Sunday, August 3, 2008

Another Sketch Challenge

This is what I came up with for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #27. Ah yes, I realize there is no cupcake on this card. For me, it was all about the fun sketch and the opportunity to use one of my favorite stamp sets and some fun Basic Grey paper. I don't think there's anything here that requires explanation. What the camera doesn't reveal is that the flowers are dimensional with foam mounting tape between the bottom and second layers.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Chocolate cardstock; Basic Grey "Infuse" 6x6-inch paper pad; Cranberry, Blush, Olive, and Chocolate ink pads; Verve Stamps Petals & Stems and CTMH Happy Birthday stamp sets; Chocolate grosgrain ribbon; Chocolate mini brads; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilites Classic Circle set; 3M foam mounting tape.

That's the last of the stamping for me this weekend. After I finish a couple of things that I need to do to prepare myself for the workweek, I'm going to park my butt on my futon and watch the finale of Design Star on HGTV. After last week, I don't really care who wins. They are both good. I suppose I'll have to tune in to the finale of Nashville Stars tomorrow evening, too. While that isn't a competition I would normally watch, I had a personal interest in this one. Ashlee Hewitt , who was eliminated on July 21, is from a small town about 60 miles north of here. She's one of 13 children, a mix of natural and adopted kids. Six years ago, when I was at the newspaper, I wrote a Mother's Day story about her family. The interview meant spending the afternoon with them. She and her older sister were performing together at that time, doing local stuff, county fairs, etc. Her personality back then was just like it was on TV - outgoing and yet, sweet and unpretentious. It's been fun watching her. With Ashlee out of the competition, however, I want Melissa to win. I'm a big fan of her big voice! So much for my television habits . . . I hope you have a good week. Thanks for stopping by!


Catherine said...

your card is stunning and yes, i was sad when Ashlee was voted off but all 3 remaining are really good, but hoping either Shawn or Melissa to win =)

Julee from Verve said...

Oh this is so pretty! I love the colors!