Friday, February 26, 2010

Sympathy card or get well - works for either

Well Corry I had to do another 5.5 x 5.5" card again, my background stamp of SU's Medallion was too big and I didn't want a partial stamped image.  I used the sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge 22 this time and picked the colors from Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge 34 - Apricot Appeal, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip, although these aren't my normal colors I like the way it turned out.  I thought of Lori a lot while doing this card as she likes the arm tones.  No patterned paper for this card I made my own this time.  I stamped the Medallion stamp with Craft Apricot Appeal and stamped it on Apricot Appeal paper, I added clear EP and heated it up.  For an extra accent I added color with my woodless pencils in the shadowed areas of the Medallion image.

I used copics to color my Miss Anya image but also used coloring pencils, blending stump and baby oil for extra dimension in the shading. 
Here is a close up to show the detail of the Medallion stamp and also of the embossed Chocolate Chip paper where I used a copper metallic rub on to enhance the embossing.

Stamps:  Miss Anya Dressy - The Greeting Farm, Medallion - SU
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Apricot Appeal, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
Ink:  Tsukineko Graphite Black, Craft Apricot Appeal
Accessories:  clear EP, Textile EF - Cuttlebug, metallic rub on, chit chat rub on, circle cutters, woodless pencils, coloring pencils, blending stump, baby oil, MS lacy scallop border punch and copics

Copics:
Flesh E51, E53, RV10
Hair E37, E47
Shoes R02
Hat and Dress E00, E02, R02, RV42

8 comments:

Laurie Marmon said...

Very pretty card. Not my usual color combination either but I am glad Melissa used it for TMS cause I'm really liking it now. Thanks for sharing your great project.

Cor* said...

I like the 5.5" X 5.5" cards better, as they allow for more space to enhance the cards. (I have envelopes from Staples 5 7/8" X 9 5/8" and they fit these cards no problem with excess).

I love the card, colors and the fact that you made it your own with the background! Woo hoo, girl!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Oh I love the scroll detailing with the sparkle! nicely done...

have a nice weekend!
ciao
carmelina

Arianne said...

Great card! Great image!
Thanks for joining our challenge at SS&S.

Hugs, Arianne
SS&S team

Lori said...

Kelly, i absolutely love what you did with the background, great take on a fabulous sketch, and the colouring and colours are perfect!!!!

Melissa Craig said...

This is adorable! I love all the texture you added and Miss Anya looks so sweet.

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Lou said...

Love the card. The embossing is fab.

Lou x

Mimiko said...

This is really beautiful, love the embossing :)
Thanks for joining us at SS&S.
Mira =)