Wednesday, February 11, 2009

SCS Sketch Challenge #215

Today's SCS Sketch Challenge is a pretty basic layout that you could certainly do a lot with, should you choose to. In looking through my scrap designer papers, I discovered I had several within the same color palette so I decided to "work with that".

My main heart image is by Stampa Rosa and the little pattern heart stamp is by Magenta. My striped dp is by DCWV and the other two are by Sandylion. After laying it out I didn't like the white background (just didn't have any "punch") so I used a teal Creative Memories fine tip marker and did faux stitching around each panel. (Now, you explain to me why I did FAUX stitching when I have not 1 but 2 sewing machines set up right across from me ... what's up with that?? Too lazy to get out of one chair and into another I guess, LOL!!) Anyways ... back to the card ... I stamped the heart image using Versafine black and embossed it with detail clear embossing powder. I also stamped the image onto a scrap piece of the blue checked dp and cut out the flower which I popped up for dimension. The leaves were colored with SU watercolor pencils and the ribbon with a red Spica glitter pen. My solid blue panel is actually a wide strip of satin ribbon from one of those $1.99 variety packs at Hobby Lobby. Why not ... have to use it on something!!

This was a fun, easy sketch and certainly one I'll use again. Thanks so much for stopping by. That's my last post for today ... I really need to spend some time commenting on other blogs!


  1. What pretty colors! Had to laugh about you using faux stitching versus a machine! Love that wide ribbon you used.

  2. so beautiful--love the great colors you used on this! And i am another faux sewer--even though there is an awesome sewing machine built right into my desk! sigh!

    Love it.

    (And so glad to hear the wonderful news---continued prayers!)

  3. Hi Darlene, thanks for stopping by my blog! I know that I have been mia for awhile now. I just love this card and the colors you used. It is perfect. I'm starting my card for the challenge should be done by tomorrow.
    I did find out that the lips are from stampabilities and it's called "kiss". thanks for giving me a laugh!

  4. Darlene, I just love this card. Great color choice. The faux stitching is perfect.


  5. Very pretty and very inventive with the ribbon panel - good idea.
    Great card

  6. This is so pretty Darlene!! Love what you did with this sketch!! :)

  7. Love what you did with this sketch, Darlene. And I think your faux stitching is great!

  8. This card is so lovely -- I am really loving these colors!!!

  9. This is really pretty! I love the mix of colors and papers.


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