Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Critter Sketch Challenge #48

This week's Critter Sketch Challenge was to use blue and silver and add either rhinestones or pearls.

For this first card, the pearls & rhinestones were clashing with the background paper, so I went ahead and used a silver embellishment from Stampin' Up that attaches with a silver brad.  That, plus the flowers are dotted with gold Stickles.  This cutie is a Pocket Patootie (hey, that rhymes, lol) from The Stamping Boutique that I colored with Copics. 

This second card for the same challenge is also a digital image from The Stamping Boutique called AJ with Sign.  I computer generated the sentiment before printing the digital image out.  Can I say how much I miss my Cryogen irridescent?  This was the last half sheet that I ran through and it was an absolute dream to color - Not sure which one I prefer now - the Xpress Blend it or the Cryogen irridescent.  Guess I'll have to keep buying them both ...

SHOCKER - I digress ... Anyway, he was colored with Copics.  I was going to add rhinestones on this embossed brushed silver background, but the rhinestones weren't sticking - this Stampin Up paper must have some coating on it ... So, I pulled out the diamond Stickles and put a dollop on where ever I had intended the rhinestones to be.  Since the image was on the masculine side, I wanted to keep the adornments to a minimum.

I'm going to be sending these cards to Winter Sims for her St. Jude Valentine Card drive.  If you're interested, please check out my post from yesterday with all the details.

Thanks for popping in for a look-see ... Love to hear what you have to say!


DtsArt said...

Beautiful cards! I love the embossed brushed silver background! It is wonderful

Arts by Sara said...

Collette... I love both cards! But my favorite one is AJ with sign! (On the paper issue... I came to realize the same thing, I MUST have both!) Happy Creating! Sara

Lindsay said...

These are adorable Collette. I love your coloring, it's fantastic!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Such wonderful cards! I don't know which one I like better as they are both great!Thanks for playing at the Critter Sketch Challenge this week!

marsha said...

These are both fabulous and your images are so cute! Thanks for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch Challenge and we hope you will come back and play again next week!

Unknown said...

Both are gorgeous Collette, we are so lucky to have you at TSB!


Colleen said...

These are adorable! Love your coloring and I love the clean look of the cards! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges!

Anonymous said...

wonderful cards! cute images and great coloring. Thanks for joining us at the Critter Challenge this week.