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,


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 :-)