Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Poppy for the Papertake Weekly Challenge

I got a chance to participate in this week's Papertake Weekly Challenge that is sponsored by My Creative Classroom. The challenge this week was a sketch and I have to admit, that a sketch challenge is my favourite kind of challenge :)

I finally got a chance to step foot into my craft room after being away camping for most of the month of August. It felt a little strange to pick up my card making supplies and being creative! But I quickly got over the foreign feeling and pulled out this gorgeous set from Flourishes that I have been itching to get inky for quite some time! lol

I stamped the poppy three different times and watercoloured various pieces of it with my aqua pen and Tombow markers and then paper toled it to be 3Dimensional. I then placed the poppy onto my sponged background and then added the little frame that I made with my Nestabilities. I paired up the poppy with my Martha Stewart twig punch to created the fun leaves and added a sentiment from on of my sets from a rather large direct sales stamp company.

The Gina K ivory card stock was run through my cuttlebug and then sponged and distressed to warm up the paper to blend it with the tones of the designer papers. I rounded all the corners with my Chomper Tool and stitched most of the edges with coordinating threads.

I had a great time with this sketch and don't forget to play along this week as the girls from MCC are donating a $25 gift certificate for this week's prize and it can be towards the class of your choosing :)

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Flourishes - Poppy Patch, Serene Spring
Paper: Gina K Ivory, Dk Brown, Basic Grey DP, Watercolour, 7 Gypsies DP
Ink: Lt Brown, Dk Brown, Mustard, Dk Green
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Embossing Folders, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Brads, Sponges, Pop Dots, Distressing Tool, Corner Rounder, Aqua Pen, Tombow Markers, Martha Stewart Punch, Scallop Edge Punch

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Gloria said...

Stunning. I love how rich the colours look...beautiful work.

ChristineCreations said...

A stunner for sure Kim! WOWZA...your rich colors on the poppy are just dazzling!

Shantaie said...

Your take on the sketch is nothing less than breath taking!

vdutchr said...

Kim - I LOVE the richness of your cards! Just beautiful! TFS

colleen said...


Love your take on the sketch.

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful, beautiful work.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim,
What a beautiful card! I was peeking at your class at MCC and was just wondering if SU markers were equivalent to the Tombow? I have been water colouring with them already myself, but would love to learn your tips! I just can't afford to buy another marker set! So I believe they are the same (water based) just wasn't sure if they were equivalent in style/abilities as well!
Thanks Kim!
Diane Cooper

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

Beautiful as always, Kim! Your cards are always so full of detail! Keep 'em coming!

southernscraps said...

Beautiful card!

Dianne said...

Gorgeous !! Kim this is beautiful. It is amazing how you bring things to life.

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely amazing!!! Your coloring is beyond inspiring! =)