Sunday, October 4, 2009

World Card Making Day & Card Patterns Sketch #35

Today was World Card Making day and I got a little extra playtime to celebrate. I decided to play along with a card sketch challenge and I chose Card Patterns Sketch #35 (Click here to see the challenge).

Here's my card:
I have to say that I just don't even know how I lived without Prismacolor pencils before now... I cannot even tell you how amazing they are. The term "colored pencils" just doesn't do them justice. I am truly in love. I have some learning to do as I have never done much coloring before but I will enjoy every minute of it for sure!
This card was made with stamps from my old stash that I dug out and colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol. I added some machine sewing to the layering on the card for detail. I love the rich look it gives.
The acorn is cut out with nesties and layered on a scallop punch in black. The brass charm leaves are from my stash (for my jewelry business). The ribbon is grosgrain in black and green.
Those are homemade dew drops. Aren't they cool? Click here to see how I made them. They are super easy and come in so handy!

I hope you all got some playtime today too. I'm looking forward to some more tomorrow. I might go paint shopping to pick out a new wall color for my art studio too. I've been wanting to do that for a while and I have an offer for free paint from the manager of our local Sherwin Williams, so I might take him up on it.


dstandard said...

Adorable Halloween card!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

oh I love this stamp set! You did a fantastic job with the sketch!

whoistracy said...

This is gorgeous Tara! Those pumpkins are so cute. Love how you colored them. And I agree- I'm addicted to my prismas, too.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Great card!

Chris said...

Boy is this card have so many wonderful details tucked in. Some one will be quite lucky to receive it!

Thanks for playing along - it really is so much fun to be the sponsor again! :)