Thursday, July 1, 2010

CLP #27: July Sketch Challenge!

Hello friends! Here we are at another month - can you believe it? No one ever pressed that big "pause" button for me last month... in fact, I think June flew by faster than May! (Or is it just me getting older? *grin*)

This month the CLP Sketch Challenge #27 is sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs - check out all the sassiness here. This month's winner will have their choice of 4 Sassy Studio digital stamps!

Welp, Chelsea didn't disappoint on the July sketch (has she ever?!). This is another fabulous one! Way back, many moons ago our lovely Chels offered up a sketch with a similar curve to it. I was intimidated by the curve and hemmed and hawed over even trying it. I finally jumped in and gave it a whirl and boy was I pleased with myself! Not only did I conquer a fear, I did with a little bit 'o flair, too.  ::pause while I pat myself on the back:: *ahem*

Anyway, when I saw this sketch I *knew* I could ride that wave, so to speak.

... and the beautiful sketch:


I stayed pretty true to it, with the exception of the detail in the top left corner. That's always been my pleasure with sketches - staying close to the original design. Sometimes it's a challenge, and sometimes it just falls right into place. This card definitely fell into place easily!


I used Prima papers won as part of a CLP challenge in January... yes, I've been hoarding them! It's sort of poetic that they end up on a CLP DT card many months later, no? I definitely have embossing on the brain, and it spilled out onto this card. Three of the four visible layers were embossed on the Wizard with Cuttlebug folders. I can't believe I don't reach for these more often - I just love the textures!


I've set aside my Prismacolor pencils and experimented with distress inks once again. I'm really happy with this effort and will definitely continue as I build up my collection. I'm turning into a Tim Holtz junkie and now have a spreadsheet I can access on my phone with all the colors and types. This way I'll always know which pad/refill/stickles/crackle I have and can buy on the fly without repeats... It's a sickness, I tell ya!

Anyway, I've use a Dusty Attic music note die cut, painted white and then Stickle'd with Icicle. If you haven't discovered DA yet, go RIGHT AFTER you comment here and check 'em out. *grin*

Here's the full inside - I love the easel style card by don't really love the signature panel, so I tucked it behind the easel this time.


Now that I've loaded you up on photos, I'll bid adieu and wish each and every one of you a happy weekend. Here in the States it's Independence Day on the 4th. We're spending a long weekend with the in-laws in another state and will be on a boat in a lake watching fireworks. I'm excited! Safe travels to you all!

The CLP July Sketch Challenge runs from July 1 - July 31, and you can get all the wonderful details and enter your project here! Good luck, and can't wait to see your beauties!

Challenges
  • Stampavie #101 (7/14)  - Sparkling (wings are covered in sparkly shiny Stickles Star Dust)
  • Pile It On #25 (7/3) - Paper: Fold it, bake it, do something to it (I've embossed the heck out of it!)

Cheers,
Susan

23 comments:

Anita said...

What a beautiful card Susan! Amazing and soooo pretty! :)

Anne said...

Oh my god, this is just amazing!
Loove the colors, the lace with the notes and the flowers.
Such a sweet image, I have not seen that stamp before. Lovely! :)

Hugs, Anne.

Patricia said...

Very pretty Susan, dosn't look like you had any problems with the wave. You hoped on and rode it perfectly. Just Awesome!!
~Patricia

Elise said...

Susan! This is truly STUNNING! these colors!!! I love the colors on here!!!! And this image! I saw it once and I always loved it!!! It's so heavenly! What can I say except this is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!!!! And I love love love it to pieces! Wheweeee!

Big Hugs to You!
Elise

Cami said...

What a gorgeous card, Susan! It is beautiful inside and out! Love the papers and your coloring! Hugs, Cami

Sassylassy said...

Oh your card is so beautiful I just love this image! Wow your paper is gorgeous! I love all the lace.
Hugs Bonnie

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous card Susan. I love the Dp's you have used and the music notes are fab!! Your coloring is lovely too.
hugs
Jennifer

Rene said...

Oh Susan! It is just stunning! I LOVE how the musical notes are laid out! Perfection!

Christina C. said...

Wowwwwww, Susan!!!!!!!!!! This card is totally STUNNING. You colored this Tilda to perfection and what wonderful details!!!!! Love, love that gorgeous lace!!! The embossed notes in the background is brilliant.
Beautiful work!!!

Lisette Morris said...

Gorgeous!!! I love everything about this card! Stunning!

Crazystamper said...

Beautiful card Susan! Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake www.crazystamper.typepad.com

Norma said...

Susan, I just love easel cards and yours is fabulous. Adorable Tilda (haven’t coloured mine yet…LOL) and beautifully coloured. Wonderful colour scheme. I just love your musical notes on the lace. Terrific job you did on the card.

Hugs.
Norma

Patti Jo said...

This is so pretty with the blending of the colors! Great details and beautiful work!!!

LINDA said...

Great card...I love textures to a card...and your coloring is great.
Linda W.

paola said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Susan, love the muted tones of the paper you have used and the whole ensemble is so elegant, TFS
smiles
Paola

Deana said...

Very pretty! The coloring with the distress inks turned out well. I also like all of the texture on the card!
Deana

Chelsea said...

uuhhhmmm...I have nothing to say Susan! Simply breathtaking! I love it so so much! :)
I haven't seen that lace...Wow! Gorgeous!
The color combo are so elegant and stunning.
The added textured on these papers are a wonderful idea.
Have a great Holiday weekend.
Hugs,
Chelsea

A Cards Delight said...

Your card is drop dead gorgeous! Love the soft coloring and all the details you added. Very, very pretty!

Anne H. said...

WOW - Your card is amazing!
An adorable image, beautiful colors and so many lovely details.
Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.
Anne :)

Andrea M said...

This is just heavenly!!! What a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along with PIO!

stephanne said...

This is pure delight!! I love the musical embossing, my goodness, how divine!! I sooooo want this image, keeping my fingers crossed that it is the "free gift" and will pop up sooner or later? Meh, not sure how all that works.. Anyhoo, back to the gorgeous manner at hand. I love the wave, your wave is wonderful, I was leary of the wave at first and now I find myself eager to make more, your colouring is divine no matter what medium you choose to colour with and those papers, oooooh, no wonder you've been hoarding them, they are dreamy!!
Well done!!

stephanne said...

Dangit, I meant MATTER, matter at hand...

Nadell said...

WOW. Fabulous card. What a beautiful color card and your coloring of the flower is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at SAM.

Hugs Nadell