Thursday, March 3, 2011

Guylou's Inimitability Sketch Challenge

Wow, did we ever have a huge response to Guylou's Anything Goes Challenge.  Almost too many!! LOL.
Did you know that March is Reading month?  It is said that babies as young as 9 months of age have the ability to read.  That is incredible to me.  I think it is perfect since it was just Dr Seuss birthday and many children begin with those fabulous books.  In todays world of technology there are so many different avenues of reading.  So many of you have the kindle, or you download it to your phone.  I recently added Kindle for the laptop and read a book on my computer.  I think that is just crazy!!! But then again, I remember the Atari. Guess I am dating myself!!
This week in honor of reading month the design team is creating using Marysse or Caroline.  We were given a fabulous sketch to follow by Carmen.
I chose to use Marysse for my card.  I had these nesties that are shaped like a book and chose to use those on my card.  So once again I worked around my paper for my colors and design.  I had to dig around in my stash because I wanted paper with words on it.  I have no idea who this paper is from, I have definitely had it forever.  
I have to say, this many layers had me concerned but I like the finished product!!!  I added glossy accents to her book to give it dimension and make it more realistic.
I hope you will find your way over to the Challenge Blog and follow along with us using Carmen's sketch.
This challenge ends March 17th at 10:00PM EST.  I hope you will take the time to read the rules to the challenge.  The last one found several participants not following the rules.  The winner will be given 1 digi of her choice plus another to play along with us in a future challenge as guest design team member.  If you don't have any of G's images head on over to the store there is something for everyone or head on over to CDAC where there is often a freebie!!
As always, thanks for stopping by today.  Hope to see you again soon!!


Carmen said...

I love the way you created the card Brenda! De pp with words is so nice. Great job!

Guylou said...

Bren... Your card is gorgeous! The book Nesties are awesome for the theme. As per the Atari... I'm with you on that one!!! LOL!!
Fabulous work!

Kim Kelley said...

Really love the color combo. Love how you have everything stacked with the different shapes. Beautiful coloring and shading. Simply gorgeous madame! And thank you for the updates on the blogversary candies. I will get on the right away! HUGS

Colleen Holmes said...

Brenda your card is so pretty and just love your color combo! Very nice coloring! Hugz

Dana said...

Love this!! Great job on the sketch!
Your colors are so rich and elegant!!

Gina L said...

Great idea to use the book nestie! I have that set and didn't even think of it. I love the papers you used and that sentiment is great. You have some of the best sentiment stamps.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

you totally rocked that sketch. this is beautiful.

hugs :)

Sara I. said...

Gorgeous shades of blue and brown and love! the paper with the script on it - awesome shapes and the distressing is beautiful as is the sentiment!