Wednesday, April 23, 2008

SCS Sketch Challenge 173

Ahh! Finally I got to stamp a bit today! I’m not feeling 100% better, but I am definitely better. Sadly, my son, Andrew, is sick again (just got over a bout of pneumonia a week or so ago) so I will have to take him back to the doctor….again - poor guy. Today he said, “I think I’ve missed more days of school this six-weeks than I’ve been to school.” Not quite, but it sure is a good thing that he is very self-motivated or he would have a heck of a time staying caught up.

So, about that card! I was thrilled to get the chance to do another sketch challenge. I used to shy away from sketches, but lately they have been quite fun! Today’s sketch challenge is from Splitcoast Stampers, SC173, and I even did the color challenge (CC163), which really wasn’t a challenge for me, as I use this combo often, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, and Pretty in Pink, in fact, I think I used these colors to make these cards!

I decided that with all of the layers, the main image needed to be something simple and cute, of I went with my new mini stamp set from TAC, A Little Spring. I “glitterfied” the tree and curled the scrappers floss (love this look but it doesn’t last forever L). I cuttlebugged the shimmery white background piece, I ran it across my Chocolate Chip ink pad to make the swiss dots stand out a bit more. I thought it needed something a bit more…so I put some matching brads in the corners (these are the only SU! colored brads that I have and lucky me…they matched!) Hmm.. I think I must like these colors!
Well, enjoy….and thanks for stamping-by!

Hmm.. now that I look at the picture, I think probably had I had some Choc. Chip brads, I would have put them on the corners of the main image...(note to self...look for brown brads to buy...where in the heck do you buy those...and does SU! sell them? if not, why the heck not???)

Also try to find something else to make my pictures look purdy...people might be getting sick of the baubles..but I like the baubles...hmm


Heather said...

That is one of my fav color combos too! Great card. I love how you highlighted the swiss dots on the shimmery paper with choc. chip. I totally suck at doing that, I get ink everywhere but on the areas that I want. Great job!!!
Hope you and Andrew are feeling better soon!!!

mwebb said...

The baubles look great...keep using them!!!

I hope Andrew gets to feeling better. I'm sure this weather isn't helping him at all. I had 5 out Monday and 4 yesterday, plus Mrs. Nason has been gone too. She came in for a few hours, but she'll be out the rest of the week. :o(

Deana said...

I love this color combo, and you always do such a great job w/it.

I hope Andrew feels better soon. We are getting hit again here too. At least we had 3 weeks between bouts, poor Andrew didn't even get to recoup. YIKES

And I like your purdy pictures....

Rosella said...

What a great card and what a great double challenge. Love all the dots and the tree is gorgeous! Makes me think of all the spring flowering trees. AWWW!

Danyelle Kessler said...

I'm lovin' the reverse contrast on the swiss dots...hats off to you for inking yours. I have to painstakingly dot mine with stampin' write markers.

Heather said...

Feel better soon!

Beautiful card- I love the colors and the overall look.

Lori Barnett said...

I'm gonna post on this comment for several of your posts. How's that for being lazy! ha 1st off thanks for visiting my blog and the nice comment :) Next...when I got to your blog all I could do was SMILE really BIG!! Your blog header picture is TOO CUTE!!! Kids melt my heart! Ok...all your cards are way stinkin' CUTE!! I've just scrolled my finger to DEATH and did a bunch of oooo-ahhhhh-oooooo-ahhhhh. hee hee hee. And another thing...I love that when I click on your pics they come up big enough to look at all the details..and mistakes! LOL Just kidding. But I appreciate when the pics are bigger so I can really get in there and see the goods :)

Delia said...

Love the card, love the colors and I think the pink brads look great. Choc chip ones would get hidden amoung the swiss dots. I hope you are all feeling better today. Have a nice one.

Katherine said...

You did a great job on this challenge, Kisa! I love that tree!


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