Friday, November 20, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #92!

Happy Friday! As Thanksgiving approaches for my US friends I would like to say that
I am very thankful for all the American friendships and wonderful American companies that I have worked with this year. You are truly a blessing to me!
Without voicing my own personal political views too loudly I thought I would make a card that speaks of the gratefulness to being American. I know the US is going through a tough time economically and politically....and I thought maybe this would be a good idea for someone serving in the military.
This card is a wonderful Kinkade stamped on a clear card. I laid in this pretty patterned paper from Melissa Frances in the background. I also stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of the patterned paper and used my glossy accents to adhere the circle fragment over top.
For a finishing touch I accented the flag using my R29 and B06 copic markers. I love that I can color on this type of slick surface and it won't wipe away!
Anyway, here are all the specific details:
Hometown Pride (Thomas Kinkade), Happy Harvest (GM) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Black Stazon (Tsukineko)
Patterned Paper (Melissa Frances)
Clear Sheet (CHF)
Copic Markers
"4" blackboard (Cosmo Cricket)
Circle Fragment (Tim Holtz)

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
Jackie Pedro: The Scalloped Edge
Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity
Melissa Sauls: In Stamping Mode
Rachel Sztonyk: Gingerbread Gallery
Alice Lihsuan-Wertz: Alice's Little Wonderland
Lisa Hjulberg: The Craft's Meow

I am literally on a jet plane right now heading towards Montreal...I am SO looking forward to all the crafters I am going to meet there! It will be a very full weekend of one of my favorite things....COPICS! See you next week when I get back!


Jami said...

Wow Sherrie this is really beautiful! Love that image on a clear card - never would have thought of that!

Hey - Thanksgiving is next week in America - on Thursday - but we appreciate the well wishes!!! ;)

Lori Craig said...

This is gorgeous, Sherrie! Stunning really.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautifulcard Sherrie! Love that Kinkade image. TFS!

Colleen said...

Beautiful card Sherrie! Love it!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is beautiful, Sherrie!!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

So pretty, Sherrie! I love your clear card...reminds me that I haven't made one of those in a long time!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! this is so beautiful and meaningful Sherrie! wonderful card!

Alvin & Denise Engler said...

hurry home sherrie!

Gingerbread Gal said...

Amazing Sherrie! I just love your style. Fabulous!
:) Rachel

Conniecrafter said...

very cool, hope your enjoying your weekend!

Melissa Sauls said...

Oh my goodness this card is just amazing!! I'm always so intimidated by using the clear sheets, but you knocked this one out!

Guylaine said...

awesome blog!
I was at the COPIC class in Montreal Sunday and I would like you to contact me because I left with a pen of your: