Tuesday, June 1, 2010

CLP #26: June Sketch Challenge!

Hello hello! Can you believe it's June already? Wowzers, the year is flying by! Can someone press the pause button, please?

So with June 1 comes another fabulous sketch at the CLP Challenge Blog. Yay! I just lovelovelove Chelsea's sketches, don't you? This month is sponsored by the Digi Doodle Shop, and they very kindly let me use their Rooster image.

When I saw the rooster, I knew immediately that I wanted to use a paper pack from GCD Studios called Provence. "OH!", I thought to myself, "I can make a card in a French country theme with all the delicious papers in this poor, neglected pack."  

Mais, non. Il n'├ętait pas possible. Les tendances ├ętaient trop lumineux et en conflit avec le coq.

So I decided on Websters Pages paper and dug through the vintage embellishment bin and found bits and pieces that work. I still have a bit of French feel (er, ignore the tiny fact that the bingo card is from Springfield, Mass... 'k?) and the rooster pops on the card. Whoo hoo! Or is that cock-a-doodle-doo?

Sooo, as usual I've put the ol' Susan Spin on the sketch. Most importantly, I reinterpreted the background oval on each side of my main image. The right-side clock fills the round requirement easily, but the left side charm holder brad thingy is where the "spin" really occurs. It's round, ok? OK?! Heh, it's round and it's my spin... I crack me up! (Oh, and I promise you the raffia lace in the background is not crooked, even though it looks so in the photo.) 

Please take few minutes to visit the CLP Challenge Blog and see all the incredible samples from the Design Team. Y'know, I have to pinch myself each time I visit to prove that I'm not dreaming up my slot on the DT. They are such a wonderfully talented group of ladies!

The challenge runs through June 30 - I look forward to everyone's entries!

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Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

I love your card...you really inpterpetted the sketch very well. I love all the various embellishments too....now....where did you get the rooster from?? I love him!!

Great work.


Sylvia Blum said...

WOW Susan, this is brilliant!!! I totally LOVE the rooster on this vintage card. And I'm in awe with all the wonderful details and bits and pieces you put on this.. *sigh*.. gorgeous!!!

I'm so glad I found your blog.. it's a wonderful source of inspiration.. thanks :)

{hugs} Sylvia

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Susan well what can I say..except ACE work the papers and detail on your card is amazing and apart from the bingo card lol..it really does look old French just so vintage and totally beautiful.
Lorraine x

Chelsea said...

I wouldn't know how to color a Rooster, you did an amazing job Susan! I like your take on the sketch, very creative. Lovely card. :)

Lisa said...

cool card, love the rooster, thanks for joining us at DS

Elise said...

Oh Susan! You know, I absolutely love the cream in the back with the rooster colors popping on the card! It's BEAUTIFUL!!!! The lace, the charms, that awesome clock, the sentiment, the bingo card ... everything is WONDERFUL on here! Oh man, what a lovely vintage feel on this! GORGEOUS work my sweets!!!!! Love it!!!!!

Big Hugs to You,

Jana said...

Cest fabulous. I dont' speak French. (Unless you count toast and fries. No? Didn't think so.) Anyway, this card is so very pretty. I love that rooster. And the little bits you have dangling are fab. Your clock is perfect for the Opus Gluei challenge. Thank you so much for playing with us.

Ira said...

Nice card? the rooster is so sweet, where do you get it from?

Judy said...

Hi Susan,

This is fantastic! Love the very rich colors you used so beautifully. It's been an honor for DDS to be sponsoring CLP for this challenge, and I thank you for such a fantastic job on this card with a DDS stamp.


Sassy Scrapper said...

What an awesome cool card. This rooster is beautiful and will have all the chickens after him for sure! hee hee
Hugs Bonnie

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oooohhh, this is fabulous, Susan! That rooster is GORGEOUS and I love all your vintage/collage type touches (of course!). A lovely piece of eye candy you have created here!

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Fab card! Luv the lace and charms.


Cat said...

Wow! Love the coloring on that rooster! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week!

stephanne said...

This is wonderful hun, I think I need this for my kitchen asap, do you need my address? Just kidding, gosh, I am so shameless when it comes to fabulous cards. Well, i don't know the road you took to get here, but I love the end result, wonderful work with the image and the laces and raffia and yummy embellies are fabulous!!


Hi Susan
A fabulous card and great image,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Sketches,
Hugs Dianne xx

Tindaloo said...

wow! awesome colors - and good job on crammin' all those challenges in one card! *lol*

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Lovely vintage feel to your awesome card - I just love the beautiful details and the French touch! :)

Have a great weekend!! *hugs*

Rosemary said...

Love this, it's fun and fresh and really has very cool elements! Thank you for participating with us at Opus Gluei!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card! Gorgeous coloring! Thanks for joining us at Digital Delights!