Friday, February 19, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #101


Hello my friends! It's Friday and it's time for another Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge! This week's sketch is a little special. Taylor is organizing a card drive for the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit at Sanford Hospital in Sloux Falls, SD. .At the hospital, they give cards and memorabilia featuring a dragonfly as a symbol of hope to families who lose a child in birth or during the early stages of life. And Taylor is asking anyone who is interested in participating this card drive to make cards with dragonflies on them. This was one of the driving forces behind the design of the Discover Your Wings stamp set. For every 50 cards she receives, Taylor will give away a $50 certificate to the TE Store. To kick off this meaningful card drive, here is this week's sketch for some inspiration:

Here is my card:

I stamped Hero Arts' Silhouette Grass and Friend Definition on a piece of Papertrey Ink's Rustic Cream cardstock using the watercolor technique for the background. The edges were then distressed with Tea Dye and Vintage Photo.

This beautiful dragonfly is from Hero Arts' digital kit - Winged Friends. I colored it with Copic markers. I also rubbed some Vintage Cream Perfect Match Hybrid Ink from PTI on the edges of the card base. After adhering everything down, I spritzed some homemade Perfect Pearls glimmer mist on the whole card to get the shimmering look.

Well, that's all I have for now. Don't forget to check out what dragonfly cards all the other members of the TESC Sketch Crew came up with for this sketch and card drive!! Here are the links:

I certainly hope that you get a chance to make a dragonfly card for this card drive. Please go to Taylor's blog to find out more details about the card drive.

Hope you have a lovely weekend! =)


Thanks for stopping by!


ingredients used:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
stamps: Hero Arts
digital stamp: Hero Arts Digital
inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Perfect Match Hybrid Ink by Papertrey Ink
coloring medium: Copic
twine: May Arts
pearls: Recollections
die: Spellbinders
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug
other: Perfect Pearls


23 comments:

Lori Craig said...

This is gorgeous. Love the kraft and the blue...beautiful execution. Have a wonderful weekend, Alice! Hugs!

Jami said...

Your card is so rustic and pretty! The dragonfly really pops with the kraft and cream.

Tiffany said...

So very pretty and soft and romantic!!

Vanessa said...

This is so beautiful, Alice! Love your dragonfly card and use of the grass stamp!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Alice! Love the colors and that dragonfly! :o)

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful! Love the soft colors and distressing. What a wonderful card drive that Taylor is hosting....hope to make some dragonfly cards, too.

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is really lovely Alice. I love all the wonderful techniques that you have incorporated into this awesome creation!

Dotty Jo said...

How pretty! Love all the details on this one Alice, really works well! Jo x

Deirdre said...

Alice, I just LOVE it.

NinaB said...

What a nice background that really highlights your dragonfly image. A great card for a great cause...neat, Alice!

Barbara said...

Oh Alice, what a beautiful card and what a great cause. Thank you for letting us know about this.

Barbara

mom2christopher said...

Such a LOVELY card Alice! :) Kathy

Jenn Biederman said...

Gorgeous card, Alice! Love the earthy colors!

paula said...

Alice this is a stunning card. I love what you have done & thanks for the story behind the dragonfly. Those colours are stunning together.

Jill said...

Stunning, stunning, STUNNING!! Okay- you are such a pro! I love this SOOOOO much!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous Alice!

Virginia L. said...

So soothing and beautiful to look at! Love the dragonfly!!

Sanne said...

Such a beauty - AGAIN Alice! Love your dragonflyer!

Be(e) said...

Love your card, Alice! The oft colorpalet and the dragonfly standing out! Just amazing!

Suzanne C said...

Stunning! Love the soft muted background and the stunning pop of color from the butterfly! What a great cause. I am going to dig through and see if I have any cards to share already.

Melissa Sauls said...

This is just beautiful Alice!! I love all that distressing and the watercolored image. The shimmer all over really makes it stand out too!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

So so pretty... and a different look for you with the distressing. i love the color pop of the dragonfly.

Gingerbread Gal said...

Beautiful and Elegant! Alice this card is simply amazing! Love the shimmer!
:) Rachel

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