Friday, December 11, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 129 ~ Happiness Is....

Another cool sketch from the operators on the Stamping 411 blog! This week, I'm thinking I'd rather be any place else than home. A frigid 27 degrees today, and I'm dreaming of tropical locations!

I made myself a card to try and warm up...

Okay First the measurements, then the process...

Layer 1: 8.5" x 5.5" piece of cardstock, scored and folded in half at 4.25"
Layer 2: 4 x 5.25"
Layer 3: 1.5" x 4"

Then some satin ribbon to separate the line between my layers (so you don't see it). Every time I touch this satin ribbon, it brings me back to when I was in my godfathers wedding. My mom made me a dress that feels like that satin ribbon.

I used the large oval punch and the scallop oval punch to make my layered "happiness" emblem. I stamped off a seashell, then stamped it over the word in cameo coral.

How about more on my process. I knew I wanted to start with tempting turquoise, and I referred to my color wheel. It seems I never do that! When I looked up tempting turquoise, the color wheel suggested taken with teal and as a contrasting color, cameo coral. That's how I got this tropical color combination.

I haven't given this stamp set Ocean Commotion much love yet and it's already retiring! Gheesh! where does the time go!! I stamped the vegetation looking stuff in taken with teal, and then added some texture with swirly texture plates and my big shot. Then to make the "waves" pop a little more, I sanded them with a sanding block. The small piece of polka dot paper comes from the moments and milestones simply scrappin kit from stampin up. I like this set because it is generic baby, and so many are choosing NOT to find out the sex of the baby now... We have a two new babies in the family and will be adding one more in the spring, and mom doesn't want to know what it is.. Drives me crazy!!! :)

Finally, that cute bow accent is just some whisper white taffeta ribbon. I added it using a glue dot. I hope you have time to play along with the sketch this week. Check out what my friends on the 411 blog did with this sketch! You will be amazed! ((I always am))

8 comments:

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

Those little sea creatures look like they are under water. I love the combination of colors. Fabulous!

Patti Chesky said...

27 degrees...that's a heat wave for us....try 4 degrees yesterday gf!!!

Love this card.....the background looks like water. It's a shame this stamp set is leaving...it's adorable as is your fabulous card!!

Robin Merriman said...

Well, gf, it was a balmy 19 degrees here this morning - I am ready to move to Florida! Sheesh!

But, your card reminds me of warmer places and beachy spaces - my favorite! Beautiful job here, this stamp set has never been a fave of mine, but you've done it proud with the background, colors and all your details. Love this!

Erna said...

Wow, Selene! This is great!!
Love your card!!

Connie said...

LOVE how you did the sea creatures floating in the water! TOO cute! Great job...yes, I'm dreaming of warm weather, too! Brrrrr....

Barbara Kupfrian said...

Love Love Love it ---- makes me forget how cold it is. Great combo. You are sooooooooo talented.

Heather said...

Your "vegetation" is perfect!!! Great touch!! I'm glad you took a peek at your color wheel......it gave you a wonderful combo!
Heather RDH

Tiffany Bauer said...

What an awesome card for our awesome sketch!! To tell you the truth this one sketch scaried me but after I started playing with it my project came together rather nicely and so did yours!! Great job! AND I love the summery feel of your card!!! I sooooo hate cold weather and can't wait for it to be over with!!