Thursday, September 10, 2009

PPA7: A Sketch Challenge

Today over at Pal's Paper Arts we are hosting a Sketch challenge (see below). I had so much fun with this sketch!

I wanted to try a new color combination (for me anyway). So I started with Dusty Durango (because I have a ton of it), and added Bermuda Bay and Chocolate Chip. I really love how it turned out.

Here are some specific's on the card:
  • This is a standard A2 card (Dusty Durango base).
  • A 2" piece of Bermuda Bay textured card stock was given a scalloped edge before 1 1/4" Striped Chocolate Chip Grosgrain was wrapped around it.
  • Hemp Twine was tied around the ribbon into a bow.
  • The cute birds, from Cheep Talk, were colored using Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango, and Pumpkin Pie SU Markers. They were stamped onto Whisper White and popped out using the 1 1/4" Circle punch.
  • A 1 3/8" and 1 3/4" circle punches were used to create circle mats out of Chocolate Chip, Bermuda Bay, and Dusty Durango.
  • The sentiment, from Trendy Trees, was inked up in Chocolate Chip and stamped (using a stamp-a-ma-jig) above the birds.
  • A little paper piercing along the side was the finishing touch!
Things have been pretty crazy around our house! I am in the midst of planning 2 baby showers, I have 2 birthday parties to attend this coming weekend, we have to make a trip to the annual Spokane Fair, I have a huge card class in October that I am preparing for (if you are in the Spokane area and are interested in attending, please email me), and lastly, but definitely not least, I am making swaps for the Coeur d' Alene Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar that I will be attending in a few weeks! I am very excited!

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Recipe: Stamps: Cheep Talk, Trendy Trees Ink: Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango, Pumpkin Pie Paper: Whisper White (100730), Dusty Durango, Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip Accessories: 1 1/4" Striped Chocolate Chip Grosgrain (115617), Hemp Twine (100982), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (104403), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (104401), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (112004), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

7 comments:

Kris Kilcoyne said...

These colors are so beautiful together.

I love those little birdies and that ribbon is drop dead gorgeous.

Denise said...

I LOVE the birds combined with these rich colors - darling! The striped ribbon is a perfect accent.

Ann Schach said...

The birds are adorable! I don't think that I would have thought of using these colors together...yet they are stunning! Great job, Carrie!

Margaret Moody said...

Such a cute card, Carrie! Love your colors and love the birds, too! So sorry to hear about the little fish!

Cards by Gina said...

A beautiful take on the sketch! Love the colors, the ribbon, the sentiment, and the birds! Great job!

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

The colors are great - as is the ribbon - very "tweet" card!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Love your card, the birds and the striped ribbon is wonderful!!!