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.

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!!



  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!!

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

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

  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

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

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

  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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