Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #29

Last night while I watched NCIS, Lie To Me and Eli Stone, I also made a card using Mercy's latest sketch challenge:

So...there was rather a lot of TV watching going on, and not all that much crafting...but hey, I had fun! This is what I came up with in the end: you can see I have omitted Element # 5 from the sketch...that'll be Eli Stone's fault. That show was fun!

I have coloured the focal image with stampin' Pastels (including Ruby Red and Bashful Blue), but one of the Ginger Blossoms DSP colours is River Rock, and we don't have a pastel in that shade. So I mixed Close to Cocoa and Old Olive together and got something that doesn't look too far from River Rock IMO. You can hopefully see that I have painted the flowers and vase water with crystal effects, for a crystal-like effect ;-).

Ingredients (all from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):

Cardstock: Ruby Red textured and Whisper White
Paper: Ginger Blossoms Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Sassy Stems
Inks: Basic Black Classic Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders long rectangle plain and scalloped dies, Metallic Eyelets, Crop-a-dile, River Rock double-stitched grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Pastels, crsytal effects, The Robin's Nest Dew Drops Poinsettia set, A Perfect Day rub-ons, SNAIL, sticky strip and dimensionals.

Another avert-your-eyes warning to dieters...

I made this cake yesterday. It is my favourite banana cake recipe, and is from Nigella Lawson's book 'How To Be Domestic Goddess'. That title always makes me YEAH....look at me, a DOMESTIC GODDESS...hehehehehehehe..NOT!!!!!!!!

I take the optional route that she mentions at the very bottom of the page (like it is some sort of disgraceful thought, best kept far way from the other ingredients), and substitute good ol' choc chips for those rummed up raisins (that's just a no-brainer for me ;-). Nothing wrong with a little choc-chippefication of your banana cake I say. Be proud Nigella! is the cake...I couldn't decide whether to eat it or photograph it first...the photo impulse won (obviously):

...and here is another little happy snap which makes me smile:

BTW that is not cake smeared all over his face...promise!

Nighty night all,


Zarna said...

I have that cookbook!! Have to admit I haven't used it yet but I like it sitting there so people think i at least have aspirations to be a domestic goddess :D

Love that card, I think #5 would have ruined it, it's perfect as it is!


PS what do you think of Lie to me? I really liked it, think it has potential

Mercy said...

this is beautiful! great colors, dp, and coloring...what a cheerful card!

thanks for playing along with my sketch this week, and i hope to see you again next week!


Cheryl Joshua said...

Beautiful card Sam!!! I love that DP!!!

Corie said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Dani Fender said...

Your really trying to taught me with all that good food aren't you... LOL!

Lovely card. I actually watched Eli Stone (Never watched an ep before) & enjoyed it so now I need to hunt down season 1!

Also I gave you award over at my blog! Enjoy!


Zarna said...

Tagged you in a challenge if you feel the urge to join in and you haven't already had a go