Thursday, April 24, 2014

Cherry Pie

OK, so I wrote Tuesday about finding a new progressive challenge. I'm calling it that. It's not really progressive but you get "rewarded" for using one of their images and they have freebies to help you get started. Awesome! Yay! lol I'm here to show you what I found:
Close up of the extras on the image:
Glossy Accents is right behind Stickles for making pretty things prettier! ;)
I'd like to add this card into these challenges:
Doodle Pantry Challenge Blog: Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #45 (freebie image with sentiment! The newest "progressive" challenge I found!)
They've got a sketch I just fell in love with! I may use it again and again!
I am a follower of these blogs. The blog layout I use does not allow me to list challenges on a sidebar. Instead, I display badges and / or links here.
Here's the sketch:
Here is my recipe:
Colored image with Copic markers:
Browns: E77, E47, E35
Grays: C7, C5, C3
Reds: RV69, R37. R29
Greens: G28, G17, G05
I fussy cut the image and then laid it on a mat cut with Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles SM die
Extras: Glossy Accents on the cherries and leaves
Printed and textured card stock: Hobby Lobby's The Paper Studio - Rooster Farm Fresh (mats)
Printed card stock: Michael's Recollections - Rooster Provincial (background)
Black and white card stock and ribbon from my stash
Pebbles, Inc. chalk in red 

I read an article back in 2006 about stamping sentiments... with REAL alphabet stamps. lol The reason the article caught my eye was because it was about keeping the sentiment straight. Well, eight years later and I'm STILL struggling with that! Anyway, the writer wrote that if keeping a straight line was impossible to just go for the crooked look and then highlight the crooked word with color to make it important or stand out so the sentiment would appear to have been MEANT to be crooked. I thought this was a fantastic idea and since then have implemented the technique. If I could remember who wrote the article and where I read it, I'd tell you here for sure but I cannot. It was EIGHT years ago! I didn't save the article either... just filed the idea in my head. In this case, I just wanted to draw attention to "cherry" and tie it in with the red cherries on the pie... add a bit of interesting color.

I am so excited about this new "progressive" challenge I found. Really! 
I seriously need to get out more often. lol
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a lovely card, its making me hungry lol. Thank you for joining us at the Kraftyhands Blog Challenge.
    Hugs Jeanette xx

  2. Hi Ema M
    Yes the card is awesome , love the paper combination and the image , Love your fun style of journalism too
    Thanks for sharing your take on sketch on Kraftyhands Challenge Blog

  3. Yummy.So pleased you like the sketch.Thank you for sharing in the Kraftyhands Challenge.
    Sylvia x

  4. such a delicious looking card so glad you popped by and joined us at Kraftyhands


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