Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Pheasant Sketch

Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life blog. I had a great day today. Took a cooking class at a local cooking school here in Pittsburgh. The Crate Cooking School.

They prepare the meal right in front of you in their kitchens. We had Cannelloni with Margherita Filling and Bechamel Sauce (so delicious), Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette, and Italian Sesame cookies.

I have the recipes so am looking forward to making this at home. It will be a special meal so I would like to have my son and daughter-in-law over when I make this.

My card for today is another one I made for the VSN on Splitcoaststampers.

Vannessa was our hostess for a sketch challenge - SEP12VSNL. She provided us a classroom layout for us to work into a card. 

I decided to use the pheasant image from the Stampin-Up - "autumn days" set. I used choc chip, sage shadow and more mustard markers to color the ringneck. Then I did some fussy cutting and popped it up in the center of the card.

Since mine is a fall theme I looked in my stash for the appropriate paper. I found this older Stampin-Up paper - the "autumn vine" collection.

I used a square punch as well as a spellbinder die to cut the designer paper. I layered the squares on more mustard card stock. In the center of the squares I added a leaf from May Arts Ribbon trim.

That's my card for today. So until next time.........God bless

Some other challenges:
1.  Crafty Creations Challenge wants to see fall colors on our creations.
2.  Loves Rubber Stamps has an "all about autumn" challenge.
3Creative Stamp Friends has an autumn colors challenge.
4.  Stamp with Fun has an autumn challenge.


  1. Oh my this is so beautiful and I love the dp and the great design with your image. Thanks for playing with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  2. Sehr,sehr schön geworden deine Karte.

    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Kreative Stempelfreunde.

    GLG Bruni

  3. A lovely card Mary. Love how you coloured the pheasant. Wonderful Autumn/Fall colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations. Regards Meighan

  4. Beautiful card Mary... the pheasant is gorgeous with the layout....

  5. SO PRETTY! You've inspired me to get out my pheasant stamp now. Love all the leaves and your design is wonderful.

  6. Pretty card. The cooking class sounds like such fun!

  7. Inches are fun. I really enjoyed your color scheme. Thanks for playing along with LRS!

  8. What really fabulous card, love the details. Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  9. Such a beautiful fall card! Love those warm colors and your pheasant is fantastic!
    Your description of the cooking class is making my mouth water!



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