October 8, 2010

Bloggers Challenge - Sketch Challenge

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! This week I gave the Bloggers Challenge Team the following sketch to use for inspiration, when I sat down to create my card, I thought to myself "what was I thinking with this sketch".  I had the my focal image all picked out, even created a beautiful background, went to put it together with the sketch - it didn't fit.  What to do.....Start again, right, so I did.  Same image, same lovely BG technique, nope, still not working....as I was getting ready to just scrap the whole idea, I rotated the sketch - an ah ha moment....Here's what I ended up with:




The background fits Linda's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge - Wrinkle Free Distress.  I'm so glad there was an extra week to play along this time around!  The wonderful stamps are some of my favorites from Artistic Outpost - and can be found on The Outpost plate.  I'll share the other piece I created next week using these same images and BG technique once I figure out a layout.

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost
Ink - Black Archival, Distress Ink Rusty Hinge, Crushed Olive, Mustard Seed, Weathered Wood
Card Stock - Olive, Marigold, Black, Durango, Watercolor
Other - Craft Sheet, Spritz Bottle, H20 Brush, Heat Gun

Looking for more inspiration using this weeks Challenge Sketch, click on the Bloggers Challenge Logo on my sidebar to see what the other players created this week.

Have a great weekend!

32 comments :

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the background it is gorgeous and the sketch/design is wonderful!

Lisa Bohler said...

Love that you flipped the sketch and I love how you added the sentiment! Very pretty card!

MJ said...

Wowzers! Did that background turn out perfect or what! Beautiful card Lisa! Just stunning.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous background, works so well with the main image. Gorgeous creation. Tracy Evans x

Jeanne Nielsen said...

I love that you rotated the sketch! It definitely works with this image! Your background technique is very cool too! TFS! (we're both thinking "houses" this week!)

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful background and colors. Thanks for the inspiration!

MarleneMAZ said...

Great card! your background is lovely and I love the saying on the front.

Connie Paxman said...

Tada!!!and you rocked it again...I love the rich elements of your card...the background is so perfect for this AO scene...thanks for the challenge.
connie paxman

Linda Monroe said...

How funny that just turning it on it's side, it works beautifully. Great card and great sketch. Thanks Lisa!

BarbaraW said...

I love that stamp and your treatment of it is stunning. Beautiful card.

Traci S. said...

Hi Lisa~

I love what you did with this image. The colors are wonderful. So vibrant. And, they fit that layout beautifully. You are so talented. One of my favorite "go to" blogs!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Ida said...

Wow that background is awesome and works so well with your images. Fantastic card.

GCgirl said...

Beautiful! This is a really vibrant card.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a wonderful card, Lisa. Great imagery and so aptly presented for this time of year. Excellent!

Angelica said...

Great sketch and that background is amazing, love your card.

Tami Black said...

I am glad you stuck with this -- this is awesome! I love the background and the image is fabulous -- no wonder you wanted it all to work! Fabulous sketch!

Terry said...

Fabulous background for the CCC16 technique! The house and sentiment are amazing! Love this!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- fabulous card! I love the BG technique- perfect colors and I love the 2nd layer with leaves- and the sentiment too- I had to have this stamp set! Such a nice card! TFS

Sandra said...

you are the Queen of backgrounds - you have such a knack for making these cards look beautiful!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Sandra

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Lovely card Lisa! This image and your background are fantastic! Beautifully done! :D

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, this is a wonderful piece of art, just stunning!

Heidi Hihn said...

Great sketch! Love the colors in this card! I also love the choices of images you put together!

stampsnwhatnot.com said...

Oh my gosh! This card is a beauty. I LOVE what you did as the background with the green and orange. You're such an artist!

Linda Carson said...

Most EXCELLENT artwork!

Clara said...

Beautiful card! Love the background and colors you used. :)

Basement Stamper said...

Love the background and the colors with the house! Great job with the sketch.

Lori said...

This is gorgeous, Lisa! The background looks fabulous with the image stamp.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Lisa! Your wrinkle-free distress background is incredible-- those colors are wonderful together, and the "sky" effect really works well. You were so smart to rotate that sketch-- it's a great layout and really shows off the stamping.

You're right-- those Artistic Outpost images are great! This has such a sweet, inviting feel, and the sentiment is perfect!

njburk said...

Lisa--I LOVE everythig about your card--colors are wonderful together. The house is a good one. i have not seen many I like. Thanks for a great sketch!

Marilyn SanClemente said...

What a great card! It reminds me of a cabin on a lake..

Rachel Hope said...

Very pretty! Love the sky!

Lavender Rose said...

I love the background, it really sets off the stamped images perfectly.

 
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