Saturday, February 6, 2010

Round Happy Heart

It is Sweet Stop Time! That means it is time for Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #42. This was a fun one...but a little hard at the same time! A round card...very cool, but not something I do very often (if ever)! I decided I need some more practice at watercoloring...especially with the Aqua brushes. Feeling a bit more confident with them now...way too much water was coming out my first time. I think I did a bit better job this time and I even included the light grey outline around the image to help it pop a little off of the page. You can see how I did in the detail shot...be kind though, I am still working on this! My image is from the Happy Heart Day set from Stampin' Up! and is stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black. The patterned paper is Sweet Love - Big Love by Little Yellow Bicycle. The ribbon is some that I picked up in the dollar aisle (might have been the $2.50 section) at Jo-Anns around Halloween time last year. I just love how sparkly it is!


Now the thing that stands out most on this card are the very cool and very big flowers. I love the look of them...do you think they are too big? I think I like the fact that they are so over the top! But they are big and thick, so this is definitely not a card to mail and maybe not even put in an envelope! This will be my son's teacher's Valentine card (in addition to the one that he will make himself...gotta give a nice one too), so it will be hand delivered. Anyway, I take no credit for the idea of these gorgeous flowers. Mercy Kerin at Lord Have Mercy posted a tutorial on how to make them...so fun and easy! You can see the amount of dimension they add in my detail shot...like I said, not very mailable! The card was finished off with some red sticker rhinestones...found mine in the jewelry section of Jo-Anns. The main circle was then mounted on a scallop circle that forms the card base...hint it is actually two scallop circles with one that has a score mark near the top, then they are adhered together above the score line, so the bottom one is what allows it to open...did that make sense?


Oh and did you hear, there are two new Sugar Babies! Please welcome Lisa Hjulberg and Nancy Brown! Now go check out what they and the other Sugar Babies have created: Ann, Audrey, Candace, Jodi, Julie, Lisa, Nancy, Nicole, Renata, and the Sugar Mama, Korin. Better yet, make your own card with the sketch and link it up to the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge Blog! Word is that the "powers that be" are looking through all of those submissions to find the next Guest Designer for the Sweet Stop...so get your project linked up!! Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!





The Engineering Details
Stamps - Happy Heart Day (SU!); Paper - Sage Shadow, Pink Passion, Real Red cardstock (SU!), Sweet Love-Big Love pattern paper (Little Yellow Bicycle), watercolor paper; Ink - Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Sage Shadow, Pink Passion, Real Red, Close to Cocoa (SU!); Accessories - Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), 5 Petal Flower Punch, Scallop Edge Punch (SU!), Sparkle Red Ribbon (Wyla), Red Rhinestone stickers (unknown), scoring blade, aqua brush, dimensionals

4 comments:

Anita said...

This is beautiful. I love the flowers.

Julie Masse said...

Very cute card - love the big flower!! They are so fun! :)

Country Mouse said...

Very cute card!! Love your take on this week's challenge!!!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card, Andrea.
I think your watercoloring is very pretty!

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