Sunday, April 13, 2008

A Tough Sketch

This was for this week's Sketch Challenge on SCS. I really didn't know what to do with this askew oval. I pulled out my Fall Flowers paper and colored the watering can from Simply Special by Paper Pretties and colored it to match the papers. Since the card was only supposed to be two layers, I had to "dress it up" a bit. I added the faux stitching down the left side and the organdy ribbon on the oval. It doesn't show very well in the photo, but the oval was cut and embossed using my oval Nestabilities.



For those of you wondering about my mother-in-law, we went to visit her last night. She's still in the hospital, but it's a skilled nursing center. . .kind of like the step in between being in the hospital and going home. She looks great but she tires easily, which is understandable. She was very happy to see us. . .the kids especially. It's been a long while since she's seen them. Thank you all for your continued thoughts and prayers! They are very much appreciated!

Be sure and check back tomorrow! Lauren and I made a challenge to each other and I'm DYING to see what she came up with. Aren't you? Thanks for stopping by today! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Simply Special (Paper Pretties); Paper- Fall Flowers (SU); Ink- Onyx Black (Versafine); Accessories- Copic markers, paper piercer, black marker, oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), black organdy ribbon (Darice)

15 comments:

Janine said...

Well what you did really worked... This is so pretty!
Have a wonderful Sunday Charmaine!

Libby said...

I'm sorry Charmaine, I must have missed when you first posted about your MIL. Glad to hear you had a nice visit & she sounds like she's doing better!

Bethany Paull said...

Fabulous coloring, again. And I love the full size patterned paper with faux stitching.

Tammy said...

You did great with the sketch, Charmaine! Your card is lovely! :)

Alexandra said...

I think you nailed the sketch Charmaine - this is gorgeous!! I love that paper, and the watering can looks great! The coloring is amazing!!

Glad to hear your MIL is doing so well - continued prayers and well wishes for a speedy recovery!!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jessica Smith said...

This is a difficult sketch but I like what you did with it love the stitching on the side.

beate said...

Wow! Gorgeous card. That was one hard sketch! Didn't even have time to look at it until today. I think I will just sit that one out! LOL
Hugs and grins

Julie Masse said...

I love this card!! This was perfect for that sketch and I really love the paper background! :)

Donna said...

this came out very nice, I have not been able to play with it yet! love the added touch of the stitching

chelemom said...

Glad to hear your MIL is doing better. Your card is wonderful! I too struggled a bit with this sketch!

Jules said...

Good job coloring Charmaine! :)Julie

Rose Ann said...

Great job with the sketch! I love your stitching, and popped watering can! Beautiful paper too!!

Heather said...

Beautiful card! My mom would absol love this!! Wait.. when is Mother's Day? I just can't keep up anymore!

Juanita B said...

Great sketch, you did a fabulous job with it. I love your colors and stitching.

I'm happy to hear that your MIL is doing better. I'll bet that your visit really uplifted her spirits.
TFS.

Jessie/knightrone said...

It was a tough one, but I think you did fantastic with it!!! Totally rocked it in my opinion!!

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