Sunday, April 10, 2011

Get Well Soon - Inkspiration Sketch Challenge 65

Yesterday the weather was so beautiful - in fact it was a perfect spring day - so I decided to go out and do some yard chores.  The first thing I did was rake the lawn by the curb.  The snow plow had left a lot of debris on the grass - sand, fine stones, broken branches - and other people had thrown papers, plastic bags, etc. It took a while because after raking everything had to be picked up.  That sand was heavy!  Now the lawn on the curb looks better.  Then I raked the remnants of leaves from the fall in the back yard and again cleaned up debris.  The wind blows everything into my back yard.
Today my body is sore, but it's threatening rain and possibly thunder showers so it's a good day to stay indoors. Two sisters are coming over today to put together a poster of pictures for another sister who is close to death.  It may be an emotional day!

My card today was inspired by a flower tag I happened to see in my perennial garden and uses the sketch challenge with Inkspirations here 
Here is the Sketch:

First I used the 3 1/2" Circle die from Sizzix to cut a Whisper White Circle.
I stamped one of the flowers and make a mask for it before stamping the other 2 on this circle.
The petals were first colored with So Saffron, then highlighted with Daffodil Delight, and shaded with More Mustard.
So Saffron, Soft Suede and Chocolate chip were colors I blended for the centers.  Of course I added some bling in the form of Dazzling Diamonds.
The stems were colored first with Pear Pizzazz and shaded with Always Artichoke.
The circle was sponged liberally with Chocolate Chip ink.
More Mustard card stock forms the base of the card, followed by a Whisper White layer.  Again this layer was sponged with Chocolate Chip ink.  The designer paper  which was also sponged, is  Sweet Stitches.
Here's my card:

Stamps: Every Moment, Sincere Salutations
Inks: Chocolate Chip
Flowers: So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke Markers
Papers: More Mustard, Whisper White, Sweet Stitches Designer Paper, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 3 1/3" Circle Die and the Big Shot, Dazzling Diamonds, 1/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, 5/8" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Daffodil Delight Pom Pom, Rhinestones, Dimensionals.


Stamperoo said...

Love your pompom treatment of the Every Moment and Sincere Salutations card.

Bit's grandma said...

Like this card a lot - will use it for inspiration!

Dorothy V. said...

Beautiful card. I'm so sorry to read that your sister is close to passing. Hope the 3 of you sisters can share some of your special memories of your ill sister.
Dorothy V.

Two Happy Stampers said...

I love this stamp set, it looks so nice on your card. Love your colors!

Tui Nathan said...

Your card is beautiful ... and your colouring is lovely, the flowers look soo realistic they are just about jumping off the page .... love it!!!

Marisa said...

Great flowers and I'm loving the row of pompoms. Lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us at Inkspirations this week :)

Di said...

I really like the way you have coloured the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Di said...

I really like the way you have colored the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

H2 :) said...

Your coloured flowers are gorgeous Maria. Beautiful card. :)

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