Whew! I finally managed to make all four cards for RAQ's Challenge this week. Sherri had some awesome sketches! Here they are:
I have been leaning towards the Baroque influence this week. The key and heart are from Spellbinders. I embossed the heart with textile textures and accented it and the key with black ink. The metallic gold paper is from The Paper Studio, while the Damask pattern paper is from DCWV. The crystals are from The Paper Studio and Say It In Crystals. The lace is from an old stash.
The second card is one of my favorites. The birds from the Home Decor cartridge were cut at 1 1/2", and embossed with D'vine Swirl. The background paper is from DCWV, embossed using Birds and Swirls cuttlebug folder. I used the Lace Doily border punch from Martha Stewart, and accented it with stickers from The Paper Studio. The corners were embellished using metal fan pendants.
The heart from Love Struck was cut at 1 1/2". The background paper is from DCWV. Rain dots and pearls were used to embellish the card. I also scored on it cardstock base to emphasize the graphic quality of the design.
While the influence for this card is anything but Baroque, I still love its simple, homey feel. For the fourth sketch, I used a stamped image and fiber that I received in one of my swaps. i colored the image using colored pencils. The background paper was embossed using Heart Blocks cuttlebug folder. The plaid paper is from DCWV. I used a pendant for my "love" sentiment.
All four cards measure 5"x5".