Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Belli Challenge #94 - Sketch and Patriotic


Welcome to another Belli Challenge!  This week's challenge is a double challenge - a sketch plus you must use a patriotic element.  The timing of this challenge was perfect as I was able to use this week's Stamp of the Week from Repeat Impressions - Land of the Free (#3074-I).  The patterned papers are from Stampin' Up and I used the coordinating markers to color my image.  The image panel was outlined with a gold leaf pen.  The buttons are from PTI, as is the sentiment, and I added two star-shaped rhinestones to the red buttons.  Please check out Monday's post over at the House That Stamps Built to find out how you can get the Land of the Free stamp at half price.


I completely messed up when I made my first card for this challenge, because I forgot the patriotic element.  I started out using a new stamp set from There She Goes - Butterfly Happiness.  The background paper is from DCWV's Mariposa collection and I stamped my sentiment directly on the patterned paper and embossed with Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I stamped the small butterfly three times on black inchie squares and embossed them with the gold powder too.  They were outlined with a gold leaf pen.  I added a layer of crocheted lace and two layers of PTI's satin Spring Moss ribbon.  The ribbon qualifies it for the challenge to use a ribbon border over at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Please be sure to check out what the rest of the Belli girls have done using the sketch and a patriotic element. We would love for you to play along with us, using this sketch and a patriotic element.  If you do choose to play along, enter your project over on today's Belli Challenge post, using Mr. Linky. 

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your week!

20 comments:

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Both cards are wonderful Robin and I love the butterfly one (seriously, who doesn't like butterflies??? :) ) Your patriotic card is fabulous too!!! :)

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hi Robin. Hope you are having a fabulous summer! I LOVE the country feel of you patriotic card. WOW that second card is so beautiful!!

Liz Williams said...

Love the shade of blue you used on your patriotic card!! Both cards are gorgeous.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the image you used for your great patriotic card- and LOVE the 2nd card with the butterflies and the layout is awesome!

joy said...

What a neat flag you have created with your paper. I also like the way you have framed the sentiment in gold.

Dani said...

Wow! Love both cards, very nicely done!

Marcia Antle said...

I don't normally care for red/white/blue cards, but this one is really nice. That is a great blue color. And the other card is gorgeous too, you are just getting TOO GOOD, Girl!
qkk

Joan Ervin said...

Love the new sentiment stamp on your first card, Robin, and the flag shaped background looks awesome!!! Love your second card, too...it's sooo elegant with the gold embossing and those sweet little butterflies!!!

True :) said...

Love both cards! That beautiful ribbon on the green card is the cherry on top!
Thanks so much for joining us this week in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge!
Hugs,
True :D

Lynette said...

Both cards are super, Robin - love 'em!

Julie said...

So beautiful Robin!

Maria Matter said...

beautiful cards Robin!! I love the SU! DSP papers! fabulous job on the patriotic theme!!!
hugs & blessings!

jdmommy said...

Robin, what wonderful cards!! You didn't mess up at all! The flag image and words are fab, and the gold and black is such a beauty!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey GF!!! Both of your cards are beautiful!!! Perfect take on the Sketch and boy are we lucky that you messed up on your first card...LOL...this way we get to see two BEAUTIES!!!

Have a wonderful evening!!! Hugs ~S~

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are both terrific, Robin! Love the patriotic theme and the second is so elegant.

Thebug415 said...

Love the flag background on this. Very cool idea "reversing" the normal flag color pattern. Love the butterfly card too.

Makiko Jones said...

Robin, both cards are fabulous!!
The background is wonderful for the first card...very clever!!
The second card is absolutely beeeeautiful!! I love the embossing detail and the gorgeous DP!

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful job! I love the bottom one its my favorite!!! Love the colors and your layout!!! Thank you for joining us at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Border challenge this time!
Hugs,
Cheryl

BusyBeeStamper said...

Very beautiful card Robin. The greens are so great and love your butterflies. The one with the color really sets it just right!

~Penny~

Chrissy D said...

Ohhhh two great cards, Robin! Love your take on the Belli Challenge!