Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Fabulous Birthday

I've just discovered a new sketch challenge site called The Sketchy Challenges.  I'm also playing along with the Basic Grey Challenge to use your favorite color scheme.  I love pink and brown together, and it also gave me the chance to use up a little bit more of my Basic Grey "Sultry" scraps. 

Here's Heidy's sketch.  I think I will come back to this sketch again as it is just a beautiful layout, easy to cut and assemble, and of course I love the flowers!

I wanted to use this Magnolia horse that hadn't seen ink yet.  This is a large stamp, so I knew that my center image would cover most of the background papers. 

As I was working on the card, I thought that the background was a little too busy, so I modified the dp by sponging it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to tone it down.  I also sponged along the edges of the image panel and the sentiment as the white was way too bright once I toned down the background paper.

Here's a scrap of the dp so you can see the original colors.

Card supplies:
Stamps:  Verve "Birthday Surprise" sentiment and image from Magnolia
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, and Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Papers:  White, pink, brown, dp from Basic Grey "Sultry"
Other:  Copic markers, Nestabilities dies, silver gel pen for metal accents on bridle, Recollections mini roses, Prima glittery rose, Sizzix flourish die cut
Card size:  6" square

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. A fabulous card Sarah, a wonderful colour combo and your design is fantastic. I love the Magnolia horse and beautiful flowers.

    hugs Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Basic Grey challenge.

  2. that horse is darling, lovely flower arranging and I love what you did with the paper, perfect with the image!

  3. Wow love this card! this is my fav colour combo too!! great idea to tone down the background paper!
    Thankyou for joining the fun this time over at basic grey challenges
    Jacqui P x

  4. Hi Sarah,
    You picked one of my favorite color combos; pink and brown. Such a cute image and pretty flowers. Thanks for joining the Sketchy Girls.


  5. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Sketchy challenges!


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