February 15, 2010

{MTSC61 & Curtain Call Act 17} You're Too Kind

 
I've combined two challenges again today and hope you like what I've conjured up!  :)  The layout is from Mercy Kerin of Lord Have Mercy for her Tuesday Sketch Challenge and the colors are from Stacey Schafer's Stamping Stage for her Curtain Call Color Challenge.

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I wasn't too sure about these colors when I first saw this, but I have to say that I'm very pleasantly surprised how it turned out.  Of course, it helped that I found the perfect vintage-look designer paper in my stash.  The base is chocolate chip, layered with designer paper by K&Company.  The three squares on the left are so saffron, more mustard and going gray and I've rolled each of them with the Very Vintage jumbo wheel and sponged the edges. 

The flower is from a retired Stampin' Up set ~ Heartfelt Thanks and the sentiment is from the FREE Sale-a-Bration set ~ Whimsical Words.  The ovals were die cut with Spellbinder dies and I sponged inside the oval lightly with going gray ink.   A little random stitching, a metal button and some satin ribbon on a clip to finish it off!


This is how I've finished off the inside of this one...



You're all invited to join us in Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge.
In fact, we would *love* it if you would! ;)
If you need a bit of inspiration to get you started,
please hop on over and see what Mercy's Muses have created this week!
Anya Schrier ~ Life is What You Make It! {Guest Muse}
Cindy Haffner ~ Cindy Haffner's Corner
Jackie Pedro ~ The Scalloped Edge
Pam Varnell ~ The Stamping Addict
Julie Lacey ~ Stamps and Taxes!
Crystal Birr ~ The Messy Stamper
Jessica Diedrich ~ The Whimsical Butterfly
Mercy Kerin ~ Lord Have Mercy {our Queen Muse}

Simply create a card or scrapbook layout using the sketch above, and link your creation to Mister Linky on Mercy's blog. Be sure to use the keyword MTSC61 when uploading to a public gallery.

Thanks for blogging by today! Have a fantastic week!

Happy Stamping & Smiles 2 U!




Quote for Today ~
A kind word is like a Spring day. ~Russian Proverb

18 comments:

Stacey Schafer said...

So gorgeous, Pam! I love the vintage look and that signature stitching of yours;) Thanks so much for playing the Curtain Call!

Crystal said...

Totally gorgeous Pam!

Shabby Horse said...

Really pretty! Love everything about it. Great colors.

Mercy said...

pam...this is just breathtaking! love that color combo, your sponging, stitching, and dp...just a beautifully executed card! amazing sample!

LeAnne said...

Oooh, I couldn't wait to see what you came up with today with this sketch---just beautiful!

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

Gorgeous! I always love all the stitching on your gorgeous cards!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Very pretty Pam.

the whimsical butterfly said...

SO beautiful! I love the distressed look!

anya said...

Pam, this is gorgeous! I love the color combination and all the stitching!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card inside and out!!! Love your take on the Sketch and CC!!! Hugs ~S~

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is gorgeous!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is beautiful, Pam! I LOVE the stitching!!

chelemom said...

WOW! Love how this turned out! Very pretty!

Pam Varnell said...

Love the vintage feel to this card. Gorgeous!!

Julia Aston said...

you did a great job with these colors! and I love the stitching!

Shelley Germann said...

I knew I wouldn't be disappointed when I got to your card, Pam! Love your stitching and your gold button! I did a little bit of that myself!

Studio M by Marian said...

Superb Pam! Because of you I'm going to get my sewing machine a tune up and start sewing a few cards, thanks for the inspiration. xo, Marian from CA

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Beautiful! These colors are perfect for a vintage looking card.

We must have the same tastes. I think I still have this set.