Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Double Duty

Today was a productive day! I babysat, I worked, and I played...unfortunately I also ate too much and now I don't feel so good. My husband did come home early from work today with the man-flu and a fever so I think maybe..just maybe... I also have a touch of the bug and maybe I kept trying to find something to eat that would make me feel better, but probably not...cuz I ate lots and nothing helped....so now I think I'm just suffering from over-indulgence (fancy term for over eating).

The Tall Card.SC174/CC164
I thought I'd be tricky and call today's post double duty cuz I pulled off two Splitcoast Challenges, the color challenge and the sketch challenge. First, the colors....they are yummerific! Basic Black, Soft Sky, and Purely Pomegranate, CC164. Second, the sketch.....at first it appears to be a nice and easy normal sketch......but really it is a tricky one!! It is a simple layout on a GIGANTIC card and it was really hard to get a good picture of! The card measures 9-1/4 x 4....and fits in one of the larger business/letter envelopes. Check out the sketch here: SC174 and be sure to search the gallery for other great examples!

I used my Scor-Pal to score the card (the sketch also has a specific fold-line) so this worked well! Then I used my corner-adorner to create the black scalloped edge, pulled out my daughter's handy-dandy Hello Kitty sewing machine (an excellent sewing machine that is super cute!) and zig-zagged the folded portion down so it would stay in place. I even found perfect Pomegranate thread in her thread box so you can imagine how thrilled I was! I decided to go with the bird from Inkadinkado's Bird Assortment (thanks Heather!). I stamped it, ran it through my Big Shot with the oval Nestabilities, colored the legs, then stamped it again on another piece of paper, colored it with Prismacolor markers, and cut it out to do some paper tole. I used a small stamp from Inkadinkado's Flourish Pack, (thanks again Heather...I'm a bit spoiled : ) to create the background stamp on the Soft Sky paper. Then I did one of my most favorite (but often forgotten) necktiques.... I used my white Prismacolor pencil to color in a few parts of the stamped doodle-branch to make it pop just a bit more! I LOVE the white pencil for this. You get a much softer look than a white gel pen, and it is much easier to control! I also used the white pencil to create the dots on the black scalloped edge. I do love the look of a white gel pen, but with the pencil (which is more forgiving than the pen because you can erase most of it) you get a much softer look, and best of all no bubbles or blobs!

A closer look.
Close-up
Well.....that's all folks! Thanks for stopping by!

Oohh... I did make another card today, but I'm going to save it for tomorrow! I love the way it turned out so don't forget to check tomorrow!

7 comments:

mwebb said...

I check every day!!! Sometimes more than once. :o)

Heather said...

Wonderful card! I just love it. You always come up with the best cards! I SO need to get a sewing machine!

Delia said...

Your cards are so beautiful. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Maren said...

Fabulous!! Love the scallops and the popped up birdy! SWEET!

Beth said...

Absolutely awesome! Love how you popped your focal image! Great take on this sketch!

Lori Barnett said...

How cute! I'll have to try one of these "tall" cards. I always do the standard size. Boring!!

Danyelle Kessler said...

yabba dabba doo! I'm feeling ya...hot colors.

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