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!
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