Aug 14 2008

Triple Challenge Grapes

I was up for a triple challenge this morning: Color – Elegant Eggplant, Taken with Teal and Old Olive; Sketch, and Ways to Use It – using Copics. Here it is:


I used a retired SU set, Sun Ripened II. I love this set and the original Sun Ripened. I didn’t seem to have the right weight/color ribbon for this card, so I improvised by twining together and knotting some organdy and 2 strands of hemp. I also used my Scor-ItMini to score the three lines for added interest. And here’s the Copic colors I used:


And see the GRAPES sentiment? I did that with my50 pt. Times New Roman font that came in one of my JustRite Stamper kits. I used the rubber grid the letters come on for my stamper — but again, I must remind you that the Harmony Rectangle Stamper will be available sometime in September, and no one will be happier to get one than me — LOL!!! Anxiously waiting. But in the meantime, using my rubber grid works!!!All the new product coming from JustRite is available to pre-order now at the JustRite site.


And I just want to say, I have been collecting SU alphas and numbers for years — I havea huge, and I mean HUGE, box full of them. All unmounted, untouched — sound familiar. Cutting rubber and mounting stamps has never been something I enjoyed — so there they sit. Well, with the new JustRite alphas and numbers — oh my — ready to go, snap into place — done and over in a flash!!! CAN’T BEAT IT!!! Just my 2 cents on that issue — LOL!!!

  • Stamps: Sun Ripened II by SU- retired, Time New Roman font by JustRite
  • Paper: PTI White, SU Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Taken with Teal
  • Ink: Palette Black, SU Old Olive, SU Taken with Teal Marker
  • Accessories: Michael’s Organdy, Wal-Mart Hemp, SU Brads, Labels Trio by Spellbinders, Scor-ItMini, SU Dimensionals, SU Piercer and Mat Pack

And that will do it for this post!!! Another beautiful day here – out to hang some sheets on the line!!! Hope you are all having such great weather as well!!! I’ll be back tomorrow with our usual Stamp Simply Challenge — hope to see you then — I think you’ll be pleased with how easy and fun this one will be!!! Thanks much for stopping in!!!

19 responses so far

19 Responses to “Triple Challenge Grapes”

  1. Stacy Twinshappy SCS says:

    Lovely Sharon! Your grapes look awesome!

  2. barb schram says:

    LOVE your coloring, and how you incorporated three challenges! WOW…this is just wonderful. And to be able to make your own words in a flash, priceless! The weather is gorgeous here as well! But oh, how I miss that Lake Superior water!

  3. Bonnie Sharp says:

    I love how you used these colours together! Your score lines add such a great interest point! Love it Sharon!

  4. Sharon I love your card, love that twine, love it all.

  5. Shelly says:

    Just beautiful, why did I ever part w/ that set? I love how you did the ribbon!

  6. Starla(star) says:

    Love that crisp white against those colors. And your ribbon treatment is wonderful!!

  7. Darlene (SCS: akronstamperdpk) says:

    This is fantastic Sharon!!! Love how you used the grapes and not only your main image but your bg paper too … great thinking!!! Your ribbon treatment is a stroke of genius … I’ll be copying that idea for sure!!! Great job as always!!!

  8. LadyDoc says:

    Great card and a super 3-in-1 on the challenges!!!

    I am resisting on the JustRite, I am resisting, I am resisting………

  9. Pat says:

    After reading your comments regarding the Just Rite I think you have made me a believer…so much to buy, so little money (LOL)!
    Gorgeous card!

  10. Kathie says:

    Beautiful card, I love your coloring with copics! TFS

  11. laurie says:

    Love the way you did the ribbon!

  12. Tanya says:

    Wow! That’s usually my reaction…! This is lovely! I think the ribbon you did is perfect!

  13. Oh my goodness! CUTE! I so need a Just right stamper! I love all you are doing with it! 🙂 You rock! 🙂

  14. Joan Fricker says:

    This is adorable! What a great idea with your ribbon. Your creative just amazes me. Your coloring is terrific and the score lines just gives it that
    added pizzaz! Another great card!


  15. sharon, this is greatness!! (grapeness? ha!) i never have thought about using the monogram stamps (in any form) for sentiments!! i think i’m going to have a stamping emergency today and have to order those things!! 🙂

  16. Deena says:

    Sharon I really like what you’ve done with this sketch. Those grapes look ready to pick! The organdy and twine twisted together is a really lovely accent too! Have a wonderful weekend!

  17. Karen Witter says:

    This is beautiful, Sharon. Your coloring is great! I ordered 5 new Copics today, so I’m hoping to improve my coloring skills. The little bit that I’ve used them, I really like them. Great job on your card!

  18. leslierich says:

    A beautiful card with a timeless set! I especially love the way you did the background. Gosh, if that was a background stamp I’d pick it up in a heartbeat. Gorgeous! You did some fabulous Copic coloring, too. Love your knotted hemp and organdy–elegant hemp–who would’ve thought but you!

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