Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Paper Smooches Sparks + Mojo Monday Sketch Challenges

Today I have two cards, the first is for the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.
The challenge is based off of this image to use as inspiration:
Here's my creation:

And a closeup of the pears:

I don't normally go with something so geometric, but I felt so inclined with this print.  I didn't have an apple punch, so I used a McGill large pear punch instead.  For the leaves I punched out McGill Birch leaves, then trimmed the serrated edges off of each leaf.  This card feels heavy and high quality in the hand, thanks to using AC Textured Cardstock.  This is not like any card I have made, but I really like how it turned out.

The second challenge is for Mojo Monday.  I love to see their sketches each week; it seems like I would have never come up with their layouts on my own.  Here is this week's sketch:

And here is my creation:

And a closeup of the flowers:

I wanted to use a unique color palette, and I think I achieved it!  I started with the deep coral color, added the light pool blue, and then the darker pool blue.  I am very attracted to Caribbean colors, but didn't want this card to go that route.  So I switched it up, giving it a black base.  I found some flowers in my Prima stash that matched perfectly, and then added Liquid Pearls to finish them in Baby Blue, Ocean Blue, Flamingo, and Bisque.

Hope y'all like these two cards - do you have a favorite??


  1. These are great cards, but I adore the first one! I love how graphic it nailed the challenge!

  2. Both cards are lovely Kristina, but your first just really 'pops'! Great take on the challenge photo. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge :)

  3. @Barb

    Thanks Barb! Maybe I'll win a prize ;-)

  4. @Jay Gee

    Thanks Jay Gee, I love Paper Smooch Sparks Challenges - they are unique! Hoping to win some Paper Smooches stamps one of these times around, I just adore them!

  5. Beautiful cards--love the first one! Really looks like that fabric:) And don't worry if you don't win any PS stamps--Kim offers FREE digital images on the PS blog!! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)

  6. @Savannah O'Gwynn

    Thanks Savannah, sorry so long to reply to your comment - I am having some major comment issues!!

  7. Ha, Kristina, you make me smile: Apple and Pears :) I love AC card stock too! :)

  8. @jmdmoo

    It's great stuff, isn't it? Nice texture, perfect colors - and these really fit the bill for this challenge! :)


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