Saturday, February 28, 2009
Grungy Sketch Card For You
Good Saturday Morning Peeps! Today's card was made for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. This weeks sketch was from Lori Craig she is a fellow Missourian. I just love her blog and she has a wonderful style.
My card certainly didn't turn out like I had imagined when I started. I like the main image panel and I made it similar to this card I made last year when a tutorial was posted on splitcoast on the grid technique.
But after getting that part done the rest of my card I had so much trouble pulling together. I am still not sure it all "gels" but....it is what it is! LOL!
I did use my new edge punch I got at Michael's, the are really neat, by EK Success, they fold flat.
I knew I wanted to use the wide chocolate satin ribbon and I had intended to mount my sentiment circle in the center of the bow, but that was not to be, it would not work at all!!! I wasted so much of my ribbon trying to make a pretty bow and knot and so on......but I got really frustrated and that was probably why I had so much trouble getting the card to come together, or maybe not, could be just one of those things, I have been having some "mojo" issues lately!!!
It is a bit "grungy" and not my usual style. I first started by scoring my whisper white cardstock at 1/2" intervals with my scor-pal. I then used my aida cloth BG stamp inked with creamy caramel and lightly stamped it onto the scored piece, then used the french script BG inked with close to cocoa and stamped that lightly again over the aida BG. I then used the SU set "Inspired by Nature" inked up with some colorbox chalk inks and stamped that a few times over it all. I sponged the edges with close to cocoa and then chocolate chip. I cut the piece in two parts, one slightly bigger than the other. mounted it onto summer sun and then onto chocolate chip. I added some brads in the top corners and pierced around the edge on the white.
Oh well, that it is all I have for today and thank you so much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!