Friday, August 12, 2011

thinking Sketch Frenzy

Happy Friday!  It's time for another sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday!  This sketch is pretty user-friendly.  I flipped it and then mirrored the image, so the sentiment is no longer at the lower left corner, it is now at the upper right corner.  
I used all Stampin' Up! supplies for this challenge.  And I have to say, I really like this card :)
This sketch is brought to us by Tina Taves.  I love a great sketch and Tina has really made this challenge a pleasure to be a part of.   For your next stop on our blog tour, please stop by Tammy B. blog.
I used three different stamp sets, but that was only because I wanted a pretty, feminine font for the sentiment.  I used Creative Elements for the flower and the sentiment tag.  I used Best Friends Forever for the leaves.  The card base is Crumb Cake.  The largest matt is Calypso Coral.  I stamped on the First Edition DSP to help create a background that tied the floral arrangement to the card.  I just love the crochet trim, but it seemed a bit 'light' and that it didn't look grounded to the card, so I layered a scrap piece Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon under the crochet trim.  I tied a random SU! button onto the ribbon with some linen thread.  I made a bow with the long length of thread I originally cut.  I did the 'rock n roll' technique on my flower.  I stamped the whole flower in Calypso Coral classic ink and then rolled the edges in Crumb Cake classic ink.  I actually stamped the flower three times, and layered the different cut-outs with foam tape.  I added some faux half-pearl jewels to keep that pretty, feminine look.  And I finished the card with a few spritz of my home-made shimmer mist!

11 comments:

Carey said...

I really love how you did this card. I was looking at the ribbon trying to decide what you did since you said everything was SU. I really think that spices it up even more. Thanks for the inspiration.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Deb said...

This is gorgeous! I love how you stamped on the dsp and all the sponging! Beautiful!!

Tammy Fite said...

Absolutley Gorgeous!!!! I love all the detail you put into your cards, but they never look "busy"!! You're so talented!!!

Rose said...

Well, Sharon, you have another winner! You make it look so easy-beautiful!

inkedx2 said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the details and the dimension.

Mary Davidson said...

This is gorgeous, Sharon! I love the colors you used! Awesome card!

Nichole said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and the dimension on the flower.

Patrice Herrera said...

Wow you did an Awesome job on the challenge Sharon!! This card is lovely.

Terri said...

Sharon, absolutely gorgeous. I love your style!

Tiffany Bauer said...

This card is simply gorgeous!!! WOW!! I will be showcasing this card on My Crafty Picks #31 with a link back to your blog on 9-4-11. Make sure to stop by on Sunday to check out all the picks and to pick up your Blog Badge for being featured too!!

If you wish to decline please email me at trbauer@insightbb.com

Take care
Tiffany Bauer
www.mycraftyworld.blogspot.com

Joan said...

This is a gorgeous card, all of your elements are pulled together so perfectly.