Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Monday, September 7, 2015

Q Up a Fresh Sketch

Happy Monday!  Specifically in the US, Happy Labor Day!

I can't believe I have done this again...created a card BARELY on time for a blog challenge deadline.  I posted this to the Freshly Made Sketches blog with less than 5 minutes remaining! At least it is several hours before the ColourQ deadline.  heehee  I was cutting it SO close that I took a lousy picture at first, just so I could do the Link-up.  Good grief!  Quite the adrenaline rush!  Any way, once I linked up, I had my husband take a much better photo, then worked on editing this post.  

I saw the ColourQ last week and loved it immediately, but I wasn't sure what to do with it.  Life happened, so I forgot all about it.  I decided to look at the FMS challenge with just about an hour left on the clock, and put this together.   I used just one stamp set:  SU's "Artistic Etchings."  I stamped the medallion in the wisteria and pool party, thenn the Eiffel Tower in black.  It is mounted on wisteria wonder.  My rich razzlerry card base is dry embossed on the front with the vintage wallpaper folder.  I found a piece of vellum with a sentiment in the center, and plenty of blank space for my banner!  I RARELY stamp on vellum, but adding clear embossing powder to the wet ink and heat setting it makes for an elegant finish.  Finally, I have a polka dot brad and some bakers twine, both in wisteria wonder.

Even though I zoomed through this, I really like the end result.  Hope you do, too!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. I always loved that stamp set and I love what you did with it. Good luck in the challenges!

    Kim from KatydidCards

  2. This is beautiful! Love the colors and that pretty background. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  3. So very beautiful, Kim! I love that rich, elegant background with these great images!

  4. OH it's beautiful Kim!! So elegant. I love vintage cards.

  5. I love the stamping on the main panel with the vellum sentiment- so pretty- and the embossed backdrop is sooo pretty! Love the sketch.

  6. Such a gorgeous card, Kim! I love the hues from the sketch color inspiration and well, you can't go wrong with Paris :) Fabulous and flawless card!

  7. I love Artistic Etchings stamp set!!! Such a lovely color combo too. Nicely done...