A Twinkling Day!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

How's everyone doing this Tuesday?

I'm just going to cut right to the good stuff today and show you my card for Madelynn's Twinkling Sketch Challenge.
Today's sketch (MTTSC7) is one that I've never done before and it definitely challenged me this week! My cards usually have a colored image on them which takes center stage but with this sketch, that wasn't really possible. I had to use a stamped image on it's own....ekk!!

You'd think I would have used a safer, more familiar color combo to offset the challenging sketch, but noooo! I went out even further on that limb and used purple hues! If you gathered up all the cards I've done in the past year, there would maybe be one other card that used purple on it (and I think it was a Halloween card too!) So why did I choose purple? Because it seemed like a good idea at the time?! Because my stamping mojo was shot from all those hours working?! I had a momentary lapse in my color theory training?! Feel free to pick any or all of the above; because I have NO idea! Haha

I stamp I used is from the Light Up set from The Greeting Farm. I stamped out the bottom layer of the flower using SU's Vintage Violet onto Georgia Pacific cardstock then inked up the flower again using Colorbox's Fluid Chalk Ink in Wisteria. Then I cut out the two images and layered them with dimensionals. The pearl accent on top is from Kaiser Scrapbooks.

If you like this sketch and woud love to see more cards made with it (you know you do!) head on over to the other Twinkies blogs to see some much more fabulous creations! The links to their blogs are in the bar on the left.

Attention Greeting Farm Anya Lovers!!

Speaking of The Greeting Farm, this Sunday is the grand opening of the much awaited and talked about Club Anya! Starting at 12pm CST there will be a blog hop that starts at Club Anya's Vice President's blog (AKA Jessica Diedrich's The Whimsical Butterfly) and every half hour there will be a new blog to visit until you hop back to Jess's blog where she will unlock the gate to Club Anya for everyone! With this blog hop is also a game with prizes!!

It's called 'Guess That Anya". All the girls participating in the blog hop (including me!) will be showing you little itty bitty peeks at their Anya cards. You have to guess which Anya they're teasing you with. Jess will be showing you a sneak peek of a BRAND NEW Anya and the first 5 people to guess right will win her! Then, as you blog hop, make note of who is showing you which Anya and by the time you get back to Jess's blog (around 4.30pm CST), Jess will reveal the new Anya. Jess also has prizes for those who play the guessing game and join Club Anya!
Sounds like LOADS of fun doesn't it?? I can't wait to see the new Anya! So remember to be at Jess's blog at 12pm CST this Sunday February 1st!!

Ok, that's it from me today. I have a MONSTER hug for you all tomorrow, so come back now ya hear?! He's not scary, I promise you!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm 'Light Up'
Inks: Vintage Violet, Color Box Chalk Inks 'Wisteria'
Paper: Georgia Pacific cs, Bazzil cs, PP - Basic Grey 'Eva Collection - Noble'
Access: Ribbon, dimensionals, sponges


Kimmie said...

This is just stunning

Bonnie said...

Oh my! I love these purple shades! I don't work with purple very often either, I find it so challenging but you have mastered it with ease! Love it!

Janna said...

Sandra, glad you received the memo about using The Greeting Farm stamp for today's sketch challenge! LOL!!! isn't that funny! Okay so I think you should use purple all the time!! This is just amazing! I was completely blown away when I first saw it! I want to be like you!! Pretty please!!

Lots of smiles,

Danni said...

Well, if this was out of your box....you should step outside of it more often as this is just stunning! Love everything about it!

karen said...

Wow Sandra, I love this!
You're right, its toad-ally (haha) different from your usual cards, but certainly right up there with your usual brilliance! I love the papers you chose, its very regal looking.

Your Fan For Life.....

Lorie said...

Your DP and color choices were spot on, Sandra! Don't ever question yourself, 'cause you never miss! I love the rich colors on this card! It's beeeaaaauuuuutiful!!

Christi Flores said...

Sandra, I was going to do something VERY similar to this but went a different direction with me. LOL I LOVE THIS!!!! Gorgeous! Thanks for the heads up about the Anya blog hop too. That sounds like SO much fun. I just got my first The Greeting Farm order in over the weekend and can't wait to ink it up!

kadie said...

Hiya! I love what you did with the flowers. Great DP too...hmmmm, turn it sideways and the layout looks a little familiar ;) LOL! I absolutely love it, as I do ALL your beautiful creations. Did you use distess ink or chalks on the DP?

I'm sorry to do this to you but...you've been tagged...see my blog for details :)

Cassie said...

oh sandra - this is my favorite card from this week's sketch! it's gorgeous!! love the matted flowers and the ribbon corners - love that idea, gonna be using it sometime!!

can't wait to see what you've got for the Club Anya debut!! i know it will be terrific!!

Anonymous said...

I love the purple! You would never know that you don't generally work with it. And great take on the sketch as usual. See you for the hop!

Jessica Diedrich said...

This is GORGEOUS Sandra!!! Wow! I absolutely LOVE everything about it and I love your ribbon corners too! The popped up flowers are beautiful and the ltitle pearls add the perfect touch :) Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Hi this is Madelynn. Your card is SO cute. I love the flowers and the ribbon in your corners. Thank you so muhc for playing my sketch :)

Rebecca Ednie said...

I struggled to use this very piece of paper! Way to go challenging yourself on two levels! Beautiful card!

Lauri said...

How did I miss this yesterday? Oh, I know...I am blocked fromjust about everything on the internet when I am at work so I always get way behind on my surfing when I am not working from home. Love this! I teach a class every month to a few friends, and one of them loves purple! So I always try to have one card with a purple theme and this is very inspiring!

Catherine said...

This card is a TDF beauty! Love it!

By the way, I've tagged you. Stop by to see me and you'll see what to do - super simple.


*Susan* said...

Oh Sandra, this is gorgeous, I love it! You did an amazing job combining the DP and purples for a fabulous card!

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