Wednesday, November 28, 2007

...Sketch Challenge #152

This is my submission for today's Sketch Challenge at SCS. I started with an Always Artichoke card base that measures 11" X 4-1/2", and folded it to measure 5-1/2" X 4-1/2". The next layer up is a piece of BasicGrey paper from the 6 X 6 Figgy Paper Pad. The peppermint and striped panels are also from the Figgy collection. The peppermint panel is as follows: Cranberry Crisp (3-15/16" X 3/4"), Soft Sky (3-7/8" X 11/16"), and the BasicGrey paper (3-13/16" X 5/8"). The side panel consists of the same colors in these dimensions: cranberry (4-1/4" X 13/16"), sky (4-3/8" X 6/8"), and the striped BasicGrey paper (4-5/16" X 11/16"). The focal panel is made up of these colors and measurements: cranberry (4-1/4" X 3-1/16"), sky (4-3/8" X 3), and Whisper White (4-5/16" X 2-15/16").

The Whisper White focal panel is stamped in Soft Sky ink with the sentiment block from the set Season of Joy. A scrap piece of sky cardstock is cut into a half-circle using the Coluzzle Cutting System, and then attached to the right side of the white using SNAIL Adhesive. The petal outline from the set Pick a Petal is stamped in cranberry onto a piece of artichoke cardstock five different times, and then cut out. Each petal is attached to the panel using Dimensionals. The petals on the edge went over a bit, so I used my CutterBee Scissors to trim the excess off. I used the 3/4" Circle Punch to punch out one of the blue peppermint pieces from a scrap of the BasicGrey paper, then I mounted it onto a piece of sky paper. I carefully trimmed the sky piece to make a 1/16" border around the peppermint. I took the 1" Circle Punch, and punched out a cranberry circle as well. The three are attached to each other with adhesive, before attaching a little *bling* in the form of a Baby Blue Jumbo Rhinestone in the center of the circles. This formed the center to my flower.

The center is popped up from the petals using two Dimensionals stacked on top of each other. I decided not to trim the center even though it extended past the panel. The "joy" sentiment is from the set Perfect Presentation (hostess), and it is stamped in artichoke ink onto white paper, cut out, matted onto cranberry paper, and attached to the focal panel using adhesive. To finish off the card, I tied a piece of Artichoke Organdy Ribbon around the top, and added a few sprigs of Siver Cording before tying the last knot in the organdy.

That's it for today, but tomorrow is the Ways To Use It Challenge at SCS! I hope to have something else to share with you. Until then....Hugs ~ Mercy

Stamps: Pick a Petal, Perfect Presentation, Season of Joy
Paper: Always Artichoke, Cranberry Crisp, Soft Sky, Whisper White, BasicGrey's Figgy Collection
Ink: Soft Sky, Cranberry Crisp, Always Artichoke
Accessories: scissors, organdy ribbon, cording, rhinestone, dimensionals, coluzzle cutting system


Flossie's Follies said...

What a great card, love the flower and paper, everything about it is fantastic.

Kirsten said...

I'm with Shannon. I love the music, too! :) This card is super cute, as well!

Jennifer Ofiana said...

This card is SOOOOO pretty! I love it!

Shannan said...

Fab card, girl! Love it!

Pam Varnell said...

This is beautiful. Great job with the sketch.

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Mercy blow me away with your creations!!!!....Love the whole combination!!

Amy Sheffer said...

I'm so glad I found your blog, Mercy! I just love checking it regularly and seeing all the awesome projects you do. You are one talented stamper! Keep it comin' :D

Laura said...

Love that flower, great card!

Laura said...

Love that flower, great card!

Cathy I. said...

so pretty - I like your take on the challenge - very creative!!

keva brown said...

WOW. That's all I can really say. I just love coming to your blog. Such great inspiration and lovely cards. I just tried to leave and go get my hair cut and my car wouldn't start, so I came at sat at the PC and decided to look at my daily blog list and this is the first thing I see. It made me forget about my car for a moment and realize there is so much beauty in the world. Ok, so I am rambling, but thank you so much for your great cards!