Wednesday, April 4, 2012


I have to admit, I struggled a bit with this week's sketch over @ Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge.  The sketch is great, don't get me wrong.  My mind is just elsewhere.  I am co-hosting and assistanting with a Baby Reveal Shower next weekend, and I am making the Thank-You boxes, making 2 rag quilts, cutting the decorative card stock for the kids gift bags, helping with the food, and making the decorations.

Here is this week's sketch:

Here is what I created:

The card base for this card is soft suede.  The main layer is pink pirouette.  I stamped Hello, Dolly background doily in versa mark, and used white embossing powder.  I wanted the main panel to have some visual interest.  I made a tag out of water color paper.  I sponged the edges of panels and tag, to give the card a vintage look. I stamped the limb stamp in jet black staz-on pigment ink.   I used my re-inkers and aqua painter to 'paint' the image.  I re stamped the bird out in soft suede classic ink, fussy cut it out and used foam tape to pop the bird house.  I restamped the limb in basic brown ink and 'painted' that one also.  I took my 3/4" circle punch and punched out various spots of the second 'painted' image and used foam tape to lift the circles off the card front.  I added a row of 5 half faux pearls below the sentiment.  I adhered the tag to the card front with more foam tape.  I thought that this card was missing something,  I'm not always a fan of a lot of empty space, so the is how the silver glitter butterfly came about.  For my ribbon treatment, I first attached a strip of crochet trim and then added a piece of vanilla seam binding.  I took a longer piece of the brown striped bakers twine around the card front.  I added a half faux pearl to the center of the bow.
I hope that all of you get a chance to play along with us @ Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge.

1 comment:

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE this! I love the tag atop the lace. The idea of popping the circles from your branch image is so clever!