Saturday, October 11, 2008

Breakin rocks in the hot sun...I fought the law and the law won...

Hey yall...here I am!! I feel like I'm running in at the last second to show you my Sketch for You to Try today. I tell you what, this one almost got the best of me, but I fought the sketch and I won! *whew*

I don't know if it was the circles (yes, I think it was the circles), or the color palette I had chosen, but I have seriously been working on this card since 9:00 this morning. After the idea hit me to use chipboard, it all came together quite nicely. So enough with all this yapping....here's my card!
I know, you're not used to so much scrappy-ness from me. But I really kinda like it! Whatcha think?

When I saw Jen's sketch for this week, I immediately thought of this stamp from the Beautiful You set from Verve. (Speaking of, it's on special during the month of October...click the link to see!) I started by stamping the Dr. Seuss quote in Brilliance Black on Pink Pirouette cardstock, then cut it out and embossed it with my Circle Nesties. I added a few layers, making the back layer Pretty in Pink. Love how these 2 look together.

Then I punched 2 Pretty in Pink circles out, then layered them with Black. The little flowers are chipboard from Basic Grey I got at Recollections (sniff) a very long time ago. I painted them with white acrylic paint, then covered them with Diamond Glaze for dimension and shine. Then I turned them into little buttons by punching 2 holes with my Cropadile and adding some darker pink grosgrain. I painted the bracket with pink paint and then stamped the polka dot background from Behind the Scenes (also on SALE!) in Brilliance Black. It needed some shine, too, so I covered it with Diamond Glaze also.

See? I obviously got caught up in a bunch of little details in this card. But I do really like it (thank goodness)! It was touch and go for a while....

Make sure you check out Jen's & Nancy's cards on Jen's blog, (Nancy even has another sample on her blog!), as well as the fabulous designs from Amy R., Amy S., Carole, and Susan.

I'm off to take a nap (all that stamping wears a girl out!), then to a wedding tonight. Hope you have a wonderful day!

21 comments:

Carolyn King said...

Totally fun card Shannan! Love the polkadotted bracket!

Have fun at the wedding!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Gorgeous card Shannan!!

Amy Sheffer said...

This is sooooo cool, Shannan!! Love all the chipboard and the yummy colors. Fun, indeed!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Fun card and fun colors, Shannan!! Love it!

Amy said...

So cute! I love the chipboard!

Kathleen said...

This is precious~I LOVE the polka dots! And that saying by Dr. Suess is amazing!!!

Nancy Riley said...

FUN, FUN, FUN !!!! Shannon, you ROCKED this sketch, and made it look so easy (even if it wasn't!).

Amber said...

Ooo, I love it! You put a WHOMPIN' on that sketch! Love the pink and black and the humongous parentheses! Fab card, friend!

Makeesha Byl said...

Gorgeous card Shannan! Love the pink, and the saying! Great job on the sketch!
Keesh x

carole (TruCarMa) said...

You do scrappy well, Shann-oopy! Totally cute!

PS -- I had no idea that song said 'Breakin' rocks in the hot sun...'

Laurel said...

Great job! I love anything pink, and paired with black is just fabulous! I love that sentiment, I have used it a few times myself.

shel9999 said...

So cute, Shannon! Love the brads and the bracket! Great sentiment too!

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

OH I JUST LOVE IT! I really really really want that beautiful you set too!!!!

Bethany Paull said...

It turned out so awesome though! Love the chipboard pieces and all the circles with that sentiment.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Charming card Shannan! I love the colors, and that sweet bracket!! What a fun sentiment too!!

chelemom said...

This is really gorgeous!!! Love the colors, the flowers, the sentiment.....

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So fabulous & fun! Pink & black with a few polka dots - is there anything better? :)

Joan B said...

what a fun card! Love it.

Lori (Pinky66) said...

A standing ovation creation girl!
Lovin the pink & black.
It is Pinky approved - LOL

paula said...

LOVE the pink and black! Love the dots...LOVE this card!!

Dee Dee said...

Thedots are fabulous. :) I get stuck like that too. Gad you broke through. lol

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