Friday, February 18, 2011

Saturday Sketch Challenge 191

Good Evening Friends!

Just a quick personal note to my stamping buddy Robin, who for personal reasons is stepping back from stamping 411. I sure will miss you and know that our readers will too!

Boy did I let loose with this week's sketch from stamping 411! Last week I started following a blog of a fellow demonstrator Linda Keal, and when I saw what she made this week in my inbox, I felt so inspired.

Then, I began to play and just couldn't stop! First I opened a brand{ie} new package of the newsprint DSP from the mini catalog. Boy, you sure do get a lot of product in one package. I was surprised how much was in there. I started cutting and cut my 3rd layer to 3 5/8" x 4 7/8".. Then, I crumpled it up in a ball.. uncrumpled it, and did that a few times. I rolled the ends and ripped it a bit. Oh it was fun! Then I cut a purple layer to 5 x 3 3/4" and crumpled that up a few times for good measure. When you crumple really good card stock, it will start to come apart, so I tore some of the layers off the top, exposing this soft and fluffy looking layer to lay my newsprint. At this point I pulled out the BLISS stamp set (a sale a bration freebee) and stamped the flourish in the top right corner.

Next.. I searched through my sizzix dies, looking for something to play with and saw the swirl pattern shown across and cut a layer of that (and crumpled it up).. {eyebrows raising up and down} uncrumpled it and laid it on top.. it sort of just curled around the right hand side, so rather than cut it off, i let it go and stuck it to the back.

Then I started thinking about the element on the right... I didn't want it to be a rectangle or square.. i wanted something different and played with the top note.. not loving any of those ideas... then I thought with that cool swirl, a butterfly would be kind of cool! So I cut some newsprint, and I stamped the flower image from the same stamp set and cut them out randomly.. It seemed to go together in seconds from there. A little sponging, that GORGEOUS vintage brad and I stuck it all together..

Next I spritzed the whole thing with the marker spritzer (to match that pretty in color purple) then added some Vanilla Shimmer mist. I'm not sure if you can get the shimmer mist in this close up below, but it's so soft and sparkly at the same time. Oh this just makes my heart beat a little faster.. I love when a project does that for me! :D
I think I went a little crazy with the distressing, because I cut a base 11 x 4 1/4" crumpled that up.. and it didn't work.. so i went with a regular base and just played with one corner...

I'd like it if the sentiment popped a bit more Imagine the possibilities... but I also didn't want to have another layer there.. I think I like it there...

So ~ that's how my card went together. Won't cha' play along this week? If you're so inclined to leave me a little note so I know you've been here, I'd love that! Your comments really keep me creating and sharing here!

I cant wait to see what you create this week! I hope you have time to stamp4fun!

Rubbah hugs,
Selene Kempton


Anonymous said...

Hello Selene,
wonderful, I love it. :-)
Sorry, I'm German. :-)
Bye Gaby

Rhonda Langley said...

Great card! Love the purple!

Rose said...

Very pretty, love the purple and splats! Beautiful work.

Denise Willerton said...

WOW!!!! love everything that you've done here Selene! Stunning ~ TFS

Kathy said...

Hi there Selene, Saw your post over on SUDSOL and really like d your card. Thanks for sharing your measurements on your blog. I've enjoyed browsing your blog -you have so many creative ideas

Linda said...

Very pretty - love to hear the process in coming up with this card. Wish my brain worked that way!!

gbarron56 said...

Selene -- yes, you were inspired. This is gorgeous. I never quite know how to use that DSP but this is fabulous. And the butterfly -- PERFECTION! Now I've been inspired -- thank you! Blessings, Gretchen

Connie Babbert said...

Love how you switched out the rectangle for a butterfly! Gorgeous! I never bought that newsprint...changing my mind now! Love the vintage look!

Debbie said...

Selene, I just love this card. Vintage is my favorite. Now I need to order the Newsprint DSP.
Great job and thanks for sharing.
I hope I can CASE this card.

Have a great weekend, (It's my b-day tomorrow) so I plan on stamping the day away. (I'm a fairly new SU! demo.)

Take care,

Kerin said...

Love the purple, and it's just the perfect amount of distressing:) Oh and the spritzing and stamping on the butterfly, simply stunning!!!

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

It's just fabulous! It's perfect and has all the right elements and style. You've done it again my friend.

Lisa Hensley said...

I love the newsprint ds, too -- great card!

Patti Chesky said...

Lovin' this shabby chic beauty!!!! I really like how you crumpled up the's a gorgeous touch!