Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Inspirational Card Sketch Challenge

Hello, and welcome to my blog. Today, I'm sharing my first ever card for the Inspirational Card Sketch Challenge Blog. My dear friend Mary is on their design team, and I've wanted to play along for so long, so when I saw that there is a two week time frame to play along with this sketch, I thought... Perfect!! This is a great sketch to work with, and you should check out Mary's gorgeous card. BEAUTIFUL, isn't it?!!!

I've had this image colored for quite some time, and I've been waiting for an opportunity to put it with some paper. This sketch worked perfectly, and I already have a special person in mind to receive this card, so WOOHOO! One more card down, and on it's way!!!
I used some of my hoarded K&Co. Paper for this card, and I did a lot of sponging with Tim Holtz distressing ink. The image is from the Jesus Is Born stamp set available from Sweet -n Sassy Stamps. Oh what a beautiful stamp set, with the perfect sentiments. This is one of my all time favorites!! To get the taffeta ribbon ruffled, I frayed the end of it, then pulled one of the center threads up to gather. I then wrapped it around my DP, and secured it with adhesive. The brads are some I've been saving for a special project, and were a gift from my sweet friend, Kadie, which makes this card also eligible for the Stamping Sisters In Christ Challenge this week, which is to use up some of our hoarded blingage! As always, I colored the image with my SU inks and an aquapainter/blender pen. Highlights were added with a white gel pen, and that pretty much finished this card up.
Thank you so very much for stopping by and spending some time here today. I always enjoy your comments, as they keep me uplifted and inspired. May you have a glorious day filled with blessings!
Love ya,

19 comments:

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, your colouring is superb :o)
Jackie xx

Becky said...

This is gorgeous.. And your coloring is fab.

marley said...

lovely card and welcome to ics! happy holidays!

Scrappin' Kat Woman said...

Lorie,

This is a beautifully elegant card. Love the rich colors and your layout.

Grace

karen said...

the colors and layout are perfect! Its such a regal looking card!

MiamiKel said...

Just stunning, Lorie -- truly a vision in the distressing and beautifully colored image. You've done a wonderful job - again! Love ya bunches!

kadie said...

Stunning! This really is a perfect portrait of what Christmas is all about. Beautiful job with the sketch too.

Omgosh, Lorie congrats on your nearly 500 followers. You are an inspiration to the masses and I'm so so blessed to be your friend!

Leah said...

Such rich, warm colors I love it. Love how you colored the image and the pretty ribbon:)

peggysue said...

I understand so much about saving those special brads, this card is worth using them! So pretty, such lovely, warm colors. Thanks for participating in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week!

Pamela said...

Oh I love it!!! Thanks for playing along with us at SSCC! :)

mueppi said...

Wow...... your card is beautiful!!!!!!!
I love the colours!
Happy holidays!
Hugs Gisela

Milnie said...

Wow, this is really amazing, I really love your coloring!!!!

Hugs,

Mélanie

jo said...

Great card...love your colouring!! Thanks for coming over and joining us at ICS :)

Sandy O said...

What a pretty card. Love, love, love your colr choices!

Kristine said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS Lorie!! LOVE how you ruffled your taffeta ribbon like that! I'm pretty new to sewing, but my mom did teach me that trick to gather skirts ... but I prolly never wouldda thought of that for ribbon on cards! *Ü* Your image and coloring are sooo beautiful! Thank you for entering this in our BLING IT UP challenge this week at SSCC!!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card! Your coloring is incredible and I love your dp! Beautiful!
Thanks for sharing your card with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!
Blessings!
~H

Nancy said...

WOW Lorie,

This card is GORGEOUS!!!.
Your water coloring is to die for.
Merry Christmas!!!

leenda said...

WOW! This card is jaw-dropping stunning, gorgeous, awesome, beautiful, amazing and I like it too!! Someone will be truly blessed receiving this jewel!

wendipooh13 said...

oh wow such a stunning card!!! love what you created. great job with the IC card sketch this week!!

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