Saturday, November 8, 2008

...Another Inspired Sketch

This is my submission for both Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #65, and for SCS's Inspiration Challenge #153. The sketch is pretty self-explanatory, but the inspirational piece comes from Boden USA's clothing website. I just loved the colors on THIS pair of rich and fall-like. I decided that a Thanksgiving card would be the best way to go with theses fall colors.

I used the set "Autumn Harvest" from Stampin' Up!, and stamped it in Jet Black Staz-On Ink onto a piece of 90 lb. Watercolor Paper. The gourds were then watercolored using an Aquapainter and the following Stampin' Write Markers: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Only Orange, Summer Sun, and Going Gray. The sentiment, from "Holidays & Wishes", was stamped in the black also using a Stamp-a-ma-jig and Image Sheet for proper placement. The leaf from the set was watercolored on a scrap piece of watercolor paper, cut out using CutterBee Scissors, then attached to the focal image with a Dimensional.

The completed panel was matted with Tangerine Tango Cardstock and Chocolate Chip Cardstock. A circle was cut from a piece of patterned paper from the Frosty Day Designer Series Paper pack using the Coluzzle Cutting System. I faux stitched the edge with a Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, and Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker. It was attached to the Kraft Cardstock base using SNAIL Adhesive. The focal panel was attached to the base using Dimensionals. Instead of adding another circle panel in the upper left corner of the focal panel, I added a piece of Silver Swirl Hardware with a piece of 5/8" Tangerine Tango Striped Ribbon tied to it.

That's it for now! I have a couple of other sketches to work on, so I may have one or two more things to post later on today. If not, I will see you all here tomorrow with a card for the Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS.

Stamps: Autumn Harvest, Holidays & Wishes
Papers: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Watercolor, Frosty Day
Inks: Jet Black Staz-On
Accessories: coluzzle cutting system, mat pack, paper piercer, markers, aquapainter, scissors, dimensionals, stamp-a-ma-jig, image sheet, ribbon, hardware


Angie Tieman said...

Awesome fall card! Love your coloring and how you did the ribbon clip!

Beate said...

Wonderful card, Mercy! I love it!
Thanks so much for palying!
Hugs and smiles

Marie said...

Love the card - the colors, the ribbon on the spiral clip, the coloring job you did - fabulous!!

Pam Varnell said...

Love this card Mercy. You do marvelous work!!!

Love the new re-vamped blog too. You go girlfriend.

Debbie Olson said...

Beautifully colored, Mercy!

Nancy Riley said...

Mercy, this is one BEAUTIFUL card! Your coloring is incredible!

Lisa Graves said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is amazing.