Friday, November 28, 2008

Kristina Werner Color Inspiration Challenge #32 - Two Cards

Good Evening Everyone,

Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful laid back day and I feel so very grateful for all the blessings in my life. And all of you reading and who come over to visit and are my dear blog friends totally are part of those blessings :)

Here are two cards made for Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration Challenge # 32. It's amazing that we are on the 32nd challenge - wow! This week's color inspiration comes from the above cool picture from Crate and Barrel. It is from their section on Oversized Light Bulb ornament set. I enjoyed these colors together and made two cards for this challenge. The colors for this challenge was riding hood red, sahara sand, very vanilla and whisper white. We could also use a metallic color (gold or silver) to substitute for the sahara sand

The first card is made for a sweet friend of mine who has been such an inspiration to me. I created a little sundae using my littlest circle punches which then I painted with liquid pearls and glitterized using Martha's coarse crystals. The background DP is also Martha's. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions and the Ribbon is Offray. The button is from my stash and I added a little red liquid pearls to the "cherry". The sundae container I cut out of a kraft like paper from an image that I drew and then outlined it in platinum stickles. 

I followed Jen's Sketch For You to Try for this second card whose base is the very vanilla  color. The red cardstock and the embossed gold cardstock have been in my paper stash for more than a year - as has the white with gold dots paper - so I am not sure which company they are from. The hearts are translucent stickers that I had since Valentine's day last year (not sure from whence they came) and I matted them twice for a little color contrast. I stamped the sentiment from Clear stamps and then matted it on to the red cardstock and cut it with some wavy scissors and adhered some red buttons onto one side.

Kristina also posted an informative entry about hot-linking. You can read about it here and here. I thought it was very informative and I learned alot. I usually save the color challenge image onto my computer and then upload it from there onto my blog - crediting Kristina for the image and from now on will also credit the source of that inspiration. It was good to read it and get a good reminder in blogging etiquette. 

Well, I hope I will make it before the deadline cut-off ... its been crazy here to write this post in the middle of getting jammies on for 2 wee ones... Hope you are having a great weekend!

Thanks for coming over to visit!
Best wishes,
Sankari


17 comments:

Louise, that's me!! said...

These are just awesome Sankari!! I love all the texture on the lower one.

StampingSelene said...

Oh Wow! These are gorgeous! I love the shimmer on the second card, but I like them both equally!

Dawn said...

These cards are just lovely! Love the color combo and all of the shimmery-ness! great job!

Jean said...

Gorgeous cards Sankari but I particularly like the second one - love the sketch you used and the different textures!

Deanna said...

Wow these are fantastic!

zukesgirl said...

The first one is just you being AWESOMELY creative as usual and the second one is just beautiful --- I always love your cards!

Hey less then a month until you join us here in the frozen land (although it has been in the 40s all weekend! hehehe) I only live 5 minutes from the Mall of America so definitely let me know when you have time for a mini crop or maybe a scrapbook store shopping spree!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

Hi Sankari! WOW you are a winner this week with that sundae! How original and luscious it looks! Fabulous design, then the heart card is very beautiful. I love the dimension the hearts ahve and the background is really elegant. Your cards are beautiful! ~ :) Donna

scrappinmominky said...

Great cards. I love the sundae card. Very, very cute.

Marie-Pr├ęcieuse said...

I just discoverd your blog and am amazed by what you do! Your creations are just so different from everything we see on the net. I have to put a link to your blog on mine!! :)
I'll be back for sure!
Marie

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh, they are both so cool! I espeically like the ice cream card! I love how you made the one scoop look different!

Lisa said...

Those are super duper cards! Love the first one -- too clever! :)

Savitri said...

Oh, what an awesome awesome card... I meant cards! I love the ice cream one A LOT!!!

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments! I would LOVE to meet up with you one day. Not sure how or when... all the logistics with the family and all that wonderful stuff. Hopefully though!!! Plus, my husband's still a bit weirded out about all these online friends so he's a bit wishy washy about going :):)

Hope your Thanksgiving was nice!!!!

Kendalls Mom 3 said...

Wow! Beautiful cards!!!

Jen said...

Beautiful!

Maria said...

Wow both cards are gorgeous. Your sundae looks so realistic. I love the puffed ice cream. Yummy!

The gold embossed paper on your second card is just . . .what can I say. . ."WOW" Your cards are just so creative Sankari!!

Maria

Shirley said...

How original with the sundae! I love the whole card! And then the other card is just so pretty and perfect with both embossed papers!

Traci said...

Awesome! I love that sundae! Love how you have so much texture in your cards.