy I've had a horrible time getting this post up as our computer is acting up and sometimes takes forever to load things.  So I'm wrapping this post up.  Be sure to check out the other BC Members Blogs to see their interpretation of this sketch. You can find them listed on my sidebar under Blogger Challenge.

24 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

No hit or miss there! Both cards are wonderful uses of the sketch!

Basement Stamper said...

Both cards are super cute, and I love how your first one turned out! The ghosts are cute.

Elena said...

Both of the cards are adorable! Love how you was inspired by this fabulous sketch!

BarbaraW said...

Both are adorable cards. I love the ghost card and the owl is so cute.

Heidi Hihn said...

Great job with this great sketch!! I love both cards!

Rachel Hope said...

Love the ghost card! i think the trailing ghost tail to the other side brings it back into balance! Great job on both of them!

GCgirl said...

I don't think the first card is a "miss" at all...creative license I say! The second card is my favorite though...just 'cause I love owls! Great job :-D

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What excellent cards. Beautiful!

Chrissy D said...

These areboth soooo sweet! Love them!!TFS!

tonistamps said...

OMG, the ghosts are my favorite! So cute! Great colors too.

Tami Black said...

As usual, I love all your cards, but I'm going with number one here. I don't do halloween but I love your cute little ghosts. Nicely done!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Both cards are simply terrific Ida! Such wonderful images! I love the plaid paper on the owl card! :D

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Love BOTH cards!! Adorable and great job on the sketch!

Linda Monroe said...

Love the cards and the colors.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Awesome cards- love both of them. Fun owl stamp- cute cute card! TFS

Marilyn SanClemente said...

Very nice cards. I love both!

Lori said...

I like them both, Ida--no "miss" here! The ghosts in the first one are just too cute.

Lisa Bohler said...

Your "miss" looks great! I also love how you used the scallop on your other card! Both really look like hits to me!

Jane Bosi said...

Nicely done, as usual!

Connie Paxman said...

I love all of these cards...each one is perfect in design...and wow on the PP used...
connie paxman

Gerrie Johnnic said...

2 cute cards....the ghosts are too much fun!

Allison said...

So cute and fun! I love the ghosts!

Gail said...

Two great cards,I do have a fav.Owls are a passion and I have lots of Owl images and stamps.

Nikki Bond said...

These are both fantastic! {SMILES}