Friday, May 18, 2007

Carved Initials

This is for a CPS sketch contest that I thought would be great to enter. I had the sketch rolling around in my head for a couple days then it came to me (at 3am!). Have you ever had that when you wake out of a dead sleep and an idea comes? Well I didn't have the energy to find a pen to write it down so.....I woke up dear hubby and told him in case I would forget. He thought I was nuts of coarse! The tree made the perfect little strip up the middle that is on the sketch. I had the perfect pp for it too. The cosmo cricket (wanted) line has this wonderful wood grain pattern on it....precisely what I wanted for my tree. I cut it out using an exacto blade and dangled my tire swing from it (using 2 circle punches). The falling leaves are from the Papertrey (greenthumb) set. The three items in the middle of the tree are my "carvings" I think we all did this as kids! I used pewter brads to look like nail heads. This was so much fun. Think I'll go try another with this sketch!

28 comments:

christophe said...

Good job.
Only american girls can make nice scrapbooking.
Congratulation.

Lisa642 said...

Wow Sherrie, this could definitley be a winner. I love the idea of the tree, you creative genious you!!! Hope hubby got back to sleep!!

Alli said...

Sherrie my friend, I said it once and I will keep saying it again...your cards ROCK! I see FS in your future!!! You've got my vote.
Alli

beate said...

Oh....Love it! I saw that sketch but didn't get to play yet. Your entry ROCKS! Love the tire swing and the initials. You are amazing!

Flossie's Follies said...

What a great card, have the same stamp set, what a wonderful idea, good luck.

Anabelle said...

This is just adorable!!!! What a wonderful take on the sketch!!!

Kandis Smith said...

Very cute! Love the tire swing!

Cindy Lou Who said...

Sherrie! You sure bring new meaning to the word 'competition' Your card is the BEST! I love it...I may not even enter now *snort* hee hee

chelemom said...

OMG! This has to be my FAVORTIE card! This was such a clever idea!

Jill said...

Holy cow! That is so cute and creative! Love love love that tire swing!!

Allison said...

OMG...I am not even going to enter this contest now...this is beyond awesome!

dini said...

this is soooooooooooooooo cute! I love the colors you used - they definitely give your sweet little scene that -end-of-a-Fall-day glow. Love it.

Dina
dini from SCS
http://mamadinis.blogspot.com

Jessica (jessrose21) said...

This turned out so well! I love the tree! I find myself really looking forward to your blog everyday. :)

Linda Beeson said...

How adorable! Who would have thought to put design elements on a tree trunk! You rocked the sketch!

Theresa said...

Hey, this is great!!!

Rein said...

You did a great job with the sketch, it's beautiful!

Shadowcatcher said...

This is fabulous! You have such a talent for creating beautifully stamped scenes.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is just adorable, Sherrie! What a great card!

stampinsars said...

this is adorable!!!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Sherrie! I love the tree and leaves and oh that tire swing!!!!

Tracy D said...

Oh my gosh!! This is so stinkin' cute! I love everything :)

Tina said...

What a wonderful card-idea! I love it

Greetings from germany

Tina

Sarah said...

This card is fantastic! Very original use of the sketch.

KardKrazy said...

Amazing take on the sketch and awesome job on the card.

~Lea~ said...

This is beautiful! I just love what you did with the tree! Great fall card...good luck in the contest!!

HUGS,
Lea L. :)

Jo said...

This card is awesome!

jo xx

Mimi Hornberger said...

Faboo! Love this great fall card! Congrats on the $50.00 GC at CPS!

Donna B. said...

awesome card! congratulations on winning!!