May 21 2010

Bloggers Sketch Challenge

Today's Bloggers Challenge is a sketch!  As you know, I LOVE sketches!  This card came together pretty quickly using it.  I used Watercolor Trio again as it is one of the three sets we are featuring this week over on Create with Connie and MaryWatercolor Trio, Bouquet Bunch and A Little Bit of Magic from Stampin' Up!'s Summer Mini.


I decided to turn the sketch on its side so my flowers would fit a little better.  I started with a base of Certainly Celery cardstock and layered on Cameo Coral, one of the retiring colors!  I used a strip of the Sahara Sand Polka Dot pattern from Thoroughly Modern Designer Paper in the background.  On the Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped the three flower/leaves images randomly in Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand and Cameo Coral Classic Inks.



I wrapped some Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon around and tied a bow.  In the lower right corner, I used three 1/2" circles in Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla and Certainly Celery for the accents.  I stamped Birthday Wishes from Watercolor Trio on Sahara Sand and punched with the Large Oval Punch, then layered on a Certainly Celery Scallop Oval punched piece.  It was popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals!  I love this color combo…will be sad to see that pretty Cameo Coral go away.


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19 People have left comments on this post

May 21, 2010 - 08:05:44

Very pretty, wonderful color combination.

May 21, 2010 - 09:05:50
Gerrie said:

Soft and sweet, luv the card!

May 21, 2010 - 09:05:46
Marsha said:

How pretty!  Love this color combo, and I can't wait to ink up this stamp set :-)!

May 21, 2010 - 10:05:48
Lisa Bohler said:

So very soft and warm!  Love the use of the satin ribbon!

May 21, 2010 - 11:05:15
Barbara Washington said:

What a pretty birthday card. Love the colors.

May 21, 2010 - 11:05:17
Shelly Schmidt said:

Beautiful card!  I love the soft pretty colors and the pretty bow! 

May 21, 2010 - 11:05:05
Ida said:

What a wonderful combo of colors and images.   This is really lovely.

May 21, 2010 - 01:05:40
Tami Black said:

I wouldn't have put these colors together unless forced and I love the combo!  I love your stamping and the satin ribbon too — just a great card over all, but then:  Your's always are!

May 21, 2010 - 08:05:28
Marlene Diefendorf said:

Connie, great sketch and an awesome card. I wouldn't have thought to put these colors together but they work so beautifully together.

May 21, 2010 - 08:05:29
Heidi Hihn said:

Beautful card!  I love the color combo!

May 21, 2010 - 11:05:59

Connie- this is simply beautiful. Very elegant – I just LOVE the colors!

May 22, 2010 - 09:05:57

This is gorgeous Connie!  Love how you flipped the sketch, and these colors work beautifully together!  😀

May 23, 2010 - 11:05:42

connie your card is perfect…I love how you stamped the flowers and leaves with such harmony…looks like DP…the satin ribbon is just the touch.
Beautiful job on this card.
connie paxman

May 24, 2010 - 06:05:13

Uggggg!  You are killing me with this set,  I DO NOT NEED IT, I swear!  (repeated over and over as I type)  Beautiful card!  I love the colors!

May 24, 2010 - 03:05:35

Connie–You are one busy gal! Lots of postings since you put up the BC. Love all of them–your 4th July is fantastic! Great job on all of them! Nola

May 24, 2010 - 11:05:28

Beautiful color scheme and I love your flowers!  I like your "turn" on the sketch too!  Love the card!

May 25, 2010 - 02:05:03

Absolutely gorgeous. Terrific card!

May 27, 2010 - 01:05:16

This is really pretty Connie!! Great job using the sketch too!!

May 31, 2010 - 10:05:02
Lori said:

Beautiful!  The soft color combination is just perfect for the images.