Sunday, November 15, 2009

Gotta try this sketch challenge!

The Pink Persimmon blog is hosting a sketch challenge starting on November 16th and ending November 30th. You have a chance to win stamps, how does it get better!? Check the Pink Persimmon blog for the details and for the way to submit your card. Here is my card to go with the sketch. You know how much I love using sketches so, of course, I wanted to play.
I wanted to use this big circle stamp on my card so I used a square card which changes the original sketch a little bit.
If you take a look at the Dutch Journal circle stamp, it comes with lines on it. I didn't want those for this card so I just applied ink to all of the outside of the image and then stamped it. I did emboss the black ink too, so the black was more intense.
Isn't this little house just right for a snowy roof? I applied a thick coat of the Aleene's Paper Glaze and then sprinkled a generous amount of the chunky glitter on that. I love how much of the glitter the glaze absorbs. The white dots are Bead Paint by Tulip. The tree was stamped on the background first and then the house was placed over that with foam tape for dimension.
And, here is another photo from our Oregon trip. When we stopped at Multnomah Falls it was raining so it was fun to capture this photo of my husband walking around with an umbrella. Oh, and by the way, he was supposed to be holding the umbrella over me so the camera didn't get wet!!! How is he doing?
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Eskimo Kisses pad/BasicGrey
Stamps – Pink Persimmon
Black stamp pad – Versafine
Clear embossing powderClear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®

Chunky glitter – Impress Rubber Stamp store
White Bead paint – Tulip


  1. Oh Linda, I just said, "ohhhhh " when I saw that card. I loved it, and yes the snow is awesome. Tell dear hubby he didn't do a very good job keeping you and the camera dry... I always love to see your photos..

  2. such a cute card! Looooooove that little house!! your photo is absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Beautiful card. Love how the ribbon brings the whole design together. Oh wow, the photo of Multnomah Falls is just breathtaking. TFS

  4. Your card is absolutely adorable! My favorite part is the "snow" you added to the roof, what a perfect detail!

    (-: Heidi

  5. Hi Linda,
    Very cute card and love the photo of your husband keeping dry.

    Visited Pink Persimmon, but couldn't find the Mr Linky link. Maybe it's my computer...I'll try again later.

  6. Oh very cute card Linda. Love that stamp and the snow on the roof!

  7. sweet sweet house and card!! Multnomah falls is one of my fave places in Or to visit!! beautiful!! :)

  8. Wonderful card and technique, Linda. Also enjoy your Oregon photos! Lovely!

  9. WOW, love everything about this card. Cool ribbon application! know I love the photo and the banner!

  10. Love your card! That photo is great too! :)

  11. That is darling, Linda! I love how you stamped the tree and layered the cute lil' house for dimension!

  12. Your card is darling...such a 'homey' feel. I absolutely love your photo too. You're such a pro.

  13. What a great card Linda. Love the little house image and the flower soft... great color combo. TFS!