Tuesday, June 9, 2009

SC232 - Simple Elegance



Nope, I'm not dead! Did yah miss me? lol

I have been working like a mad woman recently and I have been noticing that all my days go by like a blur! Bill has had the last 4 days off so I took the opportunity to cram in as many Dirty Dozen projects as I could in that time frame, babysat for my cousin, prepped for and taught a card class. I have gotten alot done so far, but I still have so much to do before we leave for a week's worth of camping where there is *gasp* little to no Internet access...oh the horrors! *grin*

So as I was coming up for a breath of fresh air to do something non design team affiliated, Bill noticed what I was doing and just shook his head. On his way out of my craft room he muttered to himself that I am a glutton for punishment! - Must be a man...he just doesn't get it does he? lol




Well enough about that...at least you know that I haven't dropped off the face of the earth and that the abandonment was just temporary :) Today is the Sketch Challenge (SC232) over at SCS. As you can probably tell already, I flipped the sketch around so that I could have a top fold, A2 sized card. I needed to make something fairly simple, but I didn't want it to look simple. I chose a Magenta Wheel that I unmounted and cut into sections to stamp out my image. It was the perfect size with only a small amount of watercolouring. The image fit really well with my Cuttlebug Dies that I used for the square pieces.

I then added some really rich and elegant ribbon from Clear Dollar Stamps and a little half pearl embellishment to finish it off :) Ok, now that I have had a break, I'm headed back down to my craft room...If I don't resurface by the morning...send chocolate and a whole lotta coffee!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Gina K, Basic Black, 7 Gypsies DP, Basic Grey DP, Watercolour
Ink: Versafine Onxy Black, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug and Dies, Ribbon, Sponges, Dimensionals, Half Pearl, Tombow Markers, Aqua Painter



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15 comments:

cherscrap23 said...

GORGEOUS! Your cards are so amazing and inspiring! tfs!

Barb Hardeman said...

Kim this card is exquisite. I haven't seen those Nestie dies before and what a perfect addition they make to your card. Beautiful take on today's sketch.

clory said...

Beautiful beautiful card! I love it, and Thanks for coming back,againnnnnnnn......I'm your follower and I'm glad you are back, please don't dessapear for a long time, I can't send chocolates via e-mail!, but........hugs, CLORY.

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous card, Kim, the colors are so vibrant and intense!

True :) said...

Another jaw dropper Kim! So elegant! Love the colors! Very rich looking!
You ROCK!

Anonymous said...

So Beautiful card #4611

Elaine said...

Kim, this is stunning. Gorgeous and so very elegant. I love it.

Louise Forsyth said...

This is just beautiful, I love your cards and how you darken the edges of each layer. It makes them look so finished.

Gloria Dojlido said...

Wow...this is just breathtaking. What a beautiful job.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful colors and love how you used the dies for the corners!

Wendy said...

Love the card Kim, beautiful colors. Hop on over to my blog, I have an award for you!!

Diane said...

Kim, this is just gorgeous as are all your creations. I love coming here to see them all and be inspired.

Just wanted you to know that one of your creations is being featured now on Women to Women: Sharing Jesus. Love that Charlie Praying card. You showcased him beautifully! Hope you get some new visitors with our link to you here!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous, the colors are rich and vibrant the dp is fabulous.

Laurie tx stamper said...

Oh, I'm loving this one! Just so warm and inviting!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Another fabulous creation Kim.

:-)