August 25, 2010

EBTKS #21 & CTD #107




Hello there! Do you ever wonder whether I just fell asleep on my keyboard when coming up with my post titles? *heehee* Sorry for all of the acronyms, but I just find it much more efficient to list the challenges represented in each post so that I can find them easily later on. I try to remember to spell them out for you in the body of each post, but if I forget you can always ask!

Today's card is for the sketch challenge at Everything but the Kitchen Sink, which is ending today. I also used the newest color combo from the Color Throwdown.








I used a paper doily from Martha Stewart layered with a patterned paper scalloped circle and one of my crochet flowers. I added a third layer of "petals" to this one in Spring Moss. The Spring Moss cardstock at the bottom is actually stamped in white with Background Basics: Text Style and impressed with the Linen & Canvas impression plate. I thought I was all done but it looked a bit too symmetrical, so I stuck three pearls on the bottom corner.

If you're looking for the Saffron, I substituted a Lemon Tart button from PTI in the center of the flower. I also thought the orangey stripes in the patterned paper were yellow, so that goes to show you how rainy and gray it is here today! Also, the lighting at my craft table is terrible, but I'm not sure what type of light I should get. I'm curious about the Ott-Lites I've seen at Jo-Ann, so if any of you have experience with them or any other light you can recommend, please let me know!

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Spring Moss, white)
Patterned paper: DCWV (Nana's Kitchen stack)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Background Basics: Text Style)
Ink: Papertrey Ink (Tea Dye Duo), Jo-Ann (white)
Tools: Spellbinders (scallop circle die), Fiskars (scallop edge scissors)
Accessories: Martha Stewart crafts (die-cut lace tag), Papertrey Ink (ribbon, button), Queen & Co. (pearls), DMC floss, thread


Thanks for stopping by today!

17 comments:

Karen B. said...

An absolutely beautiful and inspiring card.

Diane Jaquay said...

I ADORE everything about this card Christina! The soft, plaid background with the curved, scalloped bottom, the beautiful doily, and of course your stunning flower! And the pearls are a perfect finishing touch; well done!

Dana said...

This is lovely!

Marisa said...

I've got an Ott light and love it. You can get a small table sized one at Costco (well at least up here in Canada you can). Great daylight lighting for your work space :)

Lin said...

This is just so pleasing - love the colors, the check, your pretty flower - good luck in the challenges!

Broni said...

Just beautiful, Christina! I love the doily with the crocheted flowers! Thanks for playing in the Color Throwdown with us!

Winter said...

So pretty! I love that flower! Thank you for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

Laura Pryor said...

Oh I love finding stampers from Mass!! I'm just south of Boston but am originally from the suburbs of the city!! this is a great card! Love the flower and the layout. Great job with the colors!! Thanks for joining us!!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card, love it!! So pretty!! :) :) :) :)

jen said...

This is very pretty! I love your crocheted flower on that doily- and the inside is just as pretty!!

Smita said...

This is just lovely!!! I love everything about the card... The crocheted flowers are beautiful!!

Hugs,
Smita

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a great, simple sketch. I like the crocheted flower, the gingham paper and especially that cool doily. Very pretty.

Laurie said...

This is beyond gorgeous! I love the soft colors and your focal point it just beautiful! I am really loving this card!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I saw that another commenter (Laura) is from near Boston...so am I. I'm north of the city :) Lovely card!!

Nance said...

You do soft, pretty and serene to a TEE! This is beautiful and love your addition of the pearl trio. Just perfect!

Kristin Bueter said...

Goooorrrrgeous! Love how you layered the crocheted flowers and stitched so beautifully on your panels!! This turned out lovely ♥

Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CTD this week!

Anne Marie said...

So pretty! Love all of the gorgeous details on your card!

To reply to your Ott-Light question. I have a Ott table lamp and I love it! It's perfect for my late night creating! I think they are completely worth it! :)

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