I'll start with the sketch and will get to the scratch in a minute. :)
This is my card for the Wednesday sketch challenge. I LOVE the sketch challenges. It is a blueprint for a card. I print it out, go choose some colors and start stamping.
Do you want to play? Click here for all the details: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=295525
To make the leaf, I first inked up my stamp with my markers and blenders pens. (Since the in colors do not have markers, I soak up ink with my blender pen and use it as a marker. Be aware that once you do that it will be dedicated to that color.) Next, I misted my stamp and stamped it on watercolor paper. Then, I used some reinkers and my aquapainter to fill in the leaf completely. After drying it with my heat gun, I stamped it again slightly offset with my Versamark pad and then used heat and stick powder on it. (Note: when using heat and stick powder only heat slightly or you will burn the adhesive). After heating, I dumped some pretty grey glitter over it. Reheat slightly to make sure glitter is adhered well. Then, when I cut out the leaf I made sure to have plenty of color as well as glitter showing. :)
The other layers are pretty self explanatory.
I whipped out my handy dandy Janome sewing machine and stitched the two layers. Then I added the brads, slapped on some ribbon and stuck it all together with dimensionals. I molded the leaf a little so that it was dimensional and then adhered that to the top layer as my focal point.
NOW FOR THE SCRATCH:
Today while stepping into the shower, my foot starting sliding... next thing I knew I was laying on my back on the bathroom floor. On the way down I managed to bang up my right knee, scratch my right arm, hit my left shoulder on the tub, land square on my BOOTIE right on the track for the sliding glass shower door and then slam my upper back/neck on the floor. First I start crying hysterically, then screamed a little in agony over my throbbing bootie. I got up and limped around for a minute before VERY CAREFULLY stepping back in the shower while gripping everything in sight to be SURE I wouldn't fall again. Now I am bruised and battered and have some sort of whip lash. It happened in the blink of an eye and I am still a little shocked that I fell down. Tomorrow, I may feel like I was run over by a truck. LOL It is semi-funny now, but I assure you at the time I felt like I was dying! OUCHIE! (The partial blue/partial black type is supposed to be funny. It is a representation of what I look like right now. Go ahead and try to laugh now). :)
In other news: I placed a glitter order today for a few straggling shares. :)
I also received LOTS of ribbon today. I have it all sorted and lined up ready to be cut and bundled. In light of my recent "crash and burn" I may need to take tomorrow to limp around and whine, but I assure you as soon as I can bend without yelping in pain, I will get busy cutting. :) Thank you for your patience. :) I do have shares available in all types, but you'll need to sign up soon because spots are limited). For details, click here: http://confessionsofaribbonaddict.blogspot.com/2007/10/october-may-arts-ribbon.html
Have a great day and take time to stamp a pretty card today. :) HUGS!