9/12 Saturday Sketch Challenge

This is the latest sketch challenge from Stamping 411. I decided to use some colors that I rarely use . . . Apricot Appeal and More Mustard. It isn't that I don't "like" these colors . . . it's just that they are not ones I immediately gravitate to. But, yellow does seem to be "more In" this year so I thought I would experiment with some variations of yellow. Of course . . . chocolate chip goes with everything as it is a fabulous neutral and I think it really makes a nice accent to the Apricot and Mustard.
This card features a LOT of punches. I used the Word Window, the 1" Circle Punch, the Designer Label Punch, The BoHo Bl0ssoms Punch and the Photo Corner Punch. Punches are quick and easy accents that make stamping so much fun (addicting?)! The brads on the front of the card are from the Earth Elements set and the brads accenting the flowers on the inside of the card are from the Soft Subtles set.
Stamping to Share Tip: The image on the main panel is inked up entirely with More Mustard. Then I took a blender pen and took the ink off of the branch. You do this by touching the blender pen to the branch area, then scribble the ink off the blender pen on a piece of scratch paper. Do this repeatedly until your branch is empty of ink. Then, use a Chocolate Chip marker to ink up the branches. "Huff" on your stamp to re-moisten it and stamp it as desired.

Stamps: Eastern Blooms (111626), Fundamental Phrases (114968), Close as a Memory, inside sentiment (114946)
Paper: Apricot Appeal (105124), More Mustard (100946), Chocolate Chip (102128), Chocolate Chip Patterns DSP (112164), Naturals Ivory (101849)
Ink: More Mustard (103162), Chocolate Chip (100908)
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch (109042), BoHo Blossoms Punch (110711), Word Window Punch (105090), Designer Label Punch (107590), 1 " Circle Punch (109046), Earth Elements Brads (106955), Soft Subtles Brads (106954), Dimensionals (104430), Tombo Mono Multi Adhesive (110755), Mat Pack (105826), Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Blender Pen (102845), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)


gbarron56 said…
wow, Kay -- you did a great job with this. It's perfectly balanced with the Photo corners and the colors are beautiful for fall. Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411 challenge this week! Blessings, gretchen
SamieVt said…
I just found your blog after joining StampingAddicts! I am so happy that I did. Kay your work is breathtaking. I am a new Demonstrator and your questions and answers section was a blessing!
Robin Merriman said…
This is so pretty, Kay! I love the yellows together too. Thanks for playing this week!
Lisa Kmiec said…
Very nice card! And thanks for the tip - I never thought to use the blender pen to remove color from a stamp. I'll have to try it!
Gina F said…
Hi Kay! Love your new look! Thanks for sharing...Gina F
Selene Kempton said…
This is gorgeous Kay! Lovin it!
jaydee said…
Kay, I think this is a fabulous color combination - I love the way you tied it all together. There's a lot of elements to this card but it feels so beautifully controlled. Love it.
Peace and hugs
Connie said…
SO pretty! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week!