August 12, 2009

You inspire me (Shari's Monday sketch)

Hello, there!
This week, Hero Arts artist, Shari Carroll is showing us her beautiful works.
Yestreday, she gave us 4 marvelous sketches to work with for this week.
The PDF file can be downladed from the URL below:

今週は、ほとんど時間が取れそうに無いというのが事実なのですが、度々参加しているチャレンジ用に、ヒーローアーツ社のアーティストであるShari Carrollさんが、スケッチ(グリーティングカード用のパターン --- 雛形です---)を用意してくださっているので、時間の許す限り作ってみようかと思って、トライしてみました。

So I decided to try some and going to join the 'sketches2' challenge.
This is my card, 'You inspire me'.

Made this card to take on her Monday sketch. I love her sketches!
My colors for this card were a little bit shift to autumn colors. The reason is ... I went to 2 department stores yesterday evening and received the Autumn - Winter clothes reserved them in this spring. (I'm really simple minded. Haha.)

The center circle coloring is used Perfect Pearls which I learned the methods at 2Peas Thinking Inking class by Jennifer Mcguire last week. And the background heat embossing is also from her class - mixing Perfect Pearls with clear embossing powder.

This is a closeup.

But I couldn't show you that I used perfect pearls, 'Green Patina' and 'Heirloom Gold' colors with clear embossing powder. I'm sorry! The center circle coloring is also used the same 2 powders.

stamp used:
HA Scallop Floulish / S5152
HA Design Blocks Modern Lines / S5218
HA Clear Design Friends / CL351
HA Clear Design Thank You Sayings / CL341 (Used a leaves stamp only)
Stampers Anonymous Background stamp

paper:Bazzill Basics CS, HA Kraft, Basic Grey PP

Ink & embossing powder:
Tsukineko StazOn / Jet Black
Meories Dye Ink / White
Ranger Distress Ink / Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Embossing Ink
Ranger Perfect Pearl / Green Patina, Heirloom Gold
Ranger Embossin Powder / Clear
American Crafts Zing / Teal Metallic

Basic Grey button, Kaisecraft gems, Kreinik Braid, ribbon,
Prima paper flower, Quickutz Nesting dies

Thanks for looking! :)


  1. What a great card Tomo. Love the autumn colours

  2. This is another great card, Tomo! Love Shari`s sketches, too!

  3. Hi Tomo! Love how you layer different stamp designs--I can see the Modern Lines in teal underneath--and only you can do this and make such a fabulous card!

    I will email you some time this week. Hope you were safe and the earthquake didn't affect you in Fukuoka!

  4. Hi, Dawn and Vanessa!
    Thanks so much for your visiting here again, and left me lovely comments! I appreciate you!

    Hugs, Tomo

  5. Hi, Donna!
    Thanks so much for your very kind comment on this!
    Thanks for your message, too!
    And so many thanks for your concern! The seismic center of the big earthquake (a little bit over M6) were away from where we live. So, we are in safe. This disaster reminded me the big one which is over M7, we met in 2005. Natural disasters are really scary...

    Hugs, Tomo


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