Friday, May 27, 2011

Saturday Sketch Challenge 205

Good Evening Friends,

Today is the day I'm on my way home from Alaska. We'll be spending some time in Seattle today and are hopefully having dinner at the space needle right about now! :D I'll be home and in the office tomorrow morning (after a red eye back to Boston). I'm sure that I'll have lots to share with you!

This week's card is a birthday card I made for my good friend Bonnie M. Bonnie LOVES black, but she also likes a splash of color... So for this one I went all monochromatic, except for the very bright focal point. Isn't this fun? So often when I make a card, I like to make it personal. Meaning...This is SO Bonnie! :D Bright and beautiful! :D So how about some measurements?

Base: whisper white 11 x 4 1/4", scored and folded in half at 5 1/2"
Layer 2: Black 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 3: Basic Grey 5 x 3 3/4" (on this layer I used the vintage wallpaper embossing folder)
Layer 4: 5 x 2 1/2", then I used the scallop border punch
Layer 5: 5 x 2", black polka dot DSP
Layer 6: white satin ribbon 5/8" (about 6 1/2")
Layers 7: For the black rectangles on either side 1 3/8" x 1 5/8"
Layers 8: the black writing DSP rectangles are 1 1/4" x 1 1/2"
Layer 9: (Focal point) melon mambo cardstock 3 3/8" x 1 13/16"
Layer 10: Whisper white 3 1/4" x 1 11/16"
The paper banner was made from scraps, as well as the focal point flower. I cut that out and popped it up on dimensionals.

Do you think this card will make Bonnie know how special she is? I hope so! I'm back this week, so I'll be posting! :D

Selene Kempton


Denise Willerton said...

I absolutely LOVE what you've done with this sketch! I'm hoping to play along..we'll see how the weekend unfolds ~ TFS & have a wonderful weekend!

Ellen said...

So pretty! I haven't played much with the Florets set, yet! Can't wait much longer after seeing this. :)

gbarron56 said...

Elegant card, Selene -- love the black background and splash of color -- very striking! Welcome home, my friend! Blessings, Gretchen

Kathy said...

What a classy card! and I love that you give the "recipe" for your cards. I can see this card be sent for anniversaries and weddings

Holly said...

wow, what a striking card. Very nice.

Kathy in AZ said...

Love what you have done with the black and melon mambo-very striking, indeed. Thank you for the inspiration. Kathy in AZ

Kerin said...

LOVE the bright flower on the gray/black background!! Hope you had a great trip :)

Connie Babbert said...

Wow, Selene...this card is stunning! Love the pop of color on the black and white!

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

Totally beautiful Selene!!

Patti Chesky said...

Oooohhh...this is gorgeous!!! I love the contrast of the flower against the black and white. Stunning!