Sunday, January 29, 2012

OWH Sketch challenge #106

I made this one for the OWH Sketch challenge #106 found here. I used SU's Extreme Snowboarder image and stamped it with Versamark, adding clear detail ep to give it a little shine. I sponged the background clouds with Ranger tumbled glass ink, and added some sprays of stickles to the sides of the board to look like glistening snow. The cardstock base is Rustic Cream from PTI and I embossed it with a Sizzix Snowcap ef. The black border on the side is from the SNSS Hearts & Stars scallop border dies. I tweaked the sketch a little bit and added a sentiment from the SU! So Many Sayings set, because the bottom of the card just looked unbalanced. I frayed the ends of the ribbon  just to coordinate with the sporty theme of this card.
I always enjoy having you spend a little of your day here with me, and I  appreciate your taking time to leave comments too! Have a fabulous Sunday!

Carol

23 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

WOW Carol, this is great. I love how you did the side panel and frayed the ribbon edges. The black and white with just that little touch of blue gives a stunning appearence. Enjoy your Sunday.

Dawn W said...

Love you card!!!

nwilliams6 said...

Carol, I love the way you did the sky and the Stickles - makes for a totally cool card. Super job!

jimlynn said...

LOVE it! Just the right amount of color on here and really like the way you used that ribbon too!
Lynn

Ronni said...

Very Very nice Carol - I love the snowboarder - and I really like the added stars - great ideas on this card!

cindyann said...

What a fun image! I like the way you used the ribbon behind the large circle, and especially the clouds and sky behind the snow boarder.
Someone is sure to get a kick out of this card :)

Margaret said...

Great interpretation of the sketch. Love the added side border.

Sue Lelli said...

Wow! Carol, LOVE that image and the background clouds/snow you created! That sentiment just about says it all, doesn't it! FAB card! Reminds me of my snowboarding son!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

what an absolutely fabulous card! i love everything about it.

thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your nice comment.

hugs :)

ThePurplePlace said...

Wow! What a great take on the sketch and a great card for OWH!!

Cherie said...

Great card! Love the embossing and clouds.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

fun card - thanks for supporting OWH

Barb Housner

Linda said...

Great card! Those clouds are awesome!!! TFS!!!

Paula S. said...

The sponged clouds are a perfect backdrop for this image and I like the frayed ribbon edges too. Great card for a teen boy (which is always the hardest category for me). Nice work on this week's OWH sketch challenge Carol!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team
operationwritehome.org

Sybrina K said...

Carol,

This is wonderful! Your attention to detail is amazing. I love the subtle patriotic nod with your striped ribbon and star border punch. And, the sentiment and image go together perfectly!

Thanks for sharing and participating in this week's sketch!

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!!! Stunning!!!Fabulous card!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

From the look of all these lovely comments, people enjoy spending part of their day seeing what you have created! This is fantastic! Love that little touch of Tumbled Glass!

Wendy said...

Ooooh, I love this, Carol! Love the EF and how you frayed the ribbon and your scalloped star border! This will be going into my favorites because I love all those Extreme stamps from SU! :)

Berni Cuttino said...

Great card, liking the texture and image and colors. Well done

Dixie Cochran said...

OHHH!!! That "snow" is brilliant!! You rocked this sketch!! The bit of blue peeking through the clouds makes that silhouette pop!

Benzi said...

Good job, Carol! I love how you did the glistening snow to the sides of that board...so realistic. Nice clouds, too.

Denise Marzec said...

Beautiful! Love the star border and the cool clouds!

Julie said...

Great card, Carol! Love that wide striped ribbon! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!