Saturday, November 21, 2009

Utah Diva's Sketch Challenge

Morning friends! Once again I haven't stamped or posted like I've wanted to I have a bit of a stomach problem that is acting up again. It makes me want to not do anything and lots of times I give into it instead of working through...anyway, sorry about that!

Today is the Utah Divas Sketch Challenge Day. Today's sketch has a fun bonus challenge to it, too. The bonus challenge is to use window sheets. Now, I could have used one of the wonderful printed window sheets that SU! has (see examples of one set HERE and HERE) but I went with a plain window sheet and crafted a card from there.

I used the stamp set called Holy Triptych. When I don't know what something means I like to look it up and I honestly did not know what Triptych meant so...a triptych is a hinged, three-leaved tablet, written on, in ancient times, with a stylus. Huh...that makes me want to use this set in a completely different way and I will be just as soon as I can. In the meantime this card is very simple as I wanted to highlight the 3 wise men. Knowing that wise men would have probably have been men of means I used colors that they might have worn...purple, blue, and yellow.

I colored the images with my blender pen and the above mentioned stamp pads with the ink on the lid. I decided to add some gold glitter to the containers and crown and then used brushed gold and elegant eggplant cardstock to finish this card off. I do want you to know that when laying flat this card is actually all straight. To put the cards layers on I worked from the bottom up so the bottom brushed gold layer is attached to the outside bottom layer of the window sheet with the elegant eggplant on the inside then the next layer of brushed gold cardstock is attached to the back of the top layer of the window sheet with the image/elegant eggplant layers on the very top. Make sense?

I hope that you'll go and check out today's sketch...it is a very versatile one! Have a wonderful rest of your weekend everyone!

10 comments that make my day!:

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card, Lorie!

Hugs!

Maxine Conrad said...

Great explanation of your sketch Lorie. It is awesome.

carolm said...

it's beautiful. very elegant. great job. thank you.

xoxo

resmith said...

Lorie, this is so pretty! Thanks for the definition.

Missy said...

This is a great card. TFS!!! I am going to have to go over there. I have a couple cards I need to make quickly today.

Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card! I hope you feel better soon!

Leonie said...

I love this card Lorie ... and that stamp is sooo nice.

RuthieB said...

Just beautiful!!! I love the way you colored the Wise Men!

Dani said...

This is so pretty! Love it!

Jennifer ♥ said...

Pretty card! I didn't know what Triptych meant either - thanks for the description.

Hope you're feeling better and that it's nothing serious!