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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wednesday Sketch Challenge

This weeks Sketch Challenge at SplitCoastStampers was a fun one. It had a few layers but yet a pretty simple card. And I kept it simple too. I needed to make an anniversary card that has to go through the mail so I kept it free of ribbons, buttons, bows, etc. I did add a couple of dimensionals under the oval wording but that goes through the mail just fine.

The image I used is from the Stampin' Up! "Bloomin' Beauty" set. The words are from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set and the image behind the flower is from the "Extreme Elements" set. I wanted that set just for that one stamp. Though now that I look at the other images I can see myself using them on other cards. REALLY!! LOL

The background on my card was done using the "Dotted Swiss" embossing folder. I LOVE embossing folders. Isn't it great how it can add SO much to a background and you don't even have to stamp? I sponged the edges on all of my pieces in Pretty in Pink, including the little Pretty in Pink piece (#3). It just framed the edges a bit more when I do that, well I think it does anyway!

I used the Oval Scalloped punch to layer the oval punched words.

I colored in the flower using a blender pen and then went back on the flower with the marker and darkened some areas. The center of the flower was colored in using Barely Banana. The leaves and stem were colored in using the Mello Moss marker.

And the image behind the flower was done using Barely Banana ink and the large stamp from the "Extreme Elements" set. I masked the flower and then stamped the image over it. I did have to color in the area by each side of the stem and around the leaves. Not all areas get covered when you mask images. Many times I will cut my mask a bit smaller than I need so the stamping over the top of it covers better. But this time I didn't do that. The mask was already in the stamp case so I went with it and put it back when I was done!

I do like the soft subtle look of this card and I REALLY like the layout. It was a very fun sketch this week. If you have time play with the layout. I printed it out and it will be trimmed and placed in an album I have that is FULL of these sketches. I LOVE having this album. I open it up a lot! When ever I need to make a card and I know what image I am going to use I just page through it until I find one that the image fits into. And I now have 281 to pick from!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

5 comments:

mudmaven said...

Simply gorgeous! I love how you used the Extreme Elements stamp. Very cool! ~chris

Anonymous said...

I love your card, Wanda. It is one of my favorite flowers also. As always, your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Joan
MN

artfuldelight said...

Beautiful card! :-)

Sara said...

Love how you used the Extreme elements stamp with the flower. Great job!

PepPop said...

What a beautiful card. Jaqui x