Thursday, March 19, 2009

SSNOTIME - White Mat

I have been spending the last few days job hunting, both out stopping in different businesses and papering the internet with my resume. Haven't had much paper play time so I played catch up with some of this week's challenges. Most are still in the finishing stages, but will probably get at least one more posted this evening and the rest tomorrow. Wanted to get in Sharon's Stamp Simply challenge to use a white mat rather than our usual dark ones, before her next challenge comes out tomorrow. I love this stamp but couldn't seem to come up with a layout I liked to make it really stand out. Then I bumbled onto the 2 Red Bananas blog, scrolled down and thought THIS is it. It was from a sketch challenge they did a couple weeks ago, simple and clean, but I think it's perfect for this image. She is called Large Cameo, from Creative Images. I stamped her with Colorbox Queues, faintly colored in the flowers on her dress, then cut out the oval. The white mat I drew freehand and cut out with deckle edge scissors. The smaller pieces of cardstock in the corners are from DCWV Luxury Stack and Basic Grey Porcelain. The flowers I made. Stickled in the center with Tiara, and attached to the card. Little scrolls in the corners are from Crafty Secrets Flourishes set stamped with Versamark.

Stamps: Large Cameo by Creative Images, Crafty Secrets Flourishes.
Paper: Stampin Up! CS, DCWV Luxury Stack, Basic Grey Porcelain. The Paper Studio white CS.
Ink: Colorbox Queues, Versamark.
Accessories: Deckle edge scissors, flower punches, Stickles.

18 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

This is stunning, beautiful job.

JULS~ said...

Hey Nancy!

My daughter, Jacq, is in San Antonio for Spring Break. They went to Sea World today, then Riverwalk tonite!

Your card is beautiful ... the flowers you used match the stamp perfectly! Is that taupe color - stamp ink?? I think it is. Love the layers of card stock. Looks really great!

{xoxo} Juls~

Jane Wetzel said...

Love the vintage look! Esp like the fact that u used the deckle scissors...I have so many..I have been noticing people are using them again...yipee!

Jenny Gropp said...

this is super! looks like the mojo returned!

stampinfrog said...

GORGEOUS! Good Luck on finding a job!!TFS
Hugs, Connie

Barb said...

Beautiful! This layout is perfect for showcasing that exquisite stamp! And the flowers are so pretty.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So pretty! Nancy this image is fabulous and I love the flowers you added. Wonderful card.

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is the perfect layout for this image. What a fantastic creation you've made!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

WOWZERS!! This cameo image is used perfectly with this sketch. Gorgeous card.

Lauri said...

Such a stunning card! Love how you paired the colors, and the flowers as accents! Good luck with the job search...it certainly must be challenging! I will be thinking about you!

Charlene said...

My first reaction was, "Oh, my!" Absolutely beautiful...then I read that you drew the oval freehand and made the flowers...and I can't draw stick people or a straight line with a ruler. Awesome!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER girl!! This is so amazing!! Such stunning details and pretty flowers!! Perfect for the sketch!! :) Good luck on your job hunt!! HUGS!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! Your right, this layout really makes this lovely lady stand out! Beautiful job!!

nessy said...

such a pretty, elegant card ~love the muted colours ~works so well with the sketch!!
vanessa xx

Nina said...

this design/lo was perfect for that image. I turned out soo stunningly elegant and the fact that you stamped it in the brown and added the brown and pink papers made it just perfect for the feel of the type of stamp it was... the stamp is REALLY beautiful in itself and you certainly brought out that beauty in your card... great work! and love your flowers too! perfect!

6 wacky women said...

So beautiful, Nancy.
I love the vintage look it has.
Stunning!!

Karen x

Jeanette - said...

wow, this is gorgeous!! Great way to use the sketch :)

Sue said...

What a great stamp, I love it. Love what you did with it too. I made a copy of the sketch to use, very unique. Wonderful color choices. Simply elegant.