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Friday, June 18, 2010

Bloggers' Challenge -- It's a Sketch

It's a shame this set will retire in just about 2 weeks time, but then SU always lets us know that the Hostess sets we can earn will in all likelihood not be carried over into the next catalog. And that's true of this beautiful set, Asian Artistry (Level 2). I didn't earn it until few short months ago, and then didn't really have time to play with it....but I thought it would work perfectly with today's sketch challenge.
It was fun coloring in this image, but I have to admit that I used my Copics (non SU!) and the ovals were created with the now-retired Oval Coluzzel.....but most everything else is SU!
This card should be fairly easy to figure out....lots of texture: the Always Artichoke layer was put through the Finial Press and the Certainly Celery layer went through the Square Lattice Embossing folders. This image should give the card an Asian flair, but instead, I think I came up with something somewhat old-fashioned looking.......I'm loving the look!
Thanks for stopping by today!....don't forget to check out what the others have created. You can see the list here.
Stamps: Asian Artistry*
Inks: Pitch Black (Ranger)
CS: Natural Ivory, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Regal Rose
Misc: Oval Coluzzel**, Linen Thread, Buttons Latte*, Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals
*Retiring
**Retired
Please note: Items used to create this card are from SU!, except where noted.

12 comments:

Ida said...

This is absolutely lovely. Such pretty colors and the image is beautiful.

Lisa Bohler said...

Really pretty! I like how you tied the linen thread with the bitty buttons!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- this sketch is really nice- I love the pretty coloring!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is gorgeous Barbara! I just adore what you've done with the ribbon and buttons! So pretty! :D

Lisa Somerville said...

Pretty, wonderful embossing and ribbon treatment!

Claudia said...

Look at all the texture! Love it. And I really think it's neat how you've tied the little buttons to each of the image!

Heidi Hihn said...

Beautiful card! Great choice of image and colors! Love the texture on the background layer!

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! Love the buttons on the edges of the image!

Lori said...

How pretty! Love the delicate little buttons and bows at the sides of the image.

Connie Paxman said...

I just love the stamp and the embossing folder...the pinks and green background are perfect.
Wonderful job on the challenge.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful card, luv the green layer.

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous card, I love the embellishments on the card! Super Cute!

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