Friday, November 6, 2009

Vicki Chrisman's Sketch Challenge - Nature - JustRite Autumn Blessings

Good morning and Happy Friday! A few days back my dear sweet friend, Vicki Chrisman, asked if I would like to join her and some friends in a sketch challenge. I happily said, YES!! I have a link list at the bottom of this post for other ladies who joined in Vicki's Sketch Challenge so be sure to check them out! Vicki designed a Fantastic sketch and said we could create a LO, card, altered or whatever we would like. I decided to create a LO. I have a beautiful close up picture that I took of some leaves and it has just been screaming at me to be put on a LO! *wink*

Here is the sketch that Vicki Chrisman designed.Here is the LO that I designed using the sketch.I am so happy with how the LO turned out! I have been wanting to use this photo for a long time but I just wasn't sure exactly what to do with it and the sketch gave me a push in the right direction.

I started out by digging through my stash to see what I had that could be used on the LO and trying to match up colors. For the background I used designer paper from My Mind's Eye, the Bella Bella Collections--this is some of my favorite paper! Then I found a JustRite stamp set, some ribbon, a brad and chipboard so it was time to get started.
I first I started with the raw chipboard. I used three different colors of Glimmer Mist, Honey Dew Mist, Coffee Shop and Vintage Pink on the chipboard. Usually I spray the glimmer mist over a non-stick mat for easy clean up but I had an idea for some leaves and I didn't want any of the Glimmer Mist to go to waste so I put down a piece of white cardstock and then the chipboard letters. After I had the Glimmer Mist on the letters I heat set them. Then I used a Glimmer Screen and ran the screen and chipboard letters through the Wizard from Spellbinders to emboss them. After I had the embossing done then I applied Memento Rick Cocoa ink over top of the letters to pick up the embossed detail. Also to add a little more depth to the letters I went around the edges with a black Copic marker. Here is a close-up of the letters.I took that piece of cardstock that started out white and was covered with Glimmer Mist and set it aside to dry. Next I wanted to add a stamped sentiment and I thought the Enjoy the Days of Autumn stamp from the JustRite Stampers, Autumn Blessings stamp set would match with the LO perfectly. I started with a piece of ivory cardstock and lightly misted the same three colors of Glimmer Mist as mentioned above. I heat set it to dry and then I stamped the image/sentiment with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and used the Labels Nine S4-233 die template along with the Wizard from Spellbinders to cut out the die shape. After I had the diecut shape then I added some Memento Rich Cocoa ink to the edges and touches of gold using a Metallic Gold Gelly Roll pen from Sakura.

The last part I worked on was making some leaves for embellishments. Remember the piece of white cardstock that I placed down to add the Glimmer Mist to the chipboard letters? Like I said I didn't want to waste a drop of it and the colors blend so beautifully together I thought it would be a great piece of paper for creating the leaves. To create the leaves I used Harvest Leaves Two S4-011 die templates from Spellbinders. After I had the diecuts made I added a little Ranger Distress Ink, Peeled Paint (Green) and Worn Lipstick (Pink) to the leaves and then I also added Memento Rich Cocoa all over to pick up the embossed detail. I also added a strip of Chatter Box Artsylicious Fine Flocked Paper in Willow along the side. I distressed the edges and also added some ink. I added ribbon and lace trim, a trinket pin, a bird brad and some twig punch outs.

Supplies~
Stamps~JustRite Stampers-Autumn Blessings Stamp Set, 2-1/4'' x 3-1/16'' Wood Stamper
Paper~My Mind's Eye-Bella Bella Collection, Chatter Box-Artsylicious Fine Flocked Paper in Willow, WorldWin-DoubleMates Rich Chocolate Malt, The Paper Company-White, Ivory
Ink~Tsukineko-Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger-Distress Ink Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick
Other~Spellbinders-Wizard, Labels Nine S4-233, Harvest Leaves Two S4-011 die templates, Tattered Angels-Glimmer Mist Honey Dew Mist, Coffee Shop, Vintage Pink, Glimmer Screens Garden Blossom, Sakrua-Metallic Gold Gelly Roll Pen, Martha Stweart-Twig Punch, Copic-Black 100, Oriental trading Company-Bird Brad, Advantus Corp.-Tim Holtz idea-ology Trinket Pins, Beacon-3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue. Chipboard Letters, Ribbon and Lace Trim, Foam Tape and Cotton Balls

Here's a link list for the other ladies who played along for the Sketch Challenge.


I want to say a special Thanks to Vicki for inviting me to join in the fun!! Fabulous Sketch, Vicki!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Smiles!
Heidi

9 comments:

  1. Totally AWESOME girl!!! you rocked this sketch.. and the use of Glimmer Mist.... well.. Impressive to say the very least. Amazing!!! Thank you so much for playing along!!

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  2. Beautiful Layout and the photo is perfect as well as gorgeous! Love how you've painted and embossed the letters :)

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  3. Absolutely STUNNING Heidi!!! Love all the detail you put into your work and the JR stamp looks awesome inside the Label 9!!!!

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  4. Hi Heidi!
    Wow! you have put so much work into your card. I love the way you have used those Glimmer mists. the letters are gorogeous as are the leaves. The whole card is a stunner.
    Terrific layout.
    Hugs Marion

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  5. Beautiful - love the letters and the leaves!!! I will have to try my glimmer screens in my cuttlebug....

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  6. Wow, Heidi! This layout is gorgeous! Wow...

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  7. Outstanding work on this Heidi. I love how you combined the colors of glimmer mist on this. It's a beautiful layout.

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  9. This is GORGEOUS!!!!! WOW! You have totally put my LO to shame!

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