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Saturday, July 26, 2008

A {Simple Monochromatic} Sketch For You To Try

Hi everybody! Here we are…Saturday again! Wow, this week sure went by fast! I was a busy girl, craft-wise—Featured Stamper last Sunday, Verve Diva of the Week (it's not too late to play!), Julee’s birthday festivities (all Verve Stamps are 10% off!), mine and Jen’s GLUE project challenge, and the Dare to Get Dirty ’08 challenges going on all week! WHOA!! WAIT a minute! I forgot to play in the Dare to Get Dirty!! AAAACCKK!! So last night, when I was working on this card for this week’s edition of Jen’s Sketch For You To Try, I decided to take a quick peek at the challenges and see if I could combine at least one of them with Jen’s sketch. So I chose to get away from “cutesy” (don’t worry, it will be back), and go for Sharon’s Stamp Simply Challenge and Lauren’s Monochromatic Challenge. So three in one, baby! What do you think? I did break out the embossing powder on this, versamarking and embossing the swirly and butterflies, and as I do like it, I WILL be making a trip to Michael’s today for some different iridescent powder that’s not so rainbow-ey (I think mine’s called Kaleidoscope, but I want it to be a little more glittery and not so much colored). What do ya’ll have? Again, I cottonballed (Susan’s “special” sponging method) most of the edges, and distressed the main panel. Other than the fact that it’s mostly pink, even my husband, Eric, looked at this card again this morning and said he really liked this one. I tried to give it to him and told him I had “kind thoughts” for him, but he wouldn’t take it. You see, I have to be nice to him today, since he is making good on his Mother’s Day present he got me tomorrow night (Sunday). We are off to see Cheap Trick, Heart and Journey (now say it in your best “rocker” voice and hold up the rocker’s devil horns with your fingers and you can “almost” be there with me! Can you tell I'm a child of the 80's?). Wish us luck that we are able to avoid any sort of mosh pit or that my hair doesn’t catch on fire by someone’s lighter they are swaying with to the music.

Oh, and a little added bonus about today’s sketch: it’s being featured on The Sisterhood of Scrap blog, so be sure and check it out along with my other groupies—Carole, Amy S., and Amy R.. It's also Jessie's last week with us as Guest Designer, so be sure and tell her to "rock on". (Shannan may not get to play today, so just think of a Journey song, and it will be “almost” like reading a fun title to one of her blog posts.)

TIP: Like Lauren said in the challenge post over on SCS, a monochromatic color scheme is a fail-proof color combo when you’re at a loss to come up with one.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Kind Thoughts (SU!)
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Bravo Burgundy (SU!)
Ink: Baroque Burgundy, Purely Pomegranate (SU!), Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Prima Flowers, Michael’s Baubles, Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon, Heidi Swapp Edge Distressing Tool, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Cottonballs


  1. I think a mosh pit is the least of your worries...just don't take the brown acid...maaaan!

  2. LOL!!! You are hysterical...hope you have fun at your concer...your card is gorgeous!!

  3. This card is so beautiful! I added your blog to my favs! Your creations are just wonderful!

  4. jen del muro ( 26, 2008 at 12:38:00 PM CDT

    jooooooooouuuurney dude!! :)
    love love love the card!

  5. What a beauty, Susan!! Love all the texture and dimension! Have a great weekend!

  6. Gosh, I am really loving this sketch and your take on it is just wonderful -- totally, totally breath-takingly gorgeous!!!!

  7. Thanks for the tip about Verve's sale!! I ordered my first set from them just now...Some butterflies are headed my way.


  8. Soo pretty! You do such a good job with monochromatic stuffs =)

    I nominated you for a bloggin award Sus!! Check it out on my blog. (if you wanna!) HUGS!

  9. Love it, Sus! Don't stop believin' -- hold on to that feeling, yeah yeah... :)

  10. Beautiful card! I'm so jealous about the concert!! Have you heard Journeys new lead singer?! Have a blast!

  11. Wow this card is gorgeous! I love your blog you have a lot of great designs! Thanks for sharing.

  12. What a beautiful card - those colors are beautiful!! I think you're right about the monochromatic cards - they are always so classy looking!

  13. This is really beautiful, Susan! I love every detail! :)

  14. Wow!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!!! I looove the pinks...and your details are fabulous! :-)

  15. Love this card and I hope you decided to do the mosh pit.


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