Friday, October 7, 2011


Happy Friday, to you all.  This has been a crazy week, but arriving to Friday feels pretty good.  It feels good to have another week in the rear view mirror, so to speak.  
To talented group, @ Sketch Frenzy Friday have another creative sketch for you to play with.  Robbie R. is the designer of the sketch this week.  She did a fabulous a fabulous job.  This week was a challenge for me.  And this sketch really made me think, play, and try a new technique.  So, thank you Robbie, for making me stretch my creative wings.  :)

Here is Robbie's sketch:
Here is the card I created:
Yeah, I still have some Beau Chateau DSP left.  I just love this DSP!  It has to be my all-time favorite DSP.  I have been using Stampin' Up! products for over 7 years.  I have seen Stampin' Up! make changes both in their red rubber images, as well as, their business end.  I am very happy with their new style of red rubber images, and with the support/help I receive as a SU! demonstrator.
I used one new stamp set, and one background stamp.  I used only 2 colors of classic ink.  I stamped the frame in chocolate chip craft ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used my craft knife to cut out the frame.  I adhered a scrap piece of Beau Chateau DSP with dimensionals behind the cut-out frame.  I used the First Edition DSP to create the flower.  I used the Birds & Bloom die to get the flower shape.  I added a vintage trinket (button brad) to the center of the flower.  I added two small scraps with prominant patterns above and below the frame.  
My faux-half pearls were created with a new technique.  At the SU! convention this year, we were given a crafting idea, by adding crystal affects to an empty re-inker bottle.  The ink that is inside the bottle actually 'dye' the crystal affects, and the crystal affects adheres to whatever you add it to.  So, your rhinestones, and faux half-pearls can be colored!  I added a few sprays of Vanilla Smooch to give my card some glimmer and pizzazz!
Thank you for stopping by.  Now, don't forget to visit Tammy B. blog and she what she is up to!


Deb said...

Wow! This is fantastic! I love the way you use this dsp! The frame is just gorgeous! And I love the punched flower! Great job!

inkedx2 said...

Beautiful vintage card! Love that frame.