Monday, November 15, 2010

STV Sketch Spotlight #2

When I saw Gina's sketch for this week, I was pretty sure she created it with my "A Year of Borders" set in mind, hee! Haven't seen her card yet, but I'll be off in a flash to do so at the end of this post! :)
Not thinking about how you would have JUST seen my other card for the last challenge with the same butterflies, I have them on today's card, too LOL! Sorry about that, I love how it turned out, but if you are needing of change of pace, just squint and pretend I used leaves! (The colors would be the same...) ;) Today I stamped the butterfly border in Wild Honey on the bias, stamping diagonally from corner to corner on the Ivory mat , leaving about a 1/4" between each row until the entire piece of cardstock was filled in. Then I sponged it with Wild Honey and Vintage Photo inks. Doesn't like that look like a printed piece of patterned paper? Angling the border gives the card a lot of energy and is a nice contrast to the horizontal, colored border.

I already had this Circle Nestabiltie die cut (Fresh Asparagus) out on my desk so I swapped that for the rectangle and went ahead and let it peek over the top of the border, little changes like this are okay as long as you can still see the inspiration sketch in it! I used the "Labelled with Love" greetings again, they fit so perfectly in this small space, and cut out one butterfly to pop up next to it.
I used a green pen to make the faux piercing around the circle and my Scor-Bug tool to do real piercing around the edge of the mat. Button is Pure Luxury and base is Chocolate Brown. Images are colored with Copics.
Be sure to use the tag STVSPS2 when you upload your submission to StampTV for this challenge, hope you'll play along and maybe win some free stamps! Go check out Gina's video and more samples from our team now! :)

Happy Monday, here's to a brand new week, make it a great one! Froday i'll be saring a sample using the bold flower border from this set that matches "Wild at Heart" for the Color Spotlight, can't wait!

10 comments:

Tina Gilliland said...

Ohhh FABULOUS card! LOVE LOVE the colors. My set isn't here yet but I can't wait to get it!

Cathy said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card! Love the colors and the way you stamped the background is fabulous! LOVE everything about it! TFS!

Stampin' Pam said...

Breathtakingly beautiful Mel! Love every bit of it.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Gorgeous I am just fine with the butterflies. I just got this set on Friday, can't wait to ink it up:) especially after seeing your card.

Michelle said...

Beautiful card! The colors are so pretty and your coloring on the butterflies is wonderful.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love your bg on this~ So soft and pretty!

Looking forward to playing with your sets - I adore your images and I am THRILLED to be on the GKD Team with you!t

Donna Polley said...

Love the vintage look and yes it dose look like like paper. I have got to get this set.
Donna

Kary said...

Such a beautiful card!! I love the background, it's so pretty and the coloured butterflies too. I also like the single butterfly near the sentiment and the button.
I have to play alog too ;)

Brenda said...

Melanie your card is so beautiful!! I have to say I am loving this set and it is fast becoming my favorite set of yours and I only got it on Friday!

Betty Neville said...

Really gorgeous card Melanie! Love your colors and the beautiful bg!