Tuesday, November 27, 2007

...Color Challenge #142

This is my submission for today's Color Challenge at SCS. The card base is Bashful Blue that measures 11" X 4-1/4". The next layer up is Certainly Celery that measures 2-1/4" X 4-1/4", and is sponged around the edges with a Sponge Dauber in celery ink. The next layer is Basic Gray cardstock that measures 4-1/2" X 3-1/2". I stamped Tres Chic in gray ink, then also sponged the edges of the panel with the same color. I used my Sew Crafty Mini Sewing Machine to sew around the outside edges of the gray cardstock with white thread, then distressed the edges with my fingernail.

The sentiment panel is Whisper White cardstock measuring 3-1/2" X 2-3/8". I wadded the cardstock up in my hand to crinkle the entire piece, stamped the background images (Fancy Florals from Verve Visual) in bashful and celery ink, and then stamped the sentiment from All Holidays in gray ink. I used the Spiral Punch on the top edge of the white cardstock to give it the appearance of being a scrap piece of stationery, then sponged the edges in gray ink after distressing the edges with my fingernail. I then stamped the large floral outline stamp from Fancy Florals in celery ink twice onto celery paper. The flowers were cut out, a light blue Rhinestone Brad was added to the center of the top one, and the two flowers were attached with a Dimensional. All of the panels were attached to the card base and each other using SNAIL Adhesive, then the flower was attached with another Dimensional.

That's all for today...I have to take my youngest son to the doctor (then back to school), clean the house, go to Wal-Mart, go to Hibbett's Sports (for a basketball stats booklet), pick up my husband from work, go to my oldest son's basketball game, come back home, cook dinner, clean up from dinner, get the boys ready for bed, and spend some time with my two precious pooches. So.........needless to say, I have ALOT to do today and not enough time to do it all! LOL! I'll hopefully be back tomorrow with a Sketch Challenge card submission for you. Until then...Hugs ~ Mercy


Stamps: Fancy Florals (Verve Visual), Tres Chic, All Holidays

Paper: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Basic Gray, Whisper White

Ink: Certainly Celery, Basic Gray, Bashful Blue

Accessories: sewing machine, white thread, spiral punch, sponge daubers, rhinestone brad, dimensionals


Soozie4Him said...

You sure are up early, Mercy! I sure hope you're in the Eastern Time Zone! It's just turning 6am here in Chicago and methinks I'm going back to bed soon!

Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS

PS Love your card and your blog!

keva brown said...

This is so so pretty! I have all of the tools needed to make this card, but this design would never come out of my brain. I love your cards so much because they are all so different. This is awesome!!

Shannan said...

Girl you are on FIRE!!! Love this! Sounds like you don't have much to do
Take a minute to breathe! ;)

Becky - Stampin in the Tulip City said...

Love the layout and how you used the cut out flowers in it. You did a great job on the color challenge!

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

PHEWEEEEEEEEEE!!!....( thats tired...not stinky!) wore me out with your daily schedule!....LOVE the skrunchy-ness of this card!....Leaves open sooooo many possibilities of those pieces in the pile!You ROCK on your challenges!!!

shel9999 said...

Very pretty, Mercy!!!! Love the stitching and distressing!

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card, fabulous colours. Sounds like you have a very busy day ahead.

Amy Sheffer said...

What a beauty! Love the distressing and the sewing in particular. Great job with the color challenge :)

Jeans inky hugs said...

This is beautiful card along with a beautiful Saying.

I also wanted to let you know I *LOVE* your choice of Music!