Friday, March 5, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 141

Another fun sketch from the stamping 411 blog! This past week was an exciting one. We had our first featured artist Kerin Sylvester.

Kerin wrote an amazing tutorial on masking that I think everyone can follow and will return to time and again.

Last night I was stamping with some friends and was showing off some of the designer paper from the mini catalog. My friend Lisa pointed out that the pink pattern looked a lot like a stamp set that she purchased from me, trendy trees.

Lisa was the inspiration for me to play with this stamp set and paper.

Inspiration can come from anywhere, and yesterday I caught up on my soap operas in the middle of the night. I tape days of our lives, and if I have trouble sleeping, I'll watch my tivo'd copy.. Anyway Bo and Carly were wearing these colors... Bordering blue, chocolate chip and rich razzleberry.. So I paired these up with the rose red in the paper, and that's how I chose my colors.. LOL Her shirt was rich razzleberry, and her chocolate colored coat was picking up the red tones from her shirt.. kind of like the chocolate ribbon against the rose red patterned paper here. Bo had a classic mens bordering blue shirt and tie on, and it had a sheen to it... So I chose shimmer white for the focal point and for the base...

Really strange where inspiration can come from, but there's no doubt... Stampin' Up is on the cutting edge and lines up with the colors of fashion. I went shopping at the coach store the other day.. (just to look) and was so excited that one of the patterns from this cardstock is actually the SAME as one of their purses right now! (not that I can afford one!) LOL .

Here's a close up of my sponged night sky on shimmer paper, which I think I picked up pretty well with my camera. I love how the chocolate picks up the rose color a bit. I removed a brad from the casing to make the bling for the heart punch.

Base Layer 11 x 4 1/4", scored and folded in half at 5 1/2"
Layer 2 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" (so 1/8" smaller on two sides.
Layer 4: 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Layer 3: is 1/8" larger on two sides.

I rounded the corners keeping with the sketch. Please check out what my girlfriends have done over on the 411 blog.. I can tell you all the cards are unique this week. It's excellent to know how different one sketch can look made by 7 different artists.

5 comments:

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

Wow!!! This is too cute with this set and DSP!!! Love it and the shading.....it's fabulous! I am placing this one in my case files!!!

Patti Chesky said...

Carly's back on DOOL? I haven't watched that show in forever. I was addicted back in college!! LOL!!!

Beautiful card!!! Inspiration truly comes from everywhere!!!!

gbarron56 said...

Love, love, love this, Selene -- wonderful card and coloring on the stamped image. Just beautiful. Blessings, Gretchen

Sharon Carr said...

How absolutely soft and serene! Love it!

Connie said...

Lovely silhouette card done with Trendy Trees...beautiful!