Friday, October 2, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 119

It's sketch day again on the stamping 411 blog. This weeks sketch is gorgeous, and having taken a sneak peek at the operators posts for this week, you will certainly not want to miss their work.

I stamped dasher in soft suede ink, then used my sponge dauber to ink up the stamp again, with the champagne shimmer paint. It's a gorgeous combination and in real life it almost looks 3D. I sponged all the edges with soft suede shimmer paint.

My dimensions were as follows.

Kraft Layer 1: 4 1/4" x 11, scored at 5 1/2" and folded in half.
Real Red Layer 2: 4 x 5 1/4"
Soft Suede Layer 3: 2 3/4" x 5 1/4", and I used the eyelet border punch on this layer
DSP on layer 4: 2 x 5 1/4"

The rest of the layers you would cut to size based on your image. I like to measure the block of wood for my top layer, and add a 1/4 inch on two sides when adding a matte.

Thanks so much for looking, please check out the 411 blog this week. If you're so inclined, please play along. I would love to see your creations with this cool sketch. Also, you can check out what my girlfriends did with this sketch and their other awesome works here.
Rubbah Hugs,

Selene Kempton

12 comments:

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

I love it!
Why didn't I think to put that DSP with Soft Suede and RED. Great combination and I love the Shimmer paint.

jaydee said...

Hi Selene.... now why didn't I think of that color combination!!! It really softens the red and I love the shimmer paint with Dasher. Fabulous! TFS
hugs
jaydee

njburk said...

This is just too darn cute--Love that owl--it's going on my wish list!

Robin Merriman said...

This is sooo beautiful! I love all your elements together, simply lovely!

Kristie said...

What a gorgeous creation!!

Connie said...

Awesome, Selene...I like how the reindeer looks like he is in motion. LOVE those colors!

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

hello Selene
I love this card with Dasher. So adorable, really like that dazzle that the new ink adds. Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration - so appreciated it. Also thank you for stopping in at my blog I am so very grateful for your comments.............
It's wonderful people like you, that makes blogging so much fun!
thank you!

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is wonderful- I love the slightly off-set reindeer. Wonderful! TFS

Erna said...

Wow Selene! beautiful card!

Patti Chesky said...

I love how the reindeer looks like he is moving. So cute!!! Fabulous color combination too!

stamperbeth said...

This is so rich looking! Just beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Leigh said...

Absolutely a fabulous Christmas card Selene. Love that Soft Suede colour, don't think we'll get here in Austrlia.