Friday, May 21, 2010

It's Finally Friday!

Happy Friday to you! I'm hoping that this weekend will be better than the last one. I was going to stamp, stamp, and stamp some more, but that didn't quite happen. Instead, I was oh, so sick! I guess I can now take "Get Strep Throat" off my bucket list..lol! I'm looking forward to getting a little bit of extra rest this upcoming weekend. On a happier note, this week's Blogger's Challenge is a sketch challenge. Lisa came up with another wonderful one for us to try. Thanks so much Lisa! Here it is if you'd like to give it a try for yourself. (Let me know if you do so I can come and see your creation too!) I went with a look that really isn't typical of my style, but I still like how is turned out. My card base is Stampin' Up's Chocolate Chip. I embossed that layer, but you really can't see that with the three distressed panels (Daisy D's paper). My main image is Stampin' Up's Easy Elegance (retired). It's stamped in Garden Green, More Mustard, and Ruby Red. A bit of Ruby Red is sponged on the edges and then I added another layer of Chocolate Chip. For my circles, I used some American Craft chocolate buttons that I tied with golden threads. A little piercing in the bottom right corner finishes this one off. However, if you frequent my blog, then you know, I'm not always very good at following a sketch challenge...lol! So I wanted to show you that I followed the challenge, but then I needed to make a slight adjustment. Here's my updated version with one addition...


I'm in need of a thank you card, so that is what I turned this one into. The "thank you" is from Stampin' Up's Noteworthy set (retired) and I used their oval punches to cut it out. Nothing too far from the sketch now...lol! You can see what the other Ladies from the BC Group have come up with for this sketch by clicking on the Blogger's Challenge logo in my right sidebar. Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy your Friday...Toodles! :D

20 comments:

GCgirl said...

This is so pretty! Very elegant :-)

Lisa Somerville said...

Great shabby chic card - it may not be your typical style, but you did great!

Connie Babbert said...

Very lovely! How fun that your intrepretation of the background was different than mine...funny what we see! Great job...

BarbaraW said...

Love your take on this sketch. That chocolate brown is really a cool color.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful! I like both versions- the flowers are so pretty!!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful! Luv how the flowers just pop on thedark bg!

Lisa Bohler said...

I LOVED that stamp set! You have used it wonderfully on this beautiful card!

Basement Stamper said...

great card, love the panels and the image you chose for it. Hope you are feeling much better this weekend and get some stamping done.

Ida P. Krause said...

Gorgeous! Love the images you used and the wonderful distressing. The added sentiment panel really makes this card!

Tami Black said...

I LOVE THIS CARD! The paper rocks and the colors you stamped the image in are perfect with the paper. I have always loved this set, but I really think this card is gorgeous!

Heidi Hihn said...

Great job! Love the look and style of this card!

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the contrast of the soft, feminine image against the distressed background.

Chrissy D said...

Kimberly - this is GORGEOUS!!!Love the rich colors you chose and your distressing too! ;)

Connie Paxman said...

casing your idea for thankyou cards...so perfect...and I can see the embossing..wonderful job on the challenge.
connie

MJ said...

Love the distressed background, beautiful flowers too. Great job.

njburk said...

This is LOVELY. Your C/stock looks like leather. Great job--as always! Nola

Margaret Raburn said...

Kimberly, your card is gorgeous!! I love the embossed choc. chip cardstock and how it looks with the beautiful flowers. Love it!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Terrific card!

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is just awesome!! I love visiting your blog each week to see what you have come up with!! Your creations are just awesome!!

Clara said...

Well, this is not your typical style but you did a great job. I like these paper color choices. :)