TSG52: Sketch By Mercy

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Good Morning!

As promised, I'm back with a card today! This was a card I started on Sunday afternoon and finished late last night. I think my mojo got swept out with the tide while we were in Maine because normally it does not take that long for me to finish a card! And while I'm not completely happy with it, I think I salvaged it enough to show you today....I hope! lol

This week's There She Goes Challenge is a sketch by the Queen-of-all-Sketches-Trendsetter, Mercy Kerin. You can check out the sketch on the TSG blog if you'd like to play along.

I wanted to create a very summery feel to this card so I chose papers from Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl collection and one of the beautiful images from designer, Chris Dark's, second floral set for TSG, called What's Up Buttercup? And instead of a square card, like in Mercy's sketch, I reduced the portions to a standard A2 size. Because I like to matt every layer, I came a little undone with the deckled oval - how do you matt that shape?! I can snip around just about every other nestie, but this one had me stumped! So I ended up matting it onto a plain oval nestie shape, then a scalloped oval shape again. I didn't know what else to do! I'd love to hear, or see, what you do to matt this shape!

So if this sketch seems like something you'd like to play with, then leave a link to it in the Mr. Linky at the bottom of the TSG post for this challenge and next week, Jess will randomly select a winner who'll receive a $5 gift certificate to the TSG store!

By the way, did you like the new release blog hops last week?? Did ya see any cards you'd love to keep for your own?? Well, leave a comment at the bottom of the WIR post and you could be selected to choose your very own card from one of the design team! There's over 35 cards to chose from!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: There She Goes 'What's Up Buttercup?'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Old Olive, Crushed Curry, More Mustard, Certain Celery
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - Cosmo Cricket's 'Material Girl Collection'
Access: Ribbon, Spellbinders Tags Deckled Edge Oval Classic, Classic Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestibilties, Martha Stewart Edge and Tag Punch, EK Success Corner Punch, Sponges, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Pearl, Dimensionals


Unknown said...

sandra...this is GORGEOUS!beautiful colors, papers, and ribbon! love the way you layered the nesties, and those borders are wonderful! great job with my sketch!

Anonymous said...

Oh I love this! It's so summery and the layout is awesome. I love this stamp set and you set it off perfectly!

Judy McMullen said...

Sandra, I don't know why you're not happy with this...it's beautiful! The matting of your decled oval is perfect! Love it all!!!

Tasha said...

Wow this is gorgeous Sandra! The papers are so fab and i love the colours you have used. Such a beautiful stamp too
love tasha x

Danni said...

What a gorgeous card!!

Bethany Paull said...

Oh, I just love this bit of gorgeousness.

Cassie said...

this is ever so lovely!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely stunning!!

Gerri K said...

Sandra, this card is beautiful!! I LOVE the colors. I think the way you matted the oval was perfect!

Lou Sims said...

Adore your card and love the strong colours you have used - FAB!


kadie said...


Theresa said...

Sandra, I know that we always seem to be so critical of our own work, but this card is simply amazing. You are amazing!! I wish I had your talent.

When my mojo goes, I always come to your blog and get inspiration.

Thanks for always sharing.

Hugs, Theresa

kadie said...

Stunning. Gorgeous color combo and paper choices!

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