Saturday Spotlight - Get Messy! Birthday Card

Saturday Spotlight Challenge was to get messy on your card. I did an alcohol ink background for the cuckoo image; sanded/distressed the background Cuttlebug Script layer (Co-ordination paper that is actually Dark Teal colour IRL) and inked with Versamark Chalk "Wheat"; also inked/sponged the layers with SU Blue Bayou. My fingers had lots of ink stains after doing all that!

This card also qualifies for several other challenges:

Allsorts Blog-Saturday challenge #40 - tag, ticket or label

Stamping Sisters Challenge #27 Esther - "Time" - Cuckoo clock

Crafty Creations -Challenge #55 - Stitching

Tuesday Taggers Feb. 16th - Time Theme

Stamp Simply - Challenge #127 - Recipe Card with a Twist - index tab - SU Punch

I dropped my camera the other day, and hope I didn't damage it. I noticed on the last two pics of cards that they seem "distorted" in shape, rather they look bent or rounded in the middle, and the colour is way off on the above card. In real life, the Coordination Paper is much darker teal, more like the colour of the Copic marker on the cuckoo clock;the yellow Bazzill is deeper yellow; and the patterned paper is teal, rather than sort of grey. All the colours look washed out or something. I guess I'll have to wait and see if it corrects over time. (SIGH!)

That's all for today!

Feb. 20/2010


  1. Lovely to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

  2. Wow you've been busy since Friday playing with your new stamps. Awesome card love all the details and great job with the alcohol ink BG sure adds that extra to the card.


  3. This looks awesome! What great ideas ... thanks for the inspiration! Thanks too for joining us at Saturday Spotlight this week. We hope to see you again next challenge! And if you're interested, I have blog candy up for grabs over on MY BLOG. Feel free to pop over and check it out!

  4. Oh wow!! This is such a gorgeous creation!! I love it!! Love the image and the distressing looks amazing!! Wonderful job with getting messy! :) Thanks for playing with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! HUGS

  5. Hi Sharon

    What a brilliant way to use your tag.

    Love your great image and colour choices.

    Thank you for playing along with my challenge at Allsorts this week.

    Love Jules xx

  6. What beautiful work!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week!

  7. Really lovely card. Hope the camera is ok. Thanks for joining in TT this week. Jill

  8. This is gorgeous...thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week...hugs Nikki xxx

  9. Great work Sharon, love this, many thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week. Hugs Avril xxx

  10. Fabulous project for our 'Time' theme at Tuesday Taggers this week! Love it!
    Teri x

  11. Oh how frustrating to have dropped your camara, hope it is OK. Lovely card great colour scheme and that clock is really sweet. Thank you for sharing with us at TT this week.

  12. Beautiful Card, a perfect entry for this weeks TT
    Thanks for joining us
    x Michelle

  13. Wonderful! gorgeous! I love it!Thanks for joining us at TT this week!

  14. Lovely entry in to our challenge this week... thanks for joining us at TT.
    xxx lynx