Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sketch Challenge #169

How 'bout these for some funky colors?? :) I would have never thought to use these colors, but I saw this card by Jen Del Muro yesterday. Loved her card! :)

The layout for my card follows Roxie's sketch challenge for today, found here.

The tower of presents is part of a Gruffie image....have you seen the new Gruffies by House Mouse?? The full gruffies image actually includes a large bear standing to the right of the gifts. I know, I know....GASP...I cut out the gruffie? Well, yeah....just for this card! :)

I received these images from my friend Lori K as part of a mini challenge. Me and my friends Lori K, Lori M, and Michelle take turns sending stamped images to each other, and then we're challenged to make a card using what we receive. Aren't SCS friends the best??

The tower of presents is up on dimensionals, as is the white/pumpkin panel behind the gifts....makes the card "puffy"...hehe! I added various stickles to the bows on the gifts. The pomegranate flowers behind the brads were sent to me through wish-RAK. They're punched with SU's 3-for-you punch. The white CS is Cryogen White Shimmer that I purchased from It has a really nice and subtle shimmer. Pretty!

Recipe ~~
Stamps: House Mouse/Gruffies Tower of Presents
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Cryogen White Shimmer CS
Ink: Certainly Celery, Purely Pomegranate, Pumpkin Pie, Black
Accessories: Stickles (fruit punch, eucalyptus, and orange), Celery Brads, 3-for-you Punch, Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool with Mat Pack, Dimensionals
Technique: Watercoloring (with ink pads and brush)

Happy Wednesday!


Sandy B said...

Love this card Denise ... great colors and those little flower punches look cute!!

Allison said...

A great card...brilliant take on the sketch challenge!

Janice M said...

Ohhhh very pretty! I love those colors together!

Leslie Springer said...

Love your card! But what did you do with the cute little gruffies???

papersunshine said...

I just found your blog! Saw it in your sig. line, Yay! Love the card! Love the raised panel of presents and the coloring, those are sort of a pain to color! Now that lil gruffie is sitting around waiting.... maybe he could peek out a window or something? I know you are way more creative than I and will come up with something fantastic!!! Great card :) This is fun!
Lori K.

Joan and Amy said...

I love how you've done this is awesome. The packages are fantastic. Joan

Julie said...

Wow Chuck - that is awesome!!! You are just too talented!

MindyYoung said...

You never cease to amaze me!

Lauren (mytime) said...

WOW! Those gift look REAL!