Friday, January 7, 2011

Saturday Sketch Challenge 185 ~ Crayon Resist

Good Evening Friends!

I'm very excited about this week's sketch challenge from stamping 411. It's Gretchen's week at the sketch board and when I saw the big tree, it reminded me of the brand new set Easter Blossoms in the Brand New Occasions Mini catalog from Stampin' Up! I flipped the sketch over to account for my image and went to work!

First, I stamped my image on glossy paper, using stazon ink. Then I took one of the many white crayon's that my daughter saves for me and colored the flowers, as to resist the sponged ink on top. :D

Then I just sponged some Baja and Wasabi on top... Stunning effect! I'm loving this one! I created the double bow, with my friend Lee's bowmaker that she sent to me just under a year ago! It makes stunning bows, doesn't it? I just like it because it's inexpensive, quick and GORGEOUS! :D

So how about the new spring vintage designer paper? This has got to be my favorite new pattern.

Oh happy day... So by the time this posts, my friend Robin will probably be here stamping with me.. For good measure, we're trying to see if operator Kerin can come and surprise her! Boy, I love a good surprise! :D

So how about some measurements?
Base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" scored and folded in half at 4 1/4"
Layer 2: is also wasabi. Cut to 5 3/8" x 4 1/8", it's slightly smaller than my base, and I embossed this with the new embossing folder (also in the mini)! :D
Layer 3: vanilla 4 1/4" x 3"
Layer 4: Glossy White 4 1/8" x 2 7/8"
Layer 5: Designer paper 2 7/8" x 1 1/2"

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! We are planning to catch the wonderful Miss Emma (Robin's daughter) at her performance in Lowell this weekend. If you have some time, try this sketch out.. as always I hope you have time to stamp4fun!

Selene Kempton

25 comments:

gbarron56 said...

Amazing card, Selene -- I about fell off my chair when I first saw it! Just beautiful! Blessings, Gretchen

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

This took my breath away! It's drop dead GORGEOUS!!!

Rose said...

For some reason I can't see your card on your blog, it's just a big empty square but I can see it on Stampin 411, it is gorgeous, wish I had that set in my hand. Beautiful.

Judy Marshall said...

Selene, what a beautiful card! I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing!

Judy

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

This card is truly stunning Selene.
I love everything about it!

Gabby said...

Totally love this card and that embossed border--can't wait to get it! :)

Stephanie Uzee said...

This is truely gorgeous!! The UPS man has this set along with the embossing folder...Can't wait till he gets here!

Kerin said...

Lee is right, this card is drop dead gorgeous...but even more gorgeous in person!! I'm so glad I got to see it (and you!!!) last night :)

Lori Mueller said...

OMGOSH!!!! I absolutely LOVE this card. Now, I wish I would have ordered that set BEFORE now! What a knock out!

Kristi Jones said...

Selene, this is gorgeous. I have that set and was struggling with how to make it pop. I can't wait to try it your way. Gotta get a little house work done first though. Thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

great looking card Selene. Your work is simply amazing

Kris McIntosh said...

Selene, this is just gorgeous. Absolutely love it. The attention to detail is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- this is a gorgeous card! The technique is fabulous!

Chas said...

This is a beautiful card! I am one of Tiffany's downlines. I was also on Robin's blog and she was bragging about your cardstock storage and your studio. I was wondering if you have any tips for me..I am working on my scrapbook room from scratch-baja breeze and early expresso accent walls just recently painted. Thanks!

Butternutsage said...

I absolutely love how the framed tulips embossing folder looks in green. It is so pretty and just makes this card soar Selene!

Connie Babbert said...

Wow, Selene...this is SO gorgeous!!! See you soon!

Diana Eichfeld said...

Absolutely beautiful! I've this technique and all the great colors.

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is jaw dropping gorgeous Selene!!! WOW!!!

Can't wait to see you soon!!!

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

This is stunning! So pretty!

Nance said...

This is absolutely STUNNING! Love the crayon resist technique you've used here. Just GORGEOUS--congrats on your iPick!

Sunflower Stamper said...

Love that card! Great colors, great technique! Great overall look!!

Tammi M said...

A very beautiful card... very stunning!!

Kim Singdahlsen said...

This is absolutely stunning! I would have stuck with "predictable" pinks for this stamp, but your creativity in the blues and greens is gorgeous!! Now I am off to find some white crayons!!

Dale Morin said...

Absolutely beautiful. I need a card for a shoebox swap and this just maybe it! TFS

Dee in N.H. said...

That is one seriously amazing card!!!! I just love it!