Saturday, February 18, 2012

My Day #2 card for the Sketch Challenge Blog Hop!

Welcome to Day #2 of the next in a series of Sketch Challenge 
Blog Hops
sponsored by my friend Jennifer at the Crafty Card Gallery.

I'm guest designing this week for Jennifer, too! 

Everyone has had so much fun doing these with Jennifer that it's turned into a regular event.

The purpose of this hop is to show how all of these talented bloggers can take the same sketch and come up with totally different cards.

If you've never used a card sketch before, give it a try! If you missed Day #1's cards, be sure to scroll further down to see all of the cards in the challenge.

So sit back & be inspired!

For my Day #2 card, I made a card to send to "Cards for Emily," a cause-related collection for a dear child suffering from Leukemia.  You can read more about Emily HERE, and join in ...

To make this card, I used happy/fun pink papers that I stitched in a swirly pattern to try to imitate the curls around the flowers in the floral patterned paper.  I did the same loopy curls around the medallion, which I cut using a Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Ovals die.  I trimmed the medallion with flowers (cut with a Sizzix die), and wrapped the card in a bow.   Inside, I handwrote an inspirational message to the young girl, and wished her happy times ahead in her recovery. 

My card for Day #1 is this Bee-ooutiful card...

To make this card, I used stripes of designer scrapbook paper from one of my favorite companies, Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker, in the Willow Bee line.  I used a bee cut using a Sizzix die as my embellishment. To give the cutie a little more movement, I mounted her on an Action Wobble.  The horizontal stripe that the Sketch calls for is the sentiment stripe. To make it, I typeset it on my computer,  printed and trimmed. Voila! I quick, fun, and happy card to brighten a winter's day.

Your next stop on the Sketch Challenge Hop is one of my Best Bloggie Friends, RACHELLE.

If you get lost along the way, here is the full Hop line-up:

Ellen CardMonkey: - You're here
Rachelle: - This is your next stop!

Be sure to go to the beginning of the Sketch Challenge Blog Hop, to link up your own creation and be eligible to win Jennifer's blog candy!


Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

Love both your cards! My favorite is the Bee!

Debbie H.

niteowlis at clear dot net

Unknown said...

Both cards are adorable. I sent a card to Emily too! The stitching is cute & I love the little motion tale on the bee... :)
Thanks for being in the blog hop!
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