Saturday, January 3, 2009

...A Ways To Use It Inspirational Sketch

This is my submission for the following challenges at the Sketch Challenge #204 (self-explanatory), the Inspiration Challenge #161 (Cake Noveau), and the Ways To Use It Challenge #199 (using silver in brads). I chose the Rattlesnake cake (page one, first row, third picture) as my inspirational piece for today.

I started with a Chocolate Chip Cardstock base, then matted each additional layer with Pumpkin Pie Cardstock (except for the focal is chocolate also). The patterned papers are all from the Sweet Always Designer Series Paper pack, and the bottom layer was pierced using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer. A piece of 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon was added around the lower panels before the focal panel was attached to the base. The focal panel was cut using SpellBinders' Classic Rectangle Nestabilities, then the edges were pierced using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer. The heart, from the set "Just Celebrate", was stamped in Graphite Black Brilliance Ink then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. I colored the heart using Copic Sketch Markers, then added the sentiment (from the "Happy Heart Day") in Graphite Black Brilliance Ink also. Three Jumbo Silver Brads were added to the bottom of the panel before it was attached to the base using Dimensionals.

That's it for today! I have a laundry room piled high with dirty clothes, and if I don't want the family running around naked this week I had better get to washing! LOL! I want to thank you all for stopping by, and I hope to see you again tomorrow with a card for the Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS. Until then...


Stamps: Just Celebrate, Happy Heart Day

Papers: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Sweet Always Designer Series Papers

Inks: Graphite Black Brilliance Ink

Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, ribbon, dimensionals, jumbo brads, nesties,sizzix big shot, clear embossing powder, heat gun, copic sketch markers, scissors


Pam Varnell said...

Mercy. I love, love, love this card. Colors are awesome. Great job with the inspiration challenge.

Marie said...

Mercy - great job with the inspiration challenge!! I love this card - the colors are perfect and all of the details are just right!

crystal said...

I love this heart with the dsp!! Great job combining all the challenges!!

Silke said...

AWWWW - Mercy - this is a fab card!!! You made the Sketch, IC and WT look awesome!!!

Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

apigonfire said...

Oh my gosh! You've made that little heart look just adorable! (I have never looked twice at that set, but I am in love with that heart!)
Great colors!