Sunday, November 15, 2009

Penny Black With Bows for Mercy

Sorry about the dark picture, it is a wet, rainy day here today!   Mercy has come up with another wonderful sketch this week.  I had hoped to get to it sooner, but with the kids off school from Wednesday through Sunday, stamping time has been cut short.  The image for this sketch is one I wanted to use no matter what.  Ever have that happen to you??   No other image would do, and it's not like I'm short on images LOL!  

Before I coloured it I dug through my Costco DP pack and came across this DP.  It is a bit out of my comfort zone as I tend to go with the softer less busy DPs but  the orange and red are wonderful colours for the flowers so it was a go.  I coloured it with Twinkling H2Os (I'm going to take them to my grave if I don't start using them more LOL!) and I filled in the stamens with a black fine tipped pen so they would stick out  a bit more. The sentiment is a wonderful Wordsworth stamp (just love the script on their sentiment stamps!) and I cheated a bit on the sketch as I omitted the portion where the heart is and opted for two bows on the ends of the sentiment panel instead.  When the whole thing was done, the DP seemed more subdued and I am quite happy with it on this card.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Sorry for the slow posting this week - kids at home and stamping  time just don't mix well in this house.  However, I'll take all the time I can get with my kids because  soon enough they won't want to spend that much time with me because they would rather spend it with their friends.   They grow up waaaay to quickly!!

Have a wonderful day!

What's In It?
Stamps:  Penny Black, Wordsworth
Paper:  Costco DP Pack, Real Red, Vanilla
Accessories:  Twinkling H2Os, Black Fine Tipped Pen, 1/8" Red Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals


Maureen said...

wow! I think this is my favourite card of yours!! The flowers remind me of poppies!! And I love the font of your sentiment...paper is fabulous and love the little bows...this is over the top eye candy!! Two more reports to go, print them at work tomorrow, reread and edit and then hopefully hand them in Weds...that's the plan :) Always feels so good when they're done!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Marisa - your card is beautiful!!! What a wonderful take on the Sketch!!! Hugs ~S~

Rachael said...

I love this card! What you did with this layout is fabulous! The colors are gorgeous and I totally love your bows!

Unknown said...

Marisa! This is a totally delightful take on Mercy's sketch. You did it proud! Coloured beutifully and your backing paper is perfect! The bows are a lovely finishing touch.

TannyP said...

Gorgeous! I totally know what you mean about taking supplies to the grave....I need to stop hoarding mine! LOL

The image is PERFECT for this sketch and your details are divine. Very inspiring, Marisa!

Unknown said...

marisa...this is so beautiful! love that pop of red against the crisp white! great dp, too!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for last did an amazing job! :)


Stacy Morgan said...

So pretty! I like the red, and your dp is very cool! Great sketch card again...