Sunday, 19 February 2012

Simply Soft Twice


Two cards, one stamp set, one challenge.  

This is another entry for Freshly Made sketches and a reminder of the sketch - 


I actually had the idea to try out this sketch based on the card I'm going to show tomorrow. 

However before I got to there, River Rock textured card was calling to me so I diverted course and went in a completely different direction colour wise.

I stamped the images from Simply Soft in River Rock on Whisper White.  With the middle panel I coloured the flower heads with Cherry Cobbler.  I used my Blender Pen for the colouring.  

The sentiment is from Outlined Occasions and punched out using Word Window Punch and mounted onto Cherry Cobbler Modern Label

Still wanting to try out my original plan here's my other version - 



As it's monochromatic  I've taken out one of the layers and simplified the flower panel in the middle.  This time I lined up the complimenting petal stamp using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  A little piece of ribbon and the sentiment is the same as above.

Hope you enjoyed looking at my two versions.  We had our first real snowfall today and my daughter gleefully went out sledging.  It was really sunny so wasn't cold at all and I suspect it will all be gone by tomorrow. 

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up! 

Card - Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Textured River Rock, Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Ink - River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Marina Mist
Stamps - Simply Soft, Outlined Occasions
Punch - Word Window, Modern Label
Other - Stamp-a-ma-jig, Blender Pens, 1/4" Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x






14 comments:

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Aileen..such a great sketch and love the colours too hun :o)

have a lovely evening...big hugs Vicky xx

Jenni's Jems said...

Love your take on the sketch and think that both cards are really gorgeous x

Wishcraft said...

Looks fabulous both ways Aileen, gorgeous cards :o) Lisa x

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful in blue! Love the pop of the cherry cobbler!

My Creative Side said...

I love them both! The colors go very well together!

Kim S said...

So pretty...I like the gentleness of the blue card but I also like the pop of cherry on the first card!

Tui Nathan said...

What great cards Aileen, love the the coloured centre panel, and love the outlined side panels ... very creative and very effective!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Jenny said...

Both versions are so pretty Aileen, the flower images are the perfect stamp for the sketch too :0)
Funny that you've had your first snowfall after the rest of us have had ours and now it's all gone! You can keep it though, we don't want it back!
Jenny x

craftattack said...

Lovely cards and colours! Valerie

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

They are both beautiful Aileen. x

Jen said...

Both are so beautiful, but I really like the combo of River Rock and Cherry Cobbler. So rich! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Timko said...

Both are very pretty! I love River Rock and it is great with the Cherry Cobbler. Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Gillian said...

Beautiful cards Aileen, they are so elegant

Bonnie said...

Wow! Eileen, both of these are gorgeous. That sketch is perfect for this set. The outlines on the sides really make the coloring pop! Great workshop idea!

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