Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Encouragement / ESS BONUS Sketch


My sister is going through a few decision making moments right now so I wanted to send her a card to encourage her to keep sorting it out :)

This is what I came up with:


For inspiration, I turned to this week ESS Sketch, a BONUS SKETCH! Tracy Clemente extended her One Year of Sketches celebration in order to see if we can have 52 participants to have one lucky winner of a generous $52 spending spree to one of the following: All That Scraps, A Muse, The Cat's Pajamas, Stamping Bella, Memory Box, My Favorite Things OR Taylored Expressions! It looks like we did just that and can't wait to see who the winner will be! Of course I had only time to enter twice (there were no limits on the entries) but oh well, I'm glad I at least got to play with her last two sketches! :)

I also decided to play along with this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge, where the theme is Stitch It Up! - and we were ask to use stitching on our project; well since I'm not as comfortable with a sewing machine, but since this month is national sewing month, I decided to use faux stitching with a Copic 0.3 Multiliner (thanks Jenny Gropp :))

I chose this Hero Arts Asian Elements set because of this cute, wise looking owl :) , the sentiment came for a different Hero Arts set, Anytime Messages and I think the sentiment is just right!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
owl - Hero Arts Asian Elements
flower branch - Hero Arts Asian Elements
"the best way to your future is to create it" - Hero Arts Anytime Messages
Martha Stewart edge punch

DCWV texture paper, DCWV Christmas Stack base card , DCWV Sweets Stack strip paper
Momento Pear Tart ink
Momento Rhubarb Stalk ink
Momento
Black Tuxedo ink
Stickles Diamond

9 comments:

Armie said...

Whaaatt?? GET OUT!! Carol, this is sooo adorable!! I love what you did here!! The owl is sooo cutee and your PP's, so cheery and..rockin'!! You did amazing on Tracy's bonus sketch..as always!! TFS :o)

Lorraine A said...

Oh this is just fabulous ! The image, papers, sentiment and embellies are all just perfect ! Love the faux sewing too ;-) I am sure your sister will really appreciate this beautiful card :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Luv
Lols x x

SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Great card! The owl is too sweet and I love the punching and mixture of papers!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

<3,
Steph

anthonette said...

oh wow carol! love this card. the sentiment is perfect for this cute owl. the faux stitching is great and the color combo is stunning. thanks for the inspirations!

Tracy said...

Sorry I'm late posting this Carol. =( This card is goregous. I love this paper. Everything about this card is wonderful. I especially love the sentiment. This will surely put a smile on your sisters face. Thanks for playing with the bonus sketch!
Hugs,
Tracy

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is so gorgeosu, I luv everything about it...I hope your sister finds peace and happiness...have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

Simone said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colors and how you combined the papers. Looks great!

Hugs,
Simone

Anonymous said...

Wow, Carol...you really know how to get the extra, extra, double extra mileage out of your stamps...you mix them so well!!! I have been hemming and hawing about Anytime Messages, but this card clinched it for me...add to the shopping cart, please!! Absolutely beautiful colour scheme, mix of DP, and your faux stitching...great job on Tracy's sketch challenge, Carol! TFS:):) Tinla

debby4000 said...

Adorable cute card, fab image and beautiful papers.
Thanks for joining Simon Says Challenge this week.
luv
Debby

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