Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #54

Good evening! It felt so wonderful to sit down and stamp for a bit this evening. I so missed it over the holidays. But it was also wonderful to spend time with family, friends, and favorite sports teams. :)

I'm playing some serious catch up with Mercy's Tuesday Sketches. This was actually last week's sketch, and I still have the week before that to do also! I can't skip one... That would be a travesty! And let's not even mention the sketch for this week. Let's just say I definitely have plenty to keep me busy for a while. Thanks for another great sketch, Mercy!

I've also use Dawn's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge for this card. Dawn, I love, love, love these colors together! I still have all the papers out on my desk and am definitely going to whip up a few more cards with this combo. Soooo pretty! My roomie is also out for the evening which means lots of uninterrupted stamping time. It's just me and Pandora set to the Broadway station. :) It's definitely an addiction.

There is a technique on this card that I seldom use. Can you spot it? Yup, it's distressing/vintage-ing. I even used my tea dyes to stain the perimeter of the card and the oval to "antique" it a bit. The edges were roughed up the old fashioned way: a pair of scissors. I took the picture on my normal white background, but it looked really washed out and the rustic cream disappeared. So I added some Aqua Mist to the background, but I'm not so sure that was the right color to go with. I may have to go back and re-shoot it with a Chocolate background....

Have a wonderful rest of your evening! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps- PTI: Everyday Button Bits
Paper- Rustic Cream, Dark Chocolate, Bitty Dots dp (Aqua Mist), Bitty Box dp (Lemon Tart)
Ink- Chocolate Chip, Tea Dye
Accessories- scissors (for distressing), nestabilities, ribbon, buttons, dimensionals, apron lace edge punch


  1. What a cute card! Love those button bits.Great job on the color challenge!

  2. I agree with you, this colour combo is delicious :D You have made a great double challenge card here too. Love the buttons and the distressing is wonderfully done. I actually skipped this sketch but you have me wanting to go back and do it now LOL!

    Thanks for your comment today. I too love corcuses and on a warm year we may even get them coming up at the end of February. Thankfully the bunnies in the area have finally moved out so I can plant some more of them. They LOVE crocuses the little rotters. Apparently they are like wild onions to them. Had a friend who actually planted them in her lawn and had a brilliant display of colour in her back yard - simply gorgeous.

    I'm with you re: New Moon better than Twilight and think you are bang on re: the budget LOL! Bella's house set is actually about 10 minutes from here. Never ventured down there but it was quite the mob scene I hear.

    Enjoy the rest of your evening and your day tomorrow.

  3. Wow! Gorgeous card, love the distress/antique look and the buttons.

  4. Oh, I love what you did with the colours!! Fabulous distressing!! Is your desk all messy? LOL I distressed my card today and it always leaves my workspace dusty :) I am still mulling Dawn's challenge around...thanks for the inspiration :) I'm off this week on Bereavement Leave...stamping has been a blessing to keep me busy :)

  5. I love all of the textures, patterns, and layers of your card. It looks great!

  6. This is just lovely - well done - and with all these fabo cards using button bits, I might have to place another PTI order!

  7. This is very pretty and fresh! I enjoyed this challenge...I have recently been blocked and it was just what I needed to make 2 cards.

  8. Wonderful rough edges and antiquing. Great take on Dawn's color combo.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  9. What a great card with lots of interesting texture and details!

  10. So cute! Love your use of buttons (I'm a sucker for buttons), the designer paper combos, the border list goes on and on. Great job, love love love!!