Tuesday, March 10, 2009

...Ready For Another Sneak Peek?

Holey Moley, you guys! I got the shock of my life last night as I was doing daily/nightly blog hopping. I jumped over to Kristina Werner's Blog, and saw that my submission for her Color Inspiration #44 had made her CI44 Top Ten Round Up!!!! I am on Cloud Nine, people! So much so, that I can't even go to sleep! So here I am...sharing a card I've made in these wee hours of the morning. I hope you like it!

This was my submission for Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try from Saturday, and it is also a sneak peek of a set that you will be able to purchase from the upcoming Stampin' Up Occasions Mini Catalog. I started with a Pumpkin Pie Cardstock base, then matted the additional layers with a combination of Bashful Blue Cardstock and/or Pumpkin Pie Cardstock. All of the patterned papers were from the Washington Apple Designer Series Paper pack. I used some simple embellishments for this one, though...a piece of 5/8" Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, a Clear Button, and a So Saffron Button from the Rich Regal Button collection. The edges of the red striped panel and the focal panel were pierced using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer.

The duck and sentiment {"lucky duck"} were from a set called "Wagon Full of Fun". They were stamped in Basic Black Craft Ink, then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. I colored the cute quacker with an Aquapainter and the following: Bashful Blue Classic Ink Pad, Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pad, and Riding Hood Red Classic Ink Pad. I used a Sponge Dauber and the Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink Pad to create the little patch of grass on the Whisper White Cardstock focal panel. I cut out the duck using CutterBee Scissors, then attached him to the focal panel with Dimensionals. Each layer was popped up off of the other using Dimensionals also.

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you all tomorrow with cards for Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday Sketch #77, and Lauren Meader's My Time Saturday Sketch. Until then...

Stamps: Wagon Full of Fun
Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Watercolor, Washington Apple DSP
Inks: Basic Black Craft, Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, ribbon, buttons, clear embossing powder, heat gun, sponge dauber, scissors, aquapainter, dimensionals, mini glue dot, adhesive


Viv said...

Mercy, it comes as no surprise to me whatsoever that you've been put in the top 10. It's just so pretty.
Plus, the bonus of your insomnia in all the excitement gives us THIS gorgeous card to ogle! I love the duck's neckerchief! Very cool.
The colours are lovely and warm. Another stunner!
Viv xx

Sue said...

Cobgrats! You deserve it! Your challenge card is lovely!
I really did not need this stamp set..really. You make it look so cute!!!
Go to sleep!!!

Suzy Tyler said...

This card is just LOVELY, Mercy! You got mad skills!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Mercy, you should stay up late more often, this is fabulous. I love all the added layers and the embellishments are perfect. Congrats on your Top Ten selection.

Julie said...

Congratulations, Mercy! I LOVED that card...and this one is gorgeous too! :)

mudmaven said...

You totally belong in her top ten - your card was gorgeous! Love this card - waiting (not so) patiently for mine to ship so I can play too. Great job - love everything about this card. ~chris

Tracey said...

This is a fantastic card Mercy!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Congratulation Mercy, ALL of your cards should be featured every day!! LOVE the fun card today, I knew I should of gotten this set!!

Have a fun week! Jennifer :)

Christi said...

Congrats Mercy!! This card is adorable!!!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Super cute everything! The layout, the colors, the image.. terrific.

Kimberly said...

Congratulations once again Mercy on getting picked in the round up! You go girlfriend! That card and this card are both amazing!! I love getting your inspiration and beauty in my e-mail every single day!! Way to go!! :) Wahoooo!

Jackie Pedro said...

Congrats, girl!! This card is darling!!!

Silke said...

Congrats on making the KW top ten!!! Totally awesome card - Mercy - no surprise at all!!! You really rocked this Sketch!!!