Saturday, May 22, 2010

Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge


Good Saturday morning to you and welcome to my post for Our Creative Corner. This week our hostess, Loretta Lock, has designed a lovely sketch for us to use. Here is my take on the sketch. If you are wondering how I came up with the colors, I was running through Friday's challenge blogs and happened upon what I thought would be a pretty color challenge - rust, turquoise and cream at the Just for Fun challenge blog. I have a huge lovely box of K&Co. papers that I remembered had some designs with turquoise and sure enough it had some rust colored paper too. So I was set with a sketch and the right papers, but what about an image? The sketch doesn't have room for a very big image. I couldn't find anything I was satisfied with that would fit in the window of the Spellbinder's frame I wanted to use so I decided on a simple sentiment instead of an image. The sentiment here is actually a STAMP. I know, I know, I never use sentiment stamps anymore (but rather make them up on my computer). I love inspirational stamps and bought a bunch from Rubbernecker a couple of years ago I don't think this one had ever seen ink so I'm happy I got to use it. Under the sentiment I had stamped one of the flowers from SU's Art of Life set in Tempting Turquoise and Always Artichoke. The Spellbinder's diecut was also stenciled with Tempting Turquoise, then speonged very lightly with Creamy Caramel. My turquoise pearls started life as white but I colored them with a Copic to match the stenciling. The next panel down was embossed with an SU embossing folder and brayered with Really Rust ink. The edges of all but the Very Vanilla panel were distressed and sponged with Vintage Photo distress ink. The Really Rust panel was stamped with a Verve flourish stamp and clear embossed to add texture and interest. A bit of lace, a button and some turquoise cord from my stash and this card was good to go.

Please be sure to stop by Our Creative Corner and see what the rest of the team has done with the sketch. Stop by the blogs of these super talented ladies too and leave them some love!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by.
Blessings & hugs,

23 comments:

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card. I love the color combo.

Joseline said...

Beautifully done!! I love all the vibrant colors!!

Joycelyn Turner said...

Absolutely stunning, Linda...the main panel is just GORGEOUS with all the embossing!!!!!

Loretta said...

*happy sigh* Linda, your card is so wonderful!

Chris said...

Great colors!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

love it... one of my fave color combos and the sentiment is wonderful!

Starla said...

I love how you used a sentiment as your main image!! Glad you could play along with JFF this week!!

marsha said...

Stunning! Linda, as always you have done such a gorgeous job - I love how you made the verse the main focus.
Hugs, Marsha

Edith said...

As usual, a really pretty card Linda!
I love the colors, papers and the words:)

Cassie said...

this is gorgeous! love the stitching. i have a big machine but recently got a janome to try sewing like you do - i admire it so much on your projects!

Glenda said...

Wow!! What a lovely card! Glad you could play along with us and the JFF Color Challenge this week!

Lori Rider said...

So very pretty! Those colors are lovely together. Your shabby chic style is always so perfect and that sentiment is great. I just love it as always!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Linda this is stunning I love that sentiment but also those wonderful colours and papers this is one brilliant card.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Melissa said...

You are so talented! Great Card! Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

Justine said...

Wow Linda, that is an interesting color combo and I love what you did with it. Fantabulous.

Sherry Cheever said...

Linda I absolutely LOVE this . . . . AWESOME use of the paper and I have to tell you, that is one of my favorite sentiments of all time! Thanks for playing along with us at JFF this week!

Brandi said...

This is stunning, gorgeous, fabulous in everyway. Love all the stiching and distressing! Beautiful! :)

Beautiful Greetings said...

Wow you have been so busy with your beautiful creations. Each card is just stunning. Don't know how you do it! :)

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

I love what you did with the color challenge at Just for Fun Stamps...thanks for playing along with us this week!

Sarah Gough said...

This is just so lovely! It's so warm and I love that frame.

Dana Grothaus said...

Such a pretty card. Love that sentiment and your colors. Just gorgeous!!!

Julie - Kewlstamps said...
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Julie - Kewlstamps said...

Congrats on your 30k it :-) feels good right!

Love your colours and dp used for this sketch. your card looks awesome:-)

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