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Friday, January 8, 2010

Bloggers Challenge-Sketch Challenge

 Today our Bloggers Challenge is a Sketch challenge. I made a card that is totally different than my usual-the bold monochromatic colors of the DP attracted me for a Thank You card I need.  I just purchased the DP from Joann's (on sale...) because I thought it coordinates really well with the Elephants on Parade set from Firecracker Designs by Pamela.
  I inked the Elephant with Chocolate Chip ink then Versamark on Confetti CS by SU, and then I clear embossed it.  I also stamped the sentiment the same way.  I backed the elephant image with Chocolate Chip CS from SU using the torn frames technique from the Technique Junkies.  I punched the edges of the middle panel with a 1/16" punch and used a #18 Tapestry needle and wove in my recent purchase that coordinates nicely-jute- to give it a touch of embellishment.
  I have two Versamark pads- a suggestion from Michelle Zindorf- one is 'clean' and one is used for stamping in after the image has been stamped in another color (and I bought them 1/2 off at Hobby Lobby- I love saving $$$).........
Challenges for this card:
Creative Card Crew-Distressing (Torn Frames)
Artful Inkables-Monochromatic
ABC Challenge-Layering
Cute Card Thursday-All New (DP) and jute
  Here is a peak of  the pretty snow here- my husband snapped this today- the snow is so pretty! 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today- please check the Bloggers Challenge icon on my sidebar to see other Sketch Challenge creations!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

27 comments:

Tami Black said...

I love everything about this card! It truly looks animalistic and that paper is luscious! Love it!

Lisa Somerville said...

Cute, the papers you used work perfectly with your image! The snow looks beautiful in front of your house!

Chrissy D said...

Shel- the front of your house is beautiful! Your card is great too! Such fun and funky paper!

Ida P. Krause said...

Wonderful card. I love the Monochromatic look. Enjoy your snow1

Lisa Bohler said...

Look at that fun snow! What a great African feel card you have for that elephant! Great use of the sketch!

Lorraine A said...

Stunning card ! I love the image and the simplicity of this card ,,, lovely :-)

Thanks for joining the ABC Challenge :-)
Luv
Lols x x x

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Very cool card...I love the elephant! Oh and I love all that snow :)

Cindy's Creative Corner said...

Great card, I love the elephant and your use of colors.
Hugs, Cindy (SBS29)
And I'm envy your snow, but don't tell my family that :)

Lori said...

The paper is a perfect match for the elephant image!

Micki Switzer said...

That elephant stamp is a must have...and the sentiment is just too much....I LOVE this card...the stitching is the perfect added touch...really, really good card, Shelly

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Great monochromatic card, the dp and colors totally fit this image!

Annie said...

oh my, how cute! You perfectly coordinated everything - just beautiful!!!

Nikki Bond said...

Great masculine card...love the browns! Gorgeous snow pic too! {SMILES}

Silli said...

Your card is wonderful Shelly, I love the colors and the image... Great idea! Hugs Silke

JazzyH said...

Great card!

Anne said...

Adorable elephant! Love the decorations on your house, they look great

Kathy said...

Love this monochromatic card. The stitched jute is the perfect embellishment. Great idea to have 2 versamark pads, then I'd be willing to try that stamp in ink, then versamark technique, thanks for sharing that idea.

Connie Paxman said...

shelley, the paper stamps techniques all perfectly matched...what an awesome card.
connie paxman

Kellie said...

Love the image and great choice of papers to go with it.

Vicki said...

Great card, Shelly! So unique! Super job with the challenges! And your home is beautiful! Love those decorations! We ended up with more ice than snow! Stay safe and warm! Blessings to you!

Cheryl said...

I love this elephant. The papers you chose work with the image very well.

Stay warm!

Ursula said...

You're right, Shelly! That paper compliments the elly stamps prfectly! Your snowy home is lovely, too! :o)

Helen said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Loretta Rodger said...

Really pretty card and snow pictures as well.

Donna Moore said...

Shelly your card is beautiful, I love how you used the sepia! Very Africa looking, perfect!!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

fabulous card and the snow looks so pretty!

Selene Kempton said...

He's so cute! What a great image. We always get a ton of snow and i'm not a huge fan. (it turns brown and yucky). :) ((hugs))