February 22, 2010

{MTSC62} My Favorite Sketch Challenge!

All I needed this evening was Mercy Kerin's Tuesday Sketch Challenge for inspiration and away I went.  I couldn't believe how quickly this card came together for me!  What is interesting is that I've had these large silk flowers for a few years. They've been stored in a decorative glass jar on the shelf above my stamp table, and although I've often admired them, I've never used them before now.  Well, tonight I was looking around for a stamp to use for the circular image and I happened to glance at these flowers.   Hmmm, could I pull this off???

This card is a 5-1/4" square of Stampin' Up's retired in-color blue bayou, layered with baja breeze and some remnants of a coordinating designer paper.  The center of the flower is a large fabric covered brad from K & Company.  I don't know if you can see it in the photo, but it has a few little sparkly rhinestones in the center.  La-De-Da!  :)

Below is a photo of the inside of the card with a narrow strip of the same decorative paper zig zag stitched on the top.

You're all invited to join us in Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge.
In fact, we would sure *love* it if you would!
If you need a bit of inspiration to get you started,
please blog on over and see what Mercy's Muses have created:
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 MTSC62 when uploading to a public gallery.

Thanks for blogging by and have a Happy Day!

Quote for Today ~
Woman's Rule of Thumb: If it has tires or testicles, you're going to have trouble with it. ~Author Unknown


Stampin_melissa said...

Such a lovely card Pam! I have to be honest, I'm commenting on your quote for the day!! Bwahahaha! Love it! :D

Wanda Cullen said...

Pam, my mouth is still hanging open in awe of this GORGEOUS card!! LOVE everything about!

Marisa said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love the flower and the DP. Fabulous colour combo and card! Can't wait to play :D

Unknown said...

holy cow, pam...this is breathtaking! i literally choked on air when i saw this! LOL! glorious colors, papers, and beautiful flower. amazing sample, sweetheart! :)

Alex said...

Beautiful card Pam, you rocked the sketch! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Julie said...

Oh Pam this is gorgeous! I love the flower! Great DP too! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

What a BEAUTY Pam.

anya said...

What a beautiful card, Pam! Love the flowers as the focal point. Great colors, too!

Anonymous said...

great idea for the flower for your image- they are gorgeous!! Nice touch with the bling too!

Arielle H Gordon said...

So gorgeous - I love those colors! And that stitching is PERFECT!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the colors!! I love the stitching!! I love what you did on the inside!! WOW!!

Pam Varnell said...

This is gorgeous Pam. Love the big flowers and the distressing with the ink is perfect. Gorgeous.

Kristin Eberline said...

Pam, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE the flowers and your stitching is such a wonderful touch. I adore the distressed, vintage look you achieved. Very elegant :] Your work is always spectacular!!

CreativeMish said...

Wow! This turned out awesome. Great use of those big silk flowers.

Anonymous said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful. I love your color choices and that brad center in the flower is awesome.