Sunday, 26 April 2009

Coming up roses for a trio of challenges - DT Call

Since I had my A Rose is a Rose stamp set out yesterday I thought I'd continue with it and try following the example of one of my stamping heroes - Kate. She takes a trio of challenges and uses the same stamp set and colours to make all three cards. I don't think I've quite got the hang of it yet and probably made it more difficult for myself by opting for challenges that aren't all based on sketches but I'm sure I'll get better with practice.

I started by stamping out a sheet of various size roses and leaves. These were plenty for the three cards I've done and there are still a few more left over ready for last minute cards or tags.

Stamp set: A Rose is a Rose
Card: Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Old Olive

The first challenge was a sketch one over at Sketch Saturday

And my card ...

Roses (as above)
Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
DSP: Sweet Always
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Taffeta ribbon: Pretty in Pink
Punches: Scallop edge
Others: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Cuttlebug label die

The next challenge was an Inspirations and Themes one set by the same Kate over at In Love With Stamping. This was the photo used as inspiration:

And this is my card...

Roses as above
Stamp set: Oval All
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
DSP: Sweet Always
Ink: Regal Rose
Punches: Scallop Oval, Large Oval
Other: Crafter's toolkit

The Whisper White mat is paper pierced with faux stitching added.

The third challenge is over at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge where the theme is shaped cards. They also have a DT call out and I'd love to be considered.

And here's my card ...

Roses as above
Stamp set: Oval All
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
DSP: Sweet Always
Ink: Regal Rose
Punches: Scallop Oval, Large Oval

This is a stair step card and I got the dimensions and technique from over at Splitcoaststampers.

Hope you like them.

Sara xx


Zoe said...

Gorgeous, all of them! Zoƫ

My Little Space said...

Sara these cards are absolutely gorgeous, it's a great idea to do more than one card using various themes. I really must give it a go sometime.

Jane said...

Those are lovely cards and I know I will use the fab idea of stamping loads of images ready to cut out, that must have been a real time saver. Thanks for your inspiration.

Natalie said...

These cards are absolutley stunning. x

Nicola said...

Wow Sara these are all so beautiful, love your stamps and colour tones. You are a true inspiration. .x.

Kate Lewis said...

Sara these are just so stunning!!! By the way I can't take credit for the sketch set idea really - that goes to Laura Frederickson! I just love doing them!!

They're all so gorgeous, I really hope you get on the DT - you totally deserve it! I especially love the stairfold card, it's about time I made another oe of these - ooooh, so much to do so little time!!!

Hope you had a great weekend and thank you so much as always for your sweet comments. K xx

JanJ said...

Wow! Fab cards Sara, they're just gorgeous

Jan x

margaret said...

These cards are so beautiful Sara. Love the rose image and the theme.xx

Alison said...

These are just beautiful, you've done a great job with them.

Alex said...

WOW Sara, these three cards are amazing!!! I absolutely love this stamp set and now that I have it, I wonder why I didn't buy it sooner! lol.

Your three cards are really lovely, I like how you've used the D'Vine Swirl embossing folder in the background for the square card and the other touches like the designer series paper and Oval All stamp set.

Thanks for sharing your creations Sara, these are really inspirational!

Have a good Sunday.

Alex x

Jill said...

wow Sara, they are a stunning trio of cards, I love the SU products you've used and those roses are gorgeous, good luck with the DT call, thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

Anonymous said...

sara these are just Fab creations. beautiful, stunning and gorgeous

Caroline x

debbi taylor said...

they are all beautiful - that is a stamp set I am not really keen on - until now what great examples you have created x

Kim said...

OMG, These are just wow , wow and wow!!

Good luck with the Design call, you would be an asset on anyones team...

Rosie said...

Sara if you don't get that DT place there is no justice in the world! Your work is just fabulous!! I may have to get that stamp set now ...

Jane Carroll said...

great job

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

biggi-al said...

Oh my god - your cards are great. A wonderful idea to stamp and color a whole sheet - I have to remember this!!! Thanks for sharing this idea!!!

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card Sara, thanks for joining the SCSC

willow said...

Wow they are all beautiful, I may try that idea myself as they look so classy