Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Friends are like Fine Wine

Have you checked out the monthly Sketch Challenge at SNS? My dear Stampin' Sistah Barbara Bruder has created the sketches and longs to award prizes to participants! This is a new SNS feature, so that is why I share the info. Just visit the SNS blog and click on the Challenge tab to find all the details.

Above is my contribution to the SNS challenge, using the brand new Wine Tableau stamp set! Just click on the images to see details.

It's a gorgeous stamp set which also has a coordinating stampette set. Lovely sayings made it impossible to choose just one for my card, so I slightly altered the oval triplet aspect of the sketch to rectangles, accommodating as many of the sayings as possible.

Stunning and easy to color, these images avail themselves to any coloring medium! Are you wondering why the background of the image seems muted? It's stamped on kraft cardstock, outlined with white Prismacolor pencil.

This time I used yet another neglected art supply. High on the top shelf the Derwent Water Color Pencils were "whining" (sorry, couldn't resist the play on words). Popped open the large tin of beautiful colors, and decided to make things easy by using a blender pen instead of water.

The image is heat embossed with the brand new Cerulean embossing powder being unveiled with the vibrant Shades and Stars of Tuscany EPs.

A strip of ribbon is shown on each panel - one with a strip of Tear-ific Tape holding Navy Glitter. Clear EP has been applied to the cheese knife, wine glass, vase and wine bottle.

Also shown in this card is a brand new Christmas goodie sent by my Stampin' Sistah Barbara -- Creatopia by Xyron -- Spellbinders exclusive badge nesting dies! At a loss for how to use these dies, it seemed the perfect fit for the new SNS stamp! (Thank you, Barbara!)

Entered in:
Party Time Tuesdays "Show off...new goodies" Challenge
Sparkle N Sprinkle "Sketch"
Make It Monday "Anything Goes"
Charisma Cardz "Anything Goes"
Sarah Hurley Challenge "Colouring"
Let's Craft and Create "Anything Goes"

Thanks for taking time to visit my blog today!
Stamping Hugs and Wishes for a Bright New Year,


Amanda R said...

Donna this is just gorgeous and I love the shape you used to cut out the scene, it definitely looks like an arched window from a winery. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Barbara Bruder said...

Love your card and the scene you used. The die you used is perfect with the window scene. Thanks for entering the Sparkle N Sprinkle Challenge this month!!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Donna, Gotta love those Tuscany embossing powders!! And your coloring with the pencils is wonderful and soft! Great card:)

Shona Erlenborn said...

What an exquisite card Donna! Love the coloring - you're having so much fun mixing up your old and new loot!

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Donna. Happy New year to you and yours .What a charming card with rustic scene of nibbles and wine fit for a King .Love the frame and colouring . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Mandy said...

Hi Donna, your card is lovely. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create.

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Donna,

Simple and clean card as I like. Beautiful layout. Intersting stamp.
That has the delicious air, I shall eat well an end... Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

creativearts said...

I love how you put the three sentiments in a row downt he side of the card. Your coloring is excellent. Thanks for joing the SNS challenge this month! Happy New Year!

Brenda said...

That's just too nifty!!! What a fun and creative way you've done this card........

Debs said...

Fab card - great image.
Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Linda said...

Donna, What a fabulouso card. I really like the soft coloring with the water color pencils. I like the way you used the badge die to create the window in the French farm house. I have visited that winery. The kraft paper back ground, superb!

Lori said...

Your card is beautiful! What a wonderful job on that image... Happy New Year!

NanaConnie said...

Such incredible coloring, Donna! Perfect use of pencil. Wonderful dp, too. I've had no time to do anything for the SnS sketch challenge this month and am nearly out of time. I guess I'll have to save it for January. I really needed a break to just do family for the holidays. But I have new stamp sets from SnS for next challenge so that'll inspire me. :-D

Shirley said...

Dear Donna, thank you for making the end of this year brighter!!! Your card is beautiful and perfect for the end of year! Wishing you and yours a Very Happy Healthy New Year!!

E. Marie said...

Donna, what a great take on the sketch. Your card is lovely!! Happy New Year.

Diane said...

What an amazing card!! I really like it. Thanks for joining us at LCC.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love the mix of shapes.

Our Sparkle Adventure said...

Awesome card as usual!

Sarah Hurley said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges!

Sarah x

Barbara said...

Another great card.. Your coloring is fabulous too. Almost makes me want a glass of wine - LOL - if only I drank. Loved how you used the die to make the arched window - clever idea.
Barb S (FL)

Lana said...

Wishing you a wonderful healthy and happy new year Donna and your card is fabulous!

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Donna! Is this ever Gorgeous! Love the Beautiful scene you created! And I just love the Arched Window you created too! Just Fabulous!

Happy 2012!

Shannon 8-)


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