Monday, March 8, 2010

Flourishes Celebration Challenge #1

Flourishes has a new challenge today that is a Sketch challenge.  The base cardstock is scored on the edges to get the raised edge, and then I distressed it with a nail file and inked it with Memento Paris Dusk and Tuxedo Black ink. The Design Paper is the front and back of Little Yellow Bicycle paper. 

The Image was stamped on white with Memento Tuxedo Black and the greens were colored with Copics - G14, 16, 17 and then a little YG13 over the top. The purple is BV000, BV01 and BV02.  The Blue wrap is B93, 95, 97. Once done, the blue was still a little too blue, so I went over it with C3 and a little C5 to tone it down a bit.  I colored three pieces of shamrocks from another stamp and cut them out and popped them up to cover a bit of the white space.

I used part of a Nestie to cut the top and bottom of the strip out. I needed it longer than the Nestie though, so I cut it at the top and the bottom separately. I then sponged the edges with the Paris Dusk and Tuxedo Black as well. The ribbon is a white ribbon that I colored with B97 and C5. I then added bling on the ribbon and on the ribbon holding the clover.

Thanks for stopping by - have a great week!!!


  1. Pretty! I like how you have the extra clovers on the panel and great colors and papers.

  2. nice card. Yup St Paddy's day is just around the corner, and hopefully spring as well.

  3. This is so pretty. Your sponging really draws your eye to the image.. Great job.. Thanks so much for joining us at Flourishes.

  4. What fabulous paper you picked -- love the antiqued look you created too. Your coloring is beautiful!