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Saturday, March 7, 2009

...Inspiration Challenge #170

Check out the post below to see my KCI44 and WSC71 submission!
This is my submission for today's Inspiration Challenge #170 at SCS. I chose THIS crib bedding set from Spunky Sprout as my jumping-off-point. I just adore odd color combinations, and my mind has been on babies since the birth of my new niece, Marlee Anna, this past Monday. I can't wait to hold you, precious...but I have to get over this sore throat first!

I started with a Tangerine Tango Cardstock base, then matted the additional layers with Taken With Teal Cardstock. I added another layer of tangerine cardstock on the focal panel also. The sentiment was from "Fundamental Phrases", and was stamped in Jet Black Staz-On Ink onto the patterned paper (from the Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper pack) that covered the bottom section of the Whisper White Cardstock panel.

The train cars and puffs of smoke were from the new set "Choo-Choo", while the train tracks were created using the new "Right on Track" standard roller. I sponged the grass in Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink using a Sponge Dauber, then created the sky using a sponge dauber and Bashful Blue Classic Ink. The trains were embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun after being stamped with the following: Taken With Teal Craft Ink, Only Orange Craft Ink, and Tempting Turquoise Craft Ink. The puffs of smoke were stamped in Whisper White Craft Ink and embossed as well. Each part was meticulously cut out using a combination of CutterBee Scissors and an Xacto Knife. The trains were placed on the tracks using Dimensionals, and the puffs of smoke were added above the locomotive in the same manner. A piece of 5/8" Tangerine Tango Striped Grosgrain Ribbon was tied to the left-hand side of the focal panel to complete the card. I used the Horizontal Slot Punch to create a hole in the focal panel in order to lace the ribbon through to the front portion of the panel...it made it alot easier to tie a proper knot.

That's it for today...I am pooped! I have to clean house and clean the carpets, so I probably won't be back online until late tonight. Pam Varnell and her husband are coming over for dinner and to hang out for the night, so you know I will be making cards for all of the other Saturday sketch challenges, right?!? LOL! I will see you all again tomorrow {or really late tonight} with some more new goodies to share, but until then...


Supplies
Stamps: Choo-Choo, Right On Track (Roller)
Papers: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Taken With Teal, Pink Flamingo DSP
Inks: Jet Black Staz-On, Kiwi Kiss, Bashful Blue, Craft:Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Only Orange, Taken With Teal, Whisper White
Accessories: clear embossing powder, heat gun, scissors, dimensionals, sponge daubers, ribbon, horizontal slot punch, adhesive, SAMJ, image sheet

20 comments:

Craftmaiden said...

This is gorgeous, you have obviously received your mini catalogue goodies!!! lol

Siobhan xxx

Karen said...

Wow....what an adorable card! {{love it}}
I just wanted to say, thanks again for the blog candy! I can't wait to see it in person!

Tracey said...

Love that train! What a fabulous card!!

Angie Tieman said...

Oh my! This is A-Dor-Able!!!

mudmaven said...

This is just wonderful Mercy! I love it. Saw this in the mini and passed it up first time round - won't pass it up again after seeing what you did with it. Great card. ~chris

Nancy Riley said...

Oh my word! This is so stinkin' CUTE!

Kelly Schelske said...

So cute Mercy!! I just love it!!

Pam Varnell said...

Jaw dropping GORGEOUS girlfriend!! That choo choo scene is awesome. That's one of the cutest baby cards I have ever seen. You rock!!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Super adorable! Great colors.

Heather P. said...

WOWZA! This is absolutely gorgeous!!

Viv said...

This is too cute for words Mercy!
Gorgeous colours.A truly precious keepsake.
Viv xxx

Amy Sheffer said...

This is sooooo adorable, Mercy! What a great little scene!

Beedubya said...

All of your creations AMAZE me, Mercy but THIS one knocks my socks off. I love that train. Great job!

TFS. Brandi

Ramblin Rose said...

What a cool combination of stamps, wheel, and DSP. Darling card.

Rose Ann

LORI said...

Mercy ...I LOVE this!!! Super Adorable!! LOVE IT, LOVE it!!

Marisa said...

GREAT train card!! Wonderful, bright colours and I love the smoke puffs :) Graet job.

Jennifer Meyer said...

Sweet card Mercy, LOVE the fun colors and design! Hope you had fun stamping with Pam!!

Jennifer :)

Jackie Pedro said...

This is adorable with a Capital A, Mercy!!!

www.alifeandartinprogress.blogspot.com said...

I love that little train and I love this card. Thank you for the inspiration!!!

Sarah-Jane said...

Love the train samp, may have to order this one too!!!
Hugs,
Sarah-Jane xx