3 April 2009

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge 1 - Sketch

Hi everyone, here we go with Challenge 1 on Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Friday Challenge. Our first challenge is a sketch by me and there's great inspiration from my lovely DT friends so I hope you'll pop over for a look and join us in our first challenge. There's a great prize to be won this week as a little incentive, lovely goodies which you can see in the picture below.


I've used my Tulip Bowl image which I printed onto white card and coloured with markers. To give a bit of vintage feel I sponged all around the tulip bowl with distress inks and I've distressed the edges of all the papers. Used my MS lattice arch punch on the sentiment and centre panel, added a punched flower, Woodware sentiment, some glaze to the pot and some stickles on the tulips. The paper is by Cosmo Cricket. TFL. Chris x

33 comments:

Terrie B x said...

Oh My Chris..This is stunning I love how you used your cosmo cricket papers..So full of wonderful Inspiration...:)♥
Have a lovely Friday:)

jacque4u2c said...

This is just stunning! i love how you gave it a vintage look by distressing the paper edges. Just beautiful!

Kathy said...

Oh Chris this card is gorgeous!! I love everything about it!! That paper is so pretty and that image is fabulous!! Love the distressing as well! Wow so pretty ~ have a great day :)Kathy

Thanks again for the Watercolor tips :)

Tasha Hickert said...

Wow, love your card! That lattice arch punch is very cool with the pattern paper. You make the whole distressed thing look so good!

I hope your Friday challenge goes well--great prize package. Too bad my printer is not talking to my computer this week or I might get to play along!

About that red striped ribbon. It was from Stampin Up!s holiday mini-catalog 2008. It is one of my favorites, handles like a dream! I went through about 30 yds!! But, unfortunately, I don't know if we'll be able to get it again--darn.

papercraftsbyrach said...

a beautiful card Chris,
gorgeous image and beautifully coloured as always, love your distress edges, they look perfect. hugs rachxx

Kim Piggott said...

Wow! Chris this is officially gorgeous!
Love your fabulous image and beautiful colouring!
So love that design and your detail is gorgeous love the punched border!
Have a great weekend!
hugs
kim x

Wendy said...

This is beautiful Chris and I love your image
Wendy x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love the bowl of tulips and great papers, I think I may need some.
Luv
Debby

Riet said...

woww Chris,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colour.

hugs Riet.x

Nannieflash said...

Morning Chris, firstly I want to thank you for leaving such lovely comments on my blogspot. I absolutely love the tulip bowl, youve made a beautiful job of the colouring, and the way youve mounted it up is quite lovely. Well done love and hugs Shirleyx

Kim said...

Wow, this is just beautiful! I have only recently found your blog, and can't believe these are digital images! I will be buying some very soon!!! Thank you for sharing!
:)
Kim

Belinda said...

Hi Chris
Thanks for your visit to me & comment on my Card. I may be in awe of a certain Mrs Wiseman's talents but I am equally jaw dropped every time I visit your stunning creations. How you can start with a black ink image on a white bit of paper and end with a beautiful piece of art - Oh I wish I could do half of what you do..............!!!!!!
Belinda x

pinky said...

Wow, its beautiful, and what a prize....
Pinky

Maria Matter said...

Stunning!!!!!
love the distressed look! Just gorgeous Chris!

My neighbor was always looking for the perfect daffodil stamp and could never find it...then I showed her your daffodil image. She wasn't sure about digis because she barely uses a computer...but she went for it and is so pleased! I'm so happy for her! You have lovely images!!!

Can't wait to play along with Dare U!
Blessings, Maria

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Simply gorgeous!!! I love your bowl of tulip..so beautiful! I love the vintage feel. Going to go have a lookie to see if I can join in with your challenge!!

Have a great weekend!
Judy xx

Cass said...

Beautiful card Chris.Your image is coloured beautifully,and the CC papers are just gorgeous.
Cass xxx

Tab said...

Stunning card, Chris! Just love all the papers and distressing, and well the image is to die for! Best of luck with your new challenge site, its bound to be a winner!
Have a great weekend, sweetie!
Hugs Tab xxx

Sheena said...

That is gorgeous and I can wait to check out the new challenge blog as I've just recently got into digi stamps!
x

cats whiskers said...

What can I say sweetie this is wonderful love it all, best of luck on your nw challenge and will certainly try to join in, time permitting
Have a great weekend dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Chris. Love the image and the colouring is fabulous. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs Michele x

Love to Doodle! said...

Wonderful image....wonderful colouring....wonderful colours...wonderful details....I think this could be my new fave! Love it....xx

Joan said...

WOW - your card is absolutely stunning!!!! Love it!!!

Kirsi-Marja said...

I lova your card's, these are so beatiful.
Many hello from Finland!!!

Donna said...

Chris, you already know that I think your card is amazing and I just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful sketch to work with for this challenge it was a dream to use :) Donna x

Karen said...

Gorjus card Chris. Love that image and colours.

Love Karen xxx

Sandra said...

Wow Hunni, you know I adore this card. The Cosmo Cricket pack is stuffed full of brilliantness ;o)
Huggles,
Sandra D xx

Janet said...

Another stunner! Well done with your new blog challenge!X

Julie said...

Wow gorgeous card! fabulous colours and colouring

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Stunning again and such wonderful, warm colours, I love that Cosmo Cricket paper you have used. Fabby download again Chris - you are so talented and inspirational.

Hugs,

Jo x

Crissy Armstrong said...

Your images are smashingly beautiful and your card here is also eye candy! Beautiful work, Chris! The colors are so warm and inviting. The distressing looks perfect with this card. ITs another WOW moment for me here on your blog!

Kim said...

Yes I agree it's stunning with a capital S....

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow this is beautiful!

Tonya said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I adore that image and the paper is beautiful. I love distressing so that is an added bonus for me. >:0) Thank you for sharing you beautiful work.