Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Just playing around...

Good afternoon.  I hope you're having a good day.  I got to playing around with some challenges, so I thought I'd better get this posted since the rest of the week blog days are reserved for other things.  If you're here for my Tuesday Morning Sketches post, yay! but please scroll down.


I made this card for a couple of challenges.  First of all, the challenge over at There She Goes Stamps is to mix and match stamp sets.  And the other challenge is The Sweet Stop who has another great sketch!  This was a really fun card to make.  Having recently perused the virtual pages of the Stampin' Up! catalog I felt like I'd gone back to my stamping roots when I made this card.  I didn't use Copics.  I used a blender pen and ink.  For the mix and match part, I used What's Up Buttercup! but colored them to look more like poppies.  And I used Garden of Friends to create the border.  Now the The Sweet Stop always has a great sketch to use, but it's the 3rd Saturday of the month, so there's a twist.  The twist is a color challenge, mustard and deep red.  What a lovely combination.

Supplies:
Card stock:  Kraft, Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Always Artichoke (SU!), Dark Red (Bazzil Basics)
Paper:  Classic K Bailey (K&Co)
Stamps/Ink:  What's Up Buttercup!, Garden of Friends (TSG), Poppies & Greetings (SNSS), Tuxedo Black (Memento), Always Artichoke and Bravo Burgundy (SU)
Tools:  1 1/4, 1 3/8 circle punches, Lace border punch (Martha Stewart), Scallop punch (SU!), Circle cutters (CM), blender pen
Embellishments:  dark mustard grosgrain ribbon (Offray), brads (Basic Grey)

I really enjoyed making this card - I hope you enjoy it, too.  Thanks for stopping by!

11 Encouraging Thoughts:

Angela said...

This is lovely! All the elements combine together perfectly! SU! is where my roots lay as well....

Jacki Randolph said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

dstandard said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Melissa......You are SUCH a sweetheart!!! What an absolutely beautiful message...Thank you SO much for that.....I try my best to allow the Lord to use me to share as HE would want me to the best I can.......I know I faulter quite often....but when I receive messages such as this......I feel as if the Lord is smiling down on me!!! So you have just made my evening!!!!!! Thank you and I hope you have a VERY blessed Wednesday!!!

MiamiKel said...

Truly a sweet and lovely card - beautifully colored and designed and so much going on with the sketch yet it is so elegant Nicely done, my friend!

Deedee Anderson said...

Very pretty! That image is so delicate and sweet -- the flowers look terrific as poppies! How fun that you "got back to your roots" a little bit -- we sometimes get caught up in all the new-fangled stuff and forget the oldy but goody techniques, don't we? Hugs, Deedee

Sandy said...

Very pretty and elegant! I love all the extra little touches you added....just beautiful!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Really pretty Melissa!!!

Nancy said...

Beatiful Card Melissa. Great coloring without Copics!!!
Thanks for playing with us at The Sweet Stop!!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Beautiful card Melissa! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop!

Theresa said...

Melissa, I LOVE this card. I'm going to copy it!! You did a stunning job on this.

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