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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

...MTSC22 + Color Challenge #197

BE SURE TO TRY OUT MY SKETCH CHALLENGE IN THE POST BELOW!

This is my sample for this week's Sketch Challenge (MTSC22), and my submission for this week's Color Challenge at SCS. I started with a Kiwi Kiss Cardstock base, then matted each layer with Basic Gray Cardstock (except for the focal and sentiment panels; I matted those with Kiwi Kiss Cardstock). All of the patterned papers were from the Urban Garden Designer Series Paper pack. A piece of Whisper White Cardstock was pierced using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, then three Silver Brads were added down the right side. The off-navy patterned paper, the kiwi oval, and Baja Breeze Cardstock panels were pierced around the edges using the same tools. The flower was from an upcoming Hostess Set "Echoes of Kindness", and it was stamped on white paper in Jet Black Staz-On Ink. The leaves were colored using an Aquapainter and Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink. The petals were colored using Baja Breeze Classic Ink and Not Quite Navy Classic Ink. I popped the two blooms and larger leaf off of the original image using Dimensionals as I did with all of the matted layers {talk about dimension on a card! LOL! This baby *POPS*!} The sentiment was from the set "Short & Sweet", and was stamped in Jet Black Staz-On Ink. I pierced the edges of the oval, then added a Baby Blue Rhinestone Brad to the top. A piece of 5/8" Kiwi Kiss Striped Ribbon was tied around a piece of Silver Swirl Hardware then added to the top left corner of the focal panel to finish off the card.

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you all again tomorrow with a card for the Sketch Challenge at SCS. Until then...


Supplies
Stamps: Echoes of Kindness, Short & Sweet
Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Urban Garden Designer Series Papers
Inks: Jet Black Staz-On, Baja Breeze Classic Ink, Not Quite Navy Classic Ink, Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink
Accessories: silver brads, rhinestone brad, swirl hardware, ribbon, aquapainter, dimensionals, mat pack, paper piercer, oval punches (small & large)

10 comments:

Christi said...

I just saw this on SCS and just had to check out your blog. You do awesome work. I am in LOVE with this card!!

Vera said...

Fabulous card, Mercy! You really rocked the color challenge!

ChristineCreations said...

Stunning Mercy! What a gorgeous use of paper and the layout!

Pam Varnell said...

OMG girlfriend, this is fantastic!!! I love what you did with the sketch and how you made the flower look like it's ready to be picked. You've totally amazed me, as usual.

shel9999 said...

This is beautiful, Mercy! I love the colors, patterns, layout...just lovely!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is STUNNING girl!!! I love it!!

Nancy Riley said...

Gorgeous design! Mercy, I love your sketch this week, and HOPE to find time to play along!

Elizabeth said...

This is just absolutely gorgeous! I will have to try your sketch soon!

Debbie Olson said...

Gorgeous colors, and oh-so-elegant, Mercy!

Julie said...

I did it!!!

http://stampsandtaxes.blogspot.com/2008/12/mtsc22-dream-little.html