Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Isabella's Sketchbook challenge

Another week has whizzed by and it's time for another challenge over on Isabella's Sketchbook. The challenge this week is to make a birthday card, so nice and simple ! The Isabella image I've used is called Chocolate and Coffee. I'm also putting this card in for the Friday Sketchers challenge and for the Charisma Cardz challenge to use food and drink on your card. I've gone for a change with this image and painted it with Distress Inks, it's not as good as I'd hoped, but as they say practice makes perfect ! I've cut around it using Deckle Edged scissors. I've used the textile embossing folder and then blended Spun Sugar and Corduroy Distress Inks around the edge. The paper is Basic Grey and the background is white cardstock that I've blended Spun Sugar over and then stamped the swirl from the Baroque Motifs set from Stampin' Up in Worn Lipstick.


I've added some stitching around the edge for some detail.

Hope you can join us this week and I look forward to visiting you !

20 comments:

  1. this card just pops right off the page! your background is so gorgeous - love those colors and combining the textures!! and then your image pops again with the soft color change (love that pink coffee cup, wait until Jennifer sees it LOL)
    ..so much detail - just beautiful!!!!

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  2. Wow! So many things to see in this card! Love all the texturing you have incorporated and your color palette. Great job!!

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  3. Pink and brown are my favourite colours, so this card is especially delightful and appealing. Love your colouring Sue. WOW!

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  4. I love pink and brown together and this is stunning.Your papers and the embossing are super.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  5. I love the way you have used paper on this, Sue. The layout is just wonderful. Beautiful job on all the textures and the watercoloring is wonderful. Do you have a laser printer? I can't watercolor with my inkjet because the ink runs. I'm interested in how you achieved it.
    Beautiful job as always!

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  6. Love all the different layers and the sentiment is just great - I fancy a cuppa now with chocolate and marshmallows lol.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  7. I spy pink and very lovely it is too! Think the painting with distress inks looks really good. Lynda might be after a coffee now but I want cherries dipped in chocolate!
    Hugs
    Vic
    x

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  8. What a fantastic image and sentiment, so true! I love it!
    xxxx

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  9. Absolutely delicious, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Charisma. x

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  10. love this and could just eat those choc dipped cherries! colours are fab and the textures - it all goes together beautifully.
    Linbyx

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  11. Sue I love the colours and textures on your card.

    jackie :)

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  12. Sue this is gorgeous! I love watercolouring with distress inks but haven't been brave enough to try it with digis! Love the different textures you've used and the colours are yummy! Viv x

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  13. Hi Sue, your card is absolutely stunning! I can't beleive it's not as good as you hoped, you're too hard on yourself... LOL The texture, color and layout are just perfect! I never thougth to use the different embossing folders like that. Just beautiful!!

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  14. Hiya Sue!!! my gosh im so glad i came across your blog! wow! what a beautiful creation!!! 'ya may wanna check back at charisma!!! ;-)

    thanks for joining us! hugs carlyann xxx

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  15. Beautiful Sue - I love this image and your colouring is super. The brown and pink work really well together and I love the multi-layered layout. Hugs xx

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  16. What a lovely surprise to see another pink card Sue!! I know its not your fav colour but it looks just beautiful with the chocolate!

    Keryn x

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  17. Congratulations on your win at Charisma Sue!

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  18. Hi Sue,

    I was just over at Charisma and you WON!!! You have until Sunday to claim your prize. CONGRATS!!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  19. Sue, this is one of my favorite digis from Isabella and you have made it up so beautifully. I love all the textures and layers. Have a great weekend.

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  20. Yummmmmmy! I love chocolate brown and pink together! You made a beautiful card with this image. The layering is lovely! ;D Diana Q

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