Monday, March 8, 2010

Flourishes Sketch #1 challenge

This is my contribution to Flourishes Sketch #1.

Background is a Crafter's Workshop 6 x 6 Template "Flower Shower", run through my Cuttlebug, brayered with Color Box Petal Point Chalk stamp pads "Soft Pastels" using the purple, blue and magenta points, then clear embossing.

The blue dots is a Cuttlebug folder "Swiss Dots" and colored with pan pastels "Ultramarine Blue" using a Sofft #2 tool.

The next portion, is another 6 x 6 template "Kasbah" used as a stencil and colored with Distress stamp pads and sponging tool "Worn Lipstick" & Broken China".

The Harlequin border is part of a background stamp by Quietfire Design, stamped with Versafine Majestic Blue and clear embossed, then cut out, removing the little dots (easier to cut out) and replacing them with light blue faux rhinestones.

Rubber stamped the quote (also from Quietfire Design "Nature Quote Marks" set), using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossing it. Then rubber stamping the Hyacinth (Stubby Stampers #2303) using my good black inkpad on the left portion and a used up black ink pad on the right portion so the words wouldn't get obliterated. Colored the flower with Bic Mark-It pens. Then lightly swiped my Sofft tool over everything with some leftover blue Pan Pastels. The bottom and top border is a Fiskar's border punch "Greek Key" and then colored with the Ultramarine Pan pastel.

9 comments:

Elaine A said...

Yogi -

This is gorgeous! Everything goes so well together, the colors, patterns and the sentiment. Beautiful!

Elaine Allen

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Wonderful flower and great job on the sketch.

Cathy said...

Hi, Yogi! Beautiful work as always!

Dawn B. said...

You did a great job with this sketch.. I like the image you used..

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Yogi! Wonderful colors and detailing! Love the sentiment! Great card! Thanks so much for celebrating with Flourishes!

Leslie Miller said...

You used my favorite quote! Beautiful job on the challenge, Yogi!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow this is GORGEOUS.

Makiko Jones said...

This is so beatuiful, Yogi!! I love the embossed & stencil detail. Your coloring job is fantastic, too!

Julie Koerber said...

What a beautiful card Yogi! Love the pop of bold color!