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Friday, April 3, 2009

...Sketch Cards

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This is a card I made using one of my own sketches...what do you think?. I started with a Bashful Blue Cardstock base, then matted each additional layer with Riding Hood Red Cardstock. The focal panel was double matted with bashful and riding hood cardstock, though. The patterned papers were from the Washington Apple Designer Series Paper pack, and the focal image was from Stamping Bella's KETTO stamp set "Dragonfly". It was stamped in Basic Black Craft Ink onto Watercolor Paper, then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. It was colored with an Aquapainter and the following Classic Ink Pads: Real Red, Ruby Red, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, and Pumpkin Pie. The sentiment was from SU's set "Bugs & Kisses", and it was stamped in Jet Black Staz-On Ink using a Stamp-a-ma-jig and Image Sheet for proper placement. The only embellishments used were Silver Brads and a piece of 5/8" Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. I also colored over the wings with a Gold Sakura Glaze Pen.

This was my submission for Sketch Challenge #222 at SCS from Wednesday {I would have linked this to the SCS site, but the site is messed up right now...I will come back and do it later, though}. I started with a Sahara Sand Cardstock base, the matted the additional layers in a combination of Bravo Burgundy Cardstock and Sahara Sand Cardstock. The patterned papers were from the retired Parisian Summer Designer Series Paper pack, and they were pierced using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer. The images are all from SU's retired stamp set "Carte Postale"...I miss this set so much! I used the following Classic Ink Pads to stamp the images onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, River Rock, and Bravo Burgundy. The only thing I added was a piece of 5/8" Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.

That's it for today! I am going on a shopping spree to day with my gal pal, Pam Varnell, so I will not be home the rest of the afternoon. Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you back here sometime this weekend with another creation. Until then...

12 comments:

Pam Varnell said...

Oh Mercy these are beautiful. I love the KETTO dragonfly and the way you have his wings all sparkly. Great job on the sketch. Lovely sketch by the way, Ms. SAS Sketch Designer!! You're second card is so elegant looking. Love the way you rocked that sketch too. You da bomb!!

Woohoo, we're leaving for a fun filled day of craziness!! Come on, it's 9:00 am. Where are you?? LOL!

Cindy Haffner said...

Mercy your cards are gorgeous, you rocked the SAS sketch.

Wendy said...

Love the dragonfly, he is so cute! Both are great cards! What watermark did you decide to go with???

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

so cute and fun and pretty! Awesome creations Mercy!

Robin McK said...

Love your cards, as usual! TFS

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Mercy :) Both cards are BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE the fun dragonfly and your sketch challenge card is stunning! This was one set I did not order but wished I had!

Hope your feeling better! Have a wonderful weekend,
Jennifer :)

Viv said...

I love this take on the SAS sketch Mercy!!! THe colours are gorgeous and I LOVE that 'bug'!
Hope you and Pam had a great day!
Viv xxx

Suzette said...

Hi Mercy
Love! love your card and the dragon fly stamp well done.

Suzette

Ann said...

These are both fabulous!

Sonia Kertznus said...

Gorgeous cards! the Dragon Fly Stamp is simply adorable!!! ...HUGS..SK :)

Chantelle said...

What an awesome card - I love it so much. The dragon fly stamps is very cute. Great job with the sketch.

Sandy Hulsart said...

My goodness, Mercy, you have been a busy lady. A love your Bugs and Kisses card, great choice of colors and DP. Just too cute!