CTD103 & RI WIW Sketch Challenge




Happy Wednesday everyone~

swatch 103

It’s a time for The Color Throwdown challenge. It is also bi-weekly What If? Wednesday Sketch Challenge from Repeat Impressions. So, I made one card for those challenges together. I hope you will have a chance to play both challenges :)

For the CTD colors, Remember, you don’t have to have the exact colors to play along, just use what’s close! Please stop by the Color Throwdown Blog for all the details. This is my last week as a guest DT for The Color Throwdown… thank you so much to the CTD DT for letting me participate this wonderful opportunity for the last one month, especially the CTD100 celebration was super crazy (which is in a good way)!!



For What If? Wednesday Sketch challenge, Wendy has created another wonderful sketch to play. You will have 2 weeks (until Tuesday, Aug 10th) to enter your card for the challenge over RI blog, “The House that Stamps Built”. All participants will have a chance to win a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate!! I can’t wait to see your creation! Please check out RI Blog for the more details.


I used Rebecca (708-K) for the main image and it was colored with Copic markers. The main mat was sponged, the second layer was scored, and the 3rd layer & the background were used the designer papers that matched with the CTD color combo. I used the border punch for the scallop part on the sketch though it didn’t quite show because of the sentiment label I used :P The sentiment is one of NEW Quartet Complements series.


Check out the Color Thowdown DT for more inspirations!!

Barbara Anders

Broni Holcombe

Danielle Kennedy

Laura Pryor

LeAnne Pugliese   {{Happy Birthday, LeAnne!!!!}}

Tammy Hershberger

Kristin Bueter


Be sure to check out the creations by the RI Rock Stars below to get more inspirations too!!

Ayana Posadas * Dana Joy * Darsie Rose Bruno * Harriet Skelly *

Joy Hadden * Julie Smith * Lynette Neus * Michele Greenwood *

Robin Kirkpatrick



Stamps: Rebecca, New Quartet Complements series (Repeat Impressions)
Paper: cryogen white (PaperTemptress), river rock, riding hood red, certainly celery, retired DPs (SU) 
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (Tsukineko), river rock (SU), Copic markers
Accessories: ribbon, pearls, Prima tea roses 
Tools:  label 4  Nestabilities, ribbon tags trio 2, corner punch, Scor-pal, border punch



Thank you for stopping by.



torico said...


Julie said...

Wow Maki...this is another stunner! Those colors are just perfect with that stamp!

Lynette said...

Beautiful, Maki! Those are pretty colors to work with, and Rebecca is such a great stamp. Nicely done!

Juls said...

so gorgeous and stylish! Love it! Hugs Juls

Laura Pryor said...

What beautiful coloring! Supurb layout! I can't believe it's our last week having you! It's been a pleasure working alongside such amazing talent. I love your work. It's beautiful and inspiring!

Broni said...

This is a totally beautiful card!! I love that sweet little girl image and how you colored her! I can't believe that your guest spot with us is already up! You've added quite a bit of beauty and class to our little blog this month. Thank you so much!!

Theresa said...

Hello Maki, this is just an absolutely stunning card. I love the image. I have a painting in my room with an image just like this, it's my favorite.

I love all the colors and the DP is just beautiful. The pearls and flowers are just lovely.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Your Rebecca images is adorable and you really captured the look I was going for in choosing these colors... fresh and summery! That SU! paper you used is a perfect compliment!

It's been AWESOME to have you as our Guestie this month, Maki! Thanks for joining us!

Kimberly S. said...

This card is simply GORGEOUS!!!! I love how elegant you made it look!! I wish I had this stamp. My girlfriends' mom just had her BFF pass away this morning (seconds after I opened this blog and saw your card, I got the news) and is terribly upset....I wish I could make something this beautiful for her....this card would be PERFECT for her to remember her best friend by! Thank you for sharing!!

Mickymar said...

I am very envious of card makers, as it is one crafty I have not done. I love the colors you have used and my goodness, I wouldn't mind getting a great hand made card like these. I will be back for inspiration!

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Kathy Martin said...

Seriously SWEET! :)

Kristin Bueter said...

This is beautiful, Maki! Your coloring is specatacular!!! The layout and your distribution of colors provide the perfect contrast. Just gorgeous.

I'm sorry I wasn't around to enjoy your month with us at the CTD...your work is fantastic...I'm a huge admirer :] Thank you for agreeing to join us! The team truly enjoyed having you!

Harriet Skelly said...

Maki I love your card - Rebecca is one of my favorite images and you colored her beautifully! Awesome card as always!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwwwww, sweet Maki....this is a GORGEOUS card! I love that image and your coloring is breath taking!

dpkennedy said...

This is so pretty and so elegant! Your coloring is stunning too! Love it!

It was so nice having you with us for the month of July! Thank you so much for gracing us with your gorgeous work!

Dawn B. said...

Maki this is gorgeous..I love the coloring you did..What a pretty comob..TFS...

Darsie Bruno said...

a stunning card with fabulous color, Maki! I just love it!

Sasya said...

oh my god, this is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! i adore it ♥

Francie G. said...

Colored to perfection, Maki! Just beautiful!

Carole said...

lovely card :)

Barbara said...

Just beautiful, Maki! Your coloring is fabulous!

Ayana Posadas said...

I just love your card for the sketch challenge! Your coloring is alway so stunning!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Really wonderful card, Maki. You did a great job with the sketch and colored your image beautifully. Sorry I've been so bad about commenting lately, and I don't want to flood your in box with too many messages, but all of the cards and projects you've been posting are just terrific!


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