Saturday, October 15, 2011

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge #225



Many thanks to the Operators at Stamping 411 for featuring my card in this weeks' Stampers Showcase ... four weeks in a row!  Holy cow!!  






For this week's Saturday Sketch Challenge over at Stamping 411, I came up with this card -- after many, many false starts!  I knew what I wanted with the card base, embossed Cherry Cobbler layer and the watercolored image, but I can't even count how many times I ripped out the rest of it.


Things you can't see:  The Cherry Cobbler layer was color embossed with Cherry Cobbler ink when I ran the Square Lattice textured impressions folder through the Big Shot.  The edges of the main image are sponged with Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, with just a touch of Cherry Cobbler ink around the edges.  It gives the image a nice, aged look.  The tiny tag is backed with two other tags in Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso.  There are two jingle bells on either side of the tiny tag, just to add some fun.  White gel pen was used on the leaves and berries to provide a nice contrasting highlight.


All products are SU!, unless otherwise noted.


Stamps:  Beautiful Season, Tiny Tags

Paper:  Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso

Ink:  Black, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Bravo Burgundy, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Regal Rose, Cajun Craze

Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice textured impressions folder, Ticket-Corner punch, brads, Tiny Tags punch, Chocolate Chip 1" stitched grosgrain ribbon, Always Artichoke seam binding, Cherry Cobbler 5/8" quilted satin ribbon, Pearl Jewels, Dimensionals, Aquapainter

9 comments:

Tammy Fite said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Your watercoloring is beautiful--looks like a photograph!

Kristie said...

This is beautiful! Love your coloring!!

Vicki B. said...

This is gorgeous Lisa!! Love the color combo and the sweet little bow!

Lisa said...

This card is stunning! I'll be you will win this week! Such a beautiful card!

Jonia said...

Beautiful, color and all!

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

Simply Stunning!

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is so pretty!! I love all the pearls and that bow is awesome!!

Margaret aka Totallyawake said...

Wow - the coloring in this is awesome I just love all the texture and pop it has - and my fav tiny tags sentiment too! A Yummy card!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Congrats on making the 411 showcase, and well deserved! Your card is just awesome. I love the colours, texture and the bird the way it's showcased. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card.