Friday, July 31, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #110 - Sketch Challenge


It's Friday again and time for another Blogger's Challenge! These are such fun to play along with - I like being challenged with different things each week like color combinations, themes and sketches. This week we had a sketch to play with and since I'd been working with the new Designer Series Paper Thoroughly Modern, I went with the colors in that - Sahara Sand, Rose Red, Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede.

Next, I chose to work with the stamp set For All You Do. I think this is the set that SU! gave us for attending Leadership in January. That's one of the things I love about being part of SU! - they are so generous to us and make sure that we are treated in a special way, especially at events.


So, for my card, I used Sahara Sand for the base and stamped the flowers and stems in Sahara Sand ink for the watermark effect on the background. Next, I added a piece of Whisper White cardstock to the bottom which had been embossed with one of my Stampin' Up! embossing folders in the Big Shot. That dry embossing added just the right subtle touch to that panel.
I then added a little Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon across the middle. At first I thought the polka dots would be too cutesy, but the ribbon was too plain when I flipped it over. And when the card was all done, I thought the polka dots were just right for a little bit of whimsy. The greeting is stamped in Rose Red ink just below the ribbon.

For the focal point, I simply stamped the floral block with Rose Red ink on Whisper White cardstock and tore the edges. Using my fingers, I curled it a bit so it would look slightly worn. This was mounted on Stampin' Dimensionals on pieces of Soft Suede and Bermuda Bay cardstock which were popped up on dimensionals over the ribbon. For a final touch, I added a Rose Red brad to the center of the large flower. This way the Rose Red color draws your eye diagonally through the project, very pleasing to the eye.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you like my interpretation of this sketch. For more fabulous inspiration, stop by the other talented Blogger's Challenge players by clicking on the link in my sidebar. I am sure they'll have great ideas for you!
Now I'm off to host my two Christmas in July card classes today - lots of ho, ho, ho and glitter in the studio today! We're doing it again in August, be sure to check out my class schedule in my sidebar to see if you can join us!

Happy Friday,
~~Robin

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful Robin, the embossing really WOW's your card.

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  2. Simply Beautiful! Great job with this sketch Robin!

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  3. Great card! I love the flowers peeking out from behind the main image. Great job!

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  4. This is just beautiful, I love the textured bottom and the background flowers. Fabulous job.

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  5. Very pretty. That hot pink brad is great. Amazing how something so simple can add so much.

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  6. Oh, I absolutely LOVE this Robin! Great job!

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  7. very cute:) and i like the new profile pic! did you take that the same day i saw you??

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  8. This card is stunning!!! I love how you stamped the base card with the subtle flowers to carry on the theme.

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  9. This is adorable, Robin! Love the RR brad accent on the background...perfect finish!

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  10. This is so pretty. I just love the colors you used. The embossing is a gorgeous detail and I like how you stamped the flowers on the left hand side of the card.

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  11. Pretty card! I love this stamp set! My new fave!

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  12. Okay, I was trying to avoid the new in-colors this year but after seeing all the creations with them I'm liking them more and more.

    Love the colors of this card and how bold the flower looks on it!

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  13. This is one of the most gorgeous cards I've seen today! I am definitely casing it. Love everything about it and I think the simplicity of it is stunning. Thanks for sharing. I'm inspired!

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  14. Gorgeous...Love the pop of pink..specially on the flower...so pretty! {SMILES}

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  15. Wow Robin! This is so striking! The colors and the details are all just beautiful! :D

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  16. so pretty and fresh looking! great job!!

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  17. How funny is that ... we both used the same stamp set this week :-) Love your card!

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  18. So pretty! Love the flower on the card base

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