Friday, February 4, 2011

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge #188



Woo-hoo!  This card was featured on this week's Stampers Showcase over at Stamping 411!!  Thanks to all the operators who enjoyed my entry!

Hooray for Saturday and for this weeks' Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge!!  Take a peek at the great sketch on offer for this week and pull out your cardstock -- it's fabulous and it's fun.



I added the bit of distressed scallop trim at the top of the center layer and the Cherry Cobbler card base for balance, but those were the only changes I made.  I had never tried to distress a scallop border before and I really like the results!

I created my own faux notebook paper for the botanical "sketch".  If you look closely, there is a touch of Rose Red seam binding under the bottom edge of the Cherry Cobbler seam binding. It adds a little dimension, I think.

Lots of little details here -- trinket key, the tiny tag with the "friends" sentiment, the library binder clip, a bit of linen thread and the aged copper brads.

Stamps:  Nature Walk, Tiny Tags

Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Vanilla, Botanical Gazette dsp

Ink:  Black, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  Scallop border punch, Spiral punch, Tiny Tags punch, Trinket key, Metallic brads, linen thread, Rose Red seam binding, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, 1/8" Early Espresso taffeta ribbon, 1/16" circle punch, mini-glue dots, Dimensionals, Aquapainter, sponges

19 comments:

Selene Kempton said...

Oh this is such a creative take on the sketch! I love the DSP you used on the background. A vintage beauty!

Melissa said...

So pretty! Love all the different layers!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

You really did a wonderful job on this sketch! Love everything about it.
Thanks for playing along!

Jen said...

I love all the shabby wonderful-ness you've got going on here!

Robin Merriman said...

Wow, double wow! I so love this card - just beautiful!

Kerin said...

Oh my gosh, everywhere I look on this beauty is another fabulous element!!

Donna Heber said...

Beautiful Lisa! I love the vintage feel and this stamp set is gorgeous.

Sandi said...

As always, another gorgeous vintage Lisa. Love how you carefully chose your cutting area for the background print to include just the "right" words. Beautiful distressing job!

Patti Chesky said...

What a shabby chic beauty! My favorite part is the distressed scallop trim.

Krista Driessen said...

This is such a pretty card !

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love the shabby chic of this card!! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Stamping 411 Blog!!

Connie said...

Wow...gorgeous card! Love how you used the DSP!

gbarron56 said...

Lisa -- your card is amazing -- the attention to detail is over the top. Thanks so much for sharing some inspiration with us all and for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

Linda Callahan said...

This is just gorgeous! Love all of the details!

Debbie Martin said...

Love all the comments above, but I especially liked the butterfly, such great coloring!

Nancy said...

Did you ever think Shabby could be so beautiful? I love all your distressing (esp the scallop edge), layers, design, main image, colors....gosh....everything! TFS

Stephanie said...

Wow, I totally get why this card was featured on Stamping 911 - it is sensational!! Gorgeous shabby focal point (love the butterfly) with a great choice of dp and the key and tags to go with it. Lovely!!

njburk said...

What a wonderful card--and a beautiful blog too. Love what you did for the challenge--it's nice to play along with this group.

Hope to see more of your work sometime soon, Nola

paperpotter said...

This is so very beautiful that if I even come CLOSE to CASEing it, I will have to put this card template in my memory banks forever. The more I studied it the more I saw on it. Stunning!