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happy to doodle-weekend sketch challenge #8 July 1, 2007

Filed under: weekend sketch challenge — mjalbright @ 2:42 pm

This card  was made for a weekend sketch challenge that I participate in.   It’s from a MUST SEE blog site.  Just hop on over to Beate’s Fresh & Fun blog and be prepared to say “Wow!”. 

This is my creation.  I work only on weekends at our local downtown hospital.  So, I’m at work brainstorming my ideas for the weekend sketch challenges.  Okay, so just a little distracted when working with post open-heart patients. LOL

weekend sketch challenge #8

My base is a 5 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  Middle strip is 3″ x 5 1/2″ of Soft Sky with a 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ matting of Chocolate Chip.  The upper half-circle was created with coluzzle cutting system and small corner rounder for scalloping.   Also continued scalloped detail at base of card.  The flower and background doodling (on soft sky) is from Doodle This.  Happy stamp is from Polka Dots & Paisley

The flower was easy and quick to assemble.

flower detail

I used Whisper White and Soft Sky.  Flower stamped with Chocolate Chip.  Watercolored the white petals with Soft Sky, and used uniball signo white gel pen for Soft Sky cardstock petals.  Middle of flower is a chipboard piece from On Board Blossoms & Basics covered with Chocolate Chip cardstock and edges were sanded.  All held together & attached to card with rhinestone brad. 

The sentiment of the card is simple, but just right for the card.

happy sentiment detail

I wanted to have more than just the sentiment at the bottom.  I used another doodle stamp from Doodle This.  The flower is made with chipboard from On Board Blossoms & Basics.  They are two “+” ‘s that I covered with Whisper White and Soft Sky.  Sanded, sponged some color, dotted circles with gel pen and Chocolate Chip stampin’ write marker.  I punched a 1/4″-inch circle out of Chocolate Chip cardstock.  Flower held together with rhinestone brad and attached to card with stampin’ dimensional.  If you look closely, you can see the details to the soft sky middle strip.  Finished off with chocolate grosgrain and narrow white organdy.


7 Responses to “happy to doodle-weekend sketch challenge #8”

  1. Beate Says:

    Mary, this is sooo beautiful. I have been staring at all the details for at least a minute! Thanks so much for participating in the challenge. Hugs and smiles

  2. Lori Says:

    What a beautiful card! I love all of the details you added.

  3. Sue Says:

    Really beautiful. Wonderful coloring.

  4. Jen Says:

    I am loving that you have a blog now. I have been admiring all your artwork on SCS! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Heather P. Says:

    This is gorgeous! Love the soft colors you used. 🙂

  6. Rose Ann Says:

    This is so beautiful and I love the colors!! Wonderful job with Beate’s challenge!

  7. corie Says:

    This card is amazing!!!! I love the color combo, and all the “extras” you added.

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