Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sweet and Dreamy Cranes: SSSC57

I am a regular reader of Karen Giron's blog, the Sweetest Thing. She has a weekly sketch challenge and I like her clean simple layouts. LOL, well maybe this one isn't "simple"! Here is the sketch for SSSC57: And here is the card I made!
I didn't think I would be able to figure out something that worked. Those darn panels had me in a dither! But...I've made a few cards with the Dream Garden set, lately and as it was sitting on my craft table, I realized that the beautiful crane stamp was the perfect mimic of the panels in the SSSC57 challenge! I chose my colors--all watery shades of blues & greens that add to the dreamy feel--and proceeded to stamp. Sorry, they appear a bit washed out in this pic. I'll try to get a better one. I first stamped the cranes individually in each color and cut them out but, of course, I couldn't cut them perfectly even so they didn't line up right. And that.just.won' Then I got the idea to stamp them all on one panel using my stamp-a-ma-jig to line them up--perfect! I guess it's cheating a little because the sketch doesn't show any white space between each one but it's just an inspiration piece right?! I also moved the ribbon to right-of-center so I didn't hide the beautiful cranes. I'm not sure that it's an exact match to the sketch but I like how it turned out. And, it's my first-ever submission for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Be sure to check out Karen's blog--it's sweet!

stamps: dream garden
ink: bashful blue, certainly celery, mellow moss, sage shadow, not quite navy
paper: bashful blue, certainly celery, whisper white, not quite navy cardstock
xtras: stamp-a-ma-jig, 1 3/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, white organza ribbon


Melissa said...

Very pretty! I never even noticed that set before, now I have to add it to my wishlist!

Diane said...

Very nice Nance. Ditto to Melissa's comment.

Marisa said...

Fabulous card with this tricky sketch that just kicked my butt LOL!! Love the asian theme. Well done :D