Sunday, September 11, 2011

A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA Challenge 3: Sketch!

Wow - I am squeaking in under the wire to play in the super fun A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA Challenge 3: Sketch!

I used stamps and paper from my starter kit and let me tell you - I LOVE this cardstock!!! I had a hard time cutting into it at first - yep, I'm a paper hoarder! - but once I did I was soooo happy! It's such a nice weight and is white on one side so it's perfect for card making! 

So, back to the sketch challenge - the sketch was based off the cover art on the A Muse Studio Holiday catalog. See it here
   Challenge details
   Theme: Use our Holiday Catalog cover card as a sketch for your paper craft project
   Keyword: AP11SKETCH
   Challenge Starts: Tuesday, September 6, 2011
   Challenge Ends: Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 11:59pm Eastern time
   Prize:  One random prize winner will receive an A Muse Studio “Naughty or Nice” stamp set!

Here's my card. Kind of fun in its simplicity, don't you think? Can you see the heart in the bubblegum machine? If you click on the image, you can see it a little bigger. I made the heart glittery and also outlined the glass of the bubblegum machine with the sparkly gel pen to give it a glass type look. With more time it would be fun to put crystal lacquer on the glass part to give it a dimensional look. :)
Here's a side shot. The image is popped up to give it a little visual interest. And, what do you think of the gingham border? Ok - my yellow Tombow marker didn't match the gingham as well as I'd envisioned but it works for now. I may have to try to fix it. Any suggestions?
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the rest of the challenge participants on facebook

Have a wonderfully creative day!


Heather said...

I think it looks awesome! Way to go getting in the challenge! I hope we win!


Chelsea said...

Nice card Seleise. Love these colors!

Patti J said...

Great card, Seleise! Thanks for sharing - your little heart is adorable!

liannallama said...

cute card! I think the different yellow looks great and adds a little fun!

Rita said...

Cute card!