Monday, September 8, 2008

Technostampers Sketch Challenge #34

Stamps: Inspired by Nature and Sanded Background by SU!; Sentiment by My Favorite Things
Paper:
Eggplant Envy; Always Artichoke; White; Lighter purple CS unknown.

Ink:
Creamy Caramel; Lavender Lace; Eggplant Envy; Always Artichoke; Versamark

Other:
Corner Punch; antique
brass brads; Nesties; clear EP; Eggplant grosgrain; CB embossing folder; sanding block

Another Monday...another TS Sketch Challenge!
This weeks sketch is easy peasy! So why not start participating? Then leave a comment on MJ's blog with a link to your sketch! While you are there click on the links to see what everyone else came up with this week!!

My neighbor, Alida, has a lovely garden. Lots of different colors and flowers. And it changes with the seasons. Over the years it has become fuller and fuller. When Orla was a toddler(top picture), Alida's flowers were hard to resist! Now Maeve (bottom picture) is the flower/dandelion thief of the neighborhood. :) Currently Alida has lots of late summer flowers and it looks gorgeous, this card was inspired by her garden.

Awhile back, a long while, I had seen a card where the person stamped the Sanded Background stamp with versamark over the main image and then clear embossed. I liked that look. I just ordered the Sanded stamp. (I know, just got it! Can you believe it?) So I wanted to try that out. So that is what the close up pic is trying to show.




20 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Very pretty Kerry - love the pictures of Mauve too.

Ida P. Krause said...

Gorgeou! Wow, I love the effect with the Sanded Background (and no I can't believe you just got it, that's one of my favorite BG stamps) I've got to try that out now. - Wonderful pictures of Maeve, she's so adorable.

rozie640 said...

WOW, that embossed sanded background looks fabulous on your card. What a beautiful touch. OMG Maeve is so cute!!!!

MJ said...

Stunning card Kerry! There are so many fun details on there. Super card. And look at Maeve! She just gets cuter and cuter each time I see a picture -- certainly not a baby any more!

Basement Stamper said...

Love it!!! that embossed look is great, and I ordered that cuttlebug folder too!

Savor the Journey said...

Fabulous use of this sketch, Kerry! I love the colors you've used. What a great stamp for this! ***Clapping***

Kathy W said...

very elegant, like the embossing background behind it.

Wendy said...

A lovely card, such a nice image, love the purple tones
wendie

Erika H. said...

I just LOVE the colors you used...all the details are absolutely amazing. Great job.

Elena said...

Very beautiful! Just gorgeous!I love the effect with Sanded Background very much!!! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us! Thank you for stopping at my blog and leaving very nice comments!

Wendy G. said...

wow! that is a stunning card Kerry! Do you ever make a card that's not absolutely amazing?

Barbara said...

OMG! Beautiful!! Although we both played along AND used the same set....our cards couldn't be more different! I bow to you, oh Purple Diva! (Great photo of Mauve....she is just adorable!!)

Sue said...

love those colors girlie! I like how you did your background with the cb folder and sanding...!

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! That is gorgeous!! Thanks for the close-up shot, you can see how totally cool it looks! Guess I'll be getting the Sanded background stamp now too! lol!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my Gosh Kerry, this is Stunning....................Wow wow wow!!!!

Vicki

Christina said...

OHHH My fav color I love it. And the detail is superb.

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your card is gorgeous!!! Your daughter is beautiful too! When I was little I brought my my a huge bouquet of tulips...freshly picked from my neighbors yard.

mamichelle said...

Kerry, that is beautiful!! And Maeve is so adorable!!

kc_froglady said...

this is a neat sketch to work with - I have it saved to do just need to find the time! Perhaps in the AM - seems to be when I get stuff done lately. Anyway I love the color combo you choose to use such great inspiration a garden can give!

Anna Banana said...

Kerry,
This card is very pretty. The color pallet of purples is nice and cool (like the fall air coming in the window right now!)

I also like your choice of hardware for the corner - it's different and draws your eye to the flowers, making it pop.

Anna Banana

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