Sunday, April 6, 2008

What a wonderful Sunday morning!!

It is already so pretty outside this morning! It looks like it is going to be a gorgeous spring day!! What a wonderful way to end the weekend!

Today's card is for the splitcoast Wednesday Sketch challenge SC170. I just LOVE these challenges! I can't believe it took me so long to discover them! LOL Anyway, I used two of my favorite techniques....watercoloring and embossing! I embossed the leaves from the Embrace Life set with basic black craft ink and clear embossing powder, and then I watercolored the leaves with River Rock. Using the same stamp set I stamped two of the flower images in Ruby Red and then cut out each of the tiny flowers and sponged the edges with Ruby Red! Very tedious!!! LOL But I don't was sooo worth it! :-) Also, I used my tweezers to hold the tiny flowers while I sponged them! It kept my hands ink free!! I think everything else is fairly straight forward! If you have any questions just let me know!! I hope everyone has a wonderful, peaceful Sunday!!


Stamps: Embrace Life, Fancy Flexible Phrases
Cardstock: Ruby Red, River Rock, Basic Black, Ginger Blossom Designer paper
Ink: Basic Black (classic and craft), Ruby Red, River Rock
Accessories: Basic Black grosgrain ribbon, Designer Label punch, 1" circle punch, Large oval punch, gemstones, black brads


Debbi said...

Don't you love the sketch challenges!?! This is beautiful. You cut out all the flowers???? WOW!

laura Brown said...

Your card is breath taking!

I'm lovin' the beautiful sunshine and spring temps today as well! Now if I could just breath through my stuffy nose - darn allergies!


Flossie's Follies said...

This card is beautiful, so elegant.

MacKenzie said...

Definitely a labor of love, but totally worth it!

Sally said...

LOVIN' what you did, and that second page you added!!! TFS!

Nicole said...

Wow! The time and effort you put into this really shows! Fantastic!

Tiffany said...

Great card!!!! It is so beautiful!!

Speedystamper said...

What an amazingly beautiful and DETAILED card! I love your work!!