Friday, June 4, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 154

Good Evenin' Happy Stampers! (well at least I hope you're happy).

Before I get started.... on a more personal note, I'd like to wish Jordan Bauer (8), Tiffany's daughter a speedy recovery after her ATV accident. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Do you know Tiffany Bauer, one of the Stamping 411 operators? You can leave her well wishes on this post over on the 411 site. We're all praying for you girlfriend.

I'm certainly happy that it's Friday and would love to be headed to the beach tomorrow.

The place where we got the tires for our camper messed up, and we have to go back to get new valve stems, because they are all dry rotted.

Maybe we'll get there Sunday.

So how about the details on my card.

Base: Kraft Card Stock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded in half at 4 1/4"
1st: Chocolate Chip 5 x 3 3/4"
2nd Tempting Turquoise 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
3rd: chocolate chip 4 7/8" x 2 1/8"
4th: Island Oasis Designer 4 7/8" x 2"
5th: Chocolate Chip 2 7/8 x 3 1/8"
6th: Watercolor Paper 2 3/4" x 3"

Well, I used markers and an aqua painter to watercolor the image (which is stamped on watercolor paper). I think the watercolor paper, makes the markers move more easily AND the colors come out so vibrant! In real life this card really cooks with color. (okay, couldn't resist)

I stuck the chocolate and turquoise layers together, before running them through the big shot. I attached some designer paper to some more chocolate, and spritzed the front with the log cabin smooch spray. Now that I've gotten the hang of using less, I'm really liking the smooch spray.

I added the chocolate ribbon, with a technique my friend Lee taught me. I am looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with on this simple sketch! It's going to be a fun week!

((rubbah hugs)))
Selene Kempton


Connie Babbert said...

Very fun card, Selene...great coloring.

Patti said...

Very cool card! Love that image!

Stamping in Bedford said...

You are always an inspiration. Love the colors - so vibrant. Sorry to learn about Tiffany's daughter. She will be in my thoughts - and hope for a complete recovery. Barbara

Patti Chesky said...

Hey your forkin' bow! This card is 'da bomb. I bet it is so much more vibrant in person.

I just taught the watercolor with marker technique last night. They loved how easy it is!!!

Beautiful work!!! Hope you make it to the beach!!

Kerin said...

Wowee, super coloring job on that grill master!! Love it!!

gbarron56 said...

Selene -- fabulous watercoloring, as usual! Love all the texture and color -- superb job! Thanks for sharing! blessings, Gretchen

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is fantastic with that hilarious image! I love the colors and texture!

Melissa said...

Awesome card! The image is super cute and I love the texture on the paper! Great work!

Robin Merriman said...

Selene I just love this card - it's so fun and just screams Summer to me!
And it looks a bit like Mark this time of year! :)