Saturday, June 02, 2007

Beate's sketch challenge

German Phrase of the Day: Der Sommer ist fast da! = Summer is almost here! And in celebration of that, my husband and daughter are sleeping in a tent in the backyard tonight. Of course, it's 8:15pm here and the sun is still at about 30 degrees from the horizon, so it won't be dark anytime soon. Hopefully she'll actually fall asleep. I'll try to update you all on this tomorrow!

For this week's Beate sketch, I made 2 cards! The first one is a little outside my comfort zone color wise. I really thought these little felt flowers I picked up at my local tea shop of all places would work great with the sketch, and they do. I enjoyed making the card...and I even did some doodling on the scallop punched circle. I'm still a little uncomfortable making anything that isn't a Christmas card with Glorious Green though. I also managed to use a retiring set, so maybe it will also qualify for one of this week's SCS challenges too...I'll have to check!

This second card is more earthy... which isn't exactly my color palette, but I like it! However, I think I should have made the tag for the sentiment a little looks a little off to me over there. I haven't used my very punny set much yet, and I thought this little frog would be perfect for this smaller format card. This one is 4" square, whereas the 1st is 5.5" square. I think my favorite part of this card though is the little brads on the 1/2" circles. Aren't they adorable??

For both color combos I used the wheel. For the first card, I decided I wanted to use colors from the flowers, and for the second I had a spare piece of Old Olive on my desk leftover from yesterday's card (no, I don't clean up my workspace as I go, much to the chagrin of my friend and upline Rachel!!) so I picked colors that would go with that. Definitely didn't do anything scientific for these 2!

Hope you enjoy!!



  1. Great cards, Jana!Thank you so much for participating in the challenge! You rock! Hugs and smiles

  2. both cards are great, I have to try this challenge, love the design.

  3. LOVE them!! I too struggle with Glorious Green! Very summery looking card though and the frog one is adorable too. Now I need to try this challenge...wait do I have square envies? Ugh, I better order some!

  4. The cards are both very kewl but I for sure like the colors of the top bright!

  5. very pretty..I haven't been stamping much lately...your making me look bad;)



  6. Jana love both bards but my favorite is the second. I too am out of my comfort zone with different colors. Love the new family picture!!!

  7. Hey girl, you are getting really close within the Top 100. Proud of you and love reading the comments of others. I knew you would be stamping while the camping expedition was going on in the back yard!!! Cool here in Maine, but I am NOT complaining. The sun will come out next week!!
    HUGS x 2

  8. Love your cards and blog. Thanks for sharing...


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