Sunday, March 2, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #37

I had a little bit of time this weekend, so I decided to make a card for Beate's Sketch Challenge. This was one of those cards that turned out completely different than I had imagined it!

I had started with a white card base, but I decided that it needed more colour, so I changed it to Ruby Red and spritzed it with my Color Spritzer and Ruby Red Stampin' Write marker.

I layered on some Spring Silhouettes designer series paper, matted on Soft Sky cardstock. I stamped all around with my All in a Row set to create the faux stitching (a tip I learned from Beate!). The flower and sentiment are from Bloomin' Beautiful (love this set!) from the new Occasions mini catalogue, stamped in Ruby Red and Old Olive. The sentiment is stamped on some Naturals White. I stamped the flourish from Priceless on that in Soft Sky.

I broke into my Pretties kit again (that's twice in the past two months!) and pulled out the little flower as an accent. I had originally planned to use some ruby buttons, but they didn't look right. I dyed the flower with my Stampin' Write markers and added the half pearl with a mini glue dot.

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Thanks for reading.


Lee said...

I think it's gorgeous!! I love your colors!! And the faux stitching.......I just did some faux stitching tonite!! You should get your blog candy this week......according to my post office anyway!! I hope so!!!! :)

Alexandra said...

Beautiful card Shannon! You broke into your pretties kit - OMG!!! I hoard mine too, LOL! But, it was worth it, your card is gorgeous and it fits perfectly! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Anonymous said...

It turned out beautiful Shannon! I love what you did with the pretties kit. I had a 'fun' time with this sketch too! LOL! I did the faux stitching recently too...must be a bug going around. hehe! ;)

Diane said...

Beautiful Shannon!! I really like the way it turned out!!

beate said...

Wonderful card. I love the soft colors you picked and your faux stitching!
Hugs and smiles

Diane said...

Hope you're doing ok,you haven't posted in a couple of days.But you're aloud some days off,lol!