March 01, 2010

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #63

Oh, how I love Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge!  It is such a pleasure being on Mercy's team of  *muses*.  I thoroughly enjoy working with this talented group...each one having a unique style of their own.  Not only that, they are *hilarious* and I feel such a sense of camaraderie with them. 

I thought you might like to see how I've used another portion of the Stampin' Up! Close as a Memory stamp for today's card.  In case you missed yesterday's post, I used the portion of the flower on the left.  For this card, I've used the right side of the stamp, inking it up with Stampin' Write Markers ~ always artichoke and sage shadow.  They were the closest match to my vintage-looking designer paper by K&Company.

After I got this all done and was editing the photos, I decided that perhaps the buttons on the right side were too much and distracted from the floral image.  What do you think?  Since they were stitched on with linen thread and the top layer glued down, there was no turning back.  : /  If I make another like this, I think a simple "Thinking of You" type sentiment would work perfectly there instead. 



You're all invited to play along in
Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge.

 

If you need a bit of inspiration to get started,
please blog on over and see what Mercy's Muses have created:
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}
and last, but certainly not least,
a very warm WELCOME to
our Guest Muse for March . . .
Dawn Easton
Treasure Oiler Designz

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 MTSC63 when uploading to a public gallery.

Thanks so much for blogging by today!  Please stop back again tomorrow as I've got some *exciting* news to share with you!  :)

Happy Stamping, My Friends!



Quote for Today ~
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.  ~ Anne Bradstreet

20 comments:

Steph said...

This card is simply beautiful. I love the buttons. I have such a hard time using buttons on my cards but I think they are perfect on this card. I really love the colors on this card and all the stitching is beautiful. All I can say is WOW I love this card:)

Marisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Pam!! Love the soft feel to this card and the colours are fabulous. Great card!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Stunning, Pam!! LOVE the soft colors and the inside of the card!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Oh my word, pam...this is GORGEOUS! LOVE the distressed look, the perfect stitching-all of it. beautiful card!

Mercy said...

WOWEE, WOW, WOW pam! this is so stunning! love this shabby chic beauty...the distressing, the stitching, the color combo...all of this is spectacular! gorgeous sample!

Dawn Easton said...

Pam, this is gorgeous! I love all that sponging!! I love the look but don't do it enough! Simply beautiful!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW Pam! This is Vintage-licious! I love it! I am a huge fan of K & Company's paper.

Can't wait to hear your news. I finally got to share mine today on my blog. Ü

Jennifer E. said...

Pam, this is beautiful! I love the vintage look with that green. You do great work!

Vicki said...

Love this card Pam, I love all you do! I think the buttons are great! Now is if you would do a tutorial on stitching!!! :)

Vicki

anya said...

This is a stunning card, Pam! Such rich colors!

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

This is so gorgeous girlie!! I love the soft colors and even the inside is beautiful enough to be a card front!!

Alex said...

This is beautiful Pam, love the vintage feel it has! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kelly Booth said...

Gorgeous card...Love that color of green!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful and so ELEGANT!

Kristina said...

Oh my goodness... This card is absolutely STUNNING! I love the colors, the stamp, the ribbon, the buttons... It is all so perfectly balanced and beautiful. GORGEOUS card!

Dotty Jo said...

This is stunning Pam! I always love a card that uses green, and adore how you have acheived a beautiful vintage look! Jo x

Sue Kohler said...

what a great use of colour, very eye catching! :)

Dina said...

Very, very pretty!! I love the vintage look!

Susan G said...

Another beautiful vintage card! Keep 'em coming. Don't remove the buttons. They are perfect.

Creative Mish said...

Very pretty! I love how you used the nestie!