Friday, January 27, 2012

Winter Blues ~ Saturday Sketch Challenge 240

Good Evening Friends!  It's time for another sketch challenge from the stamping 411 operators! 

This week, Gretchen Barron is at the sketch board again. 

I really struggled with this sketch, there are two separate focal points.. I suppose one of mine is now flying away!  :D  Too funny!

How about some measurements!
Base: (oh yea, shimmer white baby!)11 x 4 1/4", scored and folded in half at 5 1/2"
Layer 2: 4 x 5 4 1/4"
Layer 3: two pieces of The Gorgeous Sweet Shop designer paper (mini catalog) cut to 3 7/8" x 1 7/8" each
Layer 4: Island Indigo 3 1/8" x 2 1/8"
Layer 5: Shimmer white 3 x 2"
Layer 6: Island Indigo stamped on shimmer white and cut out.

I actually made this card with Gretchen Barron on the phone!  :D  This brand(y) new set Just Soaring just arrived in the mail yesterday and of course, I was LATE submitting my card!  Tisk tisk tisk.  I had an especially challenging week and I joked with Gretchen after I stamped the sentiment.  Is it weird to make a card for yourself?  But I suppose it's nice to give back once in a while! HA!

I just love the big soft bow, and once I actually sat down to do it, I was really happy with the result!  I love the big frumpy bow on the side.  It's so soft! I took an aqua painter and water colored the sky, with soft sky ink, I just left the sparkly clouds there to glisten. 

So tomorrow, my family and I have to leave our house for 6 hours while they turn the power off and do some work... Any thoughts on what we should do in a cold rainy New England with my hubby and 7 year old?  I've been writing directions and crafting like a mad woman.  So, it will be good to take a break. Who's got a fun family idea for me?

Until tomorrow,
Selene~






5 comments:

Tammy Fite said...

So pretty!! Love the clouds in the background! Your cards are all so nice!!

Lucy Girl said...

Thank you so much for posting this card! I am a new demonstrator (11/11/11) and this was just the inspiration I needed to get up off the couch and get busy! I made this card for my dear hubby and I cut out enough materials for my first ever card class.

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

Just adorable! The colors are fabulous. I can't believe you cut out the tail like that......fabulous!

Lisa Hensley said...

love the texture and movement!

Christine Crutcher said...

You struggled - could have fooled me! Such an awesome fun card. I can feel myself taking flight :-)