Love. This. Sketch.

Oh my. I love this week’s sketch! Not a lot of stamping this time around (suprise, suprise!) . . .

I can’t wait to check out what Beate, Charmaine, Lori, and Sharon did with this one! My color choices were totally inspired by the Twilight collection that I got sucked into last week thanks to Kristina Werner. All three books were stacked up on my stamping table, and I thought, “hmmmmmmmm. . .” and then went digging through my patterned paper stash for this luscious stuff. Here’s my interpretation:


detail of poppy:


Stamps: StampendousPoppy Stems and SU!Absolutely Fabulous

Ink: Palette Noir. White Stazon (I swiped it on the already-distressed paper so I’d have a spot to stamp the sentiment. It got a little smudgy. I should have waited for it to dry!) Pearlescent Poppy Brilliance and Versamagic Hint of Pesto were applied with Fantastix. I went over the image with an aquapainter and pearlescent goldTwinkling H20s to make it less line-arty.

Papers: Red and black textured cardstock, SU!. Patterned paper: red is Daisy D’s Railway Journal , both black & white papers are from 7gypsies (here and here)

Accessories: Ginormous flower is from Prima Essentials (I think this was a hibiscus from the Caribbean collection). The center is black satin ribbon on a make-your-own button (I didn’t buy from that place, but it shows how it was done) and the black thingees (are they stamen?) are from the SU! Pretties kit, and colored black with a journaling marker to make the flower more poppy-like. I added Swarovski crystals with glue dots. Ribbon is May Arts (I think, it was in one of my jars!).

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  1. Posted September 14, 2007 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    OMG!!!! This is freaking fantastic! All that bling, the gorgeous flower and the paper….Wow!

  2. Posted September 14, 2007 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    Jenn this is just gorgeous! Oh my! I LOVE this! That huge flower is fabulous!

  3. Posted September 14, 2007 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    Holy-moly, this is GORGEOUS, Jenn! LOVE that poppy and these papers (I *think* I have them SOMEwhere!). Hey, we both used black scallops! Simply eye-poppin!

  4. Posted September 14, 2007 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    My goodness, Jenn….this is absolutely stunning!! Wow!! Such a gorgeous sample for Beate’s sketch!!

  5. Posted September 14, 2007 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    Get out! That flower is INSANELY awesome! And I love the poppies and the script together … so romantic. I feel a CASE coming on! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Juanita
    Posted September 14, 2007 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Ilove this card!! You did an awesome job. TFS.

  7. Posted September 14, 2007 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    Oh wow! This is fabulous. That flower is to die for and the color scheme is so striking. I love the ribbon too. Really wonderful card.

  8. Posted September 14, 2007 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    SHUT UP!!!!!!!!! ……………THUD! Wicked beauty, Jenn! WICKED!!!

  9. Posted September 14, 2007 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    That card is gorgeous!!!!! I love that ribbon!

  10. lacyquilter
    Posted September 14, 2007 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    This is just a scrumptious card. Love, love, love the idea of swiping white ink on the dark cs for the sentiment. What a FABULOUS idea!

  11. Posted September 14, 2007 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous, I love all that bling ont the flower.

  12. Posted September 14, 2007 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    When a card looks this good, it should be illegal ;^)*

  13. Posted September 14, 2007 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    You should get your mojo from books more often !! This is georgous !!

  14. Posted September 14, 2007 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Oh lord Jenn!! I GASPED FOR AIR when I saw this!
    It is abso-LUTELY stunning!
    I have been visiting a myriad of French bloggers lately, and this SO reminded me of their work!!
    This feels very powerful to me! (wierd I know!!)
    Breathtaking! Thankyou!!

  15. Posted September 14, 2007 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    This is stunning! It looks like a card you’d see in the pages of a magazine. Simply wonderful!

  16. Posted September 14, 2007 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    Spendid card Jenn! I love everything about it from the colors to the pretty flower center. I hope to get a chance this weekend to participate in the challenge. Thanks for sharing your beauty with us.

  17. Posted September 14, 2007 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    OMG…This card is spectacular! The colors are amazing and that flower is too fantastic!

  18. Posted September 14, 2007 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    This is absolutely gorgeous!
    The poppy is amazing! such a stunning creation!

  19. Posted September 14, 2007 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous card! Just stunning! 🙂

  20. Posted September 14, 2007 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    beautiful 🙂

  21. Lisa Beeman
    Posted September 14, 2007 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    How spectacular is this?!! Love everything about it, especially that flower and the way you did your ribbon, just beeutiful!


  22. Posted September 14, 2007 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Jenn, I LOVE your card!!! That poppy is amazing! I have to have one!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

  23. Posted September 14, 2007 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    Jenn —- jaw dropping here!! What a fabulous card! I love the stazon underneath the sentiment..the bling..the colors..WowZa!!

  24. Posted September 14, 2007 at 9:06 pm | Permalink


    I should never look here when I am feeling “weak” … never! Look at these luscious goodies .. all over this card! This paper! Prima Essentials! Gems! Ribbons … and yes … there’s the stamping!


  25. Posted September 14, 2007 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    This card is so stunning! It’s…perfect! You always pay attention to the details Jenn and have really outdone yourself with this one! It’s truly gorgeous and I love it!

  26. Posted September 15, 2007 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    This card is SOOOO Twilight it isn’t even funny! I am almost done with the third one…although not my favorite, I am enjoying it nonetheless! Thanks for sharing!!

  27. Posted September 15, 2007 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Oooooooh what a gorgeous card. My grandmother’s favorite flower too…..

  28. Posted September 15, 2007 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    that is one gorgeous flower, Jenn!

  29. Posted September 16, 2007 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    Beautiful – I love all of your floral creations and this is another awesome one 🙂

    Great job.


  30. Posted September 17, 2007 at 1:22 am | Permalink

    Wow! Talk about gorgeous! Let me catch my breath…wow!

  31. Posted September 17, 2007 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    What a beautiful card! Bling Bling! love the flowers too…and the paper…just love the whole darn thing!

  32. Posted September 17, 2007 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Jenn, this is absolutely STUNNING!!!!! I loooooove it!

    Your work knocks my socks OFF!

  33. Posted September 23, 2007 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Holy cow, this one is beyond gorgeous!!!

  34. Dixie Cravens
    Posted September 24, 2007 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    Twilight Huh!I LOVE them!!!! I wish my husband… Edward… Oh well…it’s fiction right? My 13 year old is in love with Edward too and she’s not even at the boy crazy stage yet. I think I have read the first book 5 times, the others only twice. ENJOY!

    Love the card. It is a great interpretation of the beautiful covers of the books.

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