Saturday, October 17, 2009

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge and CC240

Hi All,

Well, this week I had been working really hard on getting a lot of baby invitations done for a girl at work, so I really had a craving just to do something else - anything else! So, I wanted to participate in some challenges.

Firstly, I decided to do the Splitcoast Colour Challenge CC240: Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip, and Apricot Appeal. I really like this one!!!

Secondly, I decided to participate, for the first time, in Mercy's sketch challenge that she puts out every Tuesday. This is the 43rd one (MTSC43, the one from this week), and you can find her post HERE.

So, let's get started. I definitely used a lot of the Bermuda Bay colour, which made this a bright one!

My card base is Chocolate Chip, just a standard A2 size. I layered a 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" piece of Bermuda Bay CS on top of that, and it was run through my Big Shot with my Houndstooth Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Next, I took a random strip of Whisper White CS (scrap pile), and cut it to a length of 4 1/8", then punched the edge with my Eyelet Border punch from SU, and wrapped a piece of Bermuda Bay Polka Dot ribbon around it, and adhered it to the base with Dimensionals. (woah, run-on sentence?)
My stamp set is from Verve, and it is called Wishful Elegance - Way to go Julee on that one!

For the back 2 panels, I used 2" squares of

Chocolate Chip CS for the mats, and the Apricot Appeal pieces are 1 7/8" square. Those pieces are stamped with the large background stamp from that set in Apricot Appeal ink.

For the main panel, it is a 3" x 2 3/4" piece of Whipser White CS. I first stamped the sentiment from that set in Bermuda Bay ink in the bottom right corner. Then, I stamped the larger, full flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured them with a yellow Copic marker.

Next, I took a scrap piece of white and stamped the larger, partial flower 3 times, and coloured those in with brown, aqua and yellow Copics. Then, I cut them out and mounted them onto Dimensionals for some pop.

I hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

P.S. Is it cheating if you use white in a colour challenge, even though white is not part of the list?


Mercy said...

robin...this is gorgeous! you know i love me some verve! LOL! love the color combo used, pretty and serene!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this've done an amazing job!


Janelle said...

Gorgeous flowers girl!