Thursday, February 05, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #85: Sketch Challenge

Yes! It was a challenge but that's the exact reason why I participate in these challenges! I need to stretch and grow in all aspects of life, including how I stamp! So, this challenge was a growing moment!



I like how this card turned out simple (again...sensing a theme in my life!) I did try a little fancy technique with some bleach. See those little highlights above the flower? That's the look you may get from overstamping using some regular household bleach. Each color and sometimes each piece of cardstock will produce it's own unique look!



Make sure to see what the other Blogger's Challenge girls are up to! You can play along too! Here's the sketch:



Details:
Stamp sets: Always in my Thoughts, Inspired by Nature (on dormant list which means it's available to order but not pictured in the current catalog.)
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
Ribbon: Always Artichoke
Punch: Curly Label
Other: Household bleach, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive

18 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Great take on this weeks Challenge - love those flowers!

Rachel Hope said...

Very pretty, great colors!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is beautiful Lisa! You did a wonderful job with this sketch! Great mix of colors too! :D

Basement Stamper said...

Very pretty! I'm all about the simplicity of life these days as well!

StampingSelene said...

This is so beautiful Lisa! I love what you did with the sketch! I love the flowers and the effect... new technique?

Marcia P said...

Great colours Lisa, I really like how you made this sketch work. Beautiful card.

:) Marcia

Lynn Mercurio said...

Lovely Lisa...I just adore this stamp.

MJ said...

Cool effect with the bleach. Beautiful card.

Connie said...

Very pretty! Great job with the challenge.

Patti Chesky said...

Lisa, I love the overstamping with bleach. It's a perfect technique for this gorgeous stamp.

P.S. It's gorgeous here in Chaska today....how is it up north?

Ida P. Krause said...

Really nice. I like the flowers and the look of the bleach overstamping.

Connie Paxman said...

another one of my favorite sets..
Perfect pick for this challenge..
love it.
connie paxman

Lori said...

This is beautiful, Lisa! Love the effect of the overstamping with the bleach.

Jeannette Swain said...

Great layout and love the antique look on the flowers that you got with the bleach!

Robin Merriman said...

Simple, elegant and lovely. How cool too that we both used the same punch! You are great, gf!

Kathie Bailey said...

Lisa, this is so serene. Lovely job on the challenge.

Barbara said...

This is truly lovely....so serene and peaceful. I LOVE simple and elegant....and you've nailed it! GREAT card.

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Great card, Lisa! I really like how the bleach stamping turned out--very cool.