Friday, April 20, 2012

Saturday Sketch Challenge 252

Good Evening Friends!

Boy, did I get carried away with the layers on this week's card!  :)

Also, I have to say, this card is SO much more beautiful in person.  It sparkles.  All the white card stock is shimmer white and when you're water coloring, it adds such dimension! 

I'm headed to Vermont on what's expected to be a rainy weekend.  We are in a drought situation in the northeast, so for once I hope it rains.  :)  It'll just be my hubby and I this weekend for much needed time together.  I love being a mom, but realized that my hubby and I were not having date nights.  It's so important to set time aside for that, at least it is for me.   So, I'm really looking forward to the weekend.  I'll be doing a bit of work while he is bowling, but i'll be there to cheer him on. :)

The sentiment comes from a stampin up stamp set called Pursuit of Happiness and I'm SO glad it's not retiring .  This sentiment is one of my favorites. Every chance I get I try to live by these words and live in the sunshine and I find that I go back to this stamp set over and over again.

The rose image comes from the Growing Green stamp set and that one IS being retired.  I get so sad to see all the stamp sets retiring.  They are like old friends, they bring me joy.

I stamped the rose on shimmer white card stock and water colored the image with riding hood red and cherry cobbler markers.  Then I cut out the image, leaving a border all the way around, but I water colored outside the lines, so you cant see the white.  

Here are the measurements for my card of many layers: 
Base: Shimmer white 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded in half at 4 1/4"
Layer 2: Cherry cobbler 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Layer 3: Shimmer White 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer 4: riding hood red 4 5/8" x 2 5/8:
Layer 5: Twitter Patted Designer Paper (from the mini) 4 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Layer 6: Riding hood red 3 x 2 5/8"
Layer 7: Shimmer white 2 1/4 x 2 5/8"
Layer 8: Cherry cobbler 2 1/8 x 2 1/2"
Layer 9: Shimmer white 2 x 2 3/8"
Layer 10: rose cut out in shimmer white and water colored.

I also made a big frumpy bow with the vintage brad.  I am loving these big bows.  I added some pearls to the focal point and to the top right hand side of the card.  although, I'm not sure that the ones on the right show up that well in the photo, they pop in real life.

That's it for me for today!  If all is well, I'm already pool side at the hotel in Vermont, or enjoying a night out with my hubby.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and some time to play along with the operators this week!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Selene Kempton


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

This is exquisite. Love your water coloring. It's perfect!

Lynette said...

What town are u heading to in VT...I follow your blog and live in Swanton....On the Canadian border!
Enjoy your weekend here in VT.....

Rose said...

Your card is beautiful, love the red's.

terriloo said...

This card is SO rich and layer-licious! Love the colors, the watercoloring, the bow--all of it!
Enjoy your weekend!

Erna said...

Another gorgeous card of you Selene!! What an amazing rose!!!!

Anonymous said...

Selene, this is so elegant. I love the colour scheme you have used.

Janet Kay said...

I love your card! That's my favorite embossing folder, and the red paper is yummy! :)

Garage Storage said...

Wow! This is indeed a very lovely card. I love the colors and the design. Cute!

At Paula's Place said...

Your card this week really caught my eye, I bet it is even more gorgeous in person. I always love how you put your colors and textures together. Hope you had a fun time with hubby this weekend. So important.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I wouldn't call the bow 'frumpy' ... it is gorgeous! Hope you had a lovely time away. It is definitely important to have couple time away ... especially when you have kids! My dh & I go every year for our anniversary! Hugs xxx