Tuesday, December 2, 2008

...Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #20 (MTSC20)

This was my sample for this week's sketch challenge. I started with a Kraft Cardstock base that was stippled with Not Quite Navy Classic Ink and a Stipple Brush. Each layer was matted with Chocolate Chip Cardstock, then popped up off of the card base using Dimensionals. The patterned paper on the bottom layer was from last year's Prints Pack. The center panel was Bashful Blue Cardstock that was stamped in Not Quite Navy Classic Ink with the "Canvas" background stamp. Silver Brads were added to the corners of each of the lower layers. The focal panel was Whisper White Cardstock that had been stamped in Chocolate Chip Craft Ink with the bird from "To You & Yours", then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. I did the exact same thing to another piece of white cardstock, but I cut out the bird with CutterBee Scissors. The first panel was then stippled with a Stipple Brush and the following: Bashful Blue Classic Ink, Ballet Blue Classic Ink, and Not Quite Navy Classic Ink. I used a Facial Tissue to whip the image off, then outlined the swirls with a White Signo Uniball Gel Pen (this pen is the best white gel pen available!). The bird that was cut out was then popped up on top of the original using Dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped in Not Quite Navy Craft Ink, and was then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig and Image Sheet for proper placement of the words. A piece of Kraft Taffeta Ribbon was added around the layers to finish off the card.

Here are some other samples for you to drool over:

This sample was submitted by my friend, Pam Varnell. You can get all of the deets to her creation at her blog, The Stamping Addict. Thanks for another wondermous creation, Pam! {{{Hugs}}}

Now I would like to introduce you to a new designer for this week! This sample was created by Crystal Birr. She is a fellow GSGer, and she makes some of the most adorable cards you've ever seen! You can visit her blog, One Happy Stamper!! , and get all of the deets. Thanks for a gorgeous sample, Crystal! I appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to help me out! {{{Hugs}}}

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by, and DON'T FORGET TO ENTER TO WIN $30 FREE STAMPIN' UP MERCHANDISE AT THIS POST. I will see all again tomorrow, so until then...


bettybetty said...

and I SO AM drooling!
nice work!

denise:) said...

Wow- all these are beautiful- love the baby in the diaper- heh heh...

Marie said...

I just love your use of layers in your sketches!! Each of your cards is gorgeous - hopefully I'll get to play this week too.

Anonymous said...

Love all the cards. I like your card on the Kraft CS, especially the way you layered it.