Friday, July 29, 2011

Sketch Frenz

Its Friday!  Yahoo! and that means that it's time for another sketch challenge over @ Sketch Frenzy Friday Challenge.  This weeks sketch challenge is brought to us by Tammy F., and is very easy to work with, and fun to play with.  When you are done, please visit the next stop on our Blog Tour with Tammy B.'s blog.        
here is the sketch:
here is my card:
At first, I was going to rotate the sketch, but take just a minute to look at the sketch.  It's very user friendly in its original orientation and look at the embellishment used.  Very each to adapt.  
So, if you aren't familiar with my style, I have an infinity towards shabby-chic.  And I 'see' shabby-chic as vintage with some sparkle.  You know, something old, weathered, or worn, and something modern new added to it.  My favorite addition is sparkle.  
The only company I used for this creation is Stampin' Up!  If you haven't ever used their products, I can't stress enough to give them a try.  They are one of the leaders in paper crafting for a reason.  They make wonderfully heavy cardstock.  They color match their inks, ribbon, and paper.  So, there is no more guessing that everything will coordinate.  If you spend less time searching for stuff, you spend more time creating!
For the card base, I used chocolate chip cardstock.  I used a scrap piece of Beau Chateau DSP to help ground my card.  I love the curves of the top note die, so I die cut two pieces.  One in chocolate chip and other in very vanilla.  I trimmed the very vanilla along the perferated edge and used the chocolate chip piece as a mat.  I stamped the floral image from 'elements of style' in crumb cake classic ink, and used my soft subtles water coloring crayons to color the image.  (I used my aqua painter to blend the color.)  I just the Eiffel tower image from 'artistic etchings' and so I stamped over the the floral image.  I love to added ribbon and a button or two, but I didn't want just a line of ribbon, so I put some sticky strip across the lower third of the stamped panel, and did a free hand pleat with some crochet trim.  I didn't want to wrap the ribbon, so I cut the ends, and used one blade of the scissors to fray the ends and left those just hanging.  I thought it help soften the card.  I wanted some 'thing' on the ribbon, so I put a button.  But, i couldn't just put on a button.  So, I tied some linen thread through the button holes and made a bow, and added a faux half-pearl to secure the bow and add a girly touch.  The three tags are strung through the linen thread.  They are stamped with 'Mr & Mrs' '{love}', and 'hand crafted'.  'AMOUR' was stamped last.  To make sure the placement was right.  I needed to add some sparkle, so I sprayed it first with the vanilla smooch, and then the left side with log cabin smooch.
Thank you for taking the time to have a look.  I appreciate the visit.  But, leave me a comment.  Let me know what you think!  


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!! I love your style!!

Deb said...

This is so beautiful! I love everything about it!! Thanks for the great inspiration!

Rose said...

Well, my friend, you have done it again! It's a very lovely card-thanks for sharing your talent.

Patrice Herrera said...

Wow! This is one beautiful card!