Round 4: Ultimate Card Showdown!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

For me, this 2sketches4you Ultimate Card Showdown has truly been the most amazing, challenging and eye opening experience! Having only gotten serious about card making and stamping a little over a year ago, I have just been in awe of all the cards that I have seen over the course of this competition. From the creativity to the different styles and products used, I have really been inspired by each and every card.

It has also challenged me to push my own boundaries of what makes a great card. My first card played it safe. Then round two's sketch threw me a little, but I enjoyed the challenge. Round three's card was 'thinking outside the box' for me with it's collage style but I really liked enjoyed making it! For me, this competition has been about trying new things and experimenting and I think my cards have shown that.

So, with that being said, I hope you enjoy my card Round 4!

Meet Mr Skunk. He followed me home the other day and I couldn't resist keeping him around! ;) hehe He's from Die Cuts With a View's 'Green Stack Chipboard' collection. I paired him with some colorful Sassafras Lass paper that I've been hoarding forever! The scalloped borders on the SL paper worked really well with the sketch too.


I applied some of the polka dot 'Woodland Whimsy' paper to a wooden oval shape I found at Michaels. I sponged the edges with Distress Inks and added the punny sentiment with Making Memories alphabet rub-ons. Then I added the bow, flower and buttons to balance out the card a bit. Lastly, I added some stitches with DMC thread for some extra detail.


I have to say that this sketch - by far - was the most challenging of all of them all! I had a tough time with it. Keep your fingers and toes crossed for me! I want to say good luck to all the Top 10 girls. You all do such amazing work and it is truly a honor to be amongst you all. Thank you for this experience.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I have a couple of other posts scheduled for today, so keep an eye out for them!



Supplies
Stamps: None! *gasp*
Inks: Distress Inks 'Tea Dye, Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain
Papers: Bazzil Basics, Georgia Pacific, PP - Baisic Grey 'Ambrosia Collection - Citrus', Sassafras Lass 'Life Is Beautiful 'My Dearest - All My Heart' & 'Woodland Whimsy - Say Timber'
Access: Ribbon, Buttons, Twine, Prima Flower, Making Memories Simply Stated Rub On Letters 'Heidi', Wooden Oval, DCWV 'Green Stack' Chipboard, Thread, Sponges, Dimensionals

25 Comments:

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Sandra this is really super cute! I love the richness of the colors and everything goes together soooo perfectly. You made a fabulous choice my dear.

~amy~ said...

Sandra, I "stink" this is FABulous!!!!! How in the heck can you go wrong with the DCWV Green collection, & ♥♥Sassafras♥♥!??!!!!! Your choice of colors is pure perfection...makes mr skunk {or is that ms. skunk?} **POP**!! OMGoodness, you've been crafty for only a year??? Good grief, I can't believe it...you rock my friend!!!

SMK said...

i love this! everything goes together so well, and i love the stitching, good luck!!! :D

Leslie said...

I'm loving this one! Very cute!

Kazan Clark said...

om-goodness how stinkin cute is this!!!! Love it Sandra.
Good Luck
Hugs
Kazan & Laura

cheryln said...

ohhhhhhh sooooooooo adorable!!! love that stinkin' cute little skunk! perfect colors...everything fabulous! you are amazingly talented!
I've looked forward to your creations each and every week!

Randee E said...

This card is too stinkin' cute!! love the colors and I've got to find me some of those chipboard accents, will save me from cutting up my paper :0) I think you did an awesome job this week and every week. Conrats on making it this far and I'm sure we'll see you in the top 5!!

Cathy said...

Wow, what a beautiful card Sandra! Good Luck on this round or challenges!!!

Ann said...

Too, too CUTE!!!! This is just adorable--I love every detail!

Heather P. said...

This is sooooo adorable! Love the colors you used here, the papers are fantastic, and that skunk is too CA-UTE!

Jenn D said...

That little skunk with matching sentiment is adorable. I love the colors in your papers and how it all came together perfectly. You did a great job with the sketch. Congrats on being in the Top 10 and good luck this week!

KimmyS said...

Bwahahahahahaha - I am cracking up over this adorable card. It does not look at all as if the sketch challenged you so much. You have done amazing!

Eva said...

This is just too adorable!!!! Congratulations to you on making on the Top 10 and good luck to you!!! :)

Heidi Van Laar said...

lol! Totally adorable!

Ida P. Krause said...

OMG this is way to adorable!!! Wow, this is really cute.

Judy McMullen said...

Sandra, this card is amazing! I'm almost at a loss for words in describing how super talented you are. Each creation of yours just gets better and better. Every little detail enhances the whole of this card. Love how you've put all the colors, ribbon, button, paper, images and sentiment to create this awesome card. You're definitely a winner in my book!!!

Latisha said...

Sandra,
This card is amazing...so so so love it
hugs
Latisha

clouds shadler said...

Oh my this is super cute! I really like the cute skunk and the funny sentiment! what nice colors! Very good take on the sketch!

Clouds :D

Martha said...

This is so amazing, you are so talented!!!
Good luck :)

Anja (scrappie) said...

This is stinking beautiful I stink you did a fabulous job with the sketch.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous sketch! Love what you did with the sketch! Very creative. Good luck!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Your card is fabulous! I love it, the skunk is so cute. Good Luck!

Angie Tieman said...

Ooooh, this is sooooo cute!! Love your take on the sketch, so creative and fantastic!

Sankari W. said...

How incredibly adorable this is Sandra!! I love that little skunk and love your description of how he followed you home!!! Simply darling and so sweet!!! Best wishes and hugs!
Sankari :)

Cassie said...

a-dor-able!!!

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