July 5, 2010

ARTISTIC ETCHINGS - STAMPIN' CONNECTION SKETCH CHALLENGE

Hey all!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July!! We enjoyed a nice day of bbq and fireworks - pretty low key but nice.  And, I had a little time to stamp, which is always great!  Today is the Sketch Challlenge over at Stampin' Connection and it was my turn to create the sketch!! I hope if you are a demonstrator you will go and check it out and play along!  Just make sure you upload to the gallery using SCCSC24 in your tag so that it goes to the right folder :-)  So, I am sharing my sample here today using the new stamp set called Artistic Etchings.  I love the vintage feel of this stamp set and it pairs so well with our new designer paper called Newsprint.  I also used the new embossing folder called Vintage Wallpaper and just love it! Topped with some pretty black satin ribbon and Very Vanilla hodgepodge hardware, it came together nicely!!! I hope to see some great cards with this sketch - and for those of you who are not demos but would like to play along with the sketch, here it is for you to do so!
If you do play along, make sure to let me know and give me the link so that I can come and check it out - I would love to see what you do with it!!! Today I am off to Roseville with my kids to do some shopping - not sure why we need to go shopping, but they really want to so why not, right?? LOL - spending money is something I definitely have a talent for *wink* And, I have some time this afternoon reserved to go blurfing and check out what you all have been doing - I just love to see all the beautiful creations out there! Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by, I love each and every comment!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Basic Black, Very Vanilla card stock, Newsprint Designer Series Paper
Inks - Basic Black classic ink
Stamps - Artistic Etchings
Accessories - Distressor tool, sponge, Basic Black wide satin ribbon, Very Vanilla hodgepodge hardware, small oval punch

19 comments:

Angie Tieman said...

Oooh, lovely card with the black and cream! That stamp set worked perfectly with this sketch!

Dani said...

Ooo, very elegant! Gorgeous!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous, Alex! So elegant!

corinnesomerville said...

Absolutely stunning !!!!! LOVE IT !!

Diane said...

Stunning card Alex! Love the sketch and the beautiful combo!
The stamps are gorgeous!

Joan said...

Oh my word Alex - this is stunning. I love black and white cards and you've created a beauty with this wonderful stamp set. Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous!!

Crystal said...

WOW this is soooooo beautiful Alex, LOVE all the texture!!!

Carolyn King said...

beautiful. love the b & w...and all the texture!!!

Rose Ann said...

I love the images and fabulous texture!! So pretty, Alex!!

Deb said...

oh wow Alex this is amazing, love the embossed backgrounds and fabulous images, so elegant, hugs Debx

kathleenh said...

Your vintage card is beautiful! Loving this set!

Chris said...

love the b & w!

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Gorgeous card, TFS!!! ;)

Risa said...

What a stunning card Alex!
hugs
Risa:)

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Stunning! Love the color combination. It's elegant! I love the embossing and the inking! VERY nice!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

oooh C'est fou fabuleux!!!

Heather Howe said...

I love, love this card!!!! Awesome!!! TFS. I am following now. :-)
Heather Howe
www.stampingknowhowe.blogspot.com

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