Monday, May 24, 2010

It's All About Me....or So I Wish.

Hi!  This is Sherry from the Design Team and today I have a card for this week's Crazy4Challenges Sketch Challenge.  I used the Rubber Romance Image, Brooke and a Book.  I chose this image because Summer starts next weekend (Yes, I know technically Summer doesn't start until mid-late June...but the party starts NOW!) I really would LOVE to be at the beach or by the pool with a book and a margarita.  But alas, I have responsibilities so I must live vicariously through Brooke.  Hopefully, you can enjoy her sunshine too.

For my card, I started off with an image stamped on white card stock and I chose two patterns of paper (both from the Pink Paislee line 365 degrees) to stamp the image on as well.
Next I started coloring my main image with my Prismacolor Pencils.  I normally use Light Peach to color fair-skinned people, but since Brooke IS sun bathing I used Seashell Pink to give her a little bit more color.
 Then I finished coloring my image with the exception of the blanket and bikini top- which I am going to paper-piece with the patterned paper.

 Next I added some Ranger Glossy Accents to the Margarita Glass.

Then I added some sheen to the sunglasses with a Sakura Glaze Black Embossing Pen

While the Glossy Accents and Sakura Glaze are drying I start assembling my card.  I decided to machine stitch around the base panel- just because it was fun. 

Then I did some paper-piercing and added ribbon and buttons.  Finally my main image was ready to be added and this is the end result:

Aaaahh.  Can't you just imagine relaxing in the sun with a book.  I know I sure can.  I hope you enjoyed the project today and I hope your Memorial Day weekend is Fun and Fabulous!


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous! I have this stamp, and you've inspired me to think "outside the box" with it. I love the paper-piecing, stitching and other lovely details!

  2. Love all the little details. The paper-piecing looks great. Hope you get some time to relax over Memorial Day weekend.