Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hello world here's a song that we're singing...come on get happy...

Good morning, y'all! Happy Tuesday! I hope you're having a great week so far. It has been crazy around here as usual...and even more so since the boys started Fall Baseball. It's sooo fun! They played their first game on Saturday, and I tell you what, it is the best entertainment I've had in a VERY long time. Hilarious!

Anywho, it's time for another Tuesday Sketch Challenge from Mercy! She threw me a curve ball this week by making sketch for a long card, but I know better than to test my limits. *wink* Here's the sketch:



I decided to make a regular A2 card (5.5" x 4.25") instead of a long one. Mostly because I have no long envelopes, and also because I stink at long cards. So here's my version:



I used the new Happiness Found stamp from Verve for my main image, inking it up with red and black Versamagic Dew Drops. The background panel is a Kraft piece stamped with the flourished pattern from Bountiful Backgrounds in Versamark ink for a very subtle pattern. After adhering that to my white card base, I added a strip of black cardstock, matted with a tiny bit of white and then edged with red cardstock punched with my EK Success Embossed Curve Edger Punch. After matting my main image in black, it didn't really stand out against the black strip, so I added some red stitched ribbon around the card base, and then popped the main image up on foam dimensionals. You like?

But the eye candy doesn't stop here! Don't forget to check out what the other Muses have done with this week's sketch:

* Mercy Kerin
* Pam Speidel
* Jessica Diedrich
* Cindy Haffner
* Pam Varnell
* Julie Lacey
* Crystal Birr
* Jackie Pedro
* Suzy Tyler (September Guest Muse)

I know you wanna play along with us, right? Yay! I knew you would. *wink* Be sure to use the keyword MTSC41 when uploading to a public gallery, and link your card in the Mister Linky box on Mercy's Post. Have a fabulous day!

16 comments:

Mercy said...

shannan...so clean and simple, but so stunning! you've used my all-time fave color combo on this, too...so beautifully done!

thanks for all of your hard work each week! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

p.s. hope you get to feeling better soon, sweetie!

Shawne said...

beautiful, I love your blog and your cards! They all look so neat and fresh.

Jackie Pedro said...

Love it, Shannan!!! Great card!!!

Julie said...

Beautiful, Shannan!! I love this striking color combo! Great job with the sketch!

Cindy Haffner said...

Very pretty Shannan, awesome!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL - Shannan!!! Love the simplicity of your card!!! Hugs ~S~

Christi said...

Gorgeous girl! So clean and pretty!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Beautiful Shannan! LOVE the clean simplicity of this to showcase that wonderful quote!

Danni said...

So striking! A wonderful creation!

Pam Speidel said...

DITTO to what everyone else said! This is FABULOUS Shannan! :)

Callie said...

Great sketch! Great card... I hope I get the chance to play along!
Hey... come play along with a new challenge blog at Doodle Street... all the details are on my blog!!

Dee Dee said...

Love how simple this one looks. :)

Mandy said...

Hi Shannon, your card is beautiful, lovely stamp. I've just discovered your gorgeous blog, love your style of card making
hugs Mandy xx

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Shannan this is so pretty!! Love how you used that border punch!! I have that punch and dont think I've used it but once!!

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

This is gorgeous love the scallops and the color combo!!

TexasGrammy said...

Oh for goodness' sakes, Shannan!!
This card is fabulous .. in so many ways! Me thinks I shall go back and savor another peek at this one!!

:o) Bev

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