Friday, March 26, 2010

Bloggers Challenge 144 -- March sketch

This week's Bloggers Challenge was a sketch challenge. First I must say that my scan has a slight blur to it because the dimension on the card didn't scan as well on a flatbed scanner. The flower is popped and layered, the flower center is a brad, and the bee is a wooden embellishment. That said, I'll describe in a little more detail how the card was made. The background is a sheet of Shimmer Sheetz (an acid free mylar sheet which I don't think is made anymore) which was dry embossed with a cuttlebug folder. It has a great shimmer which is enhanced by the embossing.  The flower stamp is from Heartfelt Creations. This flower matches the blossom nestabilities from Spellbinder. I used the second to largest for the flower. I stamped the largest flower and cut away the rounded petals leaving the pointy section. I outlined and color enhanced the flower petals with milled lavender distress stickles. The center is a large brad which I covered with Versamark and embossed it with PK Glitz embossing glitter. The resulting card is very glimmery and dimensional.

21 comments:

Selene Kempton said...

Oh I love that big medallion Barbara! Excellent use of the sketch.

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the green Shimmerz Sheet, wonderful use of this weeks sketch.

Chrissy D said...

This is gorgeous!!! Love that paper and your medallion!

MJ said...

Ohh, very pretty, love the bee!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- I love the Shimmerz sheet with the embossed image- and the flower you made- love the bee accent too.

Ida P. Krause said...

Very nice card. Love the background (what CB folder is that?) and the flower is very pretty.

Tami Black said...

Love everything about this background -- the color, the texture and how you used the medallion. Great card!

Nikki Bond said...

Sooooo pretty...LOVE the BG..and your flower is so elegant! {SMILES}

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very pretty Barbara! What a wonderful blossom! :D

Basement Stamper said...

tranquility it is! I love the addition of the little bee.

GCgirl said...

This is so pretty...the glitz on the flower is especially nice ;-).

Claudia said...

that flower is beautiful!!!

Connie Babbert said...

Very pretty...love the pretty glitz on here!

Lisa said...

Lots of bling! Love the medallion.

Lisa Bohler said...

I like how you used the sparkle to really highlight your little bee!

Margaret Raburn said...

Very pretty interpretation of the sketch! Love your colors and that darling bee!

Patti Chesky said...

Love the medallion as your focal point!!! Great interpretation of the sketch.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

As always, beautiful card!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Great card!!

Robin Merriman said...

Very pretty - love that background!

Rachel Hope said...

So fun!!!