Sunday, September 25, 2011

Less is More 34...Sketch

This week, at Less is More the challenge is a sketch:
My son had his wisdom teeth pulled on Thursday(spent almost the whole day at the hospital) and he slept most of Thursday upon our return, but Friday and yesterday were tough.  I opted to remain home from church this morning and care for my "baby"...he woke early, but went back to sleep a couple hours later, so I watched him sleep and made a couple cards.  One fits the challenge....the other...well, a little bit of a stretch(flipped, anyway).
I took part in the recent Inpiration Showcase, a 2 week online course in techniques with Jennifer McGuire, and have been trying to impliment some of the things she demonstrated.... it's going to take a while, but I learned a lot!!  On this card I used bazzill white paper for most of the card, but the butterfly is watercolor paper colored with distress inks and water.  I used the same blue for the sky, but used more water (regular bazzill paper for that piece).  Popped up the panel on card.  Used a bunch of stamp sets(Papertrey Ink Giga Guide Lines-sentiment, Mat Stack 1 Collection-frame, Butterfly Dreams-butterfly, Annabelle Stamps All Things Grow-brush).  Used Broken China and Dusty Concord distress inks.

Used a branch die by Memory Box and Martha Stewart maple leaf punch.  I punched watercolor paper leaves and painted, again, with distress inks.  Papertrey Ink senitment(Signature Greetings) and Fired Brick, Orange Marmalade and Mustard Seed distress inks.
Thanks for looking, I hope you all have a great week:)!!

23 comments:

  1. Two fabulous cards Lisa, I love them (including the rotated one!) Absolutely super job!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Both gorgeous cards and those leaves are just brilliant :)

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  3. Both of these cards are beautiful! The colors and framing of the design on the first one are wonderful and I love the watercolored leaves just hanging on the branch.

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  4. Two beauties. Being Canadian I love the maple leaves on the branch!

    Sorry your son is having a rough go after the wisdom teeth got pulled...sounds like some were impacted. Keep the bag of frozen peas handy for him to put on his face regularly! I threw up for a day from the anesthetic as we don't get along very well LOL! Milkshakes were one of my favorite things to "eat"

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  5. Two fabulous cards, I especially love the leaves.
    Lynne xxx

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  6. Two beautiful cards Lisa. The butterfly one is so pretty and I love the colours of the autumnal leaves. Hope you're 'baby' is soon feeling better. xx

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  7. Now this is yummy Lisa, love how you've used the branch die...it's so versatile :) Gorgeous colours in all your last three leaf cards.
    Jenny x

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  8. Love your LIM card Lisa, the mat is just perfect and so is the butterfly :)
    Jenny x

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  9. beautiful cards! i really like the 2nd one... its gorgeous!

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  10. I just love visiting your blog... I really think both cards are extremely stylish! Love your style X

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  11. 2 great cards, I cant even say which one is my favourite I love them both.

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  12. FANTASTIC!
    Love them both, wonderful take on our sketch
    My sympathies to your son!

    Thank you
    Mandi LIM

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  13. Two great cards Lisa, love them both. Carol x

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  14. Oh they are both gorgeous. I love all the little leaves.
    Linbyx

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  15. Two super cards. Really love the autumn colours. x

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  16. Love that die cut on the first card and the branch on the second card...two great cards, Lisa!!

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  17. These are stunning and love the simplicity of the first and the colours of the second x

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  18. Really beautiful cards! :)
    Hugs Lena

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  19. Precious the two, but the leaves I love.

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  20. Gorgeous cards Lisa! You really have a touch for CAS cards! Love them, especially the first one!

    Have a great day!
    Aleksandra

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  21. Two beautiful cards Lisa, well done ! I hope your son feels better soon also....I remember when my son had his wisdom tooth out, even when they are adults mothers worry :O) Viv xx

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  22. I love both of your cards. I love the texture in the diecut and I just love that branch with leaves. Fabulous job!

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  23. Lisa, Just wanted to thank you for sharing the branch with leaves card. My friend and I were inspired to make something similar! We appreciate your sharing your card for inspiration!! Thank again! hugs, Laura Holm

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa