Friday, September 4, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 115 ~ I had FUN!!!

Sometimes I come up with a challenge card and I'm not overly sure that I LOVE the outcome... This week, I LOVE MY CARD!!!

I started out with some clear window sheets, and I stamped my pumpkins with white stazon on that layer. I added some sticky strip to the top of the strip and stuck it on some Halloween DSP from the catalog. I cut that piece down and mounted it on a piece of black cardstock. I layered pumpkin pie 1/4" grosgrain over that and tied a tiny bow at the middle.

I used some rubons for the sentiment and sponged a little craft ink (whisper white) around the edges. Underneath this layer, I cut a top note die out of pumpkin pie. It wouldn't have fit if I used the whole piece ~ so I cut it in half and overlapped it on the back. I still wasn't satisfied. I wanted another layer or two in there, so I cut a basic grey layer 1/4" larger than my black layer, and put it behind the pumpkin pie to really make it pop.

I cut my base and second layer out of basic black cardstock. My second layer was also sponged with white craft and then laid on the stark black for a pretty fun contrast. Please check out what my stampin sisters from the 411 are up to this week. You won't be sorry! You can even play along if you choose. You never know, your card could be featured on the blog OR you might even win something! Happy stamping!

15 comments:

Patti Chesky said...

Oh Selene! I love it too!! What an awesome card. I love how you used the Top Note die for the vertical layer. Then the window sheets too! WOW

Connie said...

SO cute! The Top Note is a great accent and love the window sheet detail!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

What a great coombination of product!!! It all ties together so well....I'll be casing this one!!!
Way to cute...the sponging makes it a bit foggy which is just the right effect for this. Fabulous!

Elizabeth said...

Love, love, love it! You are just so creative! I love how you cut down the Top Note to fit, and my favorite part is the sponging on the bottom black layer. It looks fabulous!

Hugs!

stamperbeth said...

I love it too! What a great idea to use the window sheets.

LeAnne said...

Very cool & creepy! I love it--I am hoping to play with the sketch, I can see lots of possibilities!

Mary Davidson said...

Oh my gosh! This is so so cute!! I love it!!

Robin Merriman said...

Absoulutely adorable! You know me and halloween.....but I love your card, super creative, gf!

Andrea Walford said...

It's a vortex of fun! So eye-catching! Love it!

Lisa Kmiec said...

Great card! The sponged white craft ink is the perfect touch for this card!

carolm said...

too cute.

xoxo

sari hänninen said...

i just love that Halloween card!!!!

Krista Driessen said...

Awesome Selene !!!!

Liz said...

LOVE the row of pumpkins stamped with StazOn on the window sheets... also love the Top Note layer behind! Great card!

gbarron56 said...

Selene -- great job with the sketch! I love the adapted Top Note behind and all the white sponging! Great job -- blessings, Gretchen