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

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


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!

Anonymous said...

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

have a nice weekend!

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 =)