Monday, June 2, 2008

Groovy Blooms!

The second challenge I attempted this weekend is this great sketch at Stamp Something. This is a fairly new sketch challenge blog that I've been dying to try!

I know the sketch is for a square card, but I can never mail those because of the odd shape, so I went with standard size for this.

Again, I pulled out some In Color paper to use it up! I started with Groovy Guava as a card base. I love the Afternoon Tea designer series paper, and I thought it was a nice floral design to go with the sketch. I matted it with Chocolate Chip. I also pulled the Soft Sky out of the designer paper and used that as an accent colour.

For the floral image, I used my Embrace Life set, masking the center image and stamping around it. I coloured the flowers with my Aqua Painter and Soft Sky and Groovy Guava inks.

After I finished adhering everything, I stamped the sentiment, which, of course, turned out crooked! But by then, I was finished everything else and I didn't want to start over again!

I really love this sketch, and I hope to be able to do some more sketch challenges soon! June looks like it will be a quieter month, so I'm planning on catching up with my blogging and visiting my blog friends! Thanks for visiting!


Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ooo......beautiful colors and dp.......and that is a lovely layout!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Fantastic card Shannon! I love the center flowers, so pretty. Great dsp and color combo too. You did a beautiful job with this sketch, thanks so much for playing along! :)

Diane said...

Oh my! So pretty!!

Erin... said...

Wonderful card!! I love that you used the sketch for a standard sized card. Love the combo of this set with the dsp you chose. thanks for playing.

Alexandra said...

It came out beautiful Shannon - I love the gorgeous colors and the way you did the center flowers, just gorgeous, my friend! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex