Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sheetload of Cards - DT Submission Challenge!!!

Eeek, wish me luck! I chose April's sketch for inspiration on my projects for the DT call on Sheetload of Cards. If you haven't checked out this blog, it's wonderful. I love the sketch & all the great projects the DT puts together for the monthly Ezine. It's pretty cool and they have AWESOME giveaways. In fact this month's sponsor is The Greeting Farm (my new obsession) and you still have until April 30 to enter!!! Click on the picture above to head over to Sheetload of Cards for the sketch.

For the DT submission I had to make 3 cards and one beyond the card project, here they are:

This card used this week's Color Challenge at The Digi Shack as well as one of the cute funny images Toni has available. I used Paper Reflections Shangri-La DP and some scrap grey and yellow glitter papers. Embellished with a prima flower, button and bella dots. I used my MS lace border punch and as a final touch I added some white dots along the edge with a gel pen.

This card uses Underwatergoddess-abella from Stamping Bella. I colored her with Copics. The DP is from Scenic Route and it is double sided (LOVE double sided papers). The rhinestones were RAK'd to me by my fabulous friend Angela. The neutral cardstock is from my scrap pile!

My third and final card for the sketch uses one of Dustin Pike's freebies. His images (if you haven't checked them out yet) are so adorable. I made this for a friend who just had a baby boy. I colored the image using copics and used some more double sided DP this time from KI Memories. I'm telling you, I love double sided paper. I layered it on some shimmery gold paper and cut the image out with my rectangle nesties and then layered it using the scallop nestie. Embellished with Bella baubles.

My fourth project is for the beyond the card challenge. I love making these coupon books. They are so simple and I just love decorating them, choosing the image and papers, it's just fun & they make awesome gifts. In honor of this month's sponsor, I used my new Flutter Anya stamp (and you get a sneak peak of the sentiment from the Hope & Grace set available May 1). This fabulous DP is Basic Grey (omg, I am in LOVE with this DP, I have got to get more, more, more!) And the white CS is prisma, the yellow & green CS is bazzill. I paper pieced the skirt on the image and colored her with a mix of Copics and Bics.

So that concludes my interview for Sheetload of Cards! I would be so thrilled and excited and honored to be picked for their DT but I know they have a TON of fabulous entries so I just have to wait and see.....


13 comments :

Maria Matter said...

HI Carisa!
Thought I'd checkout the DTC designers personal blogs today! These cards are fabulous! I hope you make the DT, they would be lucky to have you! You do beautiful work!!!
have a super day!
blessings, Maria

Maria said...

Hey Carisa! All your DT submissions are BEAUTIFUL!! All very different, very beautifully colored, and so well done. I think you have a great chance looking at your creations!! The first card made me laugh! LOL! I feel like that sometimes!!

Good luck. . crossing my fingers for ya'!!

Maria

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

BEautiful projects, Carisa! I will wish you luck but I am sure you don't need it! Your coloring skills ROCK! :)

Elizabeth said...

Wow Carisa, you have really out done yourself! These are all fabulous cards! I especially love the mermaid one with all the gems. Best wishes for making the DT!

Eleanor aka Jalexsjamma said...

Carisa you know I am one of your biggest fans. Your cards are so colorful and the sketches rock. I hope your head doesn't get as big as Anya's, if it does you will float away and we won't get to see all the beautiful things you make. LOL
Love all your cards.(Serious)

MaryJo said...

Good luck, I will cross my fingers for you!

Heather the Mooselover said...

Great cards! I especially like the mermaid one. Good luck!

Jacilynn said...

OOh, these are sooo great. I got my fingers crossed for you Carisa! You deserve it, your cards are sooo gorgeous.
Hugs

Jackie said...

Good Luck Carisa! Your submissions are all beautiful!!!

Anjou Krelovich said...

These are all gorgeous Carisa! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

stampin abi said...

i love the bird! :)

Anita Hovey said...

Good luck! That's an ambitious DT app...I decided not to try for this one...but I do love their stuff generally.

Minx said...

great cards, and how awsome is that bird and worm image, i love it :O)

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