Monday, November 2, 2009

A Stampavie Sketch Challenge -

Hello and Happy Monday from a crabby sick person!! Hubby has been sick for over a week. And I was so happy that I had not caught whatever he had - until last night... I was sitting there enjoying the baseball game cheering on the Yankee's when around the 4th inning... I started feeling it... scratchy throat - achy. I just told myself I was tired... uh no by the 7th inning I was sick! I feel like a truck has hit me and left a horrible soar throat and a runny nose - Too much too do to crawl back into bed today... I am just going to fight this off and keep moving. Gonna try anyway!

So for today I had a gorgeous sketch to work with from JayJay for the Stampavie Challenge as soon as I was emailed this sketch I loved it, it has so much going on! It all came together so well.

Now for me this sketch had a victorian feel... and that meant a Sarah Kay image! YEA! Now I started to pull out one of the new Noel images, but I had some new papers sitting on my desk that I really wanted to use, so instead I decided that Lucy and her kitty was just calling out to be inked up and put with the papers. I love this image - she and the kitty are just too cute. Plus I thought she would look cute sitting in the oval with her feet dangling out. I colored with my Copics, then cut out with my Nesties and inked the edges with dessert sand Mementos ink.
Those papers... aren't they pretty? They are Basic Grey Nook & Pantry, really cute cupcake papers is what caught my eye with this collection, but then I saw all the other pretty papers and had to have it. I got the 6x6 stack... again.. trying to be good - but now I think I should have gotten the 12x12.
I followed the sketch and cut the three bands and worked on my layers and sewed them down. For the flourished above and below the oval I pulled out my MM Slice and cut out of a matching solid in the collection. And since I had the slice out I decided to cut the sentiment out with a shadow background. All the papers just worked so well together.

The ribbon is from Martha Stewart ribbon, loved the colors when I purchased it almost a year ago on sale, but now I really do as it really goes well with these papers doesn't it? I punched my flowers with EK Success Retro flowers, with jewelry spacers and mini brads.

This was a fun sketch and I do hope you will give it go and try it out yourself. There is another prize this challenge - and seriously you want to win one of Heidi's secret prizes!! They are very special :0) Now HERE is where you can get to the Stampavie DT blog and see the sketch and the other DT cards.

Better go and get me some breakfast, so I can then get some medicine in me.
HUGS and-


Cathy said...

Awww Michelle, I hope you are feeling better soon. That yucky stuff is going around everywhere!

Your card is perfection!! Beautiful Colors and that image looks great with those papers!!

Hugs, Cathy

Lacey said...

Very beautiful card! And a great sketch, too. I love how she is sitting outside of the oval. And I love all of the fun flowers and embellishments. I hope to get to play along this week.

Shelly said...

Your card is fabulous, Michelle! I especially like the flowers & their centers today.

I hope you feel better soon. That stuff is awful.

Annie said...

Hi Michelle! so sorry to hear you have caught the bug, and I do hope it goes away soon! love your darling Sarah Kay card, those are such pretty papers in the warm pink and certainly have a 1950s vintage feel!
hugs, annie x

Danni said...

Beautiful card!!
Feel better!!

Kim said...

Oh Michelle this is so beautiful! Love it hun!!!
Hugs~ Kim
PS_ I have some special blog candy on my blog right now and am spreading the word...would love for you to take a peek! :)