Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Here for You...24-7

If you could see my stamping desk, you would be amazed that this card even exists! LOL! I almost took a picture for you to witness the horror, but decided against it! I decided that I would combine a couple of challenges today; this week's mojo monday sketch challenge and today's color challenge on SCS. I thought this week's sketch looked like fun and the layout worked well for many stamp sets that I have, but decided to pull out the "Friends 24-7" set that I love. I haven't used it in a while so I thought it would be a nice fit.

I started out by stamping the flower image with black ink and then coloring it with re-inkers and a blender pen. Mine are almost dry now, so I think a new pack is in order. There is nothing better than coloring with a new blender pen. I first colored the flowers completely with Pink Pirouette and then added Riding Hood Red on top. The leaves were colored with Certainly Celery and then a little highlighting with So Saffron.
My first thought was to use Bella Rose DSP, but decided on Candy Lane since it was already out in my horrific mess. I thought it looked cute with this image, too! I matted each piece except the base piece onto Riding Hood Red cardstock for contrast. Once I had the card all put together, I spritzed the focal piece and circle image with the Color Spritzer Tool and my Chocolate Chip marker.

I finished the design off with a bit of piercing at the top and then added three vintage brads to the side as the sketch had. I added some crystal effects to the flowers for some shine. This card will be headed directly into the donation pile!
As for my personal life, we finally got my son's birthday party plans figured out. He decided on a bowling party which should be super fun. Now I just need to get the invitations figured out and put together. I don't have a bowling stamp, so I will be getting creative! Also, this is the last day of my guest designer position for Verve Stamps! I have had so much fun! I will be participating in the project parade, so I will have a project upcoming! I will be working on that today and hopefully getting it all photographed, etc! Thanks for fluttering by!


Friends 24-7 Stamp Set
Paper:Candy Lane DSP, White, Riding Hood Red Cardstock
Ink: Black, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Circle Punches, scallop punch, vintage brads, riding hood red taffeta ribbon, paper piercer and mat pack, scissors, crystal effects, blender pen

20 comments:

Deborah Saaranen said...

So very pretty Kelly! I love the red and pink together, and your sketch and coloring is gorgeous!

Paul said...

An amazing image and coloured so well. I like how you’ve interpreted the sketch. Thanks for sharing this inspiration.
TFS
Paul

Marisa said...

Great mojo card! Love the colours.

As a side note, I bet my mess beats your mess LOL!!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

This is another fabulous card! I love your colors and layout...just perfect!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Love this card Kelly!! Youre making me want that dp!LOL!

Anne Laflamme Démonstratrice Stampin'UP said...

WOW... WOW... WOW... it's very beautiful...

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous!!

ChristineCreations said...

I used to love bowling parties!

The card is fab Kelly. Delicate feeling with the flowers and a great layout.

Cynthia said...

What a fresh look for this classic set! Love the sketch, coloring, and the DP combo. Just classic!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous card Kelly! Love your soft colouring and the wonderful ribbon!

KatieTurtle said...

I really like this layout. It seems so balanced. Great colors too, I think the added green makes it not seem valentine's day like.

Jana said...

Very pretty card. Everything goes together so nicely.

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

this is soooo beautiful!!! love the colours :)

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Lovely as always Kelly! The colors are smashing! :)

A bowling party sounds fun!! GL with the invies!

Julia Aston said...

the sketch worked wonderfully on this pretty card! love your flowers and pretty DP's!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just stunning, Kelly! Your watercoloring is gorgeous and all the little details came together beautifully. Thanks for playing mojo monday! :)

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is so pretty Kelly. I love these colors together. I cleaned my desk yesterday as I could no longer see the top of the desk itself. LOL. Super job.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Messy desk or not, this card is stunning, Kelly! I always forget about my blender pens -- thanks for reminding me!

Susan (rainy) said...

Gorgeous card, Kelly!!! Love the layout, the colors, the papers and that wonderful image... absolutely beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty!!!