Wednesday, April 23, 2014


This week DRS Designs is the sponsor at Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge. We are to create Artist Trading Cards with words or greetings being the main emphasis. ATCs are suppose to be 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. I created a graduation ATC that I'll add to a card later on. Here's what I came up with.

The Real Red CS was cut to the correct size. After stamping the Success today greeting in Memento Black ink on the white CS, I stamped the grad cap in Real Red after stamping off once. We'd love to have you join the fun at Wicked Wednesday. You can see details here.

My next card was created using the sketch design for this week's ODBD Shining Light Challenge 199. Sketch Challenges used to be my favorite type of challenge. Now I'm finding them a bit more difficult. This card didn't turn out quite like I had imagined, but I do like the result.

The card base is purple CS. I seem to be on a purple craze lately. I started by stamping the bird cage, sentiment and banner with VersaColor Black ink on white CS, die cut and attached them to a piece of purple CS that was embossed with the Swiss dots folder. The little bird was stamped with VersaColor Petal pink ink, die cut and attached to the bird cage. The DP is from my stash. I rarely use it any more, but decided to bring it out today. Some white ribbon and rhinestones complete the card.  

Thanks for stopping by today.

Until next time,


  1. Oh, Shelia, what a beautiful card, and I love your take on this week's sketch! Beautiful colors and love the border with gems and ribbon! It's always wonderful to have you join us for the ODBD Shining the Light, precious friend! Hugs!

  2. Such a lovely card Shelia. Glad you're on a purple craze - I love the purple in this card :-) Love your take on the sketch and the embossing is beautiful. Love the bow and added touch with the rhinestones too. Thanks for joining us this week in the ODBD Shining the Light challenge. Elizabeth

  3. You've been busy Shelia! Thanks so much for making a great ATC and participating in the challenge :) That floral paper on your card is gorgeous too!

  4. Beautiful cards Shelia!! I love the cas design and brightness on the first one and the colors, dp, and details on the second!!Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge!!

  5. Wonderful purple card Shelia! I think it turned out beautifully! Love the papers you chose and textures! You're good at sketch challenges! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!