Sunday, October 9, 2011

Here's a first

I received a Clearly i Stamp newsletter. The newsletter included a sketch challenge, shown above. Generally I tend to avoid challenges because I can never copy what I see. However, I really liked the clean and simple look of this sketch so figured why not. Need to get cards made anyway, right?

I started with brown card and yellow card stock, both from Stampin Up. Don't know the colors exactly as they have long separated from original packaging. I pulled out a stamp set from The Angel Company (still miss them) called Cars; I need to practice creating masculine cards.  Miscellaneous papers from Momenta and have a travel theme to them. Image stamped in VersaFine Black and a little Spica Atyou sparkle used on the chrome areas. Splurged and recently laid claim to my first Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad called "barn door" which is the red antiquing around the yellow card stock.. 

When I finished, I must admit to a very rare urge to fill in the open area at the top right. Unusual for me as I like an uncluttered landing spot for my eyes.

Here is the finished card. 
I would like to enter this into the Clearly i Stamp Clearly Inspired Challenge #37 (CIC37).


  1. So this is what you were doing while chatting last night. Busted. lol
    Great card, love the image.

  2. B, finally, after much palava, I am able to comment!
    ok, loving this card, the simplicity, yet detailedness (is that a word?) of it all!
    Especially like the way you matted the cardstock pieces with the same DP :)

  3. :o) A lot of challenges does not "speak" to me, but when they do it is nice to have inspiration from the sketch. Great card B

  4. Great masculine card, Bridgette! I love the colors. Thanks so much for playing along in CIC37 :D

  5. Super job on the sketch!! So glad you made it into a masculine cards. They are great inspiration for many people. Thanks for playing the CIC!!!

  6. Well, all I can say is - about time you got a post on here! Great card though :)
    how did you like your Tim Holtz experience?

  7. Great card and neat sketch---might have to give it a try. Tim Holtz--I'm jealous!!!!

  8. This is a great card! I love the sketch too!


  9. ahem! I love the card in person, even more than the photo :) Dunderstud has it sitting on our tv mantel in the tv room...