Thursday, September 1, 2011

September Sketch

Hello Hello!

So after my extremely busy July my Mojo fled for August :( Hopefully it's back now for a long stay!

I can't believe summer is nearly over, but to be honest I'll be happy to leave all these crazy thunderstorms behind.
Today I am playing along with Lily Pad Cards Greeting Farm Sketch challenge. I don't own any Greeting Farm stamps but they are super cute and would love to add them to my collection!!

Here is the sketch
and my card

I started by die cutting my oval and it's border (Cricut, George and Basic Shapes). I stamped the Poppy (Hero Arts, Delicate Blossoms) on the smaller oval. I stamped it again on another piece of white to color. I used scattered straw, worn lipstick, and spiced marmalade with my H20 pen. Once they dried I fussy cut them out. I colored the leaves and stems with a olive colored sharpie. Before I glued the flowers to my oval I added some antique linen around the edges.

For the back ground I stamped the Large Fabric Design (Hero Arts) in Versamark then heat set with white embossing powder. I randomly rubbed on the same distress inks I used to color the flowers. When doing this resist make sure you use a baby wipe to buff your embossed areas, this make sure they are really white. I rounded the top left and bottom right corners of my background panel and the white card base. I adhered all the elements flat.

To finish I added two hemp bows and stardust stickles to the flower petal edges. The sentiment (Hero Arts, All Occasion Messages) is stamped in jet black archival ink (Ranger)

Thanks for hanging in there with me the last few months. I am so grateful you all stop by to see me :) Hopefully we'll be seeing more of each other soon!!


  1. Very pretty take on the challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at Lily Pad Cards!

  2. Gorgeous card, Kelly! Congrats on your win at Lily Pad!!