Friday, January 28, 2011

OLW38 - Get Sketchy

The OLW challenge is hosted this week by Jennifer Styles at Styles Ink.  This week, Jennifer gave us a sketch to use to create our one layer card. For my card, I chose to use some PaperTrey Ink stamps - Up, Up and Away.

I used a white card base and stamped the cloud on the card with Versamark ink, embossed it with clear embossing powder, and heat set the embossing powder.  I stamped the hot air balloons with black Mementos Ink, then stamped them again on plain paper.  I cut out my masks and the inked the entire background with Stormy Skies distress in and a sponge.  I pealed the masks off and colored the images with Copic markers.  The sentiment is from the same collection and was stamped in black Memento's ink.  Here's the sketch Jennifer provided for us:

I thought I'd share a new layout with you too.  This is photos I took of my youngest son and his two children (Allen & Helen Grace) in 2008 at a downtown park.

I used Scenic Route papers for this layout. I laid the photos out in a grid then added a layered star in the center. The star is 3 layers and each layer is pop-dotted. The photos are matted on solid green then I added a red border on the top and bottom punched with a Fiskars border punch and a strip of yellow card stock. The side borders are green scalloped edges with a striped paper laid over the top of it (and a small strip of solid red.) The title letters were cut with the Silhouette. I cut both red and green letters and layered them...adding a bit of stickles to the edges. The butterflies are punched from a solid yellow card stock and then I added glitter to each of them. The bodies of the butterflies are pearls and 3D paint. The "genuine happiness" tag was cut with a Spellbinder die then I layered a red oval on it and the words are rubons I've had forever. The big star on the genuine tag was cut from the back of one of the pprs and highlighted with yellow stickles. The "everyday moments" tag was stamped and pop dotted. Journaling was cut into strips and layered on green card stock and reads:

You two love to walk through the park holding Daddy's hand. Your Daddy takes the time to talk to you and answer your questions. I hope that days like this will be etched in your memories as very special.....Daddy Time.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  As always, I truly appreciate all the sweet comments! Until next time...

Pin It!


Jennifer Styles said...

Hooray for hot air balloons! I love'em! Bright, happy, cheerful!

Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with OLW38!

joanne wardle said...

fabulous card, great interpretation of the sketch. it really was a challenge, this one, wasn't it?

Bonnie said...

Susan, I love the sponged sky! And those colorful balloons are wonderful! You aced this challenge once again!

Rosemary said...

wow... great card! fantastic layout, too!

Debgem said...

This is brilliant - so bright and bold, such fun! The balloons are wonderful.

Cheryl Nelson said...

Wowzers...LOVE both the card and the lo! Completely fabulous!

Doris said...

Love this card--makes me feel like summer really will be here in a few months! We have ice and slush today with another snow storm on its way AGAIN!
Stop by my blog for a chance at some blog candy and a peek at some butterfly cards I've been making!

Anonymous said...

Throughout this grand scheme of things you get an A with regard to hard work.


Related Posts with Thumbnails