Friday, September 30, 2011

I {heart} sketches (and JAI)

Thanks so much to Jen for posting a reminder that it is the last day of the month and time for a new sketch challenge.  I cannot believe I almost missed September because (1) I haven't missed a sketch yet this year and (2) I actually ordered stamps JUST for this challenge.

The sponsor this month is Skipping Stones Designs - a company out of South Dakota - my home state!!  I have wanted this set for some time so it was a great excuse to order.  You should have seen my happy dance when it came postmarked Rapid City, South Dakota - my home town!!

I needed some help with colors for this card.  I had actually decided I simply didn't have time to make any cards today - so whatever I made had to go quickly.  I scanned this week's challenges looking for something with Crumb Cake and Just Add Ink had it.  Unfortunately, it also included Calypso Coral which is at the top of my "problem" colors - it's so in-your-face, I have a terrible time including it.  I tried to mute it on this card by using white ink.



  • Stamps: Skipping Stones Heartsong
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Pool Party, Calypso, Crumb and white
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Pool, Calypso, Crumb and Papertrey White
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing (on Crumb), Sizzix/Tim Holtz embossing (on Pool), Stampin 'Up Crumb Cake seam binding and Antique brads, Nestabilities circle and lacey circle

11 comments:

Bonnie said...

Calypso Coral is a bit in your face but not here! It's a perfect fit! And what a darling little bird!

Susan said...

That Calypso Coral is a bit bright, but it's perfect with the other colors...they tend to tone it down a bit! Beautiful card!

Jenny said...

Oh I love that little robin, he has such a 'knowing' expression ... I can see him being used on lots of Christmas cards :)
Gorgeous card Kim
Jenny x

Judy1223 said...

Kim, this is so pretty! I love that bird and your soft white distressing. So pretty!

Christine Blain said...

Kim, you've used the challenge colours beautifully! This is an absolutely gorgeous card :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

A perfect job with the colours, Kim ... and I can see why you were excited about this cute little fella! Hugs xx

Mae Collins said...

A lovely card, I like the textures you have used and the white on the Calypso Coral has toned it down on your card. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

Pursuit of Stampiness - Calgary, Canada said...

Dear Kim. I love LOVE this card. The colors are perfect where you placed them! And that little birdie steals the show! Thanks for sharing.. It's so so sweet!

Inky hugs, Pauline

Jen W. said...

I've been eying up that birdie for ages as well as that Cuttlebug EF and now I REALLY want them! I think you worked the Calypso Coral really well and I quite like the white stamped on it. :)

Aileen said...

Love your subtle colouring and the embossed backgrounds give super texture. x

Kerry (Kez) Bunting said...

Lovely card, you've mixed the colours together beautifully and that little bird is toooooo sweet!