Feb 19 2010

Bloggers’ Challenge – Sketch


This week, Lisa challenged us with a sketch for Bloggers' Challenge.  Of course, you know I can't resist a sketch challenge! 


I knew I wanted to use the new XL Flower Punch for my focal piece.  I punched it twice from So Saffron, added some Close to Cocoa Classic Ink around the edges, crumpled it up and then layered them together with a large Corduroy Button in the center.  I punched the leaves from the new Bird Punch three times from Old Olive.


The yummy paper is the Sweet Pea Designer Paper (I LOVE it!).  I used the Old Olive polka dots in the background, then a slice of the brown stripe in the front, layered on So Saffron.  The base of the card is Confetti White cardstock.  I added a Chocolate Cihp Jumbo Brad at the top and bottom and the words "Easter Blessings" from Stampin' Up!'s Abundant Hope Stamp Set.


Pretty easy card to put together with the Sketch figured out already!  Photographing it actually took longer!


Hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Come back tomorrow for the Tour de Freaks Blog Tour AND the Create with Connie and Julie Challenge!  Busy day!

16 People have left comments on this post

Feb 19, 2010 - 06:02:36

Very cute, I love that paper too. Great job.

Feb 19, 2010 - 07:02:35
Lisa M said:

Soft and pretty!  I like the colors and love the  papers.  The flower embellishment is pretty and love the corduroy button in the center.

Feb 19, 2010 - 09:02:14

This is gorgeous! Love the spring colors and designer papers and your die cut flower!

Feb 19, 2010 - 10:02:47

Great choice of colors – love the layered flower punch!

Feb 19, 2010 - 12:02:44
kim howard said:

great colors on this card Connie!

Feb 19, 2010 - 02:02:43
Tami Black said:

Always in with stripes, as I recall!  Love how you used this and you did a fabulous job with the sketch.  You are always great with punches too!

Feb 19, 2010 - 05:02:35
Ida said:

Super pretty.  Love the punched flower and yes that DP is awesome. (I used it on my card too).

Feb 19, 2010 - 07:02:07

Connie, your card is so pretty!  I almost used that punch too!  🙂  Great use of the Sweet Pea DSP and the punch!

Feb 19, 2010 - 08:02:14
Lisa Bohler said:

I like the combination of the xl flower and the leaves diecut.  Beautiful Easter card!

Feb 19, 2010 - 09:02:50
Nikki said:

Gorgeous Connie!  Love the way you used the DSP…and the sponging on your flower is fantastic!  {SMILES}

Feb 20, 2010 - 08:02:52
Marsha said:

Really pretty colors…and great flower using the new punch!

Feb 20, 2010 - 02:02:49

Great take on the challenge Connie…love how you shaded the flower.
connie paxman

Feb 20, 2010 - 11:02:09

So cute Connie, I love the combo of all your elements here!

Feb 21, 2010 - 07:02:16

What a great card!!

Feb 21, 2010 - 08:02:23

Very  pretty!  Great idea using the Corduroy button for the flower's center.

Feb 25, 2010 - 10:02:19

Very pretty Connie!  😀