Sunday, April 10, 2011

Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge #64

Today's sketch challenge #64 over on the S&S blog really threw me today! LOL I really had a difficult time coming up with an idea for this sketch!
Nothing was working for the element on the bottom left corner, so once I decided to eliminate it, the rest of the card came together easily. I embossed the side and lower panels with a CB strip ef (forget the name, sorry) and added just a touch of color with markers. I made 2 score lines to "frame" the border, then added a scrap of black and embossed pink cardstock, with a cute image I got for $1 at Michaels. I die cut the image with a Labels 10 and popped it up on dimensionals after adding 2 mini brads. The sentiment was computer generated.
We're supposed to jump into record high temperatures tomorrow, so I hope to get outdoors and enjoy some of that sunshine!
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

14 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, this card is precious. I love the side and bottom boarders. You did a fabulous job colorng the little flowers and leaves. The pink and black go wonderful together. I love that little $1 stamp. I hope to get back into this craft room tonight and Tuesday. I have all day plans for Monday so that is out. Darn! I have really missed crafting these past few days. Hope you get to enjoy tomorrow. We had a beautiful day today but we will be getting rain all day tomorrow.

JD said...

So pretty, I have that cuttlebug border folder (just my type) I've only used it once, Obviously, I need to get it out again...Wow! the border looks so great on this card. I like the way you colored the leaves and buds...

airbornewife said...

This is beautiful.. I love every element of it. thanks for sharing ~ Pam

Diane Jaquay said...

oooh, the embossing on this is yummy!! Beautiful card!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Keep your sunny side up! Tomorrow is going to be heavenly! Tried to talk my DH into a vacation day, but nope. This is just a great design. I have the embossing colored in the one I have for a the morning post. I think it looks so cool!

Velta said...

Hi Carol ~ Don't you just love Michael's Dollar bins? This image is too cute...and I love your embossing and the coloring you added to it! Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

Jen said...
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Jen said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love this - the marker accents on the embossed edge is just lovely.

Danni said...

Very pretty! I really like how you did the edge pieces!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a cool sketch.....bold and dramatic and yet feminine

Julie said...

Very nice, Carol! Don't you love it when a challenge stretches your crafting muscles a little bit!? I do! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Paula S. said...

The coloring on the embossed border is great. It makes it look like it was made to match the image. Nice job!

Benzi said...

Oh, I love how you used that sweet embossing folder and then colored it. So pretty. Don't you love those$1 images? I sure do.

On Saturday and Sunday, we had temps in the low 90's. And, sunshine. It was awesome. Storms today and temps back down to the
70's for a bit.

Sherry Hickey said...

Your card is so pretty and feminine, Carol! It shows me not to feel limited by a sketch, but to see the possibilities!!