Friday, September 3, 2010

Stamping 411 Sketch 167 Inspired by Nature

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to another Sketch Challenge from Stamping 411,

I found this one a bit challenge for me so hope you like what I’ve come up with.

Here is the sketch…..ssc167

…and my interpretation…..

All I knew was when I saw the sketch all I could see was Inspired by Nature…of course this came out nothing like what I envisioned. Isn’t that funny how that happens?

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Okay now where to start….this was a definite work in progress for me as usually I’m not this involved with so many things going on but it just wasn’t complete without it…for me anyway.

I started by cutting my Shimmer White Card Stock to 4 1/4 x 11 and folding in half. I then stamped my Image on a 4x 5 1/4 piece of Simmer White but did whittle that down….so the dimension for that is…3 1/4 x 4 1/2. Now I added ink to the image by using my sponge daubers ( I love those things) using Early Espresso and Cajun Craze…not finished yet…I daubbered on a bit of Champagne Shimmer Paint onto parts of the image….huffed really good and stamped on my Shimmer White Piece. It’s so shimmery in real life…sorry I wasn't able to capture the effect for you on camera. I then cut the image piece in three…..1” from either side which left a 1 1/4 piece in the center. It wasn’t supposed to be that way but I cut my Early Espresso Mat before I cut my image so had to adjust it!!!! It was one of those DUH moments!!! Now it still needed something so in keeping with the sketch I took a piece of Cajun Craze and wet it with water and crinkled it up and tore it and all that. Then when it was dry I tore it in a few pieces (3) and taped it to the back of the mat. just peeking out. …oh…but before I did that I used my sponge daubber again and added some shimmer paint to all of those wrinkles and crinkles to age it a bit. I added a 3/4 x 4 1/4 strip on the bottom of the card and added a few of our new Vintage Brads, my bow and a Thank You stamping in Espresso and punching with my small oval punch. I adhered it with dimensionals. PHEW!!!….and that is how I made my card.

I hope you like it and I hope you will check out what the other Operators have done today.

Thanks for stopping by and as always…..

Have a Stampinglee Good Day!

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Robin Merriman said...

Gorgeous Lee! LOVE the fall colors with this stamp set and your crinkled paper is awesome! Love it!

Patti Chesky said...

I had a hard time with this sketch too! We both like clean lines and that torn element did me in!! LOL!!!

I love your card!!! I love seeing your white base card creations each week! They are always gorgeous!

gbarron56 said...

Soothing, serene and beautiful, Lee! Thanks so much for your never-ending inspiration! Blessings, Gretchen

sandi maciver said...

awesome job on this card my friend, I love it. It is very earthy. Great idea for coloring the stamp too and I just really like the colors you chose to put together. Another amazing card by Lee

Carey said...

I have been such a bad reader and not posted for a very LONG time. I was here but haven't put anything on your site. I absolutely love everything you are doing and am really excited about Christmas being on your site. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration that you give me. Hugs to you

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Selene Kempton said...

THis is so fabulous! I love the way you used this gorgeous stamp set for the three panels.. Great color combination!

Ellen said...

Totally love it! It's beautiful. :)

Kerin said...

Love the Inspired by Nature for this cards almost never come out the way they were in my head!!

Kerin said...

Awesome colors and stamp set for this sketch! My cards almost never turn out the way they were in my head...don't know if that's good or bad lol!!

Connie Babbert said...

Gorgeous, Lee! I just love how you use the white with so much drama! Love the vintage buttons!

MJD Kids Websiter said...

Love your cards and thank you for sharing. I love your stands and your bow maker.

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is just plain gorgeous Lee!!! I love everything you do!!