Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Just a Country Girl at Heart...

Today's card is for SCS's Sketch Challenge found HERE.

I don't know why I struggled with this sketch, but it took me nearly all day to complete this.

Oh well, I stamped this darling Country Girl (Sarah Kay) with Memento Black twice onto Neenah Solar White cs. I then colored both images with my copics, cut out the girl, hen, and two chicks, and mounted them onto the base image with dimensional tape. The flowers and leaves are Martha stewart punches with Blush Pearls (Kaisercraft), and the swirls are Doodle Parts (Spellbinders).

The background to the main image was sponged with sponge daubers and pastels while still laying in the nestabilities rectangle, and all the edges are ink distressed with Old Paper (Ranger Distress Ink).

My internet is acting up!! I'll come back later and link the rest of the products I used when the internet decides to speed up....sorry for the inconvenience.

Supplies: Stamps - Sarah Kay Paper - Prima Marketing, Desert Coral Light, Vanilla Cream (Prismatics), Neenah Solar White Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento), Old Paper (Ranger Distress) Accessories - Doodle Parts (Spellbinders), flower and leaf punches (Martha Stewart), Pastels, Blush Pearls (Kaisercraft), Copics, Nestabilities, dimensional tape, sponge dauber


Now for the BLOG CANDY that I offered on the 13th of this month. I've never had such a hard time picking a winner. I've let Random org. pick one more. If this person doesn't email within 24 hours, I will give the blog candy to my first pick. She notified me a day late.

Here's today's pick:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

103 

Timestamp: 2008-12-17 22:37:34 UTC

CM said...

Congratulations! Whenever I need inspiration, I take a look at your site. Thanks so much for all the hard work you do in order to inspire others. HAPPY BLOG-O-VERSARY

Email me within 24 hours CM, and I will get these out to you. If not, they're on their way to Sue.

21 comments:

Michelle Walpole said...

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Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwww, I couldn't wait to see what you did with this Country Girl image...and it's as beautiful as I knew it would be. Love it, Tosh!

StampOwl said...

gorgeous as usual Tosh

Gabriela said...

What a lovely card! The pieces are marvelous. I imagine that what you struggles with was getting the BG pieces measured and trimmed to just the right sizes. Your card is exquisite. A true labor of love.

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous! I was not a fan of this sketch, until I saw this! Amazing! Truly gorgeous. Those flowers and flourishes are perfection!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Tosh I'm lovin' this, wonderful job on these sweet little gals.

Bonnie Weiss said...

I can see why this card took you so long to create...it's beautifully & meticulously detailed!

silkeledlow said...

Tosh - you've made the Sketch look fabulous!!! I love this SK image too and once again you've created a beauty!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow! What an awesome job. You certainly nailed the sketch and you image is amazing. What a gorgeous card..

Amy Johnson said...

This is absolutely fabulous! I love the washed out peachy color and the image is colored so perfectly. Love your embellies too! Great job with the sketch challenge!

Kim said...

Oh lovely card, I love the design and the colours. Kim

Elena said...

This card is so precious! I love the design and colors! So warm and gentle!

Rose Ann said...

This is such a pretty card!! I love that sweet image and your coloring!! Those papers are so pretty, and I love the swirls and flowers with pearls!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

So so adorable! You got me-- I had to head straight to get the Nesties swirly thingy-ma-bobs--!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Tosh this is sooo very sweet!! A totally adorable card!!
--Becca

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

This is so beautiful and delicate - the coloring is phenomenal, and the cutwork on that SK image adds such dimension...love it!
hugs, Jami

Conniecrafter said...

Oh is that darling, such awesome coloring and love the papers and layout!!

leenda said...

WOW Tosh! This is gorgeous! It may have taken all day but it was well worth it! It's perfect!!

KAT said...

This card is perfect... soft color palette, swirls, the flowers... Just beautiful!

tericout said...

I love this card! The softness, the patchwork look, the stamp, the COLORING!! Great job!

Lori Craig said...

Love this card, Tosh! Just beautiful coloring..LOVE IT! wonderful card for the sketch! love your details. :)

 
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