Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sketch #110

If you stop over to Stars & Stamps today, you can grab sketch #110... I rather liked this one.





As you can see, I rarely ever end up using the exact measurements as the sketch has. Instead, I tend to work around whatever sized image I want to use for the focal point... Here are three cards and a few supplies used.



Background patterned paper was a scrap of something that I must have more of. I don't know the designer. The digi stamp is a new one by Bugaboo. I love her! I colored with my Bic Mark-it markers. I used a Dazzles sentiment and a few scraps of shamrock ribbon and some fuzzy brads. Oh... And an EK border punch.




I used Kraft cardstock and some of my precious denim patterned paper. (Denim paper is just one of my favorite things!) when working with denim paper, distressing the edges of the paper with a darker blue makes the edges really stand out. I did this with the three horizontal strips, and added the silver snaps, because they go good with denim. :) The stamp is one that I bought in a gift shop in Yellowstone for a hundred dollars. Ok... It wasn't really THAT expensive, but it was a bear stamp, so I had to have it. Bears are one of my favorite things too! I colored them with pencils. Oh, and that sentiment is heat embossed with white powder.




I used Kraft cardstock for my base and some wood patterned and map patterned paper from the Tradewinds DCWV mat stack. I used a Spellbinders Nestie punch for the mat that I stamped the seahorse on. That cute little seahorse came from the dollar bin at Michael's. I heat embossed with black embossing powder so he has a LOT of texture and dimension, then colored with markers. Doesn't he look real? I added pearl paint to the wood strips and thought to myself that I really must practice with pearl paint because my pearls are totally asymmetrical and lumpy. I do love that seahorse though... The seahorse stamp is the one that has caused the uproar of the weekend around here. I stopped for a few goodies at Michael's on Friday and came home with some paper and new stamps. Hubby got all judgemental and started asking if these were stamps that I really NEEDED or if I just WANTED them. I didn't particularly like his tone or the way he was eyeballing my stash... It was then that hubby declared me to be "...one rubber stamp away from an episode of Hoarders." The good news is, his doctors are hopeful and expect a full recovery, and he should be out of the ICU by some time next week. :)

Thank you for stopping by!

14 comments:

Carol L said...

It looks like you've got all your bases covered! One for the girls, one for the guys, and one for anybody! These are all done so well, but I love the Irish touch of shamrocks and wearing of the green in the first one! Adorable!

ThePurplePlace said...

WOW! Three cards and each one is a perfect take on the sketch!!

I'm always amazed at how fast some of you are and the fact that you can come up with so many different ideas.

PS: Glad to hear the Hubby is going to survive, hoping that will not stop you for continuing to LOVE to create!! :) LMBO! At first I thought I missed something and he was really sick! Scared me, but then I re-read the post and laughed!!

Donna Hanley said...

Three really nice cards. Each beautiful in it's own right. Glad hubby is doing OK now and will make it out of ICU. LOL

Jen said...

These are all great cards, Nancy! Glad to hear your DH will make a full recovery. Be sure to punch him the arm for me really good. :)

Linda said...

Great cards! The bear onwe is my fav because of the denim. Super nice job! TFS!!!

Julie said...

Great cards, Nancy! I really love that bear with denim and the silver snaps! All works so great together! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Paula S. said...

You went to town with this sketch, they are all great! I just love the subtle denim tone-on-tone effect and those brads are awesome.

Robin said...

great cards Nancy, you rocked this sketch!

HomeschoolHomestead said...

They are all wonderful. I really like the demin. I also like the seahorse.

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful cards, Nancy. Loving that image of the girl in the first card, great coloring and wonderful images.

NanaConnie said...

Love them all, Nancy, but the one with the Sunbonnet image from Bugaboo is especially precious! Love the papers and your coloring on each one. Fabulous!

Marjorie said...

Thanks for the tips on embellishments. Looks like I will be taking a trip to some Dollar Stores and see what I can find.

cindyann said...

My hubby and I got a good laugh from those last few lines ;) Like he always says "not a jury in the land would convict an angry wife".
I like all the cards, especially the one with the shamrock ribbon. I've never used ribbon in this way so thanks for the idea.

Yolanda said...

"Hubby got all judgmental..." LOL! Great cards. My favorite is the seahorse one. Terrific example of monochromatic.