Sunday, August 2, 2009

MERCY'S BACK!

One of my favorite designers, Mercy Kerin is back creating sketches on her blog, Lord Have Mercy!, every Tuesday! Let me tell ya' ... she can draw one mean sketch! Her sketches are always have so many wonderful layers (right up my alley!). I finally found some stamping time last night to play along with her first comeback sketch, Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #32.

I used the stamp set, Trendy Trees ... along with Autumn Traditions Designer Paper and Soft Suede 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon. Although I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig (a must for Trendy Trees!), my sentiment looked crooked so I covered it up by using my new Modern Label Punch for the first time (love it!). The sentiment was punched out with the Word Window Punch and placed on top of the Soft Suede Modern Label Punch piece.

The More Mustard buttons are retired but I liked the matted look of them better than the glossy Designer Buttons - for this card anyway.
RECIPE
Stamps: Trendy Trees
Paper: Autumn Traditions DP, Soft Suede, Ruby Red, Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, and Very Vanilla CS
Ink: Soft Suede, Ruby Red, Elegant Eggplant, and More Mustard
Embellishments: 1/2" Soft Suede Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, More Mustard Buttons
Tools: Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

23 comments:

Jessie/knightrone said...

What a gorgeous card!!

Nancy L. said...

its beautiful!

Mercy said...

nancy...this is stunning! love the color combo and the clean, crisp lines of this card!

i can't tell you how excited I am to be back doing my sketches on my own blog...it feels so wonderful! :)

thanks for playing along with this past week's sketch, and i hope you can join me again tnis week...and thanks for the shout-out!

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Andrea said...

So pretty!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and the layout!

Jackie Pedro said...

Totally fantastic, Nancy! Mercy's sketches just ROCK!!

Angie Tieman said...

This is beautiful, Nancy!! Love all those layers, lookin' good!

LeAnne said...

Nancy, this is awesome--love these fall colors!

Jenn in GA said...

this is a great sketch, and you did a wonderful job with it. i would've put the sentiment where the buttons are, but that wouldn't have matched the sketch! great execution.

Pam Speidel said...

Another SUPER card Nancy! That set has been on my wish list! Love it and the beautiful autumn colors you've used.

Brooke S said...

What a great card girl! You picked to best of everything.. I just love it!

Hugs
Brooke

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh that sketch looks like FUN. Love what you did with it, Nancy. Great colors!

Kay Kalthoff said...

Oooooh, look at this!! Totally awesome!! Warm and golden and carmelly - fall can't come soon enough! Great card, Nancy!
Kay

kathleenh said...

Gorgeous card Nancy! I love your take on the sketch!

Vicki said...

This is awesome Nancy!!! Love it!!!

Vicki said...

This is awesome Nancy!!! Love it!!!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 on My SCS Gallery said...

Gorgeous card Nancy! Love the colours and everything matches so beautifully - love those retired buttons too.

Laura said...

Beautiful card!! I love the addition of the buttons!!

Lorri said...

This card stopped me in my tracks this am! I had SO MANY to catch up on in my google reader. Wish you could have seen me,I was scrolling VERY FAST through them all, came across this one, and passed it because I was scrolling so fast, then hurriedly went back to it, and LO AND BEHOLD another awesome NANCY RILEY CARD! GREAT CARD Nancy, you are one of the blessed stampers who has NATURAL MO-JO!

Wendy said...

Totally GORGEOUS, Nancy!!

Silke said...

Gorgeous card - I love the colors and the Set you used!!! Fabo take on the Sketch - Nancy!!! I'm so glad Mercy is doing her own Sketches again too!!! Hugs ~S~

Linda Bandow said...

Thanks for intorducing Mercy's challenge to me....love the sketch and your version is just so FALL-y....love it!!!

Granny P said...

Stunning card - love your colours.