Friday, May 15, 2009

Sketch Saturday - ConGRADulations!

Hello my friend! I hope you're having a fabulous week! Mine is okay, filled with Blessings, and overloaded with work of love!! :))

This week I have to sacrifice some of my crafting time in the evening to watch the Eurovision song Contest. We made it to the final! Yay!! It was two years since we didn't make it. Saturay is the grand finale!! Who are you cheering?? Me..
Obviously Malta.. but I loved Norway song! :) It has a lovely twist, but there were some good ones! ... bah.. back to today's card!!

This is a Commisioned card for one of my girls' teachers. She wanted a graduation card for her daughter. I HAD to use Graduation Anya Digi stamp.. she seems so happy!!

I chose Sketch Saturday's sketch for this card, and I think it fitted very well. After colouring Anya with the Distress Inks, I mounted on Porcelain Papers and cardstock. I punched a doily lace edge for some design (yeah.. with my feet you guessed!) and added some swirls with Spellbinders dies. I punched the corners of the image and the matt with a circle punch, and stamped lightly with Distress ink with a clear stamp on two of the corners. Then I sponged the edges with Old Paper Distress Ink. It has a greenish colour, so it matched perfectly.

At the bottom, I embellished with two diferent ribbon on top of each other, and on top of that, a Computer generated sentiment. At each edge, I added a Basic Grey brad. Some flat back pearls.. flowers, and the front is ready :)

As you can see, I decorated both sides again.. thanks to some encouragment from Jacque! Thank you sweetie:)
I made a verse for the top part, and cut with labels nesties. Added some faux gold stitches, swirl, 4 gold square brads and some fired brick coloured dewdrops.

The bottom side has a smaller panel with "Your time to shine" sentiment. I matted it on some piece of coordinating scrap of paper, and embellished with a swirl, pearls, and stamping in the corners. I chose to leave some white space, for a personal message.. if they wish. I finished with black faux stitching; and it's ready!!

Last thing I added was some gold on the verses' capital letters, for some elegant touch.

Hopefully, if you click on the image, you will be able to see the goldembossing I did on the capital letters.

I like how this card turned out! What do you think of it? Because I'd love to hear from you sincere comments. Do you like it? Could I have done something better? It is my first Graduation card ever.. so I was a bit tense about it, to be honest!

Off to sleep now! I'm tired, but very happy! :)
I hope I can join another challenge, I have only made this card yet this week.


Core-dination Cardstock
Porcelain Basic Grey paper and brads
Image: Digi stamp: The Greeting Farm (Other greeting Farm stamps can be found here)
Flowers: Prima and Papermania
Centre Kisses
Brads, ribbon, pearls, black and gold pens: from stash
Stamp used on the inside: Studio G
Tools used: Martha Stewart punch, Nestabilities

Thanks for looking


Jodi said...

Very pretty card and coloring! Love your layout too. Congratulations on making it to the finals.
Jodi =)

Jacque said...

Absolutely beautiful and there is nothing you could have done differently to make it even prettier...Anya is just the cutest little thing and I know the recipient will just LOVE this card....Wonderful job, sweetie...Big Hugs for YOU...Jacque

Susan said...

I think your card turned out fabulous Rosette. The person receiving this will just be thrilled. Love the papers you used.

Rach said...

oh wow this is amazing what a fabulous card.xx

Riet said...

Wowww Rosette,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

megastamper said...

oh what an amazing and so wonderful card. the colours looks so fabulous and your work is great.
hugs and a nice weekend, bea

Julie said...

Your card is lovely, great colouring and colours

Anonymous said...

The way you color is just stunningly beautiful, Rosette! You give life to the images, really you do!!:) Love this card, also the FridaySketchers-card!

Hope you're fine honey! and that you haven't forgotten about me :))))

Hugs from Norway - Cathrine:)

Christine (Craftling) said...

Hi, Rosette..

Have just spent a blissful time scrolling back through your blog to catch up with your lovely creations. You're a very skilled crafter, and I love your eye for decorative touches!

Now I've caught up, I hope to be back more often!

Hope all's well with you, hun.

Blessings and hugs,
Chris xx