Monday, March 9, 2009

Fans of Karen Lockhart PCP Sketch Challenge!

Well, I've finally gotten my creative rear-end in gear and actually got some of my stamps inky! I tell ya, I didn't realize how much I missed creating until I sat down last night to create some papercraft goodness.

So, I don't think I've told you all that Suzanne Dean emailed me the other day and asked if I would be interested in being a Guest Designer for Susana’s Custom Card & Art Design for the month of March. Well, needless to say, I was THRILLED and after hyperventilating into my brown paper bag immediately accepted her offer. I have gotten to know the ladies that love Susana's store over at the PCP Fans of Karen Lockhart group as well as the PCP Susana’s Custom Card & Art Design group. They are all such fun ladies and are all incredibly talented and inspiring. Plus Susana's store has some of the most delicious products ever!! Perfect package, wouldn't ya say?!!

Anywho, I saw this as a fabulous opportunity to ink up some of the beloved stamps that I've collected from Susana's store - she's got an amazing selection, so check it out for yourself! This is my first card as an official Guest Designer (hehehe).

I created this card using one of my favorite Karen Lockhart images called Lockhart Geraniums. The layout was inspired by the sketch challenge that Suzanne Dean has posted on the PCP Fans of Karen Lockhart group. Isn't it just DE-LISH?!! Suzanne's challenge is to follow the sketch, as well as make your card monochromatic. I just last week received my packages of brand spankin' new Bloom & Grow DP by My Mind's Eye! These are just two of the yummiest papers I've ever laid my eyes on. You'll be seeing more of the patterns in the very near future and I'm sure will want to buy some for yourself!
Also, Susana has a contest going on over at her store to be a Guest Designer for a month. Check out all the deets HERE. Great stuff, I tell ya!

Stamps: Lockhart Geraniums, Simple Little Things (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: White CS (Neenah), Tangerine Tango CS, Orange CS (Poptone), Bloom & Grow DP (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Corner Punch (Fiskars), Circle Classic Nesties, Cuttlebug, Rectangle Classic & Scalloped Nesties, Stampin Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds, Quickie Glue Pen, Ribbon (American Crafts), Tags Trio (Spellbinders), Karen Foster Scrapper’s Floss, Copics

Thanks for stopping by!


naturecoastcrafter said...

Thanks for the info on Susana's store today. I really enjoyed looking at her stamps and supplies!

Danni said...

Wow! What an amazing card! Love the color, not usually one I like but this is so nice! Great job!

Michelle said...

Karolyn, this is gorgeous. I love the warm colors you used - they are a perfect match for geraniums!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

thisi s fabulous, excellent job! *~*

Terri said...

Hey girl..glad to hear you got some creative this card! Perfect paper for a monochromatic card! See ya Thursday!

Susana M said...

Hey Karolyn,
Just leaving you some love, Congrats and welcome to the team. You did me proud on your 1st card for the team the coloring and layout ROCK!!!
Hearts and Hugs

Suzanne J Dean said...

It's a beauty Karolyn--love the elegant panels and the colors are just so cheery! Wonderful job! And welcome to the team--we're super glad to have ya!