Feb 19 2010

Stamping 411 – Garden from the Heart

It is time for another Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge!  The weeks are FLYING by aren't they?  You can tell it is a BUSY night/day for me with posts.  Stamping 411, Tour de Freaks and Create with Connie and Julie Challenge will all post at the same time!


I didn't quite know what I was going to do with this sketch…the small narrow bands were throwing me off.  But, I like what I came up with after it was done.  Had to change things a couple times, but I think it works.


I started with a base of Dusty Durango and layered on Crushed Curry.  I ran the Soft Suede thru the Big Shot with the Finial Press Impressions Folder.  I took Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango Ribbon and made the criss cross element on the left side, securing it with a Vanilla Jumbo Brad. 


I stamped the gloves and hand shovel with Soft Suede on Very Vanilla and punched with the 1 3/4 Circle Punch, then watercolored with AquaPainter and Stampin' Write Markers.  Finally I stamped Happy Mother Day from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Soft Suede on Crushed Curry and punched with the Modern Label punch.


Make sure to check out the rest of the Stamping 411 designer Operators!  I'm sure they will have some fun twists to this sketch, too!

7 People have left comments on this post

Feb 19, 2010 - 10:02:02

Connie — I love the colors that you choose for this. Just perfect for Mother's Day. Thanks for the inspiration! Blessings, Gretchen

Feb 19, 2010 - 10:02:04
Patti Chesky said:

That criss-cross threw me for a loop too!!!  Selene can't give us a sketch like this during the Olympics……I'm missing too much sleep to think this hard!!!!
I love this card…..the colors are so earthy for the gardening theme!  I am SO ready to get my hands dirty.  C'mon Spring!!

Feb 19, 2010 - 10:02:53

I love the earthy feel of your creation!  This is just stunning!  I love the embossing folder element.  you did a great job!

Feb 19, 2010 - 11:02:58
Lee said:

I love all fo these colors together. Great job Connie and one of my new favorite sets. Whoo Hoo!

Feb 20, 2010 - 08:02:07
Kerin said:

It came out great Connie! I love that the colors of this card lend themselves well to a gardening theme. You are certainly one busy girl, I don't know how you keep up with it all!!

Feb 20, 2010 - 02:02:33

My Mom would love this card – the colors, the simplicity – everything. Nice idea with the embossing folder on the whole front panel.

Feb 21, 2010 - 07:02:24

Great color combo!! Love all the texture to!! Great job using the sketch too!!