Friday, July 17, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge ~ 108

Well, it's Saturday morning, and that means it's time for a little stamping with the operators. This weeks sketch is so easy, it should be illegal!

No, really, it's very simple.

Sometimes I think it's actually easier to make a card with more embellishments. It takes a certain amount of self control and discipline to know when to stop.. That can be the fine line between good design and disaster!

With that in mind, my creation this week uses 3 different stamp sets.. Chalk pastels, sponges, a chocolate chip ink pad, and crystal effects with a paint brush...

I started with a piece of cardstock measuring 3.5" x 4.75" I stamped the new medalion background stamp with versamark. I then took a stamping sponge and picked up three different colors of chalk pastels and used a swiffer~dry cloth to remove any excess.

Once i was happy with the medalion, I stamped my horse 3 times. I did not ink up in between. I stamped the darkest horse on the far right, stamped one in the middle and then the lightest horse towards the left.. Doesn't this horse look like he's running? I stamped my sentiment, used a few layers and stuck everything together and i was done in under 20 minutes!

I applied the crystal effects liberally, and let it dry overnight.

One more thing... The inspiration for this sketch came from a card i designed months ago. Here's a copy of that card too!

11 comments:

Gretchen Barron said...

The horse is amazing, Selene, and so lovely with the new Medallion stamp! Wonderful job. Thanks for inspiring me! -- Gretchen

Susan Mac Donald said...

this card is stunning; like the horse is jumping into your lap!

Andrea Walford said...

Very nice card! The 'first' horse is highlighted so nicely!

zabou said...

ohh it's very very beautiful !!!!

Robin Merriman said...

Love it gf! Great inspiration with that stamp!

joyk said...

Omigosh! This is gorgeous! Love the generation stamped horse with the medallion stamp....PERFECT!!!

Krista Driessen said...

Your card is stunning !! I hope to play again this week. It's good to be back with my stuff and computer ;-0

Connie said...

This is a great card, Selene! Beautiful!

Mary Davidson said...

Selene, this card is amazing!!! I love what you did with the horses...very cool! Thanks for sharing and inspiring...Mary

Melanie S said...

Beautiful.

jaydeestamping said...

Selene. This card is pure genius!