Thursday, April 24, 2008

SCS Sketch 173

I don't often participate in the challenges over at SCS, but hope to do more in the future. When I saw this week's sketch challenge, I thought of using my Essence of Love almost immediately. I dusted off my brayer, and used my Pumpkin Patch Spectrum pad for the center piece. The image is stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black. I sponged the edges of the Olive and Pumpkin layers to add more depth. The butterfly was blinged out with my Tombo Glue and Dazzling Diamonds, and mounted with Stampin' Dimensionals. The sentiment is from Holidays & Wishes, and the ribbon is retired Olive organdy ribbon.

Thanks for visiting!!

Stamps: Essence of Love, Holidays & Wishes
Card Stock: Basic Black, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Patch Spectrum pad, VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: Brayer, Olive Organdy ribbon (retired SU), Dazzling Diamonds, Tombo Mono Multi glue, Stampin' Dimensions, and Sponges



33 comments:

Libby Hickson said...

This is so beautiful Rose Ann!

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous!!! Love your choice of colors!

Wendy said...

Soooooooooo beautiful!!! I love it!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Rose Ann, this is simply gorgeous! Wow! I love the background you created. Thanks for inspiring me to bring out a spectrum pad and brayer!! Must do that soon! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

dawn griffith said...

Holy bat girl this is sooo stunning girlie .. love everything about it
xox
Dawn Griffith

Bethany Paull said...

Oh wow Roseann! That is outstanding. And to think I was planning on sending my spectrum pads on their merry way.

Lauren said...

Ohmiwerd! This is fabulous. The coloring is breath-taking. I really don't think I could create something this wonderful.

Flossie's Follies said...

WOW, this is fantastic, love your coloring and shading, beautiful.

mathstamp said...

Wow! I don't usually have time to comment, but this is absolutely beautiful. I love it.

Tara Macfarlane said...

OMG! What a stunner!

Deb said...

just stunning, love the beautiful background and silhouettes!

Alli Miles said...

Did you hear me fall over??? This is a gorgeous card

beate said...

Rose Ann, this is soooo beautiful! I love it. Love the colors, love your background. Perfect.
Hugs and smiles

Alexandra said...

Holy moly girl, this card is STUNNING!!! I love the colors and that background ROCKS!! Just gorgeous, girl!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Donna said...

ooooh - this is just breathtaking! I haven't used my pumpkin spectrum pad in years, I think!! I love it

broni (waterchild12) said...

Om my goodness, Rose Ann! This is just extraordinarily beautiful!!!

dpkennedy said...

Oh Rose Ann this is gorgeous! Love the colors...so vibrant yet soft! Great layout!

Susan (rainy) said...

GORGEOUS card, Rose Anne!!

chelemom said...

WOW!!! This turned out beautiful!!! I just played along with the sketch today too!

Diane said...

Stunning!!!!!!!!

angie said...

Wow, stunning card!!

Nancy Riley said...

Rose Ann, this is simply gorgeous! Just perfect in every way!!!!!!

Janine said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Velta said...

Awesome colors...I love this technique and soon I wanna try it out. This is just beautiful...When I first opened it my head kinda went back like "WOW."

Lauren (mytime) said...

Now that is just truly stunning!!! Love it. The butterfly is just perfect

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

Stunning

shel9999 said...

Oh wow! This is amazing! I love the background colors!

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

So rich and divine!! Love the depth of colors .. and the black images create a totally stunning look!

Laura Roth said...

Wow Rose Ann! This has got to be one of my favs of yours!!!!!

Allison said...

This is amazing...love it (gotta go pull out that set!).

Deborah said...

Stunning card Rose Ann! Hugs, Deb

Leslie Miller said...

This is a beautiful layout for this stamp! I love your choice of sentiments for it, too. The sunset colors are gorgeous!

Jeanna said...

I really do love it RoseAnn. Thank you so much.