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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

...Budding Blossoms Sketch

DON'T FORGET TO PLAY ALONG WITH MERCY'S TUESDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE #35 HERE!
This is my submission for today's Sketch Challenge #242 at SCS. I started with a Sage Shadow Cardstock base, and matted each additional layer with Chocolate Chip Cardstock. I sponged the edges of every layer (except the focal panel) with a Sponge Dauber and Sage Shadow Classic Ink. The patterned papers were from the retired Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper pack, and I used a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer to pierce along the sides of the striped panel. The dotted sage panel was created using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and my Big Shot.

The flower image on the focal panel is from Verve's new August release set, Budding Blossoms, and was stamped in Sage Shadow Classic Ink. The sentiment is the new To Risk Plain Jane stamp, and was stamped in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink over the sage flower. I pierced along the bottom of the sentiment, then embellished with a piece of Chocolate Chip Felt Ribbon and two Chocolate Chip Corduroy Brads.

That's it for now! I have some 3D projects and other sketch cards to work on today, so there is a good chance that you will see another creation from me again tonight! :) Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and I will see you all a bit later. Until then...
Supplies
Stamps: Budding Blossoms, To Risk Plain Jane (Verve)
Papers: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Autumn Vine DSP
Inks: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: dimensionals, mat pack, paper piercer, felt ribbon, corduroy buttons, sponge dauber, cuttlebug embossing folder, big shot, acrylic blocks

18 comments:

chercroppin said...

Love it Mercy! Awesome color combo (I'm a huge fan of brown with anything!) and that ribbon is gorgeous as well...love all of it!

Gloria said...

Wow, what a lovely card!!! Love the colors and all the layering!

Cindy Haffner said...

Girl you rocked this sketch so pretty.

Laural-Lee said...

Beautiful!! The layering is amazing!! Like the felt ribbon.

Maureen said...

gorgeous card, Mercy! I had to laugh, though, because I was making a card yesterday for your sketch challenge and had some beautiful dp that matched sage shadow perfectly, but after making the card I hated it!! So much so I had to leave the studio!! I'm starting over today but the sage shadow will not be on the card. Thanks for this beautiful card that is mending my relationship with this colour!! LOL :)

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

Oh Mercy! This is a gorgeous card! I love all that monochromatic paper! You totally rocked this sketch! (as usual!)

Jackie Pedro said...

Gorgeous card, Mercy!!

June Houck said...

I love the monochromatic look of this card, with that delicious chocolate chip thrown in :)

Beautiful card, Mercy!

the whimsical butterfly said...

WOWZA!!!!!! If my stamp comes today I am sooooooo casing this LOL! Seriously this is a GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS card!

Kerri said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Mercy!!! The sentiment over the floral image looks beautiful, and I love the color combo!

Viv said...

Mercy Mercy Mercy!!! This is one of your finest Girl!
LOVE the colours and textures and oh, everything and I want to stalk you until I get to pinch (steal)a bit of your talent. I only want a little bit. You won't even miss it 'coz you have SO much!
Big Hugs
Viv xxx

Shannan Teubner said...

Ooohh I love love love this one! The color combo is yummy!

Tina said...

Did I say beautiful on FB? Cause that's beautiful anywhere!

Nicci said...

I don't think I have ever commented on anyone's card (and I surf cardmaking blogs alot), but I can't help but comment on this one! I think it may be the most beautiful card I have ever seen! WOW! Youare amazing and I have told LOTS of people about your website. I visit often and CASE frequently!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely beautiful Mercy!

Melvin said...

Wow, what a lovely card!!! Love the colors and all the layering!
Thanks for sharing...
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Basement Stamper said...

you are on fire girl, your creations this week ROCK!!

Michell said...

wow,what a great card,
Thanks for this

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Michell
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