Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Another go at Keesh's Sketch

Hi Guys,
I really wanted to play with Keesh's sketch again (see this post for first attempt). I broke out my new 'Elements of Style' set, which, true to form, I didn't like until I saw everyone using it. I am so easily led LOL.

My new take on the sketch:

I decided to use the 'Lap of Luxury' DSP as my inspiration for colours and added 'Pear Pizzazz' for the leaves. I inked the stamp using my markers & then filled the image in with my blender pen & ink pads. I used 'Confetti White' CS for a softer look.The background is 'Pretty in Pink' CS stamped with the floral image in matching ink. The other CS is 'Concord Crush'. The bird image was stamped in 'Pretty in Pink' and then 'Concord Crush' ink was applied with a dauber. I was inspired to try this after seeing this card on Splitcoast (want to try it in the 'Sweet & Sour' colours, isn't it yummy?).

I also pulled out my 'Color (sic) Spritzer Tool' for the first time and spritzed with Concord Crush & Pretty in Pink. I took a close up to show the 'spritzing'.

 I can't believe how different 2 cards can be using the same sketch by the same stamper. That's the joy of stamping.

Another reason for using this sentiment and these colours is due to thoughts of my midi friends who were killed. Purple is the colour of midwifery (we even wear bright purple scrubs, and boy do we stand out!!) and it is a timely reminder to take notice of those moments. Thank you to everyone for their lovely supportive comments at this time too, MWAH!

Fi xox


Jo said...

Gorgeous card Fi - I love how you have used the images and colouring. Thinking of you at this difficult time, and hoping that such thoughts are of some comfort.

H2 :) said...

Your card is exquisite Fi.
Such a beautiful, delicate image & perfect sentiment!
What a lovely tribute to your friends....

Lynne Armstrong said...

Beautiful card Fi. So soft & the spritzing...and the sentiment is perfect.

Cindy Banks said...

Fiona your card is simply stunning!! :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wow! This is sensational, Fi!
Please check my blog for a very special surprise!
Hugs xxaxx

Rachel said...

WOW stunning Fiona, It's one of my favourites from the new cattie.

nannyjkm said...

Hi Fiona, I loved this card on
Keesh's challenge, so I decided to come over to your blog to look at some more of your work. I'm very sorry to hear about your work mates, who I read about in that latest post. I met you and had dinner (and Hot Chocolate!) with you in Sydney along with the two SJ's(Klass and Kale) Hope you are better soon too.x
Jane M

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

CONGRATULATIONS Fi!!! Woo Hoo!!! Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS. LOVe that stamp set and of course the colour combo you've chosen.. I know.. big suprise right? hahaha

I hope you are doing ok.. I've just read about your lovely friends. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Take care of YOU and hope to chatter soon.

xx SJ

Jo said...

Fi, I've just come from Keesh's blog - a big congratulations on winning this challenge - well deserved, and I would have been surprised if it didn't win. I have kept this in my head for CASE-ing some time soon - a beautiful card. Hope you are feeling a little better - sad times are hard. I hope that the fulfilling work you are involved in is also a comfort to you, and your workmates. Jo

Lee-Anne said...

Congratulations Fi, such a gorgeous card and definitely deserving of the win. Every detail is perfect, your colouring is fantastic and I love the background you have created. These colours together are so soft and pretty. A truly beautiful card!!

I hope you are doing okay, I can only imagine the next few weeks at work will be quite sad and difficult and I will be praying that all of you find the strength to cope with this terrible tragedy.

I also wanted you to know I have awarded you the Cherry on top blog award, you can check it out on my blog.

Love and hugs to you Fi.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Yayayayayayayaya! Fi won! Fi won! Congrats hunny! Hope this put a smile on your face ... after all your sadness! Hugs xxaxx

Nerida said...

Beautiful colours and sentiment on this card. Very pretty.

H2 :) said...

I love this card Fi, just had to pop back for another look at this little beauty! :)

Patrice said...

Gorgeous, beautiful. Love it.

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