Thursday, June 11, 2009

365 sketch

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I guess one would expect a card made from all the new Stampin Up supplies that were received earlier this week. However that's not the case...I'm sharing a card that's for the 365 cards blog for Sketchy Sunday! My darling buddy Amy (from Tsuruta Designs) had such a great card (I fell in love with her sweet pennant design) I had to do it!


Here's the post at 365 with details on the sketch:
http://365cards.blogspot.com/2009/06/day-99-super-sketchy-sunday.html



Notice the cute little dragonflies? That's part of the sketch challenge. Mine came from a blog candy win at www.katycards.co.uk - I was thrilled to have won some really fun embellishments that I'd never seen before. The shipping is free, so when I run out, I'll be ordering more - the prices are very reasonable and you all know how much I love little pearly things on my cards, right? ;-)

The background is an old Stampin up image - once I stamped it, I sanded the ink off slightly to make the linen texture peek through. Some of the centers of the background designs have a tiny dot of metallic (you can see them if you look closely - I photographed at night so the flash would reflect off the metallic dots...that's the only way I could think of to make them pop).

The triangle is some fabulous, heavy metallic cardstock that my dad got a while back. Can't believe I haven't used more of it! There's copper, and the scalloped circle is a navy metallic. Later on I'll use the hunter green, purple and dark anthracite colors...they're gorgeous!

Lots going on today so I better run. Have a wonderful day! We're still languishing in the sunshine in Seattle!! :) Oh, and Trophy Cupcake FINALLY opens today at University Village - FINALLY!! I've been waiting more than a month for them to open! :) Fat City, here I come!

6 comments:

kristie sessions said...

Oh yes, this sketch is absolutely striking flipped on its side. I love it! I really love that copper-y paper too and the nice embellishment. Lovely take on the challenge!

Heidi Blankenship said...

Fantastic Job on the sketch! Love the metallic CS and the dragonfly embellishments!

Saskia said...

Beautiful card, so elegant!

Greetings,
Saskia :)

~amy~ said...

glorious card Sista!!!! Thanks for playing!!!! Oh so you got your crate of new SU goodies...did the UPS dude have a forklift for it? LOL...You crack me up...trophy cupcake...mmmm....fat city? LOL!

Tammi said...

Cool how you did the dragonflies, awesome sketch & card Elaine! Enjoy those cupcakes! :)

nitestamper said...

this is just tooo adorable and what a fab sketch!!!!!!tfs:)
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