Thursday, August 6, 2009

My Refuge and Strength

Time for another challenge at PPA. This time a sketch challenge. I turned the sketch to accommodate my 'need'.
*Started with a standard size Kraft card base of 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 scored across the top
*Took a piece of Bella Bleu DSP and gave it a decorative edge with the Scallop Edge punch and matted it with Not Quite Navy
*Using the Refuge and Strength set, I inked up my cross in Close to Cocoa and stamped onto Very Vanilla. Then inked up my sentiment in Not Quite Navy and stamped it directly over my cross
*Roughed up the edges with my finger nail and using a dauber inked with Close to Cocoa, lightly inked up the edges. TIP: For those of you that want to save your nails, the Cutter Kit (106958) has a distressing tool along with some other cool gadgets.
*Added some Not Quite Navy punched Photo Corners to my focal point
*Three Choc Chip Corduroy buttons were given a decorative touch with a sliver of Not Quite Navy cardstock threaded and gently tied and then placed on top of Not Quite Navy 3/4" Circles.

Hope you have some time to play.
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Stamps: Refuge and Strength(115056)
Paper: Kraft(102125), Not Quite Navy (101722), Bella Bleu(113974)
Ink: Not Quite Navy (103008), Close to Cocoa(103139)
Accessories: Choc Chip Corduroy Buttons(114339), 3/4" Circle (107217), Scallop Edge Punch(112091)


Stampin' Diva said...


Love the card. I have been eyeing that set and wondering what I could use it for. I love the cross image.

Margaret Moody said...

I love how you turned the sketch on the side, Kim! You made it fit your "need"! Love your card! The Bella Bleu DSP is one of my favorites and it looks great with the stamp set you used! I like too how you placed your corduroy buttons atop the circles! The Not Quite Navy circles compliment your photo corners of the same color! Nice balance! Very clever and very pretty!

Ann Schach said...

Oh, Kim...You know how to win my heart with "Bella Bleu"! I love how you turned the sketch on its side...very clever! Your embellishments are "awe-per" (awesome and super)! I learn so much when I visit your blog! Thanks for playing at the PPA!

Gina Shaw said...

Another rebel, huh? Love how you turned your card on its side. It's a beautiful take on the PPA Challenge!

Melissa said...

Oh sure, flip the sketch and wow us all! Geez, I can't compete!

I love this card..I said WOW out loud! Wonderful card, girl!

Patti said...

I like all of this sketch flipping that is going on! Fantastic card, Kim.

Mary Fish said...

The buttons look amazing with the ties. Great layout! Hugs, M

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Really fun take on the sketch!

Love your color combo too. :)

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh so pretty!!! Love that DSP. You did it good. *smile*

GCgirl said...

The colors, layout and stamp set you chose....wonderful :-)!

Tiffany said...

Lovely! Clever way to add the buttons. You always do a great job!

Pals Paper Arts said...

Your attention to detail is inspiring. Love the layered circles under each button.

On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for Playing @ the PPA!

Terri E. said...

Adorble cord brad buttons. Fantastic job with the PPA sketch challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.