Wednesday, July 30, 2008

An Artful INKable Sketch - Please Join in the Fun!

Every other week the Design Team at Artful INKables issues a challenge to it's members.

This week it is a wonderful sketch challenge designed by Jenn Muroaka, one of the 'Ink Girls' as Jenn has dubbed us! (Makes me feel like a Rock Star!)

You can check out all the deets on Kristin's blog.

This is the card I made based on Jenn's sketch.

I used my favorite (so far!) Artful INKables stamp set called Plant Prints. I just love the ferns in this set - I think they remind me of all the summers I spent camping as a child. My sister and I would take our blankets out in the woods near our tent and play for hours. I love the smell of the pine in the heat of the summer!

I used this great origami paper as background and source for my color choices. I stamped the images on white card stock and then restamped some, cut them out and layered them on the original image popping them up on foam dimensionals.

Then I attached the strip of pretty velvet ribbon and some gem stones on the centers of the flowers. I overstamped the sentiment with a smaller fern and added a gem stone here too for a little shimmer.

And now the exciting part- you are invited to join us by making a card using this sketch too!

Just make your card and use the Keyword ARTINK when you load it in your Split Coast gallery.

If you don't have a gallery on Split Coast - just leave a comment with the link to your card on the Artful INKable's blog. We'd love you to use Artful INKable stamps but if you don't have any (yet!) use any stamps that you'd like!

And don't forget to check out the other Design Team Members sketch cards





We'd really love to have you join us in this sketch challenge!

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Stamps: Plant Prints & Basic Salutations: Artful INKables

Paper: Blue Bazzill, basic black: SU, White: PTI, DP: origami paper - Aizome

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Bordering Blue: SU, Denim: Adirondack, Plum Pudding

Supplies: Circle punches, Gem Stones: Hero Arts, Black velvet ribbon, foam dimensionals,


Beverly aka beestamper said...

Honey, you are a **ROCK STAR**... Don't you hear everyone chanting, "Julia, Julia, Julia...."
Love this sketch.. maybe I'll get to play later!

Kathyc on SCS said...

Awww, that's what I was gonna say, "you ARE a rock star", LOL! I love this card and everything you've done with this stamp set! Hopefully, I'll get a chance to try out the sketch; I have about 10 cards to upload already, including a set of Thank you's that I made casing you for the FS challenge! So many challenges, so little time!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colors and the layout! I've been MIA and have missed your blog!

Beth said...

Absolutely beautiful! Your stamping is gorgeous! This take on the sketch totally ROCKS!

Linsey said...

OH Cool! I just got my new Artful Inkables stamps and I've been waiting for the perfect opportunity to use my new darling dragons! This is it! yay! I love your inspiring leaf card! What beautimous colors you chose! Stunning work, tfs! And now, off to create something with this great sketch! Thanks, Julia--my *ink girl* rockstar buddy! I'm so proud to know you! :)

Catherine said...

WOW! Love everything about this card..just STUNNING! You're still the FS for the whole week so that means this card can be CASE..right? LOL!

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

Julia...tag! I've nominated you for an award on my blog ;)

You ROCK girl! Congrats on the FS this week...I can't believe a *celeb* looks at *my* blog :)


Pamela Smerker said...

This is really beautiful! I love the color palette...gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Julia, lovely sketch and gorgeous card! Congrats on being the FS by the way!!

Carolina said...

What a fun sketch and love what you did with it! The colors are beautiful and the card over all is just darlin'!!!