Wednesday, April 2, 2008

ISMAKI Challenge #13


One of many things I love about the world of blogging is that there are so many very creative and talented artists who share not only their art, but also their talent for creating challenges from all around the world. It costs nothing to participate and has challenged me to get out of my little box and explore other avenues of expression for my stamping and cardmaking.

Each Monday on ISMAKI website there is a new sketch challenge. They are very challenging for me but I always look at the art shared by other card makers worldwide. This is the sketch that Petra provided for this week's challenge:

I decided to use another stamp from my new Stampin' Up! set called "Bloomin' Beautiful" as the focal point for this sketch. I watercolored the flower with Tombow markers. Next I got out my Cuttlebug and really put it to use using the flourish swirl die cut, embossing folder with swiss dots, and to punch the little "joy" circle with my smallest Nestibilities circle die. I used the Martha Stewart embossing border punch for the edging next to the image. Then I added some prima flowers, some Hero Arts pink gemstones and some Anna Griffin designer paper.

This was fun but not a style I'm very comfortable with creating. Nevertheless, I enjoy the challenge and stepping out of my comfort zone.












24 comments:

  1. très jolie carte et élégante bravo !!!

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  2. This is really pretty, I love the Anna Griffin paper!

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  3. Nice card and great interpretation!

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  4. Fabulous card, your flower stamp is beautiful and you have coloured it perfectly

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  5. Very beautiful card with lovely colors ! Great work !

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  6. Oh Jennifer, what a stunning take on the sketch!!

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  7. My opinion? BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I just can't take my eyes off this card! The colors and stamp and embellies go together so well...you have created a work of art!

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  8. Such a truely beautiful card

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  9. You do very well outside your comfort zone. I like this card.

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  10. what a lovely card. Like the paper and the rose stamp

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  11. it´s so wonderful and precious!!!

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  12. I love it! It sure looks like you are comfortable in that style! Very professional looking!

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  13. l just love This Beautiful card Thank you for sharing your great works of art with me...have a great day.

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  14. Ohhhhh! Very elegant! Beautiful colours!

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  15. Bautiful and elegant card, lovely colours.

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  16. Gorgeous! Glad you got out of your little box. Do it again, cause I really like it. Seeing the tips of green daffodil leaves in my garden - - Yippee!! Hope you're finally thawing out, too

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  17. BEAUTIFUL Jennifer! I've done a few of the Ismaki challenges, and really enjoy them too. It's GOOD to stepout of our comfort zones!

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