Thursday, August 6, 2009

PPA2: Sketch Challenge!

Onto week 2 of our brand-new challenge blog- Pals Paper Arts. This week we have a sketch challenge (below). Play along and wear our badge! Upload to Pals Paper Arts, and you could win the Artist's Pick badge for your own blog!

I was going for more of a fall look for my card. The photo doesn't do the pheasant justice- after stamping I embossed it with Iridescent Ice.

Here are all the specifics:

  • This Old Olive card base measures 5.5"x 4.25".
  • Bravo Burgundy came next. In keeping with the sketch, I used my Scallop Edge punch at the bottom.
  • Another layer of Crushed Curry Pattern DSP was also scallop punched.
  • Whisper White taffeta ribbon turned Old Olive with the help of an SU Marker. TIP: Be sure to give it plenty of time to dry before using!
  • The sentiment, from Garden Greetings, was inked up in Old Olive and stamped onto the print.
  • The wheat image from Autumn Days was dipped in Crushed Curry and stamped repeatedly on one side of Whisper White. TIP: For more dimension, do not re-ink between stamping.
  • The pheasant was stamped next using Bravo Burgundy. I used a Versamark pen directly onto the pheasant and heat embossed it using Iridescent Ice.
  • Three Fire Circle Rhinestone brads dress up the corner. TIP: a paper piercing tool and the mat pack template made placement super easy.
  • To keep the pheasant from looking like it was floating, I dipped a blender pen into the Bravo Burgundy ink to create the ground :).
I hope you will play along this week!

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Recipe: Stamps: Autumn Days (115452), Garden Greetings (113716) Ink: Old Olive (102277), Crushed Curry (115659), Bravo Burgundy (105214) Paper: Whisper White (100730), Old Olive (103124), Bravo Burgundy (105123), Crushed Curry Patterns Pack DSP (115686) Accessories: Heat Tool (100005), Versamark Pen (100901), Iridescent Ice embossing powder (101930), Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826), Fire Circle Rhinestone brads (109110)


Margaret Moody said...

Beautiful card, Carrie! I love how you interpreted the sketch! I love the Iridescent Ice on the pheasant (you can see it better when you click on your photo)! Love the rhinestones and your marker-dyed ribbon, too. So very pretty!

....Linda.... said...

Never thought about coloring the ribbon! You can always learn something from a Pal! Lovely card - looks like fall......

Gina Sha said...

Oooh, so pretty, Carrie. I love the colors and the ice!

Terri E. said...

A sparkly pheasant! Stinking fun. I do love the colors you used, it screams fall. Fantastic job with the PPA sketch.

It's a good life!
Terri E.