Sunday, September 2, 2007

Embellishing

I have lots to share with you today....so go grab a java! First of all, it is so fun to be back at my table and creating, I was a little fearful that I wouldn't know how after being gone for 2 weeks! It did take me a couple of cards to get back in the swing. This card I created with the wonderful new release by My Favorite Things. Shower Time is a great little set with a lot of small pieces plus a large focal image to work with. The sketch I used was from one of my favorite sites. Card Positioning Systems (CPS) you can find the link on my sidebar. If you keep reading I do go into detail on the embellishments on this card. The patterned paper I used, that got me going with a color scheme, is Basic Grey (scarlet's letter). I colored the image and the little flowers with my copics....I can't stress enough how much I use these markers! They color embellishments (seen below) and they are quick yet very precise! I find that when I use black, the copics give me the right amount of vibrancy so that my main images are not lost, but rather, pop off the backdrop. You definitely want to give this sketch a try, it is fun!

***If you do this sketch challenge, please leave me a comment and I would love to come and check out what you did with this sketch!
I found this wonderful felt ribbon of flowers when I was in Archivers. My mind just started whirling with the possibilities! They are very easy to cut out individually and with so many shapes and sizes they are a wonderful staple to add to my embellishment stock. I loved the black, so neutral and elegant. You will see a lot of these beauties in my creations to come!












These pearls that you buy in the sheet from K & Co are wonderful! You get a variety of sizes and the backside is flat so they adhere well to flowers and directly on paper. I love it that I can color my pearls to match my project with my copics! Tip: color your pearls BEFORE you peal them off the sheet, they are so quick to color this way and you can be sure to color all the edges.
Here is a close shot of the decorative stick pin I created. Very simple but elegant. I love finding inexpensive ways to create a look that is my own! Tip: To keep the pearls from sliding off the end of the pin just add a little glue inside before sliding them on your pin.

This was a little long winded today, thanks for popping by, I truly appreciate it! Have a great day!

22 comments:

Tami said...

Amazing card as always!! Love the home made pin idea and have to agreee how great the flowers are. I have them in 3 or 4 colors myself :) TFS!!!!

Ticia said...

I love all the little details ! It looks great !
Ticia

Flossie's Follies said...

Fantastic card, thamks for sharing all he details you used

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Downright AMAZING!! I love the pins!! And the flowers are beautiful, I will add that to my list of things to keep an eye out for next time I go out shopping!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Just gorgeous, Sherrie. Those embellishments are so unique!

Sharon said...

Awesome card! The details are great. Great card for a shower. I'll have to keep this stamp in mind.

Theresa said...

Beautiful Sherrie! I'm sooo looking forward to playing with you tomorrow!!! Yippy!!!

Kim said...

Sherrie!!! OMG!!! This is outrageous!!!!

So Sonya said...

Wow... amaaaaaaaaazing

Andrea said...

Brilliant card, love the way you've cut out the small black flower, great idea

mum on the run said...

Love what you did with the CPS sketch! Cutting the felt ribbon is a great idea!!

Linda Beeson said...

OK, WOW on the card! LOVE that green ribbon across the top, great use of that space on the sketch and I SOOOOO love your idea of coloring those pearls - so going to do that. They are amazing in that red!

beate said...

Sherrie, your card looks gorgeous. All the embellishments, the color the paper....It's beautiful!

Katie said...

Great card. I love the colors you used!

Rose Ann said...

This is gorgeous! Your coloring looks awesome, and I love your little pin embellishment!

Jill said...

This is wonderful! The velvet flower ribbon is definitely a great find.

Michelle said...

WOW! Totally gorgeous! Such beautiful and unique details!

Alli Miles said...

You are such a clever girl Sherrie! I just LOVE your stuff. Thanks for sharing those tidbits.

Shadowcatcher said...

Neat tricks and a great card. So glad you're back at your desk! :)

Juanita said...

Your creativity cup is overflowing!!! It is so wonderful that your are a benefactor of such gifts to us!! TFS your fabulous, creative, and inspiring work.

jo said...

Love love love it!!!

ct said...

beautiful!
Christine Traversa