Saturday, July 3, 2010

Weekly Diva Challenge

Time for another Diva Sketch Challenge, and I thought this one was a doozy! When I first saw it, I didn't know what I was going to do, but I'm pleased with the results. And I must compliment Carol for coming up with these creative sketches. They certainly are not run-of-the-mill! Here's the sketch:

I turned it on its side, and here's the card.

I had such a good time playing with new products! I had been working on making some bookmarks and all of the materials I used for that project were on my stamping table. It's amazing where we find our inspiration sometimes, isn't it?

Here are the supplies I used:
Paper: Greenhouse Gala DSP, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Stamp set: Friends Never Fade
Ink and markers: Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Stampin' dimensionals

I stamped the image in Baja Breeze on the square. Then I colored the image with markers and cut it out, popping it up with dimensionals. I thought it needed more punch, so I stamped the image again in brown and cut out just the flower center.

Here's a peek at the main image, with three layers (the center square, the flower and the flower center) popped up.
I was working on this late afternoon into early evening and by the time I went to take a photo, I had to use a flash, which completely washed out the colors. So I headed out onto the front porch to catch the natural light that was left and just overrode the flash. I was much happier with my pictures!

On to Becky's blog to see what she did with the sketch.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!



  1. Very pretty! I love how you popped up the flower. This is one of my favorite new papers!

  2. Oooooh! Beautiful! I too love how you popped the center of the flower, it almost looks like a brad!

  3. This is just gorgeous! I love all the detail.