Tuesday, April 6, 2010

hello ~ Embellish & Mercy's Sketch #68

I hadn't inked up this fun little set called Forest Friends since the fall, so I dusted him off and encorporated a little stamp with marker technique. I inked up the images with Sage Shadow, Sahara Sand & Pretty In Pink, then hand cut the bunny and butterfly to attach for a dimensional look. The butterfly and sentiment come from a different little set called Hello Again.

I paired up a couple of challenges that really get me thinking outside of the box...the Embellish Color Challenge with Stitching using Light Aqua, Kraft & Light Pink and Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #68.

The vertical panels behind the main nestie-cut image were stitched with the sewing machine. Before it was all said and done, it needed a little embellishing, so I added pink brads, some narrow Sage Shadow grosgrain with a Pink Pirouette button laced with Linen Thread.

Stamps: Forest Friends, Hello Again
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Kraft, Whisper White CS, To the Nines and retired DSP
Ink: Sage Shadow, Sahara Sand & Pretty in Pink
Other: Button Bouquet (retired), Sage Shadow 1/4" Grosgrain, Linen Thread, Circle/Scallop Circle Nestibilities
Techniques: Stamp with Marker, Sewing


E.T said...

wow! this is a gorgeous card! i absolutely love it!

Julie said...

Gorgeous! I swear I wanna be like you when I grow up!! :)

LeAnne said...

So cute---I love this sketch!

Marisa said...

Just love the stitching on this card, Stacey and you have used the sketch fabulously. Great card :D

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your card is really cute!!

Annika said...

Loving the colours and papers and I'm a major sucker for twine. Beautiful card!

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Beautiful card! Love it! TFS!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Wonderful card! Thank you for participating in the Embellish Color Challenge!

Rochelle said...

I love this Stacey! All the details are great! Congrats on being an iPICK on Nancy's blog!!