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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Today's post is a card that I made for today's sketch challenge on SC hosted by Roxi. I had a great time making it. What an awesome sketch!! The colors I used are very nontraditional for me. They are a little brighter than my normal choice of colors but I think I like how it turned out. I based my colors on some SU Haiku paper that I hoarded before it retired. After using it for this project, I wish I bought more! lol! Since it is snowing here and very dark, these colors resemble sunshine.
The stamps were in the back of my cupboard collecting dust. I have so many stamps, sometimes I am unaware of what I have. I love this set though. It is called Live your Dream from SU. The sentiment is from the Best Yet set. I especially enjoyed sponging over my cuttlebug layers to create a unique effect. It reminds me of sherbet. The butterflies were created using the same technique and punching them out with a Martha Stewart punch.
Card Recipe
Stamps- SU Live your Dreams, Best Yet
Paper-Haiku DP, Really rust, expresso Bazill, barely banana
accessories-sponges, cuttlebug textile and floral folders, chocolate chip, more mustard, olive, and really rust inks, American Crafts glitter ribbon, pearls, brown thread, nestabilities, MS butterfly punch
Thanks for visiting my blog!! I hope you enjoyed today's post. Have a great night or day! I sometimes forget all of the different time zones who visit each blog. Thanks for your comments!!


Susan (peebsmama) said...

The haiku paper goes so well with the flower image. Very pretty.

Jacquel said...

Wow! You did a great job on the sketch...I haven't attempted it yet and probably wont until I get those scalloped dies for my BigShot LOL! TFS!!!

Stef H said...

WOW Chris! This is beautiful. Those colors are gorgeous!

Thanks for you kind words on my blog and thanks for visiting.

Re: uploads on SCS. Maybe it's just when I click on my own card it comes up looking HUGE!. Everyone else is telling me that it's not! Hmmmmm. But thanks for your help.

P.S. My brother lives in Hancock, NY & my best friend in Wappingers Falls. Anywhere close to you????

Jen Z. said...

I wasn't sure that i liked this sketch, but i love what you did with it. Those two circles looked intimidating on the sketch, but are so cute on this card...i love that scallops around them. And the colors are beautiful, too! :)

Michelle said...

So beautiful Chris!! This sketch looked tough, & I bow to anyone who gave it a try!! Yours turned out fantastic....I LOVE the colors!

Nancy B said...

Gorgeous! Love all the details that you have on your card. Love the layout very very much.

Thanks for creating this card to share with us!

LINDA said...

This is just Beautiful!! Love the colors,and all the details..Lovely!!

Janna said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! I love the greens and oranges! Very tranquil and peaceful! The butterflies are so nice and I love what you did whith the layout challenge! You creations are so awesome with all their details! Truly amazing!


dj said...

I did not get to play today but I did check in on my blog--saw that you became one of my followers--YEAH!! I hope you enjoy the inspiration that I share. Welcome to my stamping family!!

Carolyn King said...

beautiful. LOve the colors you used on this beauty!

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card!!! I love the colors, and the butterflies with the pearls on them,Great job!!!!
Have a wonderful night!!

Becky said...

Very elegant,love all the little details here, love the colors also.

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Simply beautiful Chris, love the butterflies and the pretty dp. Hugs Nikki x

Elizabeth said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous! The colors are beautiful!

Amy Johnson said...

Such a beautiful card! Great job with the sketch challenge!

Shirley said...

Very warm and beautiful and how creative too!


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