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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Our Little Secret

I finally took the plunge. My first ever card sketch card. I don't know why, but I have always stayed away from sketches due to thinking I will make something that doesn't go with the sketch. So this morning I decided to make this card for the 2 sketches 4 you-- 1st annual anniversary ultimate card show down Laura's sketch 27. Congrats Laura and Kazan. They are offering some awesom and I mean awesom blog candy to go along with this showdown. So pop on over and check it out and see what everyone else has posted. They are all just awesom...
Here's what I came up with....you can click on each photo to see a better view...
I turned the sketch on it's side and used some really fun but old goodies. The stamp I've had like forever and really wanted to use her.
Here's what I used to color Betty in. I used Prisma pencils, liquid applique for her hair and then used black chalk to color it in. I love how it looks like black velvet. I also used red glitter to color in the dots on her scarf to give it alittle more sparkle. I also used my Big E storybook cartridge for the circle and marque, felt flower ribbon, pearl bead ribbon and DCWV La Creme stack for the pattern papers.
here's a little close up of the liquid applique. I just noticed the black chalk that rubbed off onto her face...
(Tip) color your image first before using the applique and heat emboss. My first image, the face had gotten alot of black chalk on it around the edges...I also put a few layers of chalk to get her hair really black to cover up the white.
Well that's it. I hope I used the sketch right. Good luck to everyone that enters...
Hugs from a very warm Charm City

16 comments:

Angela said...

Great card,

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

So fresh and fun! TFP!

Kazan Clark said...

I can't believe you have never done a sketch before because you are a natural at it - this card is gorgeous. I love how you flipped it and made it work for your card idea.
Thanks for playing
:) Kazan & Laura

Latisha said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card!!

KimmyS said...

Absolutely drop dead gorgeous. I adore this card.

Thanks so much for taking part in the UCS

Nilla said...

Wow, I love this card, great colours and funny! Hugs Nilla

Anja (scrappie) said...

This is gorgeous keep going with sketches you did a great job.

Marit Meijer. said...

I love your card...
especially the betty is amazing!
Hugs, Marit.

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG Nancy, This is toooo cute! GREAT job on the sketch! I know what you mean about sketches, bet you were a "follow the rules" kinda gal in school like me. Want to do everything JUST RIGHT. LOL Apparantly a sketch is for inspiration and you can tweak it as you like. Who knew? Half the time I don't even recognize the sketch in some of the submissions and they win "card of the week". I'm still playing it safe though. :D Hugs! D

AUsome mom said...

Well, how silly cute is THIS?!! I am a Betty Boop lover and this is just fantastic!!

cheryln said...

what a perfectly fabulous card! love the details and your take on the sketch!

qusie porter said...

No worries, Sweetie! You got this sketch-thingy down!Great card!

Carolyn Wolff said...

Nice job on the sketch. Good luck with the challenge.

clouds shadler said...

cute cute! I love the betty boop card!

Nancy said...

I love this card:O) That image is adorable! Love your colouring, and the pearls.....
Great card!
Hugs, Nancy.

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