Friday, October 16, 2009

ESS Sketch #55 / IO Challenge

I have been running a bit behind all week, no suprise that I'm so late posting this card for last week Sketchy Thursday ESS Sketch #55, definetely playing catch up!  I also wanted to participate in the bi-weekly Impression Obsession's stamp challenge where they are currently having  A Winter Card Challenge.

This is my take on these two challenges:

I started off using this ESS sketch that Tracy Clemente brought us; where she gave us a lot of room for layering and using edge of some sort.  I decided to turn the sketch on its side to give me more room for the image I had in mind to use.  Somehow that strip on the side spelled out ribbon in my mind so I new i had to use a strip of ribbon.  For the edge, I ended up using this EK big scallop edge punch - I really like the way it looks.  Like many of Tracy's sketches, it was so easy to work with and adapt.

Don't those xmas stockings look AMAZING? So full of details and so much FUN to color!  This  Ice Skate Stockings image is from Impression Obscession and inking this was a joy! :)  I bought a few more IO stamps just in time for the holidays and I am hoping to get a chance to ink them as well  

I know the challenge called for a winter card, and I thought this ice skates image fit nicely!  I had to cut off the bow on top because I wanted to add the twine and matching button.  The pattern paper is from a Provo Craft Holiday Slab V that I picked up a few years ago and I really like how they coordinate.  I colored the blades metallic gold and added a few golden brad to match.  I also added a piece of kraft paper embossed with my cuttlebug wood grain folder to add a bit of texture. 

I have to tell you, I had a FUN time making this card even if I did take my time putting it together.  It definetely put me a holiday mood!  One more xmas card done...and many to go! :)
Thanks for stopping by! :)

ice skates - Impression Obscession Ice Skate Stockings F2354
EK big scallop edge punch
DCWV texture paper, Provo Craft Holiday Slab V
Cuttlebug wood grain embossing folder
Momento Tuxedo Black ink
Uniball metallic gold pen
J's small golden brads
J's ribbon
J's twine
Fashion Scene button


Jenny Gropp said...

Carol -- so glad you joined the IO Challenge!!! Your card is so full of details and layers - I love it. All the colors are perfectly balanced - and you know I love that button with the string! I have yet to ink this imsge up -- but I already have it, could not resist and you be sure you will see it soon on my blog too!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful, Carol! There are so many lovely details in htis card; the button and how it loks as if the stockings are hanging from it, edger punch (oh, yeah, you GO with the edger punches, girl!!!), lovely DP, and the image is coloured so realistically! Thanks for the eye candy, Carol! Take care; Tinla:)

Shirley said...

Love your card, Carol, and thanks for submitting it for our challenge too!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Carol, congratulations on winning the IO Winter Card challenge. Have fun shopping.

Armie said...


What?? I can't believe I missed this. :o( This is awesome!! I {heart} IO and you definitely outdid yourself on this one!! Way to go. I love the stockings and, boy oh boy, I am sensing a little shopping going on here pretty soon :o) Thanks for sharing this darling card Carol!! I really really likeeee this card!! :o)

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