Sunday, March 10, 2013

ODBD Shining the Light Challenge #145 Sketch

The latest challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs was to use this sketch for a card:

This sketch gave me a chance to use one of their stamps I hadn't used yet, Sweet William - Small. The first year I was married I planted some Sweet Williams in my garden because that's my husband's name. They self-seeded and came up volunteer for several years. I needed a birthday card this week, so I used the sentiment from their set called Birthday Blessings.
I also tried to come close to the colors suggested this week by The Paper Players:
I stamped the flower image with Hollyhock ink, then I colored it with all of the Copic markers listed below. The last detail I added after cutting it out was to shade with the N6 dark gray marker along the edge and add a few broken lines for the petal borders and the center. Last, I added some pearl opaques in the center. The green scalloped circle was cut with a Spellbinder's Nestabilities Scalloped circle die and inked along the edges with CTMH Sweet Leaf chalk ink. The long banner shape was from Basic Grey's Sweet Threads, I believe.
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

CAS on Sunday #3-  Happy Birthday
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge #145 - sketch
Robyn's Fetish #150 - Birthday Cards 
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #206 - To Die for plus stamping
The Paper Players #136 - color challenge

6.5" x 5" Birthday Card Recipe:
Paper - Basic Grey "Sweet Threads;" CTMH cardstock
Stamps - ODBD "Sweet William," "Birthday Blessings"
Ink - CTMH Hollyhock and Black; Sweet Leaf chalk ink
Alcohol Ink Markers - Copics R20 Blush, R35 Coral, N6gray; CTMH Cotton Candy Light
Accents - retired CTMH Baby Pink gingham ribbon, licorice opaques
Tools - Cuttlebug 5" x 7" embossing folder


stampwithsandy said...

This is such a pretty card, Vickie! Love the layout and that pretty flower in the middle. Great use of the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Players!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a springy and beautiful card Vickie!! I just love the embossing, the color choice and your take on the sketch!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD this week!!

Laurence said...

Such a great card, thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.

Laurence DT