In Stamping Mode

Friday, February 12, 2010

TE Sketch Challenge 100!!!


Good morning everyone!!! It's Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge day again and we're celebrating a special one BIG today!!! It's the 100th sketch and you ARE going to want to participate in this one FOR SURE!!! What's in it for you?? Well, ONE (1) random person who helps us spread the word by putting the blinkie on their blog (that you can get on Taylor's blog HERE) will win a $25 gift certificate to the TE Store! Want another chance to win? Well let me tell you how! Taylor is giving away FIVE (5) $25 gift certificates to the store to the TOP 5 creations using Sketch 100...judged by the TESC Crew. :) You may enter as many times as you want, just make sure each creation is linked separately in Mr. Linky.

Ready to get started?? Here's your sketch!


And here is my take on it!



I actually made this card as a sympathy card for my friend Shannan. She has had a devastating loss and I think about her every day.

My color inspiration came from Melissa's blog...I just love visiting her blog for inspiration...I could spend many many minutes...ok, hours, adoring all her creations. I used the Discover Your Wings set from Taylored Expressions on this one....such a gorgeous set....and for such a great cause...I just love that. I stamped the large floral image in Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink and then distressed the edges with the same. I also used Very Vintage Labels No. 1 stamps from Waltzingmouse. My butterfly was stamped with retired Cool Caribbean ink (bring that color back pleasekthanks) and then aged it with my distress ink again. Ooooh, I used some fun Picket Fence crackle paint (another Tim Holtz product) on my chipboard and just LOVE the look of that...you gotta click on the picture to see it better! My doily was spritzed with Treasured Hymn Spritz and I also added a bit of dazzling diamonds on the centers of my flowers and called it done. My sentiment is inside the card.

Ready for more awesome inspiration before you tackle your sketch-inspired project??? Here goes!

Friday Friend Beate on the SASI blog
Good luck!! I can't wait to see your creation! :)

In Stamping Mode Supplies
Stamps: Discover Your Wings Taylored Expressions, Very Vintage Labels No. 1 Waltzingmouse
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink, Tea Dye Distress Ink, Pink Pirouette, Cool Caribbean, Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Paper Doily Wilton, buttons, Chipboard SU!, White embossing powder, Treasured Hymn Spritz, Twill tape, Dazzling Diamonds, pearls and rhinestones
, craft flowers

16 comments:

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Look at all that vintage yumminess! I love all the little extras you've added to your card...I don't know how you do it!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Gorgeous!! LOVE the soft muted colors!! And the shapes and framing with the flower are so creative and fantastically beautiful!! LOVE this card Melissa!!

Sherrie said...

Oooh, I have to find myself some of those doilies! This is so pretty and vintage...LOVE IT!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card! I love the vintage look, that flower image in the background... the buttons... everything! TFS!

Jami said...

I love the creamy soft vintage feel of this card - especially the way you stamped that large image in the background!

Lynn Mercurio said...

How very beautiful this is Melissa. So soft and feminine....a real beauty!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

How beautifully elegant, Melissa! Love it!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

What a beautiful vintage card, Melissa! I love that you used a Waltzingmouse stamp. And I love the way you used the label frame (or whatever you call those)... totally inspired!

Donna said...

Gorgeous, Melissa! That 'friend' is a nut for acting that way. She appears to be the one who needs your prayers...the Bible says for us to pray for our enemies, it's hard though! I can't imagine anyone having a problem with you!

Gingerbread Gal said...

Beautiful Melissa! I always love all the details you put into your cards. The embellishments are so pretty. Just love this card!
:) Rachel

Mary J said...

I love browsing your blog and what a luscious card!

~amy~ said...

gorgeous melissa!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so pretty! love the soft colors!

Heather said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and vintage feel. :D

Amber said...

Hey princess! You asked where I get my Melissa Frances paper, I get it from Heartwarming Vintage! Check it out, the one I have been using is the "Clasic" pad: http://www.shopatron.com/products/category/Paper+Pad/555.0.1.1.23075.22766.0.0.0
Happy shopping!;)

Lisa said...

Hi Melissa,
I am writing to tell you how much I LOVE your card!! It's my favorite style with the soft colors and vintage feel! I too love to look at Melissa Phillip's blog and her style is also my all time favorite! I recently started my own blog http://ohsocutebylisa.blogspot.com/ I've been so inspired by all of this card making talent and I am having so much fun! I was wondering how you get your name at the bottom of all of the pictures? I see this on a lot of the blogs. Still learning the ins and outs!
Thanks, Lisa

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