Sunday, March 9, 2008

Pulling Out the Old

I really liked the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge sketch, so I knew I wanted to play along, but man I had a hard time getting it started! I just couldn't figure out the right stamp set, so I ended up looking through what I had a pulling out an old one! Forgot that I like this set and I feel a sense of accomplishment for using some old sets!! When you collect the stamp sets as I do, I like re-finding sets that I own...but it does make me not want to get rid of anything...EVER! Never know when I might need it!!

I wanted the flower to be the focal point, but it had to be on the long piece in the sketch. So I made the base Old Olive image full strength and then I randomly stamped around it, but stamped off first. Stamped the same image in Cameo Coral and cut it out to put on top. I painted some Crystal Effects mixed with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the Cameo Coral flower to give it a touch of sparkle...probably have to see the close-up image to really see it though. I just got the Flower Fusion from Stampin' Up! so I really wanted to use it and it had flowers in there the same shape as my main image. Perfect! Unfortunately, Stampin' Up! does not have white brads yet....why I have no I created my own by embossing white embossing powder on some silver brads. The ribbon is something I found in a dollar bin at JoAnn's at some idea when though. The only other little touch I added was to rough up the edges of the main panel and the two little panels.

I have to say that I was very pleased with how this turned out...I actually showed it to my husband. Most of the time I don't show him anything, so I must have been excited to show it to him. The color combination was something that I kind of pulled together, but I have a feeling I will use it again...really like it!

The Engineering Details

Stamps - Paint Prints, Wonderful Words; Cardstock - Pink Passion, Old Olive, Cameo Coral, Whisper White; Ink - Old Olive, Cameo Coral, Versamark; Accessories - Flower Fusion Felt Flowers, White embossing powder, silver brads, pink-checked ribbon (JoAnn's), Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter; Supplies - scissors, dimensionals, paintbrush

1 comment:

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Beautiful card! Love the sparkle on the flower. Thanks for playing! :)

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