Friday, December 3, 2010

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge #180

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to another Sketch Challenge from Stamping 411

I hope you will find some time to check out what the other Operators have created…..I’m sure you’ll be pleasant surprised.

Here is the Sketch


….and my card….

sketches 179-180 005 

I was really at a loss for this sketch when I unpacked a box I got from Stampin’ Up! and saw this set called Every Moment. I wondered how it would look in white…..oh I’ve been missing my white. Anyway I paired the white with Early Espresso and loved it….so used it for the Mats, Ribbon, Image and Greeting. The card base is cut to 4 1/4 x 11 and the Early Espresso is cut to 4 x 5 1/4….the White Mat was run through the Big Shot with one of my Texture Plates to give it a bit of Texture… actually looks like white bark!!! The Image piece with Bird is 2 x 3 and the Early Espresso Mat is 2 1/8 3 1/8…the Butterfly Image piece is 1x1 and the EE Mat is 1 1/8 x 1 1/8. The Greeting is done using the Curly Cute Set and stamped on a white scrap of 3/4 x 3 1/8 and the mat of EE is 7/8 x 3 1/4.

I colored the images with my Watercolor Pencils and blended with my Blender Pen. Love that mode of coloring. I outlined it a bit with lt. blue and shaded a bit. I then popped everything up with dimesntionals. Let’s not forget about the Early Espresso Satin Ribbon….it’s absolutely delicious!!!

Thanks for visiting and hope to see you back soon.

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sandi maciver said...

what a stunning card, WOW, I missed your "white" too, LOL...I love how you colored this card, very nice job my friend.

Joyce Spear said...

Gorgeous card, Lee! When I saw your post on LNS, I just had to dash over to your blog and get the details. I love Every Moment already! I never think to use the watercolor pencils, but it's a great look. Thanks for sharing this card -- and everything else you do! You've got a great style!

Joyce Spear a.k.a. StamperJoyce

Julie Gearinger said...

Oh Lee, I just love this! you did a marvelous job with the sketch and the watercoloring is exquisite- TFS!

Kerin said...

Oh Lee the coloring on this card is gorgeous, it hasn't even snowed here yet and you've got me thinking spring :) Lot it!!!

Shari Winterstein said...

This is a fabulous card. I love everything about it. Thanks for blessing my day. :)

Selene Kempton said...

This card is MUCH more beautiful in real life! I absolutely love it! I need to get this set.

Patti Chesky said...

Lee, this card is jawdroppingly gorgeous! Your coloring is superb!

P.S. I am happy to see the white too!

gbarron56 said...

Anotehr classic Lee Conrey original! Just beautiful, lee! thanks for sharing and inspiring! Blessings, Gretchen

Connie Babbert said...

This is just lovely, Lee! It is stunning in white! Great job with a tough sketch!

Robin Merriman said...

Gorgeous as always - O Queen of White! :)
Love the Espresso with it!

Tiffany Bauer said...

WOW!!!! Your coloring is awesome!! I have just learned but I am loving it!!