Friday, February 15, 2013

Inspire My Heart

I hope you had a cozy and happy St. Valentine's Day, yesterday.  Me, I sure did {smile}.  My husband worked with me, side by side, to make dinner.  We enjoyed a bottle of wine.  Cuddled on the couch.  We had a wonderful evening {smile}.
Ok, back to the task on hand.  It's Fridays, so that means that its time for a new sketch challenge @ Sketch Frenzy Friday.  It you haven't played along with us before, you should give our challenge a try.  The creative Robbie, is the designer of this week's sketch.  She has an unique and clever way of designing some wonderful sketches.  
here is this weeks sketch:

here is what I created:

When I first saw Robbie's sketch, I instantly thought of a paper blossom in the upper right corner.  But, then I thought you could easily select a butterfly, a scallop circle, but what about a scallop rectangle?
So, I grabbed my clearlits scallop rectangle and some of the new sand-able card stock in Primrose Petals Core'dinates paper.  For the center of the scallop rectangle, I added a scrap piece of tiny heart print paper from the More Amore DSP package.  
I used my heart hand-held punch and a scrap piece of chip board.  I rubbed some vanilla craft ink on the heart and while the ink was wet, I dunked the inked heart into my tub of dazzling diamond glitter.  I gave the heart a few minutes to dry, and then I sprayed the glitter heart with some Aqua Net hair spray.  
I stamped the wings, from the Affection Collection stamp set, in Basic Grey classic ink.  I fussy-cut the wings, with my detail scissors.  I cut two different size blossoms from the Floral Fusion die and lightly sponged the edges with Primrose Petal classic ink.  I held the blossoms and wings together with an In-Color Designer Brad, in pool party.
The main panel is very vanilla card stock.  I ran this piece through my Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  I just love the vintage look of this pattern.
For the vertical strip, I used the scallop trim border punch to create the decorative edge.  I added a strip of the primrose petal pattern paper from the More Amore DSP package.  I wrapped and machine stitched a piece of crinkled very vanilla seam binding around this vertical piece.  I tied the seam binding into a simple bow.  
The banner piece was quick and easy.  I cut a strip of very vanilla card stock 1/2" wide and roughly 5" long.  I stamped my one-word sentiment in basic grey classic ink, in the center of this card stock piece.  Basic Black classic ink, seamed too stark.  I folded the card stock into a Z fold.  I used my hand-held square punch to create the banner ends.
I sponged all the edges of these pieces with classic ink.  The primrose petal card stock pieces were sponged with primrose petal classic ink.  The very vanilla card stock pieces and DSP pieces were sponged with crumb cake classic ink.
I hope that we have inspired you, and you are able to play along with us @ SFF.


Deb said...

WOW! Sharon, another beauty of a card! LOVE this one!! So many great details! I just love how you think!

Patrice Herrera said...

You INSPIRE me! Love all the interesting layers and elements you incorporate in your cards. Lots of fun layering too! Another great card.

inkedx2 said...

I love this! I love the single word also. I need to use those more often. First I need to get the banners framelits! :)