Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sketch challenge

I've been looking for a new colour challenge but my wonderful ladies who I follow have not put up a new one yet!! I woke up early to go for my walk but due to the rain I went to the office instead and made this card! I've NEVER done a sketch challenge before so I found it very interesting. It's from another very talented ladies blog I visit called "The Sweetest Thing" by Karen.
I just opened and mounted a new set "Dreams du Jour." I have wanted this one ever since the new cat came out and when my beautiful friend Heather ordered one and I had it in my hands (only for a short time to put it into the bag, he he!) I knew that it was time to order one for myself!! So with that set ready to go and the gorgeous Bella Rose paper, LOVE THAT, I was off and racing.
Actually Heather has inspired me a lot with this card, she LOVES embossing! I really like it too but don't really think to do it in my cards very often, especially just the clear to really add and lift a card. So that's what I did, the butterfly and the Dreams stamp have both been embossed in clear, WOW I love the glossy look it gives. Of course I couldn't go past using the new satin Kiwi kiss ribbon and the new buttons, after all they match so well with the Sweet Bella Style Watch!!
In case you were wondering how I made that scallop edge, it's easy! I learnt it at Convention earlier this year in Canberra. I'll be back soon to show you step by step! Keep watching...
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Set: Dreams du Jour
Ink: Versa mark, Chocolate chip, Ruby red, Old olive & So saffron markers
Card: Pink pirouette, Kiwi kiss
& So saffron

Acc: Bella rose DS paper, Scallop edge punch, button bouquet & kiwi kiss satin ribbon

Can you see with this close up the gloss from the clear embossing! (and those amazing button's, so yummy!!) Thanks Heath for the inspiration!! :0)


The Stampin Cupboard said...

I really like this one Sharnee, Its come up great

Traveling Mama said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! I am getting ready to start a new challenge over at Travelingmama on Friday and would love to have you join us! We will be using our travel photos as inspiration! Hope to see you there!
Hugs from Morocco!

Karen Giron said...

You card is stunning! I love the scalloped piece, that's so fun! Great job with the sketch and I'm so happy you jumped in!

Heather Cudmore said...

Wow Sharn, I totally, TOTALLY love this card! (of course, he he!)The colours in the 'DREAMS' stamp look incredible! This is definitely one of those cards you look at and think 'why can't I come up with something like that?' Good luck in the challenge, and thanks for the mention my wonderful friend :)

Sharon Carr said...

Really gorgeous card!