Tuesday, November 8, 2011

You do that thing that makes me laugh, and just like that...there you go making my heart beat again...

Happy Tuesday, y'all! It's time for another Skipping Stones Design sketch from Chan Vuong. Here's what we had to work with this week:
This one totally threw me, I have to admit! So I took a few *ahem* liberties...but you can still see the basic elements, right? *wink*

I used all three patterns from Pumpkin Seed Sentiments to create the fun background. Then I applied a thin layer of gesso to the center and stamped this beautiful sentiment from Christmas Swirls in Stazon ink.

I cut a doily in half and added those on the sides for the edge elements, then trimmed the center panel with this fabulous ric-rac from Creative Impressions. I had some left over even after the two strips I used, so I created a little rolled rose...how cute is that! It's my first one ever, and I have to admit, I'm addicted. I thought it would be fun to add leaves by adhering some green turn mounts upside down, too. What do you think?

Well, that's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to check out all the gorgeousness from my fellow designers:

Chan Vuong (Guest Sketch Artist)
Jimmi Mayo (Guest Designer)
  Betsy Veldman (Guest Designer)
Jessica Griffin (Guest Designer)
Wendy Price
Wendy Jordan
Have a fabulous day!


Karen B. said...

You are so dang creative, each one of your cards leaves me shaking my head in disbelief at how wonderful they are! Love these colors, and especially the rolled ribbon rose and "leaves".

Taylor said...

DUDE. You are a genius - I have gesso!! Why didn't *I* think of doing this??? I'm totally doing it now!

Brandi said...

This is so gorgeous! More Christmas inspiration for me ~ Thanks! Love the gesso tip too... I'll have to try it out. :) Have a happy day. :)

Wendy said...

Are you kidding me Shannon??? This card ROCKS my SOCKS off!! If you feel inclined to send me a Christmas Card, I hope it's this one. Great use of the photo corners. You are AMAZING!! I hope you have a super day!

Katie Gehring said...

That rick-rack rose and using the photo turns as leaves are nothing short of genius!! That use of gesso turned out awesome! Fabulous card!

Heather B said...

Wow. That's a great card and interpretation of the sketch. It's beautiful!

Jessica Griffin said...

Beautiful card! Sorry I missed you, for some reason I didn't see your card on the SSD blog. :( They certainly are missing out, it's gorgeous!! xo

JoAnn V. (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

So pretty! I love how you flipped the sketch on its side! Gorgeous! :)

Anonymous said...

Loving the *liberties* you took!

Indy's Designs said...

Love the card! Liking your ric-rac rose! I'm going to have to try one myself!

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