Monday, January 31, 2011

Skipping Stones Sketch Challenge

HI Friends!

Well, we’re getting a major ice storm in Indianapolis. It started earlier than predicted, and it’s going strong.  We’re planning on hunkering down and staying in. Those of you who must go out, please be safe.  It’s bad and worsening. There are already power outages and traffic accidents.

Onto a lighter topic… recently, I bought my first set of stamps from Skipping Stones Design. I’ve been trying to buy less stamps because I have SO many that I do not use (Some that have never seen ink which is wrong on many levels).  When I saw this set, I had to get it though (for a variety of reasons)


I mean really, how cute is this set of stamps??? I got it in the mail and was wanting to ink it up and found that Skipping Stones Design has a sketch challenge.  How perfect to inaugurate the stamps with a challenge?

Here was the sketch:


And here is what I did with the sketch:


I have a very sweet friend whose birthday is coming up, and this card is for her.  I think she’ll really like it (she’s a fellow card maker and appreciates getting the custom made cards).  You cannot tell in the photo (and I tried to catch in some other shots but didn’t do too well), but I put Stampin’ Up Crystal effects on the purse to give it a patent leather look to it. In real life, it’s a nice effect.

Question for you all… Stampin’ Up’s Crystal Effects really gets gummed up despite my best efforts to prevent it from occurring.  For those of you who use the other brand, Glossy Accents, I think? Does it also get all gooped up? 

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week.  For those of you in Snowmageddon or Icemagedden, be safe out there.

Hugs and blessings.



Karen B. said...

This card is out of this world! Love the colors, love the patterns! This stamp set seems to be really "you" so looking forward to more great creations like this.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fun take on the sketch. Thanks for your sweet comment on my Lawnscaping card.

Brandi said...

Great colors and so cute! A girl can't have too many stamps and purses! LOL! Stay warm and safe during the storm. We are getting up to 30" by Wednesday! Yikes!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my goodness this is adorable!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Love that purse, your colors are so great! I use glossy effects and have never had any problems with it getting gummed up.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

This purse card is too fun! Great work on the sketch and such pretty colors! I use glossy accents (never have tried the Stampin' Up version)...not sure if you mean the actual liquid getting all gummed up or just the nozzle of the bottle? The only trouble I have had is it not wanting to squeeze out the container but I just take a little safety pin and put it in the nozzle and problem solved. Really a super quick fix! And I hope you stay safe....that ice is very bad! Everything around here is pretty much closed!

~amy~ said...

woot your card!!!! I'm so happy you played along with us at skipping stones design!!!

P.S. Hmm..I don't have any problems with my CE...I wonder if you got a 'bad batch'?

Anonymous said...

This card is absolutely amazing! I love these colors, they make it totally pop! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!