And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sponged Poppies

Happy Saturday to you, my blog friends!  I hope you all had a marvelous week!  Are you ready for another fabulous sketch from The Sweet Stop?  Not only are you going to enjoy working with this sketch, but it is the third Saturday of the month which means it's a sketch with a spin, and that means...PRIZE TIME!  Get ready to create with punches and dies because that's what the spin is this month!

Creative Nugget:  I just love how my sample turned out this the vintage look of this elegant stamp by Our Daily Bread Designs from the stamp set "Serve the Lord."  The best thing about this stamp set is that matching dies are available to go with it.   I began by stamping the poppy image on Neenah Solar White with Tuxedo Black Ink, coloring the image with Copic Markers, and sponging around the poppies with distress inks.  The image was cut out with the matching die.  The clean and Simple layers were made with Bo Bunny patterned paper, True Black and Rustic Cream card stock.  Stitching was added around the border of the second layer and on the crocheted Border Die.  The Fanciful Flourish Die was trimmed to fit around the image, and the sentiment from the Mini Tags 1 set was added.  A gingham bow and button finish the card!

This card will also be submitted for the Sponging Challenge at the ODBD Blog ~ ODBDSLC119

Make sure you check out how the other Sugar Babies used die cuts on their samples for this week....cute, cute, cute!  Can't wait to see the creative ways you use your punches and dies!  Just upload your creations for SSS172 using the linky tool over at The Sweet Stop!

You just might be the winner of this fabulous stamp set from the Sweet 'n Sassy Store!

Sugar Babies

          Chrissy Dickinson

Thanks so much for stopping by...hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Serve the Lord, Mini Tags 1 (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Rustic Cream, True Black (PTI), Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Serenity Collection Paper Pad (Bo Bunny)
Accessories: Canvas Impression Plate, Button (PTI), Circle Nestie (Spellbinders),    
Crocheted Circle Die, Crocheted Border Die (ODBD), Fanciful Flourish Die (Cheery Lynn), Lace, Gingham Ribbon, Copic Markers R22, 27, 29, 37, 39, 89; C5, 7, 9


Mary J said...

That is so gorgeous - love the detail and border!

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Cathy! this is Just Beautiful!! Love all the texture and Wonderful distress ink shading and your Wonderful vibrant Poppies! Wow your coloring looks Fabulous on this Lovely image! Love the leafy flourishes and the Sweet gingham bow too! Just a Fantastic Feel Better creation my friend! 8)

Hope you have a Super weekend! 8-)


Janice M said...

Cathy this is just Gorgeous!! Love the vintage feel of your card. Hope your enjoying this gorgeous weather we are having this weekend! ((hugs))

Jan Marie said...

THUD! That's the sound of me hitting the floor moments after your page loaded!! What a beauty!! Love your use of the ODBD sets and the rich lush elegance. . .those poppies POP!! Lovely work!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is one amazing card!!! I LOVE all of your creations, but this one really got me! Beautiful work!! Blessings, Angie

Debbie said...

This is so beautiful!! That image is gorgeous and all you detail is wonderful!!

Rosemary said...

wow... this is absoltuely gorgeous!! love the vintage feel to the card... thanks for playing along with the shining the light challenge this week!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Cathy. That image is so pretty. Love the tan woth black and the touch of red. Such pretty die-cuts. The gingham bow is so pretty.

cotnob said...

I saw your card on the challenge blog, it is stunning - so beautifully finished and I love the vintage feel and gorgeous image.

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Cathy! Love the focal image and the distressed effect. I always enjoy checking your blog and seeing your adorable pup!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How stunning Cathy!! I just love your coloring of the poppy, the distressed effect, the stitching....Love it all!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge!!

Carol L said...

Your card is a perfect combination of color, texture and layering! I love the vivid red flowers against the sponged earthy colors, and that border die looks wonderful! It's simply a gorgeous creation!

Cards By Jan said...

This is STUNNING Cathy...Congrats on the Shining the Light award!! I just so love your colours!!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - those flowers are beautiful and this card rocks. I love everything about it!!! Great papers, stitching, image, layout, sentiment, and die cut. Hugz!