Thursday, July 31, 2008

Caardvarks - one of my new addictions!

Well after trying the Splitcoast card sketch challenge yesterday...I found a couple of card challenge blogs from one of my new "Sisters" Spike. Well these sites are awesome! The site that I chose to work from today is called Caardvarks, check it out.

The current challenge is two seperate sketches from the artists at 2 Sketches 4 You (I'll show you that site tomorrow). The first sketch by Laura is a nice simple layout. I was actually working on a set of cards to go into a tin and when I saw the sketch I immediately knew that my card would fit in. Here is the sketch and a photo of my card...

Here is the second sketch by Kazan. I had this stamp from The Artful Stamper that I hadn't been able to use yet, so I decided to base my card on the image. Here is the sketch and my interpretation...

I really love the way both these cards came out. If you are ever feeling in a slump and don't know where to start, I definately recommend picking a challenge and giving it a try.
Recipe Sketch 1:
Stamps: Penny Black Girl and Autumn Leaves Saying
Paper: Blue Bazzil Cardstock, Purple DCWV White Core Cardstock, Pattern is Glitter DCWV
Others: Prismacolor Markers, SU Lavender Lace Ink
Recipe Sketch 2:
Stamps: The Artful Stamper Beach Scene, Studio G Aphabets
Paper: Orange Bazzil Cardstock, Magnolia Patterned Paper
Others: Prismacolor Markers, SU Glitter, SU Sky Blue Ink, SU Basic Brown Ink
Happy Stamping!


  1. Your cards are Fantastic! Great job - Love all your cards : )

  2. Sarah! Those are totally Fab cards!! I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do for Kazan's sketch so I just left it at Laura's. I can totally imagine margs on the beach with your card! It's brilliant!
    Aren't those challenges addictive though?!!

    They're totally keeping me on my toes! Friday sketchers is later on today!

    Have a fantastic card creative weekend!


    Your SBS22 sistah!
    ~Spike :D

  3. oh wow these are FABULOUS! i especially love the one with the beachy theme, it seems so happy and summery! (& i am just mad about that plaid scalloppy border--YUM!) :)

    ps: welcome to CAARDVARKS, we're so glad you've come along to play!!!

  4. These are great!
    Brilliant combo of elements.
    I must check out the Cardvaarks Blog!

  5. WOW I wanna sit at the beach! Your cards are great, I'll have to start looking at challenges..TY for the idea.