April 8, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch 63 & Curtain Call Color challenge Act 24

Hello again! I have been away from my craft table for a few days, so it was good to do a little creating today. This one is for a couple of challenges: Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 63 and Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 24. Here's the inspiration:





These are not colors I would usually work with, but I thought the inspiration photo was so fresh and springy, I had to give it a try. I started by stamping my background with Polka Dot Basics from Papertrey in Versamark, then added the outline to the dots in green. This is a little easier to see in the next photo.

Cardstock: Bazzill; Stamps: Papertrey Ink; Ink: Versamark, Hampton Art, Fiskars, Tim Holtz; Embossing folder: Cuttlebug; Die-cut machine: Sizzix; Corner rounder: EK Success; Flowers (white): Heidi Swapp; other: flowers, button, paper cording, string

I ran the green cardstock through my Sizzix Big Shot with a Cuttlebug embossing folder (Swiss Dots), then machine stitched some zig-zags along the edges. The biggest challenge of the sketch for me initially was that large circular element. My stash of stamps is still quite limited, so I wasn't sure what I would use as a focal point. Then I remembered these huge Heidi Swapp flowers I've had for a while. I layered a blue and yellow flower on top, added a yellow button, and tied it all up with some paper cording.

So, what do you think? I love hearing your comments, so please take a minute to leave me your thoughts!

One more thing....stay tuned this weekend, as I will be issuing a challenge of my own! I'm still working out the prize details (oh yes, I said prize!) and will have it posted in the next few days!

9 comments:

Stacey Schafer said...

darling card, Christina! love that pop of prima against the fun background you created:) thanks so much for playing the Curtain Call!

Marisa said...

Love that big flower!! Great card and use of this week's colours. Thanks for playing the Curtain Call :D

Annemarie said...

Very nice card! And I love the explanations. I had the same problem with the colors but well, whoever wants to win that candy has to survive them ;-)

Jenny said...

Lovely card... I gotta get stitching more I like it just no room on a table for the sewing machine LOL

Karen B. said...

I really enjoying viewing this card with that awesome flower! Love the layers on it.

Julie said...

Great card, and I love the polka dots and that great big flower! Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call.

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

This is beautiful christina! Thanks so much for taking the time to play the Curtain Call this week!! xx

Nance said...

Gorgeous card Christina! I love how you used the bright colors against the kraft--really makes the flower pop. Excellent!

Laurie said...

Cute! Love all the polka dots!

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