Sunday, August 19, 2007

Double duty

This card is for both the second Inklings cyberstamp challenge and Beate's weekend sketch challenge. Sorry the photo isn't very good, it's a rainy ol' day here and this was the best I could do.

The central image, from Simply Said, was inked using the Orchid Opulence and Sage Shadow markers then stamped on Very Vanilla. It is layered on Vintage Violet, both layers having two corners rounced with the corner rounder punch. I also roughed up the edges of the Violet layer with the distress tool from the cutter kit.The card base is also Vintage Violet, layered on it is a piece of Brocade Blue that has been stamped with linen using VersaMark. The strip of Orchid Oppulence along the bottom has been stamped with the cake from Blooming With Happiness, and the Sage Shadow strip up the left side has been pierced (and the piercings hightlighted by going over with the writing end of the Sage Shadow marker) then pieces of Bluebird, Cream and Orchid grosgrain ribbon have been tied around it. The central image has been popped up on dimensionals.

This morning we trekked off to do the groceries at Kotara. A bunch of new shops had opened during the week, along with more parking spaces, so there was a stack of people there to check it all out. We got there a little later than we intended, and after a bit of a look at the new shops (I went into Riot and didn't buy a thing. Well, Glenn was with me! But I did start a shopping list...) we decided to have some morning tea before embarking on the groceries, and gave the new Dreamy Donuts a go. In a word: YUM. I'm not going to think about the calories I have consumed today, I had to try those donuts out! I started with a Blueberry one, and finished with a chocolate filled one. The chocolate one was ok, the filling was like chocolate Yogo, it's just that knowing they use Lindt chocolate on others it was a bit of a let down. We also drove and walked past where Borders will be - I squealed both times and Tiarna is sharing my enthusiasm having been to the Borders at Tuggerah. All that said... it was a nightmare getting out. It took us over 20 minutes, normally we'd be well and truly home by then. Anyway, going to have to find some time to get back there so I can shop properly (and I don't have two girls to drag away from the scented erasers at Smiggle)


~Carla~ said...

Lovely!! Great colour combo!

beate said...

Carol, your card turned out great! Thanks so much for playing with the sketch. Have a great weekend. Hugs and smiles

Shannon McGann said...

This is a great card! I love those soft, pretty colours together! TFS!