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September 19, 2007

Sketch Challenge 142

I set a record of sorts (for myself at least!). I did THREE of the challenges on SCS in one week!!! that's 3 of 3 so far, and if I can bring myself to do more I might even go 7 of 7. I would never do the Scrapbook Challenge that's on Saturday, so I couldn't be 8/8 so we'll just pretend there's only one for each day instead of 2 on Saturdays ;) Anyway, I really like this card sketch, and you can see it here on SCS. Here is my card:

Here's the recipe for this card:

Stamps: True Friend
Ink: Always Artichoke Classic ink, So Saffron, More Mustard, Certainly Celery and Always Artichoke markers
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron and More Mustard CS, Certainly Celery and So Saffron Prints DS paper
Accessories: Crop-A-Dile, Jumbo Eyelets in Antique Brass, 3/16" corner rounder punch, Mustard grosgrain, Fire circle rhinestone brad

I've really enjoyed the blogs out there that have been showing little detailed shots of sections of their cards like Erika Martin does. I LOVE her blog and you should check it out!!!! Because I think it's so neat, I decided to do some of that when I can (I have the time, I remember, I have something interesting enough on the card, etc. LOL). So this picture to the left is my detail shot of this card. I was hoping to better show how I colored the flower, and how the layers are mounted on dimensionals (see that tiny bit of shadow under the More Mustard layer - he he he). We'll see if I can get some better shots in the future. Let me know what you think, I'd love to see your comments!!!


  1. Good morning! Love the card and the smaller picture. I like it when people do that too...but I'm happy if I can get ONE good picture (let alone a closer up of it!) Great job on your card!Jane

  2. I love your card Marie, I keep thinking I don't "need" this set and then I see beautiful cards like this one! I also enjoy the close up detail shots! TFS!Geny C.

  3. This is so cute! I love the colors you used. Very pretty!

  4. Love the way this turned out! The colors and patterns look great together.

  5. Erika Martin - Stampin' MamaSep 20, 2007, 6:13:00 PM

    Marie, this card is awesome and I love the multi-colored look of the flower! As you know, this is one of my favorite sets right now!And thanks for the up-close shot! I'm always wanting to see detail and I figured other people did, too. :)

  6. What a beautiful card. I love how you used the colors together. I never would have put those colors together, but they look great!

  7. This is super cute! TFS!

  8. Beautiful card!!! As usual I love the colors and I think you did an awesome job, TFS.

  9. WOW! This card is just gorgeous! Lovin' everything about it!


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