Sunday, April 3, 2011

Two New Challenge Cards!

I created this card for the PKS Card Sketch Challenge #48. This cute little chick is easy to color and takes very little time. I colored the image first and pulled my cardstock and embellishments to coordinate. This is a quick and easy, fun card! To see some of the other challenge cards, visit Peachy Keen Stamps.

Supply List

Sweetie Pie Peepers (PK-260) Peachy Keen Stamps

Copic Markers
Chick - Y11, Y15 and YR68
Hat - R81, R83, R85, YR04 and YR68

Mememto Tuxedo Black

Miscelaneous Supplies
Stampin' Up! Spring Flower Boquet Punch
Stampin' Up! Scallop Trim Border
1/2" Circle punch
Scallop Circle Nestabilities
Sewing Machine

Pink Card - 6" Square
White Embossed Cardstock - 5 3/4" Square
Pink Solid - 3 7/8" X 4 3/4"
Plaid - 3 7/8" X 4 5/8"
White Embossed Cardstock Strip - 1 1/2" X 5 3/4"
Solid pink Strip - 1" X 5 3/4"
Plaid Strip - 5/8" X 5 3/4"
Yellow Polka Dot Scallop Circle - 3 5/8"
5 Yellow punched Flowers
5 Orange Circles - 1/2"
Pink Circle - 3 1/4"
White Circle - 3 1/8"

Happy Spring!

The "Happy Spring" card was created for the Color Me Creative Classroom Challenge. The requirements:

1. Use Copics.
2. Use Primary Colors.
3. Use the theme, Celebrating.

I rarely use primary colors in my cards. So, this was a real challenge for me. This winter has been so cold and snowy. I'm ready to enjoy some warm weather. So I chose to celebrate Spring!

Supply List
New Friends from Susana's Custom Art & Card Design (SCACD) by Elizabeth Bell

Copic Markers
Skin - E00 and E11
Hair - Y32, E33 and E59
Shirt - Y11, Y15, Y17, YR04 and YR68
Jeans - B93, B95 and Blender Pen
Jeans Patch - Y11, YR 04 and YR68
Bird - B93 and B95

Mememto Tuxedo Black

Miscelaneous Supplies
Scallop Circle Nestabilities
Adhesive Letters

Blue Card - 6" Square
Red Cardstock - 5 7/8" Square
Yellow Cardstock - 5 3/4" Square
Black Cardstock - 5 1/2" Square
Red, Blue & Yellow Cardstock Scallop Nestabilities - 4 1/8"
White Circle - 3 1/2"
Orange Ring - 3"

"Happy Spring" was a learning experience for me. It was the first time that I had to refill a Copic marker. I spent hours working on the hair. Everytime I thought I had ruined the image I heard Suzanne Dean saying that you can never ruin an image, it just may end up darker than you planned. So, I kept working through it. In the end I learned that the cause of my problem was the tip of my pen had been contaminated. The solution was to simply replace the brush tip.

Both of these cards are easy to make. It is simply coloring, layering and adding embellishments. The red, blue and yellow scallop circle was made by cutting one scallop circle each from red, blue and yellow cardstock. Use repositionable adhesive to stack them together and then cut the stack into three strips. Place the cut strips together to form the multi-color scallop circle.

My cards today have a Spring theme. And today was a beautiful day here where I live. I took a long walk and just enjoyed the sunshine. I hope your day was just as beautiful! Have a great week. - Jane, the Polka Dot Gypsy!


cdjcape521 said...

Oh I love this chickie!!!!!! Great job! TFS!

Janice W. said...

You do such beautiful work and wonderful tutorials! You should try out for some design teams. People would love to learn from you.

Both cards are great! The Peachy Keen card is fantastic! I love it!

Linda Palmer said...

Jane, These cards are both adorable. I love the chickie!!! The other is great coloring and you certainly cant't tell there was a problem at all with your copics. It turned out great.

Sandi's Samples said...

Very cute cards, I just love the spring colors!

Lisa said...

OMGosh Jane! These cards are just darling! I especially love your little chickie!
Big Hugs!