Wednesday, 3 June 2009

2 Sketches 4 You 1st Anniversary

I couldn’t let the first Anniversary of the 2 Sketches 4 You challenge blog pass by without joining in this week, especially as there’s some major celebrations going on and some fabulous prizes on offer.

As usual there’s a sketch


but this time it’s linked to their

1st Annual 2 Sketches 4 You Ultimate Card Showdown.


Here’s my attempt.


As you can see, I couldn’t wait to play with my new Basic Grey ‘Wisteria’ papers.
I often find when I buy a new collection there’s at least one of the papers that I’m not to keen on but that’s not the case with this one. I Oooo’d and Aww’d over every single sheet because they are so lush and when the time came I even found it hard to bring myself to actually cut into any of it……..what am I like?
I think it was worth the sacrifice though because even if I do say so myself, I'm quite happy with the results.

This was also the first outing for the new set of Sentiment Stamps that I brought from Imagine That on Monday and my new set of ‘Cherry Blossoms’ Tapestry Stamps.
The scalloped border was dry embossed by hand onto Vellum, to which I’ve added tiny gems and ribbon before finishing off with some faux stitching.

A5 Card Blank – Craft Creations (White Embossed Hammer)
Patterned Papers – Basic Grey (Wisteria)
Vellum – Pergamano Parchment Paper
Stamps – Rubberstamp Tapestry (Cherry Blossoms) Imagine That (Sentiment)
Inks –VersaColor (Olive, Tea Green, Boysenberry, Lapislazuli, Sand Beige & Chateau Gray) VersaFine (Onyx Black) Ink It Up (Blue)
Chalks – Readicut – Decorating Chalks
Dies – Spellbinder (Nestabilities)
Embossing Folder – Cuttlebug (Floral Screen)
Gems – Anita’s Tiny Gems

Other Bits
Ribbon
Brads

12 comments:

Anja (scrappie) said...

Great card nice job love that embossing.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW! Sue, what a gorgeous card and such stunning details!! :) TFS!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

So soft and pretty! Great stamping too! TFP!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very pretty card!! tfs!!

Latisha said...

wonderful card!

KimmyS said...

Wow this is great. I think I need those papers now that I have seen them being used so fabulous
Thanks so much for taking part in the UCS

Kazan Clark said...

gorgeous card. LOVE the paper and thanks for the close-up pic too - the detail on your card is lovely.
Thanks for playing with us this week
:) Kazan & Laura

Susan said...

Just Beautiful!!! Love everything about this card!

Kathy said...

This is very pretty Sue. It has a lovely Victorian Romantic feel

cheryln said...

such a lovely card!!

clouds shadler said...

cute card, I like the victorian feel to it!

Clouds :D

Jingle said...

Very pretty!