Monday, February 2, 2009

CCEE Sketch with Whipper Snapper

I missed the CCEE challenge last week. But this week, I'm back on schedule.

I was in charge of coming up with this month's challenges, and thought I'd start the month off with a really easy sketch that is very open to interpretation. This is what I came up with, based on the sketch found here:

I used an image from the new Whipper Snapper Designs set Friendly Expressions by Anna Wight. The flowers are gorgeous, and the sentiments are fantastic with a wide variety of fonts and sayings. I couldn't fit a sentiment on the outside, so I finished off the inside of my card too.

The flowers are colored with copics and the Birchtone and Frosted Orange Prismatics are ink distressed with Frayed Burlap (Ranger Distress Ink). The flourishes at the top are Doodle Parts Dies (Spellbinders), and the button was ink distressed with Timber Brown (Stazon).

The flower on the inside was made with Papaya Puree Dark (Prismatics), Martha Stewart flower punches and a Pewter Pearl (Kaisercraft).

Don't forget to check out what the other girls did with this sketch. Click HERE to head over to the CCEE Stampers blog. We'd love to have you play along too. Just follow the directions once there.

Edited to add:
I've had a question asked about where I get my papers, and how I distress. If you click on any boldfaced words, it will take you to where I got those specific supplies.

As for the distressing, all I do is ink up a make-up sponge with Ranger Distress Inks and brush it on the edges of the papers. Prismatics (My paper of choice) are textured on one side, and smoother on the other, and take well to the inks!

Hope this helps!


Supplies:
Stamps - Friendly Expressions (Whipper Snapper Designs - Anna Wight)
Paper - Birchtone and Frosted Orange (Prismatics), Neenah Natural White
Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento), Frayed Burlap (Ranger Distress Ink)
Accessories - Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug embossing folder, Border punches (Martha Stewart), Button, Scrapfloss, Hardware (SU), Velvet Ribbon (American Craft), other ribbon, Doodle Parts Diecuts (Spellbinders), Copics, Dimensional Tape

34 comments:

StampOwl said...

this is stunning Tosh ... good to have you back with us :)

Renee G said...

so pretty!! love the color scheme..so fab.

Norine said...

this is very pretty and love the colors
Hugs
Norine

Tracy Harp said...

Love, love, love this card, Tosha!! The muted background with the color focal point is wonderful!

Cindy Haffner said...

So glad your back Tosh we missed you! Love your card, awesome job.

Anonymous said...

Great job with Anna's stamps! Not sure which I like better, the posies or the cattails. Guess I need to gawk at them both a bit more, as I'm sure I missed some detail you did that will make me go "well, duh!". nise

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Brilliant!! =)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Tosh, this is just GORGEOUS! I LOVE that sweet little image!

Shannan Teubner said...

This is gorgeous, Tosh! Love it!

Julie said...

What an absolutely GORGEOUS card

Maria Gurnsey said...

this is STUNNING!!! I had to look twice, I can't believe that's paper, it looks so ornate!! WOW

Rose Ann said...

This is gorgeous, Tosh!! I love the colors, pretty images, and all of your wonderful details!!

Paper in the Works said...

How do you do it? A simple sketch turned into something so breathtaking! Wow...*green* (it's my turn) hehehe I love the colours that you chose and all of your punches come together in such harmony. Sigh...I could look at this all day :D

Hugs,

Kim

Kimberly Crawford said...

WHOA, WHOA, WHOA, and WHOA! The scalloped oval is awesome, well, the whole thing is!!!! The flourishes and button are gorgeous and so are the colors!!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

This is gorgeous, Tosh! I love Anna's art, too. I especially like the top piece you did with the button and swirl. Excellent!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just so gorgeous! Love the cozy feel to it! Just scrumptious! :)

dpkennedy said...

Your design is stunning! I love the depth you create and gorgeous orange flowers!

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous, Tosh! Love the rich, earthy colors, the distressing, and the little doodle parts up top.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Great sketch ... I hope to play this week! LOVE your card ... the layers, colors ... fantastic!!

Elena said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you colored the flowers!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Tosh!! Linda Duke

Anonymous said...

I wish I could make a card like this. You have real talent.
Charlene Da Costa

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, love the fancy detail at the top, pretty coloring of the flowers, great layering!
Love how you dressed the inside too!

diana Molinaro said...

Your work is always WONDERFUL ..Im a sighlent watcher of your work and I finally have to ask where do you get paper like that ??I have to order online as I live in Nowheres ville LOL
your work has the soft kinda smokey look how do you get results like that
Plaease help Im in AWE
huggs Diana

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Wonderful, Tosh!!!! Love the colors and all the layers and dimension!!!! Stunning work!!!!

Carolyn King said...

beautiful Tosh...love all your amazing details!!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Just gorgeous! The top border/button is just the perfect touch for this beautiful design!

Julia Aston said...

Love your top border and wonderful colors on this tosh!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Girl, everything you make is FABULOUS!!! LOVE this beautiful card! It was SO wonderful to meet you at CHA...I can tell we're kindred spirits! ;) {{{hugs}}}

Joan Ervin said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Tosh....love the sweet flower image and the border at the top with the button and flourishes is shear genius!!!

Amy Johnson said...

Beautiful card! I especially love how you did the top of the card.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love that treatment at the top...and the inside!! Gorgeous!!

Diane McVey said...

Another totally beautiful card...wow! This is SO pretty!

Marilyn Hitterman said...

Love this card, Tosh! What a beautiful job you've done - so eye-catching and attractive. Love the layout sketch, too.

 
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