Monday, January 4, 2010

As promised....

......I have a card showing you the Love You Much Stamp Set (that you can earn absolutely free! Check out yesterday's blog post) I turned to the Mojo Monday blog for some inspiration. I love a sketch challenge, and it had been so long since I'd participated in one, I thought it was high time! Blank sketches are great to work with because you can interpret your own design without being influenced by colors or stamps, etc. Anyway.....this was quite simple - I stamped the Love You Much in black stazon, then stamped the flower portion in Real Red on a scrap, which I cut out. (you know how I like to cut tedious little objects out!!!!) I colored the image with SU! markers, then shadowed with a gray watercolor crayon and blender pen. I always like the way shadowing really helps ground an image. It completes me!

There is the card in it's entirety. It's a little more busy than what I typically put together, but I still really like it. That's the great thing about Stampin' Up's Designer Series Papers. They easily work together. Just remember to use a large pattern with a small pattern. Never two large patterns on the same page. It's easier to pull off two small patterns together. This is also why I went with just a plain Chocolate Chip square and border - to break it up a bit.

Check out that new pinking hearts border. Isn't it super sweet? And the glitter in the new Sending Love DSP. I love the fact that it's pre-glittered. I get my glitter fix without the mess. (Yes Karen - you too could have mess free glittered paper!)
So - whatch think? Cute card? Leave me a comment - I just might have something up my sleeve for you....... :)

3 comments:

Cyndi G said...

Cute Card Jen ... makes me think that once we get through Valentine's Day spring is just around the corner ... I hope! Really like the pinking hearts border ... on my 'want list.' :)

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Great color combo and choice of patterned papers.

Sandra Farrell said...

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