Friday, September 25, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #84


Funny thing about this card...I am back to watching my calories a little (things have gotten away on me). So the only sweet indulgences right now are my cards.
I only have little scraps left of my "early bird" collection from Cosmo Cricket...I have used this paper line A LOT and don't want a single scrap to go to waste!
Let's see...how can I lick the chocolate coating off of this strawberry?
I used Taylor's "Cherries and Berries" set to create this card. I stamped the circle in red ink first and then stamped the strawberry in espresso ink. Colored it with my copics. I had the paper really wet with my markers and as you can see the color RED can very easily get away on you. It feathered ever so slightly beyond my stamped line. I used E50, R14, R27 for the strawberry and E31, E57, E49 for the chocolate. I shadowed with Yr31. I used my nestabilities to cut out the circle then airbrushed the entire thing with YR00.
But the part I wanted to "LICK" was the glossy accents glaze I put over my chocolate....yummm!
The crocheted flower is one of my creations and I customized the white lace with airbrushing as well.
I initially airbrushed it with my R27, but it turned out a little bright so I toned it down by airbrushing over top of it with my E15. Worked like a charm!

Here is the sketch so you can play along in TAYLOR'S challenge.
Don't forget to see what the rest of the sketch crew came up with:
Jami Sibley: More is More
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Donna Baker: Serenity in Stamping
Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity

Alright, have yourself a fabulous weekend....I get to teach some classes tomorrow! Woohoo!

I'm off to go snack on some peppers....yeah....

12 comments:

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Ooooh...this is so fabulous Sherrie! I love your take on the sketch! That crocheted flower and border are perfect!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is utterly DELICIOUS Sherrie!!! LOVE the paper you used (I too am obsessed with Early Bird...I have TONS if you need some more!!) and I LOVE your stitching and of course, your AMAZING coloring too!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

SQUEAL...this is shear perfection. What wonderful elements and fantastic colors! WOW!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Sherrie, this is just GORGEOUS! WOW! I LOVE it! Yes, it has been too long since I've commented, but I look at your gorgeous creations everyday! Sending you hugs!

Donna said...

wow - what a masterpiece! I love the stitching & crochet elements!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Yummy! That strawberry looks so real and yummy! Great card... always love your take on sketches... pretty crocheted flower. TFS!

Yvonne Jackson said...

That strawberry looks good enough to eat! Love the crochet flower.

Jami said...

Oh my goodness...I just really want to lick that card!!!! YUM!

Conniecrafter said...

yummy card...like the dripping chocolate, your flower is so cute, I am still working on getting mine even, they alway seem to come out lopsided.

leenda said...

Picture perfect!

Colleen said...

Love this card and the little details! Thanks for the fun class yesterday too! Think I need to get some more Copics and play a little more!

Lori Craig said...

I am soo soooo sooooo going to case this layout. Your card is divine. Love it, sweet girl! It was *wonderful* to chat with you last week. Hugs!