Friday, May 7, 2010

Herb Expressions Sketch Challenge Card

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to my blog and to another Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge. I hope you will hop on over there Saturday Moring to see what my Sister Operators are doing. They are awesome and some of the BEST talent in the Industry. They are my inspiration!!! ….and a big thanks and hug to Selene a=our Sketch Master for another awesome sketch…..she’s amazing.

Without further ado…..here is the sketch:

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….and my interpretation……

Herb expressions and Butterfly Boxes 003For this card I am showcasing the Herb Expressions Set and just love what you can accomplish with two markers and so little effort. I inked up the marker several times with my Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive Markers….huffed on the stamp after inking up to re-moisten and stamp….I stamped again in a few places brining in some lighter images. (For those of you that don’t know what Huffing is it’s a little heavy breathing onto your stamp which re-moistens the ink for you. )

This card was so easy peasy…..yesterday I was swamped with a project and was having trouble deciding what to do with this sketch but then it came to me last night. It went together like a dream.

The measurements are:

Card Base: 5 1/4 x 10 1/2 folded in half

Elegant Eggplant Mat: 3 1/2 x 4

Old Olive Mat: 2 1/2 x 3 3/4

Image Piece: 2 3/8 x 3 5/8

I added some of our gorgeous satin Ribbon in Old Olive and used the little saying from Enjoy Every Moment. I added a few dots with my marker before the saying. the three little circles are done using my 1/4 “ circle punch and adhered with glue dots. I hope Stampin’ Up! brings this little punch back….I miss it and love using it.

Well thanks again for stopping by and hope to see you back real soon……or maybe on over at the Stamping 411 blog to see what you come up with for the challenge.

Have a Stampinglee Good Day!!!

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13 comments:

Robin Merriman said...

This is so soft and pretty Lee! Love the olive ribbon bow and your color combo. This card just makes me smile! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Lee...I just love your work. Thanks for the tutorial on the brad bow. Any chance you could give us some insight on how to create this lovely bow on this sketch challenge card?

sandi maciver said...

Lee I just love this card, it is so pretty, looks like your standing in front of a long lavender field.
I will be casing this for sure, you rocked this challenge my friend.

Selene Kempton said...

i really love your take on this sketch. The color combination is gorgeous... and I think i need to ask you how you did that fabulous bow! gorgeous!

Angie said...

Very pretty! I really like the color combo you picked for this card.

Crafting Clare said...

Sometimes a simple card is just the best and I utterly adore this one - the colours, the composition, everything is perfect!

Patti Chesky said...

Lee, this is an amazing work of art!!! I love the colors and the lavendar. You really rocked this challenge!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Lee, Thanks for popping in and commenting on my card. When I saw your card for the challenge, I immediately thought the flowers looked like my beloved Texas bluebonnets. Just gorgeous!

Kerin said...

Okay Lee, this has to be one of my favorite cards! I love everything about it, the color combo, the flowers, that perfect bow!! I always love what you create, but this one takes the cake for me :)

Linda Callahan said...

Youd do pretty so well!

Christel Mellinger said...

This is beautiful. I agree with so many others, please tell us how you made the amazing bow.

Connie Babbert said...

LOVE this card, Lee! Reminds me of a field of lavendar...beautiful!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Another awesome card Lee!!! I love the field of flowers!!! BEAUTIFUL!!