Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Sketchy Ornamental Beauty

I don't play sketch challenges all that often but the mood struck me today and I decided to visit somewhere new so this card is based on Laura's Sketch 24 on the 2 Sketches 4 You blog - thanks Laura!

I've used a stamp set I got yesterday called Ornamental Beauty which is Julia Stainton's first design for CHF - I'm sure it won't be her last, it's lovely! You can click through for a bigger pic so you can see the intricate detailing on these designs - love it!

So many elements to play with too - everything here is from the set: roundel, corner scroll, border, journalling block and sentiment.

I used the roundel to make my focal point, stamping twice and cutting just the centre element from one and the full shape from the other. I've curved the edges up to give it some dimension and joined the layers with a touchy-feely velvet brad.

I wiped most of the ink away from the lines in the journalling block before stamping to give a faded out feel and make the sentiment more prominent.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Ornamental Beauty (the Rummage Bin line)

Ink:
Stazon by Tsukineko (Jet Black)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Satin Red)
Tim Holtz Distress by Ranger (Vintage Photo)

Paper:
Kraft, smooth white, black

Other:
Velvet brad (Making Memories)
Lace trim (Prima Marketing)

Thanks for visiting, I appreciate you taking the time. Hope you enjoyed it!

18 comments:

~dawne said...

Oh my....that stamp is gorgeous. Love your card...it's so elegant.

Traceyr said...

Lovely Joanne. Great feel to this card.

:)

Kathy said...

ohhh what a beautiful flower you've made for this one. Love the colour combo too - it all looks really rich and sumptuous

Laura Davis said...

Joanne,
Welcome to 2S4Y!!! Your card is lovely, I adore that big blossom! Thanks for playing!
Laura

Angela said...

Wow, great card...

clouds shadler said...

wow, I like the flower and the lace red ribbon! very cool!

Clouds :D

cheryln said...

soooooo pretty! love that flower!

Karen said...

oooo I love what you have done with that beautiful stamp Joanne. The velvet brad is perfect for it and the colour combo is so lovely. Great card X

Carol said...

Beautiful card that is a lovely stamp set


TFS

Pinky said...

wow! That stamp is lovely!! Beautiful card

Ellepiggo by Vanessa said...

Its a stunner!! What a fab stamp. :)

Vanessa.

Janice said...

Wow, what an unusual stamp. Beautiful card Joanne.

Lesley said...

Hi Joanne,

Haven't visited your blog for ages and yoou have been doing some lovely work. I just love the soft colours and textures on this card.
Lesley x

Minx said...

WOW, this is really striking, love the colouring and texture x

Carol said...

Joanne, what a gorgeous card, that flower is really eye catching...

xx

Beth said...

Joanne, I love your card and that stamp. Colours are very lovely and classy indeed. Always a pleasure to look at. XX

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Wow Joanne - that is stunning, what a great stamp set!

Carol Ann said...

That is a lovely card Joanne I like the colour combo you have used and that flower is a great idea x