Friday, April 9, 2010

Double Challenge Day

Happy Friday! I am so happy that the weekend is here. We will be very busy once again but after this, I will have a couple of weeks that are NOT action-packed.

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My first card today is for the Friday Sketchers Challenge and was designed by wonderful Bea. I will admit that I panicked a little when I first saw it. I did not know what to do with the extra panels but then I decided to use this opportunity to create a Confirmation card for my oldest son. He will be Confirmed tomorrow at our church by the Bishop, along with his friends in his Cathechism class.

Once I had that idea, all the components fell into place. I picked the beautiful Confirmand Oakley and Dove images by Whiff of Joy and added the Magnolia Easter 2009 stained glass window as a background. I tried to capture the look of our stone walls in our church by adding dots in different shades and then going over them with my colorless blender pen. I have been seeing this look on different blogs recently and decided to try it out. I also added twinkling H20s in Buttercup  to the window and vest and some Shimmerz in Angel wings to the dove.

Whiff of Joy 2010 - Page 118 Since this card was created specifically for my son, every component has a special meaning. Of course the little angel boy is my son and the dove is the symbol of the Holy Spirit. The window and his vest have been colored in his favorite color and I tried to make the background look like our church wall. The musical DP is because he loves music and plays the violin beautifully. The bell symbolizes the bells that he rings at mass when he is altar server…….he always adds that one extra little shake because he thinks it sounds better!  I hope he likes it :)

Be sure to check out all the samples that my fellow DT sisters have created for your inspiration.  We hope  you will be able to play along and post your own creation on the Friday Sketcher blog. Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights

Carole, Claudia, Tanja, JacqueJacqueline, Janneke, Inge

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This week the Wags ‘n Whiskers challenge was picked by Sharon and she has asked us to have scallops on our card.  I know, you are thinking I bombed this challenge bit look closely…….see the clouds? There are my scallops! I can be so tricky sometimes! LOL! I had it in my mind to use this Alota sand castle image with this cutie-pie and the clouds were just perfect! These new Wags images by Cris de Lara are such fun to color up and they are so unique! You can get them -->here<--  . I paired the images up with some Basic Grey Lime Rickey DP and just a little band of Papertrey ribbon and a couple of hat-pins to finish it off!

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Please check the gorgeous cards that the Divas have created for your inspiration and I hope you will get the chance to join us and share your card on the Wags ‘n Whiskers Challenge blog!

Bree, Chris, Christa,  Debbie,   Karen, Lacey, Michelle, Nikki,  Sharon, Tina

Thanks for stopping by!


Maria said...

These are gorgeous Jeanette! Love the layouts and your colouring on both. Have a great weekend, Maria

Renkata said...

Two gorgeous cards. I love the layout of them.

Michele said...

Two gorgeous cards Jeanette. Love the papers you've used and the details also. Hugs Michele x

Christina C. said...

Your cards are breathtaking....simply GORGEOUS!
You never cease to amaze me with your talent.

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh gosh, Jeanette! I just love your style and work!! Your son's confirmation card is gorgeous! I absolutely love the way you've put it together and that each added piece has a special meaning! And your WnW card is amazing!! I really love your coloring and your color combo is awesome! Fantastic!!

Lisa Foster said...

These are both absolutely adorable! Fabulous coloring! :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

The cards are both so gorgeous!! I just love your layouts and the design with the sweet images!! Awesome coloring and details as always!! Have a great weekend!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh and congrats on your son's confirmation. What a perfect card for that!!

Janneke said...

Awesome cards Jeanette ;0)
Your coloring is awesome

Janneke X

Brenda said...

In my eyes your 2nd card is a masterpiece! All the detail - you are truly creative! The water is so realistic. Beautiful card!

Lacey Stephens said...

Wow!! These are both gorgeous!! First, I LOVE the WOJ card! What a great card to give to your son on such a wonderful event..and even greater that you were able to add so many personal touches.
And what a sneaky girl with the scallops in the clouds!! This image is perfect paired with Water Babe!! And your coloring is so gorgeous!! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!


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