Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Simply Sketched for Queen Susie

This week's Queen for the Day and Featured Stamper is Susie (aka PaperPunchScissors). She doesn't have a huge gallery, but does have an impressive variety of styles.  She will inspire everybody!


This is Susie's card that I chose to CASE.  I have to admit that I got a bit off track.  The leaves I intended to use just wouldn't work for me.  I went hunting for something else and found this NBUS.  It's from the Simply Sketched hostess set.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Simply Sketched (Hostess selection), Morning Meadow (Hostess Selection) 
Ink:  Jet Black StazOn, SU Markers (Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand)
Paper:  Old Olive, Whisper White
Other: Blender Pen, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Labels Collection Thinlits, Argyle Embossing Folder, Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding (retired)

After stamping the image twice on Whisper White, I swiped the Olive marker on some plastic and picked up the color with a blender pen to color the leaves.  I find that I have a lot more control of color that way.  I used the smaller nib to color the berries directly with the Cajun marker.  After coloring the leaves and berries, I swiped the Sahara Sand marker on the plastic and picked up the color with a blender pen to give a soft shadow around the leaves.

I'll take this over to Seize the Birthday  where anything goes.  There's a topping option of two colors of ribbon, but I'm sticking with one.


Looks like I need to straighten the ribbon before I send this off.

I'm so glad you stopped by.  Hope you come again.

Enjoy!




24 comments:

Lesley said...

So fresh and festive! This is gorgeous, Bonnie.

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful card Bonnie-Those leaves look perfect.I love the design on the background embossing-it looks like one of those fabulous knitted Christmas jumpers :)
Nessa xx

Cynthia said...

So beautiful! I love the happy colors and especially the embossed piece!

Benzi said...

Gorgeous, Bonnie. I love your ribbon and the folder is super. Your image was great for a case of Susie's card.

Greta said...

Love the card that inspired you & your take is so beautiful! More inspiration, as always!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. I love your take on Susie's card. Your holly sprigs are so beautiful and I love the pretty shaped panel and piercing detail. Loll xx

jimlynn said...

Great idea on how to color with the markers! I'll have to try that.
Beautiful card and love that embossing folder and ribbon you used too.
Lynn

Faith A said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, I do love your embossing too.

Mrs A. said...

Very fresh and crisp looking. Hugs Mrs A.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful, love the colours & the leaves. Have a great day! Shirleyx

Hettie said...

This is just gorgeous Bonnie. Love that embossing on the background. Now doesn't your NBUS feel better now with ink on it?
Hugs
x

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. I love everything about it, the embossing and the colored image. I like the peek of the inside also. Thanks for sharing it with us at Seize the Birthday.

Susan said...

Beautifully coloured, Bonnie! It would also be perfect for today's Ways to Use It challenge for ribbon.

Marisa said...

Love the EF you used in the BG and of course, all that glorious green :)

Aileen said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. I love the leaves with their berries. Wonder if this would be good for Christmas too?

Take care

Aileen x

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, such a pretty stamp and lovely ribbon.

MaryH said...

Loved your inspiration card, but oh I did enjoy yours so much too. Loved the mistletoe & berries, and your piercing was just so perfectly aligned! Marvelous job on that, and I liked the little peek of what is hiding inside too. Looked as though you had decorated the interior just as beautifully as the outside. TFS & Hugs.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so fresh in that color green, Bonnie, and that NBUS leaves stamp is great! That would work for a Christmas card, too! And once again your choice of embossing folder is perfection!! Hugs, Darnell

Karen D said...

This is such a gorgeous fresh card Bonnie. I love the sketched outline on the leaves.

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Bonnie, How lovely of you to drop by :D I'm glad you did:D This card is gorgeous, a brilliant green and you coloured the leaves very loosely, I love this treatment!!
:D Gay x

Nancy said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. I love the leaves with their berries and the inside looks decorated too! Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Birthday!

Marybeth said...

The NBSU stamp you used is perfect! Another gorgeous card! Beautiful embossing !

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

Bev J. said...

Such a pretty card--love the image you used--nice coloring.