Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Today's card is today's SCS Sketch Challenge(SC250) and yesterday's SCS Color Challenge(CC240)! Thanks so much Roxie and Emily. For the color challenge we are to use chocolate chip, bermuda bay, and appricot appeal.

For my card, I am using of
ODBD new October Releases called With Heartfelt Sympathy. I love this cattail image and I think it is a great image to make manly cards for all kinds of occasions. While I thought these colors would make a great man, card, I think my addition of two rows of sheer ribbon and bow detailing may have girled it up a bit. Hey...I never know where a card will end up when I start making it.

I vintage my card up quite a bit. For what use to look like appricot appeal panel, I sponged the edges with some ranger vintage photo ink. I balled it up, opened it flat and sponged again across the top to highlight the creases a bit. I used a sewing machine to pierce the edges. I used a permanent marker for the faux stitching.


I sponged the bermuda bay with Adirondack pool which is a very close match to this color. I also added a bit of vintage photo ink to dirty it up a bit.

I colored the little trio of cattails with copics and highlighted with a white gel pen. I lightly sponged these ivory panels with Ranger antique linen and vintage photo.

I finished my card with brown sheer polka dot ribbon using the mini bowdabra. I added a button with gold cording and a gold pearl to the top. I have issues with button holes so I try to cover those up.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!!! Your comments are always greatly appreciated!!!

Stamps
ODBD With Heartfelt Sympathy
Paper
PTI dark chocolate, SU bermuda Bay, Ivory, bermuda bay dsp, apricot appeal, appricot appeal dp
Ink
Ranger Walnut Stain, antique linen, vintage photo
Accessories
small and large square punches, Nestabilities squares, sheer polka dot ribbon, gold cording, foam tape, glue dots, PTI aqua mist buttons, gold pearls, sewing machine for piercing, permanent brown sharpie for faux stitching, sponges, copics, white gel pen, min bowdabra



25 comments:

  1. Wow hun this is really beautiful. Love the design and the colours, your ribbons always looks so pretty
    hugs Mandy xx

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  2. Hi Betty! This is just stunning. The multiple layered bows, the layers, the sewing, gorgeous images everything is perfect!!

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  3. This is just stunning, Betty!! Love the sponging, and the wonderful colors....WOW!!!

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  4. Betty this is gorgeous!!! The colors really draw me in and your sketch is perfect for this image! Love the vintage feel! Your embellishments are just perfect! Love the button!

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  5. You really worked those colors into this fantastic card! Wow, all the details are amazing!!!

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  6. Betty this is over the top GORGEOUS!!

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  7. Betty what a beautiful card ! The colours and the ribbon are gorgeous. Sue x

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  8. Another beautiful card, Betty ! I love this color combo and those luscious bows !

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  9. Wowzers...this is just stunning! Love how you combined the challenges...you really rocked the colour challenge.

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  10. Wowsers girl!! This is GORGEOUS!! Love what you've done with these colors and sketch!! The distressing is fabulous! And I LOVE your sewing too!! WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! So warm!! A fabulous sympathy card!

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  11. Very pretty Betty. I like how you combined these colors together and the polkadotted ribbon.

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  12. Fabulous sketch card, Betty!! Love the cattails and the colours you used.

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  13. Betty - OMG - you really blew my mind with your card over on SCS...just had to stop by and tell you it's one FANTASTIC CARD AND YOU TOTALLY ROCKED THE SKETCH - WAHOOOOOO!!!! Hugs ~S~

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  14. Oh Betty, this is a beauty again! I love the colors you combined and you used the sketch to perfection - especially with the gorgeous embellishing!

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  15. Very pretty! I love the shading and the stitching!

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  16. I would have never thought I would like a card with both Apricot Appeal and Bermuda Bay (NOT 2 of my favorite colors!!) but this is Fabulous!! I love everything about it (and the colors were what first had me going WOW!) :-)Traci

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  17. I love this gorgeous version of today's sketch!! Such beauty and depth!! Your beautiful work is always an inspiration to me, Betty!

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  18. What a stunning card, Betty. I love the ribbons.

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  19. Wow!! Love it all Betty! The colors, the sewing!! Beautiful

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  20. WOWZA Betty, it's GORGEOUS girl! Once again, you amaze me with your creative talent! I didn't get a chance to do either of those challenges yet (I planned to combine them as well), and yours is such an inspiration, I'd like to get busy on it now!

    Perfect choice on that image...and nice touch with your stitching and those yummy ribbons too!

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  21. Very vintage-ey! Love the little pearls, the ribbon and all the pretty details!

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  22. Ohhhhhhhhhhh such gorgeous colors! Love the sponging, the foofy ribbons/bows, and those awesome cattails. They remind me of my grandmother who just passed away a few months ago. :-)

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  23. Very beautiful Betty, love the fresh color combo

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