Round 3: Ultimate Card Showdown!

Friday, June 19, 2009

To get into the Top 30 of 2sketches4you's Ultimate Card Showdown challenge was a huge honor. I mean - HUGE! Then to make it to the Top 20 was just downright shocking! Seriously; I was left speechless all afternoon. If I happen to make it to the Top 10....well...lets just say this: I might need a prescription. LOL

When I saw the sketch posted last Sunday for the Top 20 girls, I initially pictured an image inside the circle panel, but then I looked at my last two cards and realized I had done that with both of them. So then I rotated the sketch and I immediately saw a scene for the horizontal panel. I was so happy that I had an idea to play with, but between work and my mummy duties at home, I didn't get a chance to work on my card until last night! Talk about stressful! haha

Welcome to my neighbourhood! :) It's a little kooky but aren't all neighbourhoods?!

I used Starving Artist's Doodle Factory 'Neighbourhood' for the horizontal panel. The image fit about 1.5 times across this 5" x 7" card. So I stamped it out twice and colored both of them up with reinkers and an aquapainter. No copics here! Then I cut them out leaving some white space around them so they would pop off the page more. The clothes lines were drawn back in with a Micron pen. The 'road' was created with a strip of black cardstock and some ribbon. The green scalloped border was created with punched out circles, sponged with Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink. I layered them so that they created some weight and a base for the 'neighbourhood'.

The circle panel is a die cut journaling tag from MME's 'Penny Lane - Uniquely You' collection and the sentiment was created using a Dymo labeler. The whole image was then layered on some really fun patterned paper from Reminisce. Just for fun (and a little balance), I added a fun brad from Making Memories.

Last, but not least, I couldn't resist adding a miniture Mimo from the Doodle Factory's Creatures set. He was the perfect size for this neighbourhood and well, who can resist that face?! :)
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Keep your fingers crossed for me and have a fabulous weekend!


Supplies
Stamps: Starving Artistamps/Doodle Factory 'Neighbourhood' and 'Creatures - Mimo (sml)'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Morning Marigold, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Certain Celery, Buckaroo Blue, Not Quite Navy, Cool Caribbean, Really Rust, Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Going Gray, ColorBox Pigment Brush Pad 'Moss Green' and Fluid Chalk Ink 'Dark Moss'
Papers: PTI 'Stampers Select' White Cardstock, Bazzil Basics, PP - Reminisce 'Cloud Puff' and BoBunny 'Wasabi Dot'
Access: My Mind's Eye - Penny Lane Collection 'Feeling Groovy Uniquely You' Die Cut, Dymo Labeler, Making Memories Brad, Ribbon, Circle Punches, Dimensionals, Sakura Micron Pen

46 Comments:

Laura Davis said...

OMGoodness This is just adorable! your coloring is awesome! Thanks for sharing your talent and good luck! Laura & kazan

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Sandra, this card is absolutely AMAZING!! Just LOVE it!! GOOD LUCK!! =)

scrappyjan said...

Sandra, OMG!!! HOW CUTE!!!! janny

dougnat said...

love it love it love it! your stamping and coloring are fabulous!!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Amazing your coloring is perfect I thought it was patterend paper. Great job.

Tab said...

Flippin' 'eck sweetie, your card is gorge hun! I adore the scene you have created and the ribbon for the center line is way too clever! Fabulous colouring as always, just love it! Good luck hun, but I have a feeling you won't be needing it, hee hee!
Have a good weekend!
Hugs Tab xxx

cheryln said...

This couldn't be more perfect!!! LOVE the way you flipped the sketch!! FANTABULOUS!!!!

~amy~ said...

♥♥kerplunk♥♥ that's me hitting the floor...holey toledo sista...you absolutely ROCKED this sketch!!! You have GOT to be the mas-tah of coloring....woot woot...a huge virtual *high-five*...all your hard work certainly shines through on this card! Happy Friday!!!

kadie said...

I'm getting that prescription ready right now, Dearie (glass of wine and a pastry?) You have absolutley blown this sketch to pieces! FANTASTIC. A true Masterpiece!!

Martha said...

This is stunning, so beautiful!!!
Have a great weekend :)

Randee E said...

Wow! I don't think I could say that enough! This card is just the cutest thing ever! I LOVE everything! Your coloring is the bomb! I'd say good luck, but I don't think you'll need it :0) You got talent -girl! Best wishes!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Sandra, Kadie is getting the prescription and I'll get you the soft place to land because girlfriend

THIS IS SOOOOO FLIPPIN' BRILLIANT!

You need to be studied because card after card you always amaze me. You are just a sheer genious! Keeping my fingers crossed for ya!

daisy said...

what a super cute card! love the hood stamps!

hugs
daisy

Amy said...

Oh My!! What a FABULOUS job you did with the sketch!! I love everything about it and your coloring is SUPURB!! You totally ROCKED this card!! WTG!!

Jenn D said...

This is Darling! I really love what you did with the sketch. It's fabulous. Good luck this week!

Heather P. said...

Oh my word! I *LOVE* this!! You are amazing, my friend! :)

Lauri said...

This is out of this world!!! What a fantastic card!!!! I love the way you cut out and mounted the two layers of the neighborhood, and added the street, and the grass, and the clotheslines, and the labeling...You should win, no question in my mind!!!!

Ann said...

OMG, this is flippin' fantastic!!! Love, love, love it!

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

WOW!!! This card is awesome.

karen said...

W.O.W.

This card is amAAAzing!
You have outdone yourself Sandra! I love the little "creature" & the coloring is ... amazing! I wish there were more words in the english language!!

Christine said...

Great card with whimsical charm! I think your in!

blessings,
Christine

Jeanie said...

Oh my gosh, this is AWESOME!!! I just LOVE those little DoodleFactory dudes! Wow, what a scene! It's just fabulous!

Monika/Buzsy said...

OMG! This is a fabulous card! Love the scene... great coloring and fun take on the sketch! Good luck! :o)

clouds shadler said...

oh my gosh! this is super adorable! very cute card, I love the cute little houses and the cute characters, very well done!

Clouds :D

Gingerbread Gal said...

Wow Sandra! That is some amazing work! I love all the details of the neighborhood. Congrats on making the Top 20. I am sure you will just keep going all the way to the top!
:) Rachel

Elena said...

This card is super adorable! I love how you flipped the skecth! Congratulations on the top 20! I know you will make it to the finish line!

Laura said...

wow! wow! wow! That is AMAZING!!! I think you are my very favourite card maker!

Pam S. said...

Love it!!!!! so fun when a card comes together - like you said!!!
Pam Going Postal

Angie Tieman said...

What a super fun card!!! Love how you turned the sketch, great take on it!!

Tiffany Heilman said...

so cute. Love the houses and how you colored them all. Absolutely fabulous!

WickedPixie said...

That's my kind of neighborhood! Cute monster and all! I will be surprised if you are NOT in the top 10! Your cards are beautiful and full of such creative details! I really enjoy seeing them! :-) Traci

Heidi Van Laar said...

OMGoodness! how CUTE! I absolutely love it!

Jacilynn said...

How freaking cute is this!!! I love it.

Lexi said...

It looks so perfect!

Good luck,
Lexi

milli said...

Oh, wow! What a card! The colouring and all the details are just perfect! Love those cute little houses!! Good luck!
Camilla xx

Ingrid said...

Another beautiful card, Sandra. I am not really into this kind of stamping, but I so love your cards. I envy your coloring skills. Good luck!

Jo said...

This is just gorgeous, you are so talented

jo xx

MiamiKel said...

OH Sandra ..... you have to be tickled pink with this card. It is jaw dropping gorgeous - so whimsical and fun and the oodles of talent that just jump off this card are so obvious! It's positively one of my favorites of yours yet (of a LONG list, lol) and you should be soooo very proud - it's already a winner IMHO and best wishes on the upcoming selection, you are sure to be in the top 10!

SmilynStef said...

I think this is the cutest card I've ever seen with those stamps ... so whimsical and fun ... not hard to see why you're in the top 10 ... congrats!

Sankari W. said...

YAY!!! Congrats on the Top 10 Sandra! Many hugs!
Sankari :)

cheryln said...

Just wanted to stop by again real quick and congratulate you on your spot in the TOP 10!!! woohoooo!! your card was so fun and cute and fabulous!!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Congrats on making the top 10 and good luck.

Martha said...

Congrats on making the TOP 10 :)

Made by Mandy said...

Many Congratulations on making it into the top 10 and thank you for the wonderful creations you have made so far.

Good luck for the final sketch!

Jessica said...

Wow You're colouring is absolutley amazing! I think this card is so cute and bright and fun! love it xx

Steph Zerbe said...

Amazing, amazing coloring!
Adorable layering and little alien.
Looks like it is standing on the STREET. So unbelievably cute. I want one!
Thanks so much for sharing.

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