Wednesday, April 15, 2009

SCS Sketch Challenge #224

Yeah ... time for another sketch challenge! Today's challenge over on Splitcoaststampers focuses on the use of those larger images. I decided to do something I never think to do and "flipped" the sketch.

As I mentioned in my last posting ... I'm working on replenishing cards to sell at my sister's beauty shoppe and thought I'd use this challenge to create another "masculine" card.

This card is A-6 in size (6 1/4 x 9 1/4 folded in half) and Whisper White. I've used Colorbok "water" designer paper and edged with a round tip Creative Memories marker to give the illusion of matting without the bulk! My main image is by Art Impressions and was stamped onto white cs using Versafine black ink. The coloring was done by using chalk and makeup applicators for the sky and SU watercolor pencils & blender pen for the water and boats. I also edged this image with the round tip black marker then actually matted it with royal blue cardstock. I've used dimensional tape to pop up this image for depth. I love this "nautical" ribbon I found at Michael's and think it worked perfectly for this card ... what do you think?? The other stamps I've used are the "birds" by Stampscapes and my sentiment by AMuse.
As always ... thanks so much for stopping by today!
UPDATE: Mark is all finished with his chemo. Today is basically "a day of rest" and fluids. Tomorrow is the transplant and after talking to the doctor there are going to be some "difficult" days to come until his numbers start to go back up to where they belong. So, as before ... we will just take it one day at a time! Thanks for your kind thoughts & prayers and ask that they continue on. Bless You All!!


Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful watercoloring, Dar!

debbie said...

What a beautiful card. I really love the ribbon & the watercoloring. TFS

Joan Fricker said...

Great watercoloring Darlene!
I am praying for Mark! Tomorrow is the big day!!! please keep us posted!


Amy Johnson said...

This is wonderful. Perfect image for the sketch challenge and perfect colors for the image. Great job!