Sunday, August 18, 2013

OWH Weekly Sketch #186 challenge

Hi! Here is this week's sketch at the OWH Stars & Stamps blog:
And here's a card I made. It was a rainy day, good for making cards, but nothing seemed to go right today--one of those days. So I decided to try a monochromatic card and got out the Stampin' Up bird punch and matching stamp that I haven't used in awhile. The black & ivory DP are from a pack I got at Michael's some time ago. I decided to add just a pop of cranberry red, so I got out the dreaded cranberry pigment ink, which is one of my favorites but takes forever to dry. You may think it's dry, but it usually isn't, lol. It's such a pretty color, tho! Then I added two nice flat buttons from JoAnn's.
The sentiment is a wood-mounted stamp I've had forever.
So, after a bit of crooked cutting and almost train wrecks, I think this turned out pretty! I also posted my card at Cards in Envy's "For the Birds" challenge. Thanks for stopping by.
Sherry

18 comments:

Robin said...

that is a pretty card Sherry

Jen said...

Gorgeous, Sherry! Great job not smearing that ink (don't we all have one of those stamp pads? and it's usually the color we reach for the most, lol)

Melissa T. said...

I have that paper pack as well and love how you combined those papers for this sketch. I have struggled with those papers for some reason, but I will try this sketch with them now. Thank you for the inspiration.
:)

Linda said...

Love the pop of red...great papers! Tfs!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Sherry, I like the sweet image, and the fab colours.
Kevin xx

Sandy Trefger said...

Love this card, Sherry! Fabulous bird image and love the colors of the card too. Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

Jeanette Fincher said...

It looks beautiful! I love the papers and the pop of red!

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Your little red bird really pops on the black & white background! I love the red buttons as well! So glad you combined the OWH sketch with the Cards in Envy challenge! Hope we get more OWH card makers to join us. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

Diane said...

I love how you used the papers! The bird came out great! Totally not a train wreck! The pop of red in the buttons--perfect!

Sybrina K said...

Love the pop of red on these papers. This is such a pretty card. Glad you persevered!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Very cute and simple card. Love the accent of red on the card. Thanks for playing at Cards in Envy.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous-- love how this turned out :) Those buttons are perfect!

Scrapenabler said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and you pop of red. Great sketch also. Thanks for playing along at Cards in Envy.

Berni Cuttino said...

Lovin these colors, blended so well together. What a beauty and eye catching details. Beautifully crafted.
Berni
berni46blogspot.

Patricia H. said...

Terrific job combining the challenges here! I like the pop of red that the bird brings to the otherwise monochromatic card. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Cards in Envy - and congratulations on your "First Class" win in our last challenge! :)

LisaM said...

Love your stamped image! Got grievous card!
Thanks for playing along with us at Cards In Envy!

wendipooh13 said...

ohhhh LOVE your sweet bird!!!! great colors!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with Cards in Envy!!!!

Sandy Trefger said...

Congratulations! Your card has been chosen as one of the IN THE MAILBOX cards for the Cards in Envy challenge! The designers loved your card! Please email me at: cardsenvydt@gmail.com with Mailbox Birds as your subject and I will email you a badge for you blog! Thanks again, for playing with our challenge at Cards in Envy!