Wednesday, March 12, 2008

SC165 - Sketch Challenge! Tea, Cocoa 'n Afternoon Flutterbies...

Wow, this sketch challenge was most definitely a challenge!  Scamperin' scallops!  This one cements that I really need to get some Nestibilities and the Cuttlebug scallop dies!  I can hear my checkbook whimpering in the background, can you??SC167   Anyhoo...  I stamplifted the measurements from the sample sketch artist, but I think I would knock off 1/4" off the width of the panels since I added (of COURSE!) the wide grosgrain.  Here's how one improvises whilst awaiting the man in brown... I wanted the background to be Chocolate Chip and to emboss the floral background on it, but alas, guess which color I am completely out of.  Natch.  So, I "dirtied up" a slice o' Close to Cocoa (direct-to-paper technique for those Bethspeak challenged!) and the texture it provided seemed like it would work.  ***I think I will create a link with my Bethspeak goofisms.  Goofisms will be on said list***    Once again, I digress...  I really wish that scallop circle was larger.   I liked the shadowy look of the Afternoon Tea DSP, so I shaded and dirtied up everything!    Ugh - that circle is really buggin' me now...   I used Essence of Love from the Occasions Mini, with the flutterby masked into the greenery.  Flashback (or flashforward?  For you non-Losties, that is the question rampant throughout this season.  But I cannot believe there are ANY non-Losties out there...) a few catties... remember all that gor-geous copper vellum and paper we used to carry?  **sigh  I stockpiled it, and now I'm afraid to "waste" it.  What a doofus, eh?  I did allow myself to use the copper brads currently available in the antiques assortment, and some copper cord to gussy up the already amazingly awesome wide chocolate grosgrain.   Oh, yeah, the scalloping along the bottom was an afterthought, and I couldn't cram the corner rounder up over my abundant dimensionals to do it properly...  I dug around and found those Paper Shaper scissors.  Now, I am sure there are clever crafters out there that can cut a straight line with those things - I ain't one of 'em!  Holy headache.  I need to pitch those bad boys.  ugh...    I think that about covers it.  Did you take the challenge?

3 comments:

Stampvamp said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I like the Nestabilities...they work with my Cuttlebug too.

Beckie said...

Hi Beth, I am a new sister, just stopping by to say hi!!

Inkey Pingers said...

Hey there, thanks for the great comment. This is a fab card that you made! I love it. I notice that I kinda do the same thing just a little different rendition so I am gonna try out some sketches next time!

Thanks again,
Kim