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Friday, March 25, 2011

Bloggers' Challenge -- It's a Sketch

This week's Challenge was an easy one....a fairly simple layout, or sketch. The only thing that gave me trouble is that there are a lot of layers (see center of the card) and the section above and below the center for brads, buttons, bows, or whatever else we could think of. I almost left them off and then decided on the largest of the Basic Pearls. For a simple layout, I kinda felt there was a lot going on, but by going with softer colors, and keeping everything relatively simple, it worked for me.....hope you'll agree!

Last Friday, the weather was almost Summer-like...it was a beautiful day and the temperature hit the low 70s. Well, fast forward to this week, and we've had snow 3 times!! I'm so ready for Spring (I think I've said that before, haven't I?!!)....so this sweet little image with the bird and basket of tulips just cried Spring to me. Maybe this will help a bit!!

Everything on this card is from SU, except for the coloring part....I used my Copics. After coloring in this image, I then decided on the background colors. The pink background is Pink Pirouette....which really softened the overall look....I'm loving it paired with Certainly Celery.

To create the central circles and scallops I used.....
1 3/4" Round Punch and layered that onto a circle from the Circles Die. This is all layered onto 2 of the 2 3/8" Scallop punched layers. Then it's all popped up on Dimensionals.

So, there you have it....simple, right?!! Thanks for stopping by today.

Stamps: A Flower For All Seasons
Inks: Jet Black StazOn
CS: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery
Misc: 1 3/4" Round Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Punch, Circles Die, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Finial Press EF, Big Shot, Certainly Celery Twill (retired), Basic Pearls, Copics

Just a little FYI....
If you are a Copic fan...and I know many are!...you'll be happy to know (according to my "local" stamp/scrapbook store...which is an hour away!!) that "everyone who works for the company is safe and the offices and production facilities survived the earthquake and aftershocks with minimal to no damage."  You see, the company that makes Copics is located just outside of Tokyo. It's nice to hear some good news coming out of Japan for a change!



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17 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty, love all the embossing and the soft colors!

MJ said...

Just BELIVE spring is coming. Love your Springy card. The pearls are perfect. Great colors too!

BarbaraW said...

The pastel colors look beautiful with the embossing. Pretty flowers; pretty card.

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful card, nice soft spring colors.

Lori said...

So pretty! The soft colors give the card a nice spring feel.

Ida said...

Very pretty and refreshing. Love that image (perfect for spring) and your wonderful embossing just made this sweet card extra special.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a great card! You really did justice to this sketch...love it.

Terry said...

Just so pretty and inviting Spring! Love the embossed background!

Lisa Bohler said...

Love the scallops and circles layers and the use of the embossing and jewels!

JP Card Crazy said...

Oh My how beautiful! It's just so springy and airy!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Lovely combination of colors! I cannot wait for Spring either- it is going to be so chilly here this week.......Come on sunshine! Glad to hear the Copics factory is OK!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Beautifully done Barbara! I love tulips! In fact, I just picked up a bunch at the flower shop! Wonderful mix of soft colors and all of the embossing is just lovely! :D

Nikki Bond said...

Perfect spring card! {SMILES}

sheryl said...

Sooo pretty! Perfect for Spring!

njburk said...

You did a great job on this--love the basket of flowers--yup, Spring is here!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

So soft and pretty, great card!

Chrissy D said...

The colors on this is are so soft and lovely! Lovely card!

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