Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Timeless Tuesday #246 - Pick a Sketch

Happy Tuesday everyone! This week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge at Flourishes is to create a card using one of the two sketches pictured below.


I find sketches a great way to jump start your creativity. For this challenge I went with the sketch on the right and stayed pretty true to the layout.



I started out with a brown card base and a piece of woodgrain designer paper which I ran through a striped embossing folder to add a little more dimension (see photo below). I used one of my all time favourite Flourishes stamp set, Hydrangea, for my focal image. I stamped the image onto white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, coloured it with Copics and fussy cut it out. I popped it with 3D foam onto two cardstock squares that I cut with Spellbinders square dies, inking the the top square before removing it from the die. I added a little interest to the top left side of the brown square die cut by using the outer edge of the Perfectly Pierced Victorian Oval on diagonally striped paper. I added a narrow strip of the diagonally striped paper to my fish tail banner and used the same paper for my sentiment. A button, some hemp and randomly placed little pearls completed the card.





The sentiments for the outside and inside of this card are from the stamp set Anemones.

Be sure to check out what the Design Team has come up with for this week's challenge and leave them some blog love while you are there:

Supplies:  Hydrangea, Anemones stamp sets (Flourishes), Designer paper, White, Brown & Off White CS, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Brown ink, Copics (see Collections below) plus G99, & E41, Perfectly Pierced Victorian Oval Die (Flourishes), Classic Squares Lg & Sm (Spellbinders), pearls, hemp & button






13 comments:

  1. very pretty card, your flowers are wonderful!

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  2. INCREDIBLE fussy cutting Connie~beautiful card!

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  3. Goodness me Connie! This is stunning! I love the wood grained paper and your hydrangea flowers are AMAZING! Great use of the sketch. Totally lovin' your card... inside and out! <3

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  4. Wow you are the fussy cut queen! That is awesome!

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  5. LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!! AND LOOK AT YOUR COLORING!!!!!!! IT'S LIFE-LIKE!!!!!!!!!! JUST GORGEOUS!!!!!!!:)

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  6. Fab. card..very lovely ! Perfect for the challenge. Pat

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  7. I love your beautiful flower card! The browns andcreams are so pretty!

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  8. Oh wow Connie this is sooo gorgeous, well done :) Viv xx

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  9. What a beautiful, yet rustic looking card. The Hydrangea flowers look amazing. :)

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  10. Just gorgeous, Connie! Beautiful dimension on the image, and I love the subtle coloring on the flowers and the random pearl centers, and your rustic papers and twine give this card a lovely warm feel.

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  11. So over the gorgeous!!!! Love this lots, ├╝ber talented and amazing. Love you added the special touches on the inside if the card!!!

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  12. THUD!!! That is one gorgeous card, LOVE that Hydrangea stamp....NEED that hydrangea stamp! lol The pearl centers are so pretty! TFS!!!

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  13. Connie, your coloring is beautiful! Love the wood grained paper as a bg...I am really enjoying seeing your beautiful creations this month! :)

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Thanks so much for your kind comments, they always make my day.