Friday, July 29, 2011

AnnaBelle Sketch Challenge ABSC040

I am here with my last post as part of the AnnaBelle Stamps DT. I have really enjoyed working on this wonderful team with such a lovely group of talented designers but my commitments both at work and with my children have increased to the point where I have found it difficult to keep up each week. I will miss working with these ladies so much, but I will be participating in challenges at every opportunity. Thanks Andrea for giving me this great opportunity to work with your fabulous stamps!!

This month's sketch challenge is below:


I chose to work with an image from Mother's Day Bouquet as it fits the circle element perfectly:

I stamped the vase on some retired Berry Bliss paper and coloured the roses with Copics. After die cutting around the image with my circle nesties, I stamped the roses again and adhered them to the main image. I used some Purely Pomegranate ribbon, tucking it under my image. This was layered on a panel of more Berry Bliss paper matted with Chocolate Chip cardstock. Some pearls were added around the top of my circle.

The base for my card was made with Pink Pirouhette cardstock, cutting the front smaller than the back and edging it with my Scallop border punch. Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Acacia in Chocolate Chip ink.

To finish the inside I scallop edged some pale pink Berry Bliss DP and some Chocolate Chip card. Another layer of Berry Bliss DP was added along the right hand side. Again the sentiment stamped in Chocolate Chip ink is from Acacia.

About our challenges:
- We post our challenges every Friday at 12:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
- Each challenge runs for a week, and will close on the Thursday 5.00pm so that we can announce and showcase our weekly winners prior to the next challenge. 
- Each weeks winner will receive our special blinkie to display on their blog and a special little something.  Our last challenge for the month will be a sketch challenge which will attract our main prize of a $15.00 gift voucher for that weeks winner.
How To Play Along :
- Copy and save our challenge banner and include it and a link back to the ABS blog in your post.
- Please link directly to your entry not just to your blog.
- Please don't link to postings made prior to the date of our current challenge.  All projects submitted must be new.
- A maximum of 7 challenges may be combined including this one.       
- You may enter any challenge several times as long as each submission is with a new creation.
- We would love you to use AnnaBelle Stamps and embellishments, but you can play along without using them, it’s all about sharing ideas.

Stamps: Acacia, Mother's Day Bouquet (AnnaBelle Stamps)
Cardstock: Pink Pirouhette, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Berry Bliss DP - retired (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Chocolate Chip (SU)
Accessories: Scallop border punch,  Purely Pomegranate ribbon - retired (SU); white pearls (Kaisercraft)


  1. So sorry to see you leaving us Kerry, I've really enjoyed seeing your cards each week! This is another stunner........such a pretty vase of roses and your choice of background paper is, as always, perfect! Take care and I'll still be popping in from time to time to see your beautiful work!

  2. This is gorgeous yet again Kerry! Thanks so much for all the beautiful projects you've created with our stamps!! Look forward to you still joining in with the challenges when you can :)

  3. Kerry, this is beautiful! The vase pops of the page. It's so hard to find work/life balance much less to fit a hobby in the picture. So glad to see you prioritizing and I will surely miss your frequent posts. I still look forward to whatever crafts you can inspire us with! :)


  4. Kerry this card is lovely. Such pretty colors and embellishments. I'll miss your creations for AB but I'm sure you'll be back. Take time for yourself in the midst of your busy schedule.

  5. Ok, I have composed myself now-lol!! I was hoping that if I just ignored the fact you were leaving, it wouldn't happen- but alas the time has come.... I am definately going to miss your stunning creations at AnnaBelle's, but understand time is a precious commodity and finding balance is important!
    Your farewell card is another stunner, beautifully coloured roses and yet another brilliant colour combo!
    I am getting your email updates so I will continue to stalk you/pop in!
    Take care, {{hugs}} :)

  6. What a sad time for the Annabelle Family when one leaves!
    LOVED seeing your stunning creations each and every week and this one is a true STUNNER!
    Love your card design and your beautiful coloured flowers!
    I'm a follower so I'll still be able to check out your Awesome creations lol!
    Take care, Kerry!

    Kylie X

  7. This is so pretty! I love the pearl detail! Just beautiful!