SFYTT: Dance Like No One Is Watching

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A happy Saturday morning to you!

What funny weather we've been having lately here in New Hampshire! It rained all day yesterday and today it's supposed to be very humid and in the high 80's! The heat, I can handle. It's the humidity that I can't stand! But I'm not complaining....this is better than snow! ;)

Being that it's Satuday, I have another Sketch For You To Try card to show you! I have had so much fun playing with these sketches this past month! And I'm SO SAD that it all ends next week. :( Jen's sketches are so awesome and by far, my favorite sketch challenge to look forward to each week!

My mojo had gone completely AWOL last weekend and into the early part of this week, so when I finally got around to sitting down at my desk to start work on this card, I was more than a little nervous about it! (I freaked out and prayed to the Mojo Gods! haha) But when I started picking out the stamps, papers and ribbon, everything just fell into place so easily! PHEW!

I knew right away I wanted to use a quote for the main panel and my favorite one at the moment is this one from the mini Dance set from There She Goes. It's reminds me of that song by Lee Ann Womack - I cry like a baby EVERY time I hear it! Seriously! The Man even laughs at me when it comes on the radio now because he knows the water works are going to start! lol

Anywho! Getting back to the card...I stamped the qoute on some Very Vanilla cardstock with Timber Brown StazOn then heat set it with some Versamark ink and clear embossing powder (to do this I ink the stamp up with Versamark first, then the StazOn, then stamp it out and cover with the powder). Then I cut it out with the oval nestie and while the nestie is still in place, I sponged some Antique Linen and Tea Dye around the edges to soften it up a bit. Then I matted it with some more Very Vanilla and a scalloped layer of Bazzil cardstock. Each of the base panels were sponged with Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Ink and machine stitched. The flowers were stamped and colored with SU reinkers, then cut out, layered and I popped an adhesive pearl in the center to finish it off. Last, but not least, I added the ribbon strip and the bow (made with a bow-easy template). I snagged that ribbon last Christmas when Michaels had all their holiday ribbon out. It's a great time to find some elegant ribbons for your stash!

I'm officially IN LOVE with the So Sophie collection from My Minds Eye! It's so rich and elegant and perfect for beautiful cards! I bought mine as a 6x6 sample pack from Claudia @ DieCutsRUs. (Love her sample packs!)

Need more inspiration?? Then pop over to the rest of the SFYTT crew to see what they created with this sketch!

Jen del Muro
Susan Liles
Amy Rohl
Amy Sheffer
{Taking a break this week.}
Megan Lock
{Taking care of new baby Emma Grace born on the 20th!}
Amber Hight
Sony Christoph
Jodi Collins
Jenn Diercks
Kelly Lunceford
Carole Burrage

Well, I'm off to the pool this morning since it's going to be a scorcer today. Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a good one!

Stamps: There She Goes 'Dance'
Inks: StazOn 'Timber Brown', Versamark, Pale Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo'
Papers: Very Vanilla, Bazzil Basics, PP - My Mind's Eye 'So Sophie - Graceful Collection'
Access: Ribbon, Kaisercrafts Adhesive Pearls - Pearl, Spellbinders Large Oval, Scalloped Oval and Labels One Nestibilities, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals


♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

OMG SAndra this is stunning!! I just adore the dp and the distressing, beautiful work.
Kristy xx

Gabriela said...

Sandra, your card is so elegant. I adore the black matting and gentle burnishing. You've given it such warmth. Wow!

Jane Wetzel said...

hi there Sandra...HOLY COW...HAD to drop by and tell you this is STUNNING!!! WOWZERS...I am in love with this!!!

Cassie_lu said...

this is one stunning card and so rich looking

Jenn Diercks said...

This is so pretty. I love the rich vintage feel of the colors. It's a fantastic card.

Jessica Diedrich said...

WOW WOW WOW Sandra this is STUNNING!

Tasha said...

Wow this is so stunning. Really beautiful Sandra
love tasha xx

Judy McMullen said...

Awesome card, Sandra! I just love how beautifully you put everything together. Your comment of how the dance sentiment reminds you of Lee Womack's song "I Hope You Dance" and how that brings tears to your eyes really touched me because I feel the same way when I hear that song. It reminds me of my much loved late father who loved to dance and we played this song at his memorial service. TFS! Hugs to you, my friend!!

Unknown said...

sandra...this is absolutely amazing! gorgeous color combo, coloring, and papers...beautifully done!

Amber Hight said...

STUNNING card Sandra! LOVE those purples together, what a fabulous card! We are going to MISS you!!!

Janie Printz said...

I love it when I see a card that makes me go WOW !!! & that's just what this one does ... It's beautiful in every way from your coloring to the sentiment to the DP ... Just absolutely love it !!!
Big Hugs, Janie

Jessie/knightrone said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!!

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