Sunday, January 20, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge #156

Good Afternoon --

I am going to make this a quick post as I am in the middle of some other crafty projects.  I wasn't going to do today's challenge but then I saw the sketch and Marelene asked "What are you going to put in that big rectangle" I knew I wanted to use a Jolee's Steampunk dimensional sticker I purchased last summer.  So I got busy and made my card.  I also explored using Tim Holtz distress stains.  I hadn't really tried them before but I am really pleased on how they added a little pizzazz to my dry embossed card stock.  I'll be exploring more with them and know I will be using them much more often.  I had to move the sentiment over to accommodate the length of the sticker and my little industrial brads and gear that I added.  I also used some copper metallic ribbon by Shaggee that I have had for years but never used until today.  See sometimes it pays to hang on to things that you might use someday.  LOL

I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend.  I hope to get a few more cards made for OWH and in the mail this coming week.

Blessing to you all,


Sharon S.

I used S.U. card stock, sentiment and Argyle embossing folder on the blue cardstock.  On the light gray card stock I used Tim Holtz Alterations Patchwork set embossing folder.  I used Tim Holtz Tea Dye stain and Brushed Pewter distress stains on the light gray and on the blue I used just the brushed pewter distress stain.  I don't remember where I purchased the gear and industrial looking brads.
Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge #156

11 comments:

StampTramps said...

Wow, is that really a sticker?!! Awesome! I love, love, love your card!

Carol L said...

I don't think I've ever seen a sticker this detailed! It sure did make an awesome card! I love the steampunk look!

Jen said...

This turned out awesome! Great job!

Ellen said...

Oh my Sharon! This is gorgeous use of a sticker! I will have to take a second look at stickers since I have not seen any as pretty as yours. Your card is amazing.

Kristie said...

I'm with everyone else, Wow! Love that sticker! Beautiful colors, and I love the metallic ribbon you used as a perfect finishing touch. Wonderful job with this week's sketch!

cissymurphy.com said...

This all came together so well. Good job!

Linda said...

I cannot tell where the sticker begins or ends...love the metal additions! Super card! tfs!!!

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

What an awesome tag. Love it.

Diane said...

Fantastic card! I love all the textures and colors! Nice use of your stash!

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Wow Sharon, your card is awesome... I'm glad I asked that question. Normally I don't care for steam punk but this I love. So clever to use a sticker and all the metal. The colors are great... well, I love it all. Thanks for playing!

Donna Nuce said...

Fabulous Steampunk card! I love that embossed background on it too! Great sentiment for it! (You gave me another idea!)