Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Jen's Saturday Sketch Challenge!

Before I get to the card I just had to share this with you. I am embarrassed to say that this is how I left my stamp room when I went to bed last night! I was stampin' like crazy and was so tired I didn't even care if it was still a mess. However, I did regret that decision this evening when I went to stamp because I had to spend a lot of time cleaning BEFORE I stamped. I just hate working in a mess! Anyway, I made sure to clean up tonight!

Here is the card that I created for Jen's Saturday Sketch Challenge! This is the first sketch challenge of her's that I have participated in and it was so much fun! I am definitely going to continue taking her challenges. Sketch challenges are my favorite anyway! I decided to use the big blossom from the Embrace Life stamp set along with some old olive paper. I watercolored the flower using my SU! markers (I'm not too impressed with my watercoloring skills yet). Now, I haven't seen very many green colored flowers but I decided it was ok! I just really wanted to use this designer paper and I decided I was going to stick with a green theme. Not sure why, I've never done that before! Anyway, I topped the card off with some black ribbon and I like the way it looks. I have, however, decided that I need a new paper trimmer because the one I have STINKS! It makes really rough cuts and the paper always looks half distressed (not a look I am going for on an elegant card). Just a helpful hint, don't buy the cheap one! Well, I think that's all I have for now. Tomorrow I will be sure to show you the neat gift that I made Leanne. I think it's neat anyway! :D Thanks for stopping by! I will see you all tomorrow!

Stamps: Embrace Life
Paper: Old Olive, Watercolor, Summer Picnic dsp, Bali Breeze dsp
Ink: Black StazOn
Accessories: SU! Markers, Aqua Painter, Brads, Dimensionals


jen del muro said...

supah cute!! thx for playing!

Megan said...

Love it!!!! The colors are perfect!

Claudia said...

fabulous card