Friday, April 30, 2010

JustRite Friday Sketch Challenge



Stamper's Dream is proudly sponsoring this week's JustRite Friday Challenge. Tosh has drawn up an awesome sketch, and one lucky winner will enjoy a $50 Stamper's Dream gift certificate! Not only that, three honorable mentions will win a JustRite stamp set of their choice! Be sure to check out Cammie's, Michelle's and Tosh's sketch samples, too. Challenge details, including how to link up your creation, are over at the JustRite Inspiration Blog. You have until next Thursday (May 6) at 9 am Central to play along - good luck!

Here's the sketch:



As you can see, I flipped the sketch to suit the vertical oval of this beautiful lighthouse image from the new By the Sea set. If you haven't seen this set of four nautical images (plus four coordinating borders), I hope you'll click on that link and take a look - just gorgeous! Sigh.... Makes me long for the beach.

My lighthouse is stamped on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock, then colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol and blending stumps. I knew I'd be using ivory cardstock elsewhere in the design, so I toned down the stark white by inking the perimeter with Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink. (I tried coloring the image on ivory/natural card stocks, too, but oddly enough preferred the brightness of the white version, especially with the clouds and the yellow lightbeams.) I cut out the image with Spellbinders oval Nestabilities and roughed up the edges with a distressing tool. The ivory oval frame was done with Labels 10 and classic oval Nestabilities.

For the two narrow stips that ground the main image, I used a combination of a distressed Kraft strip and some pleated 5/8" natural twill. The sailor's knot, done with some rope twine from Stampin' Up, was inspired by this card designed by Barbara Anders. The ends of the rope twine have been fed through some jumbo eyelets and secured to the back of the background panel. That entire panel is popped up with foam tape.

The Martha Stewart Deco Shells border punch makes a cameo appearance along the left of the large blue panel. A full border strip was too much, but I thought why not include just a snippet? I like it! It's hard to see in the photo, but I also placed a teeny tiny clear rhinestone on the lighthouse light and then dotted on some clear glitter along the beams.

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Friday!



Stamps: By the Sea (JustRite Stamps)
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock, Papertrey Kraft card stock, Stampin' Up Ivory and White Naturals card stock, Webster's Pages Petite Papers designer paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Pumice Stone Distress Inks
Accessories: Spellbinders classic oval and Labels 10 Nestabilities, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, blending stumps, foam adhesive, Sakura Quickie glue pen, clear glitter, clear rhinestone, 5/8" natural twill, Martha Stewart Deco Shells border punch, Stampin' Up rope twine, brads, and jumbo eyelets, distressing tool
Size: 5 1/2" square

23 comments:

jelonkaa said...

SUPER!!!!!!!

Marimer said...

Gracias Amy por tu comentario.
Esta tarjeta con ese nudo marinero, que siempre me han resultado dificiles de hacer, es super creativa, mama mia si yo tuviera esas ideas, eres genial.
Besitos, buen fin de semana.

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful, Amy! Your twine knot is AWESOME!

Sharon -- The OKI Stampqueen said...

This is an AWESOME guy card! I really hope whoever you made it for (opps-didn't remember-sorry!) appreciates all your wonderful work!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, Amy! LOVE the knot with this beautiful nautical card! Great details, as always!!!

Carolyn King said...

Gorgeous creation Amy! LOVE that fun nautical knot!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is so ultra creative and beautiful Amy!! I adore all your innovative embellishing! Wish I could tap into that creative brain of yours!! Gorgeous!!

cristinoel said...

Love this card; the knot is quite a nice idea.

Beth Norman said...

Very unique. Love it!

Ayana Posadas said...

I love how you added the rope!
What a fabulous card!

Gretchen said...

Oh how pretty Amy! Thanks for the link- I entered the challenge!

Claireabelle said...

Wow Amy, lovin' the detailing on this!
x

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous, Amy -- love the sailor's knot & MS punch, they are the perfect touches!

leenda said...

WOW! Most excellent artwork! Glad you cannot enter....!! lol

Denise (peanutbee) said...

GORGEOUS! Love that deep purple paper with the pleated twill. Awesome sailor's knot too...I just tried one recently too, so fun!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW Amy - this is fantastic!!! Love how you used the knot and cut out the oval in the Label 10 to frame the lighthouse!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh! Look how beautifully you used this sketch! Love it! You open a world of possibilities with your creativity, Amy. What a wonderful new stamp set this is, too! Can't wait to play with it!

Millie said...

Another beautiful card!! Thanks for stopping my my blog, I am very honored!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow, just FANTASTIC!!! you have such a talent for putting things on a card in such a unique and cool fashion, love that knot!

Marisa said...

Absolutely fabulous, Amy! Love the cording you used and the ribbon.

kANNAdyjka said...

Another Big WOW!!!! Amy-you are an amazing artist!

nowalinka said...

Amazing and so beauty card! :)

Robbie said...

Amy, I absolutely LOVE this card!! Fantastic design, colors and textures!!

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