Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge ~ quick inspiration

Good Evening Friends!

I had some girlfriends over today, to help with a wedding album and we did a little stamping and used a LOT of glitter. At the end, it was down to me and my good friend Jo. (hi Jo). Anyway, Jo was telling me how difficult it is sometimes to create from scratch.. When I have days like that I just LOVE a good sketch challenge to get my creative juices flowing..

It takes one of the decisions out of the card making process. Making it easy to just follow a sketch and put elements where they "go" as opposed to trying to reinvent the wheel. :D I recently came across the sweetest thing blog, and just love the sketches that artist Karen Giron is coming up with!

So Joanne and I sat down and created TWO of these beauties in under a half hour!

Base: Crumb cake 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded in half at 4 1/4"
Layer 2: Springtime vintage paper floral pattern 5 1/4" x 2"
Layer 3: Springtime vintage paper floral pattern (on the reverse side) 2 x 3 3/4"
Layer 4: artichoke circle 3" (cut with the big shot)
Layer 5: vanilla circle 2 1/2" punch

Stamps: Sweet Summer stamp set is available with any $50 stampin up purchase! (so cool)
Sentiment is from the Curly Cute stamp set.
Ink: Artichoke and baja ink, with blender pens.. Soft suede ink pad (for the stamping)

Additional accessories: glue dots, dimensionals (on layer 4 and the butterfly), JEWELS (self adhesive pearls), ribbon roses from the occasions mini catalog. My paper banner was also cut from the big shot petal cone die. We had some extra banners just sitting on the table after we made some cute baskets with the petal cone die. At the end, we used a 2 way glue pen, to add some dazzling diamonds glitter.

Finally, when the card was done, I stamped on our crumb cake colored medium envelope. I colored it also with blender pens and artichoke/baja ink. Then added glitter to the envelope.. Do you remember to stamp your envelopes? ahhhh Wouldn't you just love to get this one in the mail?

What a great way to start the week off!

Rubbah hugs to you,
Selene Kempton


Erna said...

Oh Selene, this is so stunning!! Love that envelope too, what a great idea!
Thanks for your comment at my blog darling! hugs, Erna

Kim Singdahlsen said...

The colors are so gentle and I love that little butterfly sitting on the frame.

Krista Driessen said...

This is so pretty Selene ! Love the glitter !