Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Truly Scrumptious Challenge #2

Wow...Truly Scrumptious Challenge #2 is here already!
Challenge two is another FAB sketch and an added challenge of making your own buttons!
This weeks challenge is sponsored by The Sketching Stamper. Christine is giving away EIGHT of her digi-images! Isn't that just so generous?? Christine makes beautiful digi-images! I show cased one of her brand new ones on my card today:

Here is the sketch for Truly Scrumptious Challenge #2:

Here are the complete details of my card:
I made one of my buttons by using an old sizzlit I've had in my stash for a while. I just used a sheet of coordinating paper and then pop dotted it for a 3d effect. :O) The other two buttons are Basic Grey.
Papers are Basic Grey-Bittersweet
Ribbon is CTMH
I made the fab faux stitching with my CTMH Simple Stitches stamp set...doesn't it look real??
I also sponged some chocolate ink here and there around edges....and I used my copic airbrush system to make the background for my image. I just love that airbrush's SOOOOO easy to use and I just love the effect!
The image is a digi from the Sketching Stamper and she's colored in with my copics. 
I also added a bit of stickles here and there. 

A side note on digi-images:
I have been using a few here and there and I must tell you I love them!
I open my images up in my photoshop so I can resize them. 
Digi-images dn't take up any physical space in your craft room, you don't have to pay shipping, and you download them immediately! 
I still live my stamps don't get me wrong...but digi-images are a lot of fun!
I print them off on the same cardstock I use for my copics and then I just let them dry for several minutes while I gather my other supplies. 
I have a canon pixma printer and don't have any trouble with bleeding or feathering. :O)
Thanks for looking and have a great wednesday!
-Nicole M Bailey


Riet said...

wowww Nicole,what a beautiful card,l love the image.

hugs Riet.x

AMY said...

This is really cute! What size is your printer? is it the 13inch one? I have been shopping around and I looked at that one, how do you like it?

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Nicole. Love the image and the yummy papers. Michele x

Danita said...

Nicole, I love your card!!! I love the heart and those words are awesome!!! I s that a stamp?? and if it is, where did you get it from??? I love those words lol
You colored the image so great!!! Great job on this challenge!!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!

debby4000 said...

Stunning card, wonderful colours and image.

TaraG said...

WOW!!! Nicole, this is insanely gorgeous, Hun! I just love how you coloured Chris' beautiful image! The papers and colours are divine! I love how you placed the sentiment on the circle and such a great sentiment too!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Fabulous card, such a gorgeous the BG papers too. Thanks for the tips about digi printing...all very new to me!
Thanks for your sweet comment.

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous Nicole!! I am really hit and miss with my ink bleeding issues, so not sure what the problme is...maybe operater issues!!

Hugs, K

Rica said...

Brilliant - beautiful colours and papers Your colouring of the image is amazing.

hugs Heather xx

Helen said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colours and papers!
Helen x

Tammi said...

Oooohhh just lovely!! Pretty sentiment too, where's that from, love the font on it.