Thursday, August 7, 2008

Color Throwdown and a Anni-VERVE-sary sketch

I'm still having some fatigue issues so I haven't done a lot of stamping this week...actually this is the only stamping I've done since Sunday. Last night Tom was putting together my new treadmill (because I majorly need to get back in shape) so I sat in the basement with him and stamped while he assembled. I decided that since my stamping time is limited, I would try and combine a color challenge and a sketch challenge to, as the saying goes... kill two birds with one stone.
I decided to try this week's Color Throwdown and one of the Verve Stamps Anni-VERVE-sary sketch challenges (AVS04).


I love this black-eyed Susan image but I have no idea where it is from. I think I mentioned this one other time but I ordered it a couple years ago but never wrote down the name of the stamp company. If any of you recognize it, let me know. Instead of So Saffron I substituted the retired SU In-Color Marigold. I colored the image with Prismacolor markers and then painted them with Shimmerz paint. OMG, I love this stuff! I just got my first containers of it in the mail from JacksonBelle Embellishments. I ordered 4 colors and wish I could have ordered more. I painted the flower with Marigold Shimmerz and the leaves and stem with Green Olive Shimmerz. They give the flower such a beautiful shimmery look.
Supplies used: Black-eyed Susan stamp (manufacturer unkown), Inkadinkado sentiment, SU cardstock, circle nestibilities, self adhesive gems, Prismacolor markers, Shimmerz, Art Institue black glitter, Cuttlebug embossing folder, SU ticket corner punch.

I hope you all have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

Sarah (sarhod99) said...

I love the layout of this card!! I hope you are well and that you have had a great summer!

Kisa Peters said...

Ooh! It looks so clean and crisp! I love it! The colors look great and really make the flower pop! The sketch works great with it too AND I love the cuttled layer! Great card! Happy sleeping! I mean stamping! : )

Kari said...

Cute card Heather! Great layout too!!!

LeAnne said...

Heather, this is beautiful! I love this image, the colors just go great with it! Thanks for playing!
LeAnne

Debi said...

Gorgeous card! I love the simple but elegant look to it. Beautifully done!

Angie C said...

Oooh Heather, this is a beautiful card. I love the flower and a great layout too

nessy said...

what an elegant card ~just stunning ~love the embossed back ground ~beautifully made!
vanessa xx

broni (waterchild12) said...

Great card! I love the white CB'd base and don't you just LOVE those Shimmerz?? Thanks for playing!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Gorgeous card. The white BG makes it really pop. I miss that Marigold color! Too bad I don't have any left, I'll have to use Saffron. I need to come play with your Shimmerz!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oooo, how lovely!! I didn't have time to do the color throwdown challenge last week...and we're on vacation this week!!!!! Your card is beautiful!!

Maureen said...

Very pretty - the shimmer shows up really well!