Tuesday, 1 September 2009

2 Sketches 4 You & Day 185, 365 Cards, Feeling Blue



Today I needed to use three shades of blue for my card for the challenge 'Feeling Blue' from 365 Cards. I decided to combine it with this great sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You and There She Goes TSG18 where the challenge is to design a custom backing paper.
I stamped the mid-blue background paper with the damask stamp from Inkadinkado in Midnight Blue Stazon and then overprinted it with the crackle stamp from Crafty Individuals in gold.
The strip in the middle is stamped with a Hero Arts French Script stamp and the semi-circle has a little random background stamp in gold on the top.
I played around with a corner punch and made the decorated edge on the navy blue semi-circle. The ribbon is my first dip into my prize of goodies which I won from 365 Cards a couple of weeks ago! Yummy! Thanks Pam!
The sentiment which reads, 'In a friend you find your second self', is from Penny Black, I think it's rather true don't you!

20 comments:

  1. you're so quick, Chrissie! :)
    Love the blues... One of my favourite colours!

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  2. Very nice Chrissie. I like the background paper, is it a wallpaper?

    Jaggs

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  3. gorgeous chrissie...I love all the damask!

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  4. VERY cool card! I love all the stamping techniques you used!

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  5. what a feast for the eyes, Chrissie! love the textures and shades of blue you used for this card!

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  6. the 3 Shades of blue are beautiful with this sketch. Your card is so serene and lovely.
    Thanks for playing
    :) Kazan

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  7. What a fabulous card, love all your stamping.

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  8. Beautiful! Very well done - Great job on the combo-challenges!! I also love that sentiment!

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  9. What a beauty! You are so talented :)
    Chrissy

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  10. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Chrissie. I love the gold that you have overstamped on your card, it adds true elegance and richness to the card. Beautiful indeed.
    Hugs
    Michelle

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  11. Love your shades of blue Wonderful card.

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  12. You constantly amaze me with your talent! This wonderful card takes my breath away - it's dazzling. Those gold touches are perfection!

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  13. I am such a damask stamp fan, so needless to say I *heart* your card

    Thank you for playing along at http://2sketches4you.blogspot.com/

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  14. Wow girl... you WORKED that blue! So pretty!

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  15. Well Chrissie, I was thrilled with this card, it looks great on your piccy, but seeing it for real - it's just gorgeous! You have done a super job of overprinting the paper - I thought it was from a select luxury paper range when I received it. I would never have thought you could achieve this effect on plain coloured paper! All the stamps you have used fit perfectly together and the effect you have achieve 'playing around' with the corner punch is just brill - again I thought it was a circular punch. Bonus for me (hehe)is now I have the card to go by, I can have a go myself. Thank you sooooo much. Eileen x

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  16. stunning! love the centiment!

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  17. Beautiful job Chrissie! I love all of the blue :) Thanks for playing in the TSG Challenge this week!

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Thank you so much for popping by, I appreciate your comments!
Thanks,
Chrissie